Siberian Huskies are magnificent creatures. Young and old alike are captured by their beauty, their charm, their intelligence and their personality.They have brilliant eyes, a keen curiosity and an active sense of adventure. While they are truly characters, they are NOT for everyone. Many Siberians have ended up lost and/or abandoned.
The secret to a successful relationship with a Siberian is first and foremost SECURITY. This breed can NEVER be left off leash unless they are in a secured area. Given the chance, very often they will make a break for it, earning their reputation as opportunists and escape artists. We require a minimum 5 foot fence, sometimes even higher! Their job and place in history has been pulling sleds, racing, and running for miles. Therefore this breed also requires a great deal of exercise, either from you the owner, and/or perhaps another companion dog.
Siberians are pack animals. They usually do best in multiples. They are always in need of attention from their owners and/or their companion four-legged friends.
Siberian Huskies are one of the most intelligent breeds out there. They have been known to unlatch gates, get into cabinets, open patio doors, and help themselves to whatever you happen to have on the counter. They are very high energy and get bored easily. So if you don’t create enough fun and entertainment for them, they will quite often amuse themselves.
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Siberians, especially young ones, tend to be quite creative when it comes to landscaping, being an expert in mastering the art of digging. They are quite adept in escape tactics as well. And as for fashion, during their shedding season, a piece of them (or several) will be with you wherever you go!
Siberians are extraordinary animals. They deserve to be treated with respect to their breed, their intelligence, and their charm. Please make sure to research this breed before you try to adopt. Many of these animals are in rescue because of ignorance. They deserve a second chance at love and happiness with an owner who is will to understand the Siberian Husky, and everything that makes them special! It is well worth the effort to have a long lasting loyal companion that is usually very affectionate, protective and just darn silly.
The breed standard is usually 40-50 lbs. for a female and 65-70 lbs. for a male.
For more information about Siberian Huskies and their characteristics, please read more on the national Siberian Husky website at: www.shca.org.