6 Things You Didn’t Know About Siberian Huskies
Siberian Huskies are a beautiful dog that many people want to add to their family. They are gorgeous, fluffy, and love their humans. However, there are six things not everyone knows about Siberian Huskies.
1. Siberian Huskies are extremely athletic
Siberian Huskies were originally bred to be sled dogs. This makes them quick learners and extremely athletically skilled. They are one of the oldest dog breeds.
2. Siberian Huskies are difficult to train
Obedience training is needed from a very young age. The owner of a Siberian Husky needs to establish themselves as the alpha in the home and be consistent.
The breed is known for being stubborn and disregarding obedience training at home.
3. Siberian Huskies are like fluffy Houdini’s
Siberian Huskies are known as escape artists. Their curiosity causes them to find any way to leave home. If they are off the leash when walking, they will chase things and not return.
They also need a high fence buried deep so they do not jump over or dig their way out.
They are also destructive, so they need to be crated when home alone and need a patch of yard they can dig up freely.
4. Siberian Huskies stick to a low calorie diet
Siberian Huskies were bred to need very little food to survive. You will need to have your breeder recommend a diet for your Siberian Husky.
5. Siberian Huskies are one of the most loveable breeds
Once they are trained properly, Siberian Huskies will be loving without constantly needing affection. They do great with children and thrive in homes with multiple dogs.
Everyone will be welcome in a Siberian Husky’s home – even strangers.
6. Siberian Huskies are often misunderstood
Many people do not understand a Siberian Husky’s temperament.
This is why you can find the breed in shelters often. Since they are popular, puppy mills and unlicensed breeders will do a poor job of breeding for temperament.
Make sure to get your Siberian Husky from a reputable breeder who tests for genetic diseases.
- Steve Nguyen