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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Can huskies live in hot climates? - Siberian Saturday

Hiya everyone!
Welcome to Siberian Saturday. Today we like to cover topics, which are devoted to Siberian Huskies.

We are also linked up with Ruckus the Eskie for his Sepia Saturday blog hop. So you can enjoy some sepia photos and some husky fun facts all in one post!


Can huskies live in hot climates?

This question is asked ALL around the husky lovers world.
Many people think huskies can only thrive in one climate.
Cold.
Is this true?

No!

Yes of course huskies came from Siberia, they were raised, bred, and worked in the cold winter weather.
Huskies can live in weather that is -50 to -60 °C
Now that is cold!

But that doesn't mean that that is the only place they can live!

Huskies have a thick double coat. This means that people automatically think, with their thick coats, they would be far too hot in warm weather.

This is not the case.
I have mentioned in a previous post, their thick double coat is a multi tasker!
Yes, their fur is what enables them to keep warm in the cold weather, but it also works as a cooling system as well.

There are always things you need to do to keep a husky, or any other dog breed, cool in the summer.


- Make sure they have tons of shade to lay in while they are outside.
- Lots of fresh cold water.
- Frozen treats.
- Swimming.
- Air conditioning.
- Walks in the early morning, or evening after the sun goes down.
- Brush your huskies thick fur often, getting rid of the shedding undercoat.

If you follow these things, your husky can live and thrive in places like Florida, or other warm climates.


Check out my pack, chillaxin on the Florida beaches!



Who says huskies don't enjoy some fun in the sun? Ha!

So, we can officially say that this myth which states that huskies should not live in warm climates, is DEBUNKED!

I love this photo of one of the beaches in Florida. I hope you enjoy the sepia version I created.

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Gorgeous!

Thanks for spending part of your long weekend with us, and we hope you all enjoy it!
See you Monday!


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47 comments:

  1. Have a super Saturday and stay cool now.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Right! I live in south Alabama and it gets really hot here! Just remember, DO NOT shave your arctic dog's coat!

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  3. Enjoy that beach! We all need a little SUN in our lives!!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  4. We would love to go on that beach in Florida :-)

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  5. Hi Y'all!

    Hope y'all enjoy your long weekend and have great weather too!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  6. Great tips, we follow those as well as golden retrievers! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yes, these tips are definitely useful for all breeds! Thanks :)

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  7. Good tips! Have a great long weekend! Love the pictures!

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    1. Thanks :) Have a great weekend yourself!

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  8. My mum tells me she's always wondered if huskies can live in hot climates so thanks for writing this post. She must have been a husky in a past life though because she loves cold weather!

    Purrs xx
    Athena

    athenacatgoddess.com
    purrsfulloflove.com

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    1. BOL! Your very welcome, and I like when it is snowing and cold too! Of course the nice warm summer weather is great!

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  9. When I lived in Reno, I had a bunch of husky clients for grooming and I always wondered how they did in the heat. I will admit to feeling kind of bad for them because it was the desert and summer was unbearable for me so I couldn't imagine having a thick coat on. :)

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    1. MAny people feel that way too. It is logical to think that because of the thick fur, they can't be in the heat. But because the fur works as a cooling system as well, they can live in heat just fine. Providing the proper steps are taken.

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  10. Huskies are a very popular dog breed down here in Texas.

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  11. I just hope people don't make the mistake of shaving a Husky thinking it will help them in the heat. I've seen a few Australian Shepherds with shaved coats and it's just so sad; their undercoat never grows back the same AND it was helping them stay cool. Thanks for writing this it's not common knowledge that the undercoat serves a double purpose.

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    1. Your right. It is not common knowledge. Shaving a husky is a big mistake. As is shaving any breed with a double coat. Your right, their fur never grows back the same. Not just that, but they can get sun burned this way, and will actually overheat more when shaved because you are taking their cooling system away.

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  12. You tell 'em! Wooooooowoooooooooooo!

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  13. I never knew that! Thanks for sharing!
    ❇Mikko and Jax❇

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  14. Well, we seem to manage to survive the heat and humidity of summers in Kansas - but we must admit we much prefer the coolness of fall and the cold and SNOW of winter - bring on the snow:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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    1. Of course I would agree that any snow dog would prefer a good romp in the cold snow to some summer heat, but they can thrive just the same though.

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  15. That was interesting! We knew huskies could live in hot climates...we've seen them!

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    1. That's great! So glad you enjoyed our post!

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  16. Your gang looks awesome on the beach! It seems like they would be miserable, but I am miserable in our heat! BOL!

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    1. Nope, not miserable. As long as the proper steps are taken, as you would for any other breed in the hot sun, they can do just fine!

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  17. Great tips as usual. I'm sure they love the frozen treats. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Yes!n They double, and triple love frozen treats!!!

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  18. I love the huskies hanging out on the beach!! Great job debunking yet another myth!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. Thanks Jan! Glad you like my beach graphics! :)

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  19. Great information. Some people will shave their double coated dogs thinking it makes them cooler, I could just slap them. Love the beach photos. Hope all is well, I've had a busy week and finally getting around to everyones blogs. Take care.

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    1. Yep, they do. Shaving them is a huge mistake! I wish more people would do their research about these things before doing it. Shaving them will cause more harm than good!
      Thanks for catching up! I have had a super busy weekend too!

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  20. Thanks for debunking this all too common Husky myth! We live in Phoenix, AZ most of the year where temps frequently top 100 degrees F, and easily get to ! You can imagine the comments we've gotten from people who think our Husky must be ready 2 drop dead from heat at any moment. NOT true at all! In fact, she actually loves to lie out in the sun! She is both Snowdog and Beach Babe! We just follow all the tips you mentioned & she's just fine.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Cathy, Isis & Phoebe
    www.dogsluvusandweluvthem.blogspot.com

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    1. I meant to say temps easily get to 110 degrees - not sure what happened to my "110" Sorry about that!

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    2. In know exactly what you mean! Yes, I can imagine the comments you would get, and that is just silly! I love debunking these myths, because so many people are shocked at what I say. But yes, huskies, Malamutes, etc...can live in a warm climate no problem! Provided the proper steps are taken to keep them safe from the heat, they will thrive there as well!

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  21. People have the same thoughts for Eskies!

    Happy Sepia Saturday! Thanks for hopping on!

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    1. No doubt. Happy Sepia Saturday to you too!

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