The Siberian Husky is a thickly coated, medium-sized working dog. This graceful northern breed is friendly, fastidious, dignified and has great endurance. The Husky is believed to have originated from a tribe of Siberian nomads. Although it’s history is relatively unknown, DNA tests confirms that they are among the oldest of dog breeds.
Many are drawn to the Siberian’s wolf-like beautiful looks, but beware because this athletic, intelligent dog can act independently and challenge first-time dog owners. The Siberian huskies could be extremely difficult to train so first-time dog owners or timid people should consider other breeds. Huskies fit best with confident, experienced dog owners who set rules and deliver consistency. Like all breeds, Huskies need obedience training.
Although many people love the wild nature and pride of Huskies, most are unaware what this breed is truly like. This is not a breed for everyone. Their beauty often drives people to purchase them, but blissfully unaware of their difficult traits.
If you look at all the positive points of their temperaments, you are left to conclude that this is an amazing breed. They are intelligent, independent, affectionate with everyone but do not constantly pester their owners for attention. They are not known to be aggressive but generally do well with children and will welcome everyone into their homes – and yes even strangers; so be mindful if you intend to buy this breed for guarding purposes.
Siberian huskies have a reputation for being escape artists. They will wander away from home whenever they get the chance. It’s vital for Siberian Husky owners to have a protective fence around their property to reduce the chances of a husky escaping.
Although they have many qualities that can make them difficult, Siberian Huskies are still a wonderful breed. Lovers of this spirited breed embrace their wonderful natures. When properly trained and cared for, Huskies make wonderful family companions.
Siberian huskies can be very destructive, they love digging and can cause a variety of damage if left unwatched
They rarely bark and this makes them unsuitable watchdogs
They are curious and love to explore hence the reputation for being escape artist
They are affectionate and do well with children; although young children should never be left alone with any breed
Siberian Huskies are one of the most wrongly purchased dogs due to their beauty. Many people are blown away by their looks, and do not take into account their temperament; as such they are often left with an unruly, albeit beautiful dog.
They enjoy family life and get on well with other dogs
The average lifespan of a husky is between 12 to 15 years.