Huskies description and characteristics of the breed

Written by: Anastasia Spevakina
Appearance
Huskies are dogs of medium height and harmonious proportions. They have classy look and amazing eyes color.
Eyes: almond-shaped, blue or brown. Eyes can have different colors
Ears: triangular shaped, pointed
Tail: highly raised, curved and fluffy
Paws: powerful and muscular

Approximate Lifespan
With proper care dogs of this breed live around 12-15 years.

Intelligence
Huskies are clever and erudite, but they will show their intelligence only if you can make them interested.

Character
Despite their kindness and friendliness, these dogs can be really capricious and stubborn. They need a strong leader, who will be persistent and will be able to obtain the dog’s obedience. Infirm people can’t train such a temperamental breed. Huskies are very active and need constant physical activity.

Attitude towards children
These dogs are historically prone to like kids and coexist with them under one roof.

Pros of the breed
-friendly and welcoming;
-strong, hardy and having Siberian health;
-get along with children and other dogs very well;
-bark rarely;
-fur and skin have no smell
Cons of the breed
-stubborn and willful;
-tend to lead;
-bad guards;
-need active training and exercises

Features of training and education
If you provide proper education for your dog, he will become your loyal best friend and faithful companion.
All family members must adhere to the same line of behavior, dealing with dogs. Otherwise, dogs won’t understand what humans want from them.
No physical punishment! It is better to praise and encourage dogs to make the commands, but not to punish them. Huskies can’t stand such treatment.
Multiple repetition. Basic commands must be repeated 10-15 times a day.

Features of caring about huskies
In comparison with other dog breeds, Huskies are quite unpretentious. They maintain their fur clean and can be bathed 2-3 times a year. The only thing you have to do is to cut their claws and comb hair.

Features of feeding
Huskies require the same feeding as many other breeds of dogs. First of all, you need to decide what kind of food you will give to your husky – dry or natural. Mixing of dry and natural food is not recommended.
It’s easier to buy dry food than to prepare natural feeding, but no matter what kind of feeding you choose, your dog will need additional vitamins and minerals.
With proper feeding and care, huskies don’t gain weight and have well-developed muscles.

Species of huskies:
Mini husky. These lapdogs are perfect for those, who adore huskies, but can’t have a big dog in a small apartment.
Alaskan husky. Fast and hardy dogs are considered to be one of the most expensive in the world.
Sakhalin husky. This breed of dogs is so rare that breeders try to preserve it from extinction.
Siberian husky.  These Siberian dogs are more suitable for exhibitions and sports events than for difficult climatic conditions of the Far North.
Japanese husky (akita). The original purpose of this breed is to protect the owner and his house.

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