Welcome to our guide to the Siberian Husky.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Siberian Husky breed of dog.
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Are you looking to buy a Siberian Husky – then see our list of Siberian Husky breeders.
Why Choose a Siberian Husky?
What type of owners buy a Siberian Husky?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Siberian Husky breed?
Why do you think the Siberian Husky is special?
What are your favourite things about the Siberian Husky?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Siberian Husky and not another breed?
How would you describe the Siberian Husky temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Siberian Husky over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Siberian Husky?
About The Breed
What colors of Siberian Husky are most popular?
What does the Siberian Husky look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Siberian Husky breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Siberian Husky and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Siberian Husky have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Siberian Husky?
What is the breed standard/description for the Siberian Husky?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Siberian Husky that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Siberian Husky breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Siberian Husky?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Siberian Husky breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Siberian Husky match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Siberian Husky – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Siberian Husky puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Siberian Husky home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Siberian Husky, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Siberian Husky weigh?
When the Siberian Husky is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Siberian Husky ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Siberian Husky smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Siberian Husky growth chart?
What breed group does the Siberian Husky come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Siberian Husky is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Siberian Husky with children?
Do you think the Siberian Husky is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Siberian Husky get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Siberian Husky owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Siberian Husky or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Siberian Husky be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Siberian Husky during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Siberian Husky?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Siberian Husky breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Siberian Husky puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Siberian Husky?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Siberian Husky cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Siberian Husky and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Siberian Husky owners?
What types of people are buying the Siberian Husky and why?
Where can I buy Siberian Husky rescue dogs or find a Siberian Husky for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Siberian Husky can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Siberian Husky puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Siberian Husky?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Siberian Husky?
As a Siberian Husky breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Siberian Husky?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Siberian Husky’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Siberian Husky puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Siberian Husky have popular names?
If my Siberian Husky is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Siberian Husky be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Siberian Husky biting?
How do you prevent a Siberian Husky chewing?
How do you stop a Siberian Husky jumping up?
Does the Siberian Husky have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Siberian Husky keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Siberian Husky dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Siberian Husky and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Siberian Husky owners?
As a breeder of the Siberian Husky , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Siberian Husky breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Siberian Husky owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Siberian Husky?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Siberian Husky compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Siberian Husky owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Siberian Husky?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Siberian Husky shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Siberian Husky a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Siberian Husky?
Can you offer new Siberian Husky owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Siberian Husky?
What started your interest in showing the Siberian Husky?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Siberian Husky – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Siberian Husky and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Siberian Husky?
What official organisations are there for the new Siberian Husky owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Siberian Husky, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remains the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Siberian Husky out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Siberian Husky special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Siberian Husky and do you have any tips or advice for new Siberian Husky owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Siberian Husky home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Siberian Husky to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Siberian Husky sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Siberian Husky owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Siberian Husky?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Siberian Husky have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Siberian Husky have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Siberian Husky vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Siberian Husky for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Siberian Husky be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Siberian Husky spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Siberian Husky is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Siberian Husky not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Siberian Husky?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Siberian Husky dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Siberian Husky?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Siberian Husky?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Siberian Husky – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Siberian Husky dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Siberian Husky or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Siberian Husky.