Siberian Huskies as their name suggests, have their roots in Siberia, Russia – not to be confused with the Alaskan Malamute which are from the United States, Alaska. Originally bred to pull sleds in the cold harsh winters.
Huskies are dynamic and hardy medium-sized dogs. A friendly and hardworking breed, their coats come in a variety of colours and have different facial markings with wolf-like features. Heterochromia (a trait whereby both irises are of different colours) is usually uncommon in dogs, but it’s a trait that is often seen in Huskies.
Being a dog of the snowy regions, Huskies have a body of dense coat and do shed, requiring regular grooming regimes.
Females can grow to 56cm in height and 23kg in weight, while the sizes of males are approximately 60cm in height and 27kg in weight.
Siberian Huskies, like their ancestors howl most of the time, but still do bark when in play. They are very energetic and sociable dogs, extremely smart and contrary to popular belief can be trained. With enough exercise, a healthy and balanced diet, a Husky can live up till fifteen years.