5 Things to Know About Huskies

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The Siberian Husky is a working sled dog breed

The breed is originated in Northeast Asia where they are bred by the Chukchi people of Siberia for sled-pulling, and companionship. It is an active, energetic, resilient breed, whose ancestors lived in the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic. Today, the Siberian Husky is typically kept as a house pet, though they are still frequently used as sled dogs by competitive and recreational mushers.

They are athletic and independent

These dogs are happiest when they have a job or activity to perform. Daily walks or runs are great for Huskies, perhaps one of the best things you can do for them. Without regular opportunities to vent their energy, or when left alone all day, Siberian Huskies become bored – which they express by howling and destructive chewing & digging.

They are escape artists

They can jump fences, break tie-out chains, slip collars and find any other way to escape. They need a high fenced yard and the fence should also be buried several inches below ground to prevent the Husky from digging his way out.

They are friendly and gentle

The Husky cannot be used as a hunting or guard dog. They have have no aggression towards humans or other animals at all. Generally, they do well with children and in homes with multiple dogs.

They need an owner who is the clear leader of the pack.

Pack mentality lies deep within his DNA, they need a strong owner who will maintain an alpha position in the home. They need obedience training from a young age and can be a difficult and stubborn breed to train. If not trained and exercised properly, they can be destructive both indoors and out .

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