SIBERIAN HUSKY DOG

Designed for resistance, pulling a sled on the freezing tundra, the Siberian Husky takes command very seriously. Sliding towards the Best in Show, this is the champion Kontoki's E-l-E-l-O, with a fabulous appearance at four and a half years. 
 
The Siberian Husky is a working breed, resistant and well provided with hair, with typical Nordic traits, including its brush tail, erect ears and kind and alert expression. Its pretty head is medium sized, slightly rounded at the top and with a medium lengthed muzzle, not coarse or turned up, and gradually narrowing toward the nose, not pointy or square. The eyes are almond shaped, brown or blue, or one in each color; the ears are medium lengthed and triangular. The neck is medium lengthed and arched. The chest is deep and not too wide; the back is straight and strong, not week, sunken or carped, with a leveled upper outline. The tail is well provided with hair and fox type. The shoulders well sloped back, not straight or loose, and the forelegs straight and parallel, the elbows closed. The hindquarters with moderate space, well muscled and angled, with well defined hocks. The feet are oval and not long. The double coat is medium length, with straight and smooth external hair, not rough to the touch, erect. We should point out that the absence of undercoat during shedding is normal. The Husky color can be varied, from black to pure white, with flashy patterns not found in other breeds, usually with the typical Nordic mask at the face. The coat should not be so long it covers the external outline. The Husky is from 53 to 59 cm to the withers, the female between 50 and 56 cm. The male weighs between 22 and 30 kg, the female 5 kg less.
 
WHO IS IT RIGHT FOR                
The Husky is a robust work dog that needs plenty of exercise every day. It doesn’t adapt well to life indoors as other dogs. Every Nordic breed, made to run, needs a fenced yard, and should be walked with the leashed. 
One of the prettiest dogs, the Husky delights its owners with its kind and resolute temperament and its love for children and the game. It is a highly energetic and very emotional dog, which needs to be with people and bonds with its owners. It bores easily and needs the company of another dog (or even a cat). It needs much exercise, always bursting with energy, and loves the outdoors. Since it always needs to make friends, it is no good as a guardian.
 
DEVELOPMENT             
For such a popular breed, the Husky doesn’t have many problems when choosing. Be rational and evaluate the puppy’s good temperament, observe the kind, calm mother’s temperament, and ask the breeder about their congenital problem control in the line.
The weigh at birth is between 340 and 450 g. The color is very variable, and within the same breed there can be many different colors and patterns. The eye color is also variable, from hazelnut brown to blue (even one of each). There are chroptorchidism. More important than color is pigmentation. Growth rhythm varies within the breed, and it is advisable to be familiar with the dog lines. Specimens with growth sprouts usually go through a leggy and awkward phase, usually between the fourth and sixth month. Adjusting to a prescribed diet can help. Maturity is not reached until after three years. The Husky can be a delicate eater. In general, smaller rations with relatively high protein content are best for it. The youngster can produce liquid depositions, which can be an indication that it needs a higher protein percentage.
 
HEALTH
The Husky enjoys good health in general and few specific breed problems. Eye problems are more frequent and the breeder’s largest concern. The Husky can suffer progressive retinal dystrophy, cornea dystrophy, cataracts, and similar. All of this with limited incidence, for which only puppies from parents free from eye affections, should be considered. As other plush haired Nordic breeds, daily brushing is essential to avoid skin problems, which include zinc deficiency anomalies, dermatitis, claps, patches, etc. Heat tolerance is evidently lower than other breeds, for which precautions should be taken, and should allow drinking fresh water at will during hot weather. Puppies from sled racing lines can be too nervous as a company animal.
 
Education should begin early to convince the Husky of the convenience of learning. 
When the puppy is eight weeks and prepared to go home, it should be gentle, alert and kind.