Siberian Husky Information for Breeders and Buyers

The Siberian Husky is a purebred dog recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as a breed in 1930. The Siberian Husky is a descendant of the “eskimo dog” or sled dog, and is also a member of the larger Spitz group. of dogs that derive from the Arctic. Their Spitz relatives include the Chow Chow and the Pomeranian. Their husky relatives include the Alaskan Malamute and the Samoyed. The Siberian Husky has traits from both groups, including the high-set triangular ears and curly, shaggy tail of the Spitz and the thick double coat of insulating fur and general wolf-like appearance of the Eskimo Dog and other Huskies.

Siberian Huskies were brought to Alaska in 1909 to participate in sledding competitions. His stamina and intelligence helped the husky win many sled races. This breed of dog is more commonly used in American Kennel Club competition than it is in today’s sled breeds, but the traits needed to pull sleds are still the traits needed to win.

Behavioral traits common to Siberian Huskies can be problematic for the wrong owner. Like wolves, Siberian Huskies howl. This excessive howling can surprise an unsuspecting owner. Huskies are independent, stubborn, energetic pack animals that require specific care and training to maintain their happiness and health. Siberian Husky breeders will not sell puppies to owners who are uninformed about the breed. This is because there is a disproportionate number of Huskies sitting in shelters and rescue centers because their uneducated owners wanted a beautiful dog but did not research the behavioral characteristics of the breed. Siberian Huskies are considered one of the best property insurance raising dogs due to their tendency to escape and run. Other “bad” dogs on this list include Rottweilers and Pit Bulls.

Siberian Huskies, like wolves, have a pack mentality and are unhappy and bored without constant interaction with humans or other dogs. They need plenty of room to run and will become destructive if tied up or cooperative in a pen. They have a lot of fur and therefore a lot of fur to shed. Potential owners should know how to care for their husky before they purchase it.

Siberian Husky breeders will not sell purebred Huskies to just anyone. In fact, breeders may have more questions for potential buyers than buyers have for breeders. Due to the high incidence of abandonment for this breed, breeders will want to ensure that potential owners are a good match for a Siberian Husky.

To find reputable Siberian Husky breeders, it is important to ensure they live in a cool climate, as Huskies are built for cold weather and can suffer from heat stroke in high temperatures. Other traits to look for in a good breeder include the following: the breeder maintains their own kennels, their huskies have been properly medically tested and immunized, the breeder does not breed huskies with known medical conditions or behavioral problems, does not sells to pet stores or pet brokers, breeders are clean and meet the training and social needs of huskies, are experts in the breed and affiliated with purebred rescue centers, have good references such as the AKC (American Kennel Club ), interview buyers to make sure they are a good match and are willing and able to provide information about the Siberian Husky.