Probably known best for their remarkable sled-pulling skills, Siberian Huskies indeed are great working dogs in the making. As their name implies, these dogs originate from Siberia. Some 3,000 years ago, the semi-nomadic Siberian tribe known as the Chukchi people needed a helping hand in expanding their hunting territory by traveling with sleds over such great distances. In their pursuit to breed the ideal sled dog – instead of a helping hand, they got a paw, the Chukchi dog: a dog with endurance, a thick and winter-ready coat for subzero temperatures, and minimal food survival. These dogs are distant relatives of today’s Siberian Huskies. Do you want to know more about them? You bet you can! Today, we will talk about ten (10) essential and fascinating facts about Siberian Huskies that new furry moms should know.
Having a Siberian Husky, you must consider their health, behavior, and skills, especially if you are a new furry mom. Do they quickly get bored? Do they need regular physical activity? How much time should a furry mom like you allot for your Siberian Husky and their daily exercise? Are huskies prone to most diseases, and what are they?
- Siberian Huskies are closely related to wolves.
Yes, you’ve heard it right Siberian huskies are close relatives of wolves originating from the chuchke dog many believed that the ancestors of huskies were domesticated cousins of the wild wolves studies have shown that this breed possesses a dna structure similar to that of a gray wolf and the shibu inu and chow chow trailing behind in the evolution trail siberian huskies arealso associated with these similar looking alaskan malamute very common in alaska where siberian huskies are widely used as sled dogs usually in packs of many dogs.
- Siberian Huskies have distinct blue eyes.
it is not that common among dog breeds to have blue eyes which is quite rare many siberian huskies are born with vibrant blue eyes that stand out amongst other dog breeds unlike other species like the australian shepherd or weimaraner that have the moral gene that results in the loss of their eye pigmentation siberian huskies are all born naturally they do notrequire this set eye color altering gene heterochromia or the condition of having two eye colors is very common amonghuskies and adds to their somewhat wolfish good looks this condition often results in eye colors of blue gold brown or orange.
- Siberian Huskies have their inborn winter wear.
Siberian Huskies are born ready for any extreme winter weather, originating from cold temperate areas and sub-zero climates. Their double coats consist of a thick short undercoat that keeps their body heat intact and a longer outer coat that repels water which is very convenient for cold weather they’re almond shaped eyes typically blue but may differ protects them from loose snow and strong reflections from the sun that radiates off the snow. Their long bushy tails add extra warmth when wrapped around their faces when they sleep.
- Siberian Huskies are very energetic.
If you’re the type who is very active in terms of physical activities, then Siberian huskies are the perfect dogs for you according to AKC, or the American kennel club huskies are bred to run, so it’s only appropriate that they have regular exercise you can create a daily exercise plan for you and your dog it’s all up to you walking swimming running playing or even sledding with the energy level that they bring you might also need to watch them closely because these
Dogs love to run and explore. They’re capable of digging under fences and slipping out from their leashes, so always pay close attention to your siberian husky or they may escape before you know it.
- Siberian Huskies are super friendly.
Siberian Huskies are dogs with a real smile nope not those smiles that make a dog look like they’re smiling Siberian husky’s smile is one of the most adorable things about this dog and all Siberian husky owners would agree to this therefore if they do something that will make you angry such as digging in the yard or chewing your favorite shoes all that anger will eventually fade away once you see their sweet lovely smile you may even forget the reason why you’re angry in the first place combine this with their mesmerizing eyes and you are sure to have a better day are you excited to know more about siberian huskies and what more they can do comment and express your thoughts down in the comments section there are more new things you need to know about this tremendous lovable dog make sure you watch until the end of the video because fact number seven is very amusing and every new mom and thos current owners should know the tenth fact on to the next one
- Siberian Huskies have remarkable
Huskys are known to sprint for long periods without becoming hungry or without using their body’s glycogen or fat stores Siberian huskies are born to run, so these kinds of activities are pretty typical for them. This fact is one that science fails to explain how do these adorable dogs burn that many calories without tapping into their reserves? The answer is that they regulate their metabolism for efficient and longer-lasting performance that’s so remarkable.
- Siberian Huskies are very talkative.
Siberian Huskies like to use their vocals not only when they complain but also when they are really happy expect these dogs to serenade you with their own wolf-like howling. This, along with the full tilt and head back pose characteristic of siberian husky, will surely keep you entertained, especially if you haven’t seen it before. With their voice, you won’t need to listen to the radio and tv again also don’t be surprised if your neighbor asks you the next day if you have a wolf well this breed howls just like one.
- Siberian Huskies don’t make great watchdogs.
As said earlier, huskies are very sentry, so they’re not the best to consider for a guard dog . Theyre not the types of dogs that are very one person in terms of loyalty and can be unsuspicious and friendly to anyone charming as it may seem this trait is not very helpful if you want your dog to be a canine sentry, although their fierce wolfish good looks and demeanor might be enough to scare and overwhelm intruders.
- Siberian Huskies have a very high
Prey drive if not raised and trained well, Siberian huskies may destroy cats and other small animals like rabbits, ferrets, or birds given the opportunity, huskies may relentlessly chase and go after these tiny creatures, exterminating them in the process without exercise, mental activities and lots of companionships. Huskys can become incredibly and massively destructive make sure to always show love and affection to your dog and allow them to socialize with people and other pets.
- Like huskies are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections
Like all dogs, Siberian huskies are also prone to diseases that, if not treated well, can weaken and lead to their loss Make sure to take note of these common health issues and seek the help of a veterinarian that would aid you in taking care of your dog X-linked Progressive retinal atrophy (XLPR), a naturally occurring disease in the retina involving the small retinal blood vessels Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body does not make enough thyroid hormones that can make the skin and coat dry and have hair loss cataract an inherited disease affecting the lens developed very early in life corneal dystrophy a condition that affects both eyes at any age that may result in blindness Parvo, also known as parva virus symptoms are bloody diarrhea vomiting dehydration and weakness rabies a common condition for all dogs that can be known from excessive drooling, staggering and seizures distemper a condition that develops watery and pus-like discharges from your dog’s eyes most of these infections can be prevented through vaccination and are recommended based on your dog’s age. Make sure to have regular visits with a veterinarian to avoid any of these health issues and there you have it 10 of the essential facts you need to know about.