AKC PuppyFinder: Siberian Husky Puppies
- Breed Traits
- Personality: Friendly, gentle, dignified; alert, but not agressive
- Energy Level: Very Active; Siberians are highly energetic and enjoy regular exercise
- Good with Children: Better with Supervision
- Good with other Dogs: Yes
- Shedding: Seasonal
- Grooming: Occasional
- Trainability: Responds Well
- Height: 21-23.5 inches (male), 20-22 inches (female)
- Weight: 45-60 pounds (male), 35-50 pounds (female)
- Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
- Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
- Breed Description
Even if you're not planning on dog-sledding across Alaska, the Siberian Husky's agreeable, outgoing temperament make him a great addition to your family. The breed won America's heart in the 1920's, when teams of Siberians rushed serum to diphtheria-stricken Nome. The breed's willingness to work and love of exercise is matched with a friendly and gentle nature. These are sociable, energetic dogs and your Siberian Husky puppy will love being a member of your pack, including kids and dogs.
- History & Job
Year Recognized: 1930
Breed History & Job Description: These dogs were originally bred in northeastern Asia by the Chukchi people and were kept as companion dogs for their families as well as endurance sled dogs. They caught the eye of the public when they began winning sled races in the early 1900s, but they made headlines in 1925 when a relay of Siberian Huskies traveled 658 miles in only 5 and half days to rush a lifesaving serum to Nome, Alaska, where an epidemic of diphtheria had broken out.
Siberian Huskies are generally a healthy breed. Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Siberian Huskies are healthy dogs. Compared to other breeds, they maintain a healthy weight on less food, but you should feed them a high-quality protein-based food. He was bred to pull a light load at a fast pace over great distances in low temperatures on the smallest possible intake of food. A thinner dog will live a longer, happier, healthier life. He is by nature fastidiously clean and is free from body odor and parasites.
Read the Official Breed Club Health Statement.
Recommended Health Tests from the National Breed Club:
- Hip Evaluation
- Ophthalmologist Evaluation
- Breed Club