THE COLDER IT IS, THE HAPPIER THE SIBERIAN HUSKY IS
The Siberian Husky is not a large dog but sure packs a punch for the strength that it possesses. Most people associate th with Alaskan sled running and that is a sure fact. Due to their modest size and super strength they are very nimble and adapt at pulling sleds and working together with other animals to get the job done. That thick coat of the breed makes them impervious to cold climate issues. They relish snow, sleet, ice and the cold weather associated with a typical Canadian or Alaskan winter. They are happy in cold climates. Even temperate climates can be uncomfortable for the Siberian Husky.
A COAT AS THICK AS COTTON CANDY
In the lower 48, the Siberian Husky is usually kept as a pet. It does well in small homes with little land as long as the dog is exercised daily. Their natural tendency is to develop a thick coat in the fall than when winter passes, the coat literally can be plucked off the dog like cotton candy. This is a problem. If the hair-coat is not combed or brushed out the hair becomes matted and the only solution to that problem is shaving the dog down. The breed also makes a whiny sound particularly when they don’t want a veterinarian to do something to it!
The Siberian Husky is extremely strong and can be difficult to work on. They are healthy dogs. Outside of skin issues from an improperly groomed hair-coat, the Siberian Husky with it gorgeous blue eyes would make a great family or guard dog as long as you have the time to take care of the hair-coat. Learn more about the Siberian Husky at Animal Planet’s® Dog Breed Selector.