Saturday, 28 February 2015

Are huskies part of the wolf family?

While the Siberian Husky and Malamute remain the closest in appearance to the Wolf, is there any relation, cross breeding, or connection of any kind?

Hi everyone, welcome to Siberian Saturday!
We can't deny the fact that huskies bare a striking resemblance to Wolves, but is there a relation?


The truth is, no.
A Siberian Husky, Malamute, or any other Northern breed which resembles a wolf stays at just that - a resemblance. These SnowDogs are no closer in relation to wolves than any other dog out there. They were once thought to be, but lets get with the times here. Research has changed. ;)

Huskies and wolves
Nope, i'm a husky! And I know it!

There are many differences between a Siberian Husky and a Wolf, although some things can be considered very similar as well.

While the husky does tend to have a high prey drive, strong levels of independence, and a pack mentality similar to a wolf, they are people dogs. They love their humans, love working/playing beside their humans, thrive in households as indoor dogs and are most definitely not a wolf dressed in dog clothes!

huskies are not wolves

A dog is a dog is a dog! And we love them that way!
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  1. We do love them for sure. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Hi Y'all

    Huskies certainly are beautiful.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  3. We love the blue and brown eye thing. Reminds mom of her husky as a kid. Alfred was no wolf either ;)

    1. The bi eyes are definitely unique looking!!! Love it!

  4. I can imagine how often you get that question! Your babies are beautiful.

  5. They do have a resemblance to wovles and I can understand why some people may think this.

    1. Me too, that's why it's good to clear the air and get the truth out there. Far too many people fear huskies because of their wolf like appearance.

  6. I always wondered about that, so good job clearing up the mystery! I think huskies are one of the most beautiful dogs out there...like Emma, I love the two different eyes too, as well as just the beauty of the blue eyes.
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

    1. Huskies do have very striking eyes and aside from their wolf like appearance, I think the eyes are what draws people to them quickly.

  7. I bet you get that question about as much as we get, "Is that a giant Pit Bull?" :-)

  8. We're guessing you guys get asked that a LOT. :-)

    1. Oh yes bol! More than you would think!

  9. Huskies do look a little like wolves...but better. :)

  10. BOL - we can't tell you how many times Mom has been stopped while walking us and asked if we are wolves or part wolf? Silly peeps.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. Yep -

    We are wolves!

    Follow me Little Red Riding Hood ;-)


  12. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing this information.

  13. Replies
    1. Yep, I know our Malamute cousins get asked the very same thing!!

  14. Thanks for the birthday card for Rusty. We added it to our post.

  15. My brother Anderson looks like a lynx and Rushton certainly has the lion thing goin' but they're all cat just like you beautiful huskies are all dog.


  16. Good point of clarification. People have asked us if our Husky is a wolf. They do look so similar, and of course they both howl! I believe scientists still think dogs, regardless of current breeds, originated with the gray wolf thousands of years ago. There may be some who dispute that. Anyway, I luv that my Husky looks like a wolf!

    1. I love that too! In fact I am a huge wolf lover which is one of the things that originally most attracted me to the breed!

  17. I have always heard all dogs go back to wolves way way back. In fact there are some genetic mutations that cause diseases that they believe happened way back then.

    1. yes, and over the thousands of years of cross breeding and everything else, there is just no wolf anywhere in our beloved dogs anymore


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