Siberian Husky

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Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky Overview

Most dog lovers know a Siberian Husky when they see one. Sith eyes as blue as the ocean, the Siberian Husky has long been a popular breed due to their unique beauty. Their wolf-like features are difficult to miss, with crystalline eyes and thick coats. Athletic and intelligent, they're classed as working dogs from Siberia. Huskies were made to work in packs, pulling and transporting light loads in cold climates. With fluffy coats, paws, tails, and even ears, the Husky is well suited for low temperatures. You don't have to live in the North Pole to own a Husky, but a tropical destination with a snowless winter isn't ideal. Bred as sled dogs, Huskies aren't satisfied lounging around the house all day. If you want a dog to lay on your lap and be a couch potato, a Husky isn't for you. They need lots of activity to burn their energy, otherwise they can be destructive. Vigorous walks, jogging, playing, and swimming, to name a few. They're notorious for their independent spirit, which can make training sometimes difficult. An athletic and determined Husky has the natural instinct to roam and explore and not abide to rules. Like most pups, Husky babies respond best to positivity. Since they are friendly to other dogs, strangers, and kids, Huskies don't make the best guard dogs. They prefer being a playful friend and lovable pal. They're big, beautiful, and make a great companion and family pet when properly trained.

Did you know?

Siberian Huskies love to talk! While they rarely bark, they will whine, moan, chirp and howl as a form of communication.

Siberian Husky Stats

  • Kid-Friendly Kid-Friendly

  • Good with other animals Good with other animals

  • Working dog Working dog

Popularity ranking**
20-23.5 in / 35-60 lbs (M)
Average lifespan
12-14 years
Activity level
Vocal and protective
Barking level
Vocal and protective
Coat length

Caring for your breed

Daily serving

Daily kibble serving

3-5 cups

Daily exercise

Daily exercise

2 hours


Grooming frequency

Brushed regularly

Dog Food

Feeding your Siberian Husky

Believe it or not, the recommended daily amount of kibble for a Husky is 1.5-2 cups per day. They’re a cheap date, and eat a small amount of food compared to their big build! In the past, they were able to travel very long distances with a small amount in their system. Unlike other breeds that may eat whatever is in front of them, Huskies stop eating once they are full. Feeding your dog high-quality kibble is essential for a healthy coat and skin. Huskies are curious canines and easily become bored of their food. If this happens, slowly introduce different foods to change their diet. The more energy and exercise your dog has, the more food it will need to be replenished. Since every Husky is individual, you may need to adjust the amount and type of food as required.


*Contrary to popular belief, there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs. There are breeds, however, that have non-shedding coats and are suited well to allergy sufferers.
**The breed popularity ranking is based on the most current ranking of the American Kennel Club (AKC)

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