Saturday, 16 May 2015

5 Reasons Why I love Husky Fur!

Hi everyone, and welcome to another edition of Siberian Saturday. Today I like to cover topics on huskies, about huskies, and for huskies!
I thought it would be fun to share some of the coolest facts I have learned about husky fur.

Did you know?
Siberian Husky fur not only keeps them toasty warm in those cold winter months, but also acts as a cooling system on those super hot days! For that reason, it is important to note the fact that a husky should never be shaved.

Siberian Huskies shed year round, however, twice a year, they lose their entire undercoat to make room for new fur coming in.

Huskies very rarely need baths. Most sibe's are naturally odorless and care for their fur as a cat would. By using their tongues to bath themselves. But that is not the only reason they rarely need baths - Huskies have sensitive skin and too many baths will not only create itchy, dry skin, but will also dry out the natural oils in their fur.


Grooming your husky is an ongoing chore. Since their fur decides to shed so darn much, brushing can not only help decrease the amount of hair you find in your house, but it keeps their luscious fur looking just that.....luscious.

husky wet fur
Last but certainly not least, did you know that a huskies fur acts like an umbrella?
Yep, a sibe is well known for being able to ward off any weather that comes their way. Not just snow. If you ever see someone walking a husky on a rainy day, take a look at their fur. The rain drops literally slide down their fur in droplets, thus keeping their skin nice and dry.
However, the fact that their fur acts as an umbrella can make it difficult to bath a husky.
In the photo to the right, you can see my girl Lexus when I was giving her a bath. Their fur just wants to refuse the water. It takes a long time to try and soak all of their fur in order to get the shampoo into it.


bath time husky
This weeks contribution to Sepia Saturday
Sepia Saturday is hosted by Ruckus The Eskie - co hosted by Earl's World
pet themed jewelry
Brand new items, and brand new charms added to the shop!
Add any charm to any jewelry item FREE of charge! See more here.

Huge thanks to all of you who left a comment on my guest post yesterday!
I can't thank you all enough. The comments came pouring in! You guys rock, and I appreciate you all so very much. So thank you for being such loyal readers and friends xoxo



27 comments:

  1. We know all about that husky fur and brushing and bathing here too. We get to go to the groomer's for our baths because Mom says she could never handle us in the tub:) Some days we love to be brushed, others not so much. Even though Mom sweeps and/or vacuums every day, there is ALWAYS fur to be found:)

    Happy Saturday.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. But could you imagine if mom didn't vacuum all the time?? EEEEEk!

      Delete
  2. Our GSDs would blow their coat and it looked like huge cotton balls everywhere! I love the tub shot! ♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha, yea it sort of comes out in big tuffs doesn't it?
      Thanks Melissa :)

      Delete
  3. I bet every dog wishes they were a husky so they didn't have to have very many baths! Actually, our beagle Cricket has kind of coarse fur too that is difficult to wet down for a bath.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can imagine that you're right! hahaha!

      Delete
  4. OMD, that photo of Lexus in the tub is SO precious! I love her eyes, they make me melt! As you know, I can relate to the Husky fur thing. Thank heaven for the Furminator, that's all I can say!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OMD! We LIVE by the furminator hahahahaha!!!!

      Delete
  5. I used to watch the rain roll off Bogart Sam's fur when we walked in the rain. He HATED the rain tho'...
    Now show that dog a snowstorm & he was raring to go!!!!
    I miss my Husky boy even to this day....
    ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen & Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My one husky hates the rain too. It is quite inconvenient that she does too because she refuses to go to the bathroom if it's raining!!!
      I'm sure you do miss him xoxoxo

      Delete
  6. Love,I saw one thursday as I was walking home,and she made a beeline for me,she saw me from across the road and was making a fuss,she just wanted me to say hello,so I did,crossed the road special for her and gave her lots of loving...made for a very happy girl,funny thing is she never saw me before,xx Rachel

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well i'm certainly glad it was a friendly encounter!! xx

      Delete
  7. Ahhh bless!!!

    Thanks for joining Ruckus The Eskie and Earl's World! in Sepia Saturday!

    sumskersandearlskers13.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. So many people shave their dogs in summer, not understanding that it won't help them stay as cool as their own fur would. It's lucky you don't have to bathe them too often if it's that hard to get them wet!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, far too many people make that mistake, and it is double the trouble when referring to shaving a husky, big no no! And oh boy, don't I know it!!!

      Delete
  9. What great facts, I just cringe when people want to shave their double coated dogs. urgh

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I know!!! If people knew anything about they breed they live their lives with, they wouldn't!!!

      Delete
  10. It's nice you don't have to bath them often and they are pretty much odorless. I never knew that!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep! Thank dog too, because my huskies are not fond of bath time!

      Delete
  11. Husky coats sound a lot like Chessie coats but we do get times of little to no shedding.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nice :) Huskies go through the shedding real bad twice a year, but still, year round they do shed more than people think.

      Delete
  12. That is very interesting facts about how Sibes keep their own fur in perfect condition.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Right? I have said before how cat like siberians are, it is just uncanny

      Delete
  13. I think our coats are similar. It's difficult to get my undercoat wet when I have a bath - everything rolls off the topcoat!

    ReplyDelete

  14. Right now you’re probably reading this message because you’re desperate to finally learn how to not only train your dog quickly and effectively, but you also don’t want to have to spend a huge chunk of cash on professional dog trainers or read yet another dog training book that doesn’t get you results.

    Don’t worry, you’re NOT alone in your frustration!

    Find out here: How To Teach A Dog?

    Best rgs

    ReplyDelete

♥Thoughts for the pack? Leave us a comment♥

SomaPet

SomaPet- For the life of your pet