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Saturday, 26 September 2015

Siberian Husky - Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our favorite day of the week - Siberian Saturday. There are many questions surrounding the Siberian Husky breed. Questions potential husky owners might ask, or even questions the general person may be wondering about them, so today, I would like to address a few of those frequently asked questions.

Siberian Husky - Frequently Asked Questions


  • Do Siberian Huskies shed a lot? 
Yes. They shed a lot. More than a lot. Especially twice a year during blowout seasons. Some people will try and fool you... tell you they "only" shed twice a year, but this is not true, Don't be fooled!
  • Do you need a huge house to be owned by a husky?
No. I mean, yes, they are a needy breed, but that doesn't mean they can't thrive the same in an apartment as they could in a mansion. The key is ensuring they get plenty of outdoor exercise. Lots of walks, play time, runs in a fenced in, off leash area etc...
  • Do you need an 8 ft tall fence to be owned by a Siberian Husky?
Ok, so if you are asking that question already, you have already done some of your research. This is good. Yes, huskies are escape artists and have been known to scale a 6 ft fence like it was nothing. Yes, they cannot be trusted off lead, as they have a tendency to run away at the littlest smell floating through the air, but NO, that does not mean you need an 8 ft fence, or even a fence at all to be able to share your life with a husky. Tell me more I hear you saying... well, as I mentioned above, ensuring your husky gets plenty of walks, and some off leash time in a fenced in area such a dog park, they will be be super happy just to chill in the house with you the rest of the time. Don't forget that indoor mental stimulation too though. Play some hide and seek games in the house with treats to keep their brain juices flowing. 
  • Is it true that Siberian Huskies can be destructive?
Yes, this is true. BUT, let me just say one thing... aren't all dogs destructive when they are left alone, bored, and un-exercised? Sure, maybe huskies might just top that category, but there are things you can do to prevent it. Such as crate training your husky, walk your husky before you leave the house, provide safe chew toys for your husky to keep busy on, etc...
  • What sort of temperament does a husky have?
The Siberian husky has an amazing temperament. While they do have that sly, mischievous, side to them, they are also very loving, playful, and will always want to be by your side. They love children, but always remember, you have to train the hu-kids how to treat animals, as much as you have to train the animals how to treat the hu-kids... maybe even more so.
  • What health issues do I have to look out for with my Siberian Husky?
 According to Wikipedia - health issues of a sibe are mainly genetic, such as seizures and defects of the eye. While hip dysplasia can be common in medium to large size breeds, it is not especially common for the husky. Other than that, generally your sibe will be healthy, and live for an expected 12 - 14 years.

I think that's a good place to stop today, if you guys enjoyed our Siberian Husky frequently asked questions, let me know in the comments, and I will write a part 2.

The Sibe Tribe would love to know:
Are there any questions you would like to know specifically pertaining to the Siberian Husky?
If so, ask me in the comments, and I will answer you in part 2!





26 comments:

  1. I can't imagine the amount of hair you have in your house. Hailey doesn't shed much but Phod is a "German Shedder" and it is a never winning battle to try and keep our house hair free! I like that you made the point that all dogs can be destructive. I live with a little escape artist and I wouldn't trust her with a huge fence lol! Thanks for all the information.

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    1. LOL! Thanks guys! Yea, the fur gets a little much, but it is manageable with every day sweeping haha!

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  2. This is such great information for anyone considering adopting a Husky!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  3. Hi Y'all!

    So glad some people actually research the dog breed they're lookin' to purchase or adopt.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. Yes, and everyone should, but not everyone does!

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  4. Great information for anyone looking at adding a Husky to their family.

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  5. We enjoy learning more about the huskies.

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  6. I love huskies! Too bad we're in Florida....

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    1. Aw thanks!! And hey, Florida, or not, you can still be owned by huskies! If you head to my search bar and search huskies in warm climates, there is tons to learn about how to make it work!

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  7. Great information for people considering getting a Husky.

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  8. Great job of covering the top most relevant breed attributes for a Husky. I feel the most important thing people must know is that Huskies are super high energy, and they need exercise all the time. A 15 minute walk will not cut it for a Husky, you're looking at 40 minutes or more to even begin to drain energy. Exercising a Husky 2 or 3 times a week isn't nearly enough, they need good exercise nearly every single day. Mental stimulation is also really important for a Husky, they bore easily and like to be challenged. They shed all year long, mostly of the time it looks like it's snowing indoors LOL! However, they are an amazing breed of dog! Know what to expect and if it meets your lifestyle your Husky can be the best dog ever. Jenna, I'd like to see you discuss how a Huskies coat protect against the elements, both cold and hot.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. Great comment Cathy! Thanks so much for your added tips! I agree, the exercise a husky needs is the number one reason so many huskies end up in shelters! People don't realize the reason their husky may be acting destructive is due to lack of exercise.
      I will definitely up a post on their fur, great idea!!

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  9. Mom's best friend in Germany always has a husky. She is amazing with her dogs. They are always off leash and never stray, and she lives in a tiny apartment with no problems. Just like a GBGV can't ever be off leash, there are people who really are good trainers and can accomplish the off leash goal, but it is rare. The husky mom had growing up was always taking off if the door was left open and the only way to catch him was to drive the car and ask if he wanted to go for a ride. He loved car rides more than running away.

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    1. I agree. There are some who succeed with off leash, I just don't know that I would risk it. I did at one point and almost lost my husky! EEEK! I applaud those who have success with it though!

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  10. After two years with one from nine weeks old shedding loads from his first and then my second husky coming in aged 2.5 yrs and she was shedding practically at the same time as my boy, I actually took them both about eight days after they started their blowout to the groomers.
    It will be a regular bi-annual event now as I certainly have MUCH less shedding which means vacuuming is actually down to every other day or occasionally once in three days!
    I still run the Dyson dog groom tool over them occasionally just to give them a suck/cooling/blow-through which they love and enjoy and, keeps their coats looking and feeling great. The full bath/shower shampoo really did brighten them up and white parts were really white; clipped toenails and smelling fresh if a bit too pouftie for me!
    I'd recommend this - worth the £35-40 cost per dog twice a year.

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  11. Thanks for the super information.

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