The Famous Siberian Husky
"Sibe" "Sibes" - Husky

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Siberian Husky "Sibe" "Sibes"
Weight: 35 — 60 lbs
Height: 20” — 23”
AKC Rank 2008 #23
Lifespan: 11—13 yrs
Group Working
Origin Russia (Siberia)

Dog Breed Info - The Siberian Husky

Doing what Sibe Huskies do best - Mushing!
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Breed Overview

Original function: Sled pulling, sled racing. Today, sled pulling, Companion. Colors, all from black to white.

The Chukchi people of northeast Asia developed the breed now known as the Siberien Husky. The Husky comes from spitz background. It evolved over hundreds of years as a sled dog for nomadic people. In 1925 the Huskies acquired their greatest acclaim. Teams of Huskies raced 340 miles with life-saving serum for diphtheria stricken Nome and were credited with saving the town. The first Siberian Huskies came to Canada, and then the United States, around this time. The AKC recognized the breed in 1930.

During WWII, many Siberian Huskies served in the US Army rescue teams, and thus captured the public's admiration. The Sibe remains popular in America.

"How To Train Your Siberian Husky" is a short 96 page hardcover book that sheds light on getting the dog and what to expect next. The book has some very favorable 5-star customer reviews. Read all the reviews by clicking on the book cover or link below and scroll down Amazon's page a bit. This whole series of "How-To's" have been best sellers.

How to Train Your Siberian Husky (Tr-105)

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Intelligent and trainable. Some can be difficult to work with but clicker training works best. Take your time. Be persistent and repetitive.

Crate Training

Want to crate train your Siberian Husky puppy? It's easy and if you're interested, take a look and you'll see what to do. Crate training your puppy will save many headaches and problems.

Potty Training

Some Siberian Husky puppies are difficult to house train, potty train, toilet train, housebreak or whatever you want to call it. If you have a puppy, decide if you want to crate or paper potty train it. For the best results, we have a page at Crate vs Paper Potty Training which will help you decide and from there you can get all the information you need to get the job done. Always praise the pup profusely when she goes potty in the RIGHT PLACE so she knows she has done a good thing. Either method will work for this breed.

If you have an older dog, take the dog outside every two hours until she gets the idea which door leads to her potty area. Older dogs catch on to the potty or housebreaking pretty fast once they are shown what to do.


Fun loving, adventurous, alert, loyal, independent, stubborn, agile, mischievous, and obstinate all describe the Siberian Husky.

Sibes can be aggressive toward strange dogs, but they are generally good toward other household dogs. In fact, this is a very special dog that must have plenty of human or canine contact. It may chase strange cats or livestock. Some dig and chew. The Sibe can display separation anxiety, a condition where the dog feels abandoned by his "pack" when left alone. This can be dealt with by investing some time and effort.

This is an active dog, bred to run tirelessly for many miles at a stretch.

Friendly Toward Other Dogs

Moderately good with other dogs. The Husky is sometimes aggressive but gets along with just about everything.

Friendly Toward Other Pets

Moderately friendly with pets. Introduce the Husky on common ground if possible. As long as he gets his exercise, the Siberian Husky will blend in with your other dog and cats.

Friendly Toward Strangers

Very friendly toward people. This is a loving dog!


Very playful.


Highly affectionate, loyal.

Good with children?

Yes. This is a family oriented companion dog.

Good with Seniors over 65?

No. Needs too much exercise.

Living environment

A Siberian needs ample yard space to play and romp and chase balls. A yard 30 feet by 100 feet would be nice for a good game of fetch. However, giving a dog yard space doesn't mean he'll get exercise, as he will usually go into the yard and just take a nap. YOU have to go out and play ball or otherwise exercise with the dog!

He also needs a cool to cold climate.


Energy level

Considerable energy.

Exercise needs, daily

The Sibe needs lots of exercise. They were bred to exert tremendous energy pulling sleds long distances. The Siberian Husky needs long walks and play in a large fenced yard.

This dog needs to go JOGGING off-leash every day to satisfy his mental and physical needs.


Fairly good. Will generally alert you.

Guard dog

Not so good. Likes people too much. Too friendly.


Yes. In the spring.


High. Brush the Husky coat daily to remove unwanted fur from his heavy coat and stimulate circulation. This will take time but it must be done. Your dog will appreciate the extra attention.



Suggested Reading For The Siberian Husky
Click on the cover photo for more book information.


Siberian Husky Breeders

In the event you decide to go looking for Siberian Husky puppies, be SURE to find reputable breeders that really know what they are doing. Be sure the puppy has been well socialized and started in obedience training.
Siberian Husky Breeders with puppies for sale.

Siberian Husky Rescue

In the event you are seriously considering the adoption of a Sibe and are looking for a Siberian Husky rescue group or groups in your state, here are several links that might help:
Petfinder - Siberian Husky Rescue - (Nationwide) If you do find one to adopt, try to locate any dog health records for possible future reference.
Adopt A Pet This is an interesting site that may give you some ideas. Check your papers for Siberian Husky Rescue and also local kennels and breed rescue groups.

Dog Health Issues For The Siberian Husky
Below: The dog illness / illnesses or medical problems listed for the Siberian Husky by various vets.

This is basically a healthy breed. Don’t let the list below scare you! Your own dog will probably never have ANY of these problems. These are the dog illness and medical problems this breed is prone to that have been listed by various veterinarians at different times over the past decade or so. Some pertain to puppies and very young dogs that a reputable breeder would deal with.

The information contained herein has been gathered from books by veterinarians and is intended as general information only. Every dog and situation is different. You must see your vet. Our information is for general interest only and not intended to replace the advice provided by your own veterinarian.

Other problems could occur with your Siberian Husky. If you notice any problems with your dog, take it to the vet immediately. This website is for general information only and is not intended to, in any way, be a medical guide.


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