Siberian Husky Dog (Canis lupus) - Working Dogs
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The scientific name for dog, or domestic canine, is (Canis lupus familiaris).
The fear of a dog (Cynophobia).
Originated in Siberia Russia. The Siberian Husky Dog is an average sized working sled dog breed with a dense coat and are one of the oldest dog breeds. The double coated Siberian Husky Dog is generally intelligent, friendly, energetic and hardly barks. Since Siberian Husky Dogs hardly bark and is generally friendly with people it makes a poor guard dog.
Being alone to its devices without much human or dog contact everyday might make it howl its heart out. The Siberian Husky Dog is rambunctious and loves to play and yearns for human contact. The Chukchi people would leave the Husky to look after their young children. But this wolf-like looking Siberian Husky Dog does not take kindly to contact with animals like birds, cats and any other small pets or wild animals. Leaving it alone with one of these animals might result in the disappearance of the animal.
Being used to leadership, the Siberian Husky Dog requires proper training for it to recognize it's leader quality. The Siberian Husky Dog also needs an outlet for the high amount of energy it has. So taking it out for daily or frequent exercises will be wise. The only problem is that Siberian Husky Dog might escape from the person’s clutches because of its tendency to explore and roam are very high. So putting a tag with the owner’s name, address and contact number on it might be wise. Daily grooming of Siberian Husky Dog thick double coat especially during a hot day is also required.
The average height of the male Siberian Husky Dog to the shoulders is 21 to 23½ inches (53.3 to 59.7 cm) and the average height of the females 20 to 22½ inches (50.8 to 57 cm). The average weight of the male 45 to 60 pounds (20.4 to 27.2 kg) and the average weight of the female 35 to 50 pounds (15.8 to 22.6 kg). In spite of its size and weight, a Siberian Husky is not a big eater. The Siberian Husky Dog common color is black and white. Less common colors are pure white and copper red and white. The Siberian Husky Dog have a moderately sized head that is proportional to their body size. Because they originate from extremely cold climates, Siberian Huskies have a thick fur coat. A Siberian Husky Dog can shed a lot of fur during its shedding season. The Siberian Husky Dog only need occasional grooming during normal times but will require daily grooming with a metal comb during their shedding season to prevent hair from falling allover the house. The color of Siberian Husky Dog nose usually depends on the color of its fur coat which their noses will range from brown to grey. The color of eyes vary, dark blue, brown, pale blue amber. Interestingly, their eyes can be bi-colored, a phenomenon where one eye can be blue with the other being brown..
The Siberian Husky Dog has a life span of 12 to 15 years. The Siberian Husky is a good choice for those who have a large home yard for it to roam around. Because of its friendly temperament and intelligent characteristic, it makes a good companion for children and adults alike. Common health issues include; canine hip dysplasia, (PRA) Progressive Retinal Atrophy, displacement of the urethra (Ectopy), juvenile cataracts and corneal opaqueness. They are also prone to a skin condition called zinc responsive dermatitis which can be solved by giving zinc supplements. Most of their health problems can be averted through regular visits to Veterinarian.
If purchasing a Siberian Husky Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Siberian Husky Dog belongs to the Working Group and 1930 was recognized (AKC) American Kennel Club.