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Breed:

Siberian Husky

Group (AKC):

Working

Country of OriginSiberia
Type of coatthick insulating, dense undercoat, copious shedding, very clean - no dog odor
Groominghigh maintenance, regular brushing, ear cleaning, nail trimming, one of the cleanest smelling dogs
Average height20-23 inches
Average weight35-60 pounds, males much larger than females
Activity levelvery high
Watchdognot recommended
Intelligencehigh
Trainabilitylow, very obstinate
Compatibility with childrenacceptable
Characterfriendly, accepting
Ideal home environmenthouse with fenced yard, needs to run daily
Ideal ownerfirm, competent leader with time to groom, exercise, and train, good jogging partner
Suggestions:keep on one type of food, do not kennel for long periods, obedience training and socialization, no hot climates.
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Additional notes:

This breed is one of the "Nordic Dogs" which includes the Samoyed, Malamute, and Spitz (but not Droolz). These dogs still exhibit in their body language and their character a strong resemblance to the wolf. Keep in mind that their behavior drives make them more aloof and independent than many other breeds. Trainers treat these dogs differently. They were bred to be aloof, and therefore they like less human contact than some other dogs. They are difficult to train off leash.

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