Siberian Husky Breed Information

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Siberian Husky

The Siberian husky is a handsome looking, practical sled dog that is the result of generations of dogs working the cold Siberian region. Although the Siberian Husky might seem to a docile, playful, and nonchalant, this breed might be a challenge to control for inexperienced dog owners. If bored Huskies may start to howl or become destructive. Siberian Huskies are very active indoors and it is not recommended to keep this breed of dog in apartments.

Due to their dense double coats, it is not recommended that this breed be kept in warm climates.

Siberian Husky breed attributes

About Siberian Husky breed

Description

The Siberian husky is a handsome looking, practical sled dog that is the result of generations of dogs working the cold Siberian region. The Husky’s head is made up of a fairly rounded skull and a straight tapering muzzle that meet each other at a defined, softly inclining stop. The Husky’s lips conceal a perfect scissor bite, and its slightly oblique, almond shaped eyes convey this breed’s notoriously mischievous energy and superior intelligence. The Husky’s triangular, blunt tipped ears sit erect and close to each other on the dog’s skull.

The dog’s head is carried proudly by this breed’s arched, strong neck. This breed has a strong back, tight loins and an angled croup – all intended to give the dog incredible forward propulsion in order to perform well as a sled dog. Its deep, narrow chest should give the dog the necessary lung volume for long distance sledding while not interfering with the dog’s graceful gait. Its straight, parallel legs are moderately spaced from each other and are characterised by strong shoulders and muscular thighs. The Husky’s bushy, sickle-shaped tail is carried over the back when the dog is excited.

Origin: Russia

Look

The Siberian Husky’s lush double coat is soft and welcoming, but should never disguise or oppose the Husky’s athletic form.

All colours are permissible. Copper huskies and pure white huskies often have liver noses and flesh coloured noses respectively.

Only grooming huskies’ inter-digital hair and whiskers is permissible, as anything else could harm the wellbeing of the animal. Huskies are seasonal shedders and shed heavily twice a year. It is essential to brush these dogs daily during these shedding periods.

Health

Siberian Huskies are considered to be a healthy breed. However, some individuals suffer from a few health conditions. These are:

  • Hip dysplasia.
  • Ectopic urether.
  • Juvenile cataracts.
  • Progressive retinal atrophy.
  • Corneal dystrophy.
  • Zinc responsive dermatitis.

Siberian Husky owners do well to take their dogs to a veterinarian for a yearly check-up. It is wise to have your veterinarian make a hip radiograph and check for early signs of hip dysplasia to be forewarned and better manage the dogs activity and body weight to prevent this condition from getting worse. Reputable breeders also make sure that your puppy’s parents are not genetically predisposed to hip dysplasia or any other of the above conditions. Due to the Husky’s primitive background, a breed specific diet or zinc supplementation is required to keep these dogs in perfect health.

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Learning

Siberian Huskies are very intelligent dogs but need a calm, assertive owner that knows how to get to them. A soft owner will have problems getting their attention and will find it difficult to housebreak or control their dominant behaviour. It is important to socialize Huskies as early as possible to avoid the development of aggression towards other dogs in the future. Huskies will find dog sports like agility or obedience training to be very enjoyable. Huskies would also love to do sledding if this is a possibility in the country in which they live. Cart pulling might also be a substitute activity that this breed might enjoy. If properly trained Huskies can make awesome jogging companions.

Temperament

Although the Siberian Husky might seem to a docile, playful, and nonchalant, this breed might be a challenge to control for inexperienced dog owners. Those who cannot handle an occasional mental tug of war with their dog should not consider this breed. If bored Huskies may start to howl or become destructive. Assertive, active individuals will find that this breed well suited to their kind of lifestyle, often finding the relationship they foster with a Husky to be very unique and rewarding. Huskies are also used to travel large distances and it is not unheard of for Huskies to escape only to be found very far away from home.

Living with

Siberian Huskies are very active indoors and it is not recommended to keep this breed of dog in apartments. However, adequately exercised, trained dogs can tolerate this lifestyle. These dogs should ideally be kept in a house that has access to a sizeable fenced yard. Huskies do not like to be only dogs, and they prefer to be in the company of other dogs. Due to their dense double coats, it is not recommended that this breed be kept in warm climates.

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The following is needed to bring a puppy into Dubai:


  1. All dogs entering Dubai from a low-risk country at least 15 weeks old, and those entering from a high-risk country must be at least 27 weeks old.
  2. Microchip – All dogs entering and residing in Dubai must be equipped with either a 9 or 15 digit microchip.
  3. Import Permit – All dogs entering Dubai must be equipped with a Special Permit from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Valid for 30 days.
  4. Vaccinations* – Depending on the country of origin, your pet might need a rabies shot on top of all the age appropriate vaccinations. Dubai specific vaccinations: Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Parvo Virus, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Rabies.
  5. Rabies Titer Test * – All dogs entering Dubai must be tested for rabies no later than 14 days before the planned travel date. ( Only from specific
  6. Parasite check - All pets travelling to Dubai must receive preventive treatments against internal and external parasites in the 14 days before travel by an authorised and competent vet.
  7. Health Check – A Health Check by a veterinarian is mandatory in order to obtain permissions to enter Dubai.
  8. Pet Passport – This document verifies that the puppy is fully healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations.


* The United Arab Emirates classifies all countries into two rabies categories:
  • Low-risk countries: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Island, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montenegro, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Portugal, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, and Vanuatu.
  • High-risk countries: All other countries are considered high-risk countries.
** Only for puppies from high-risk countries
Travel Requirements

The following is needed to bring a puppy into Abu Dhabi:


  1. All dogs entering Abu Dhabi from a low-risk country at least 15 weeks old, and those entering from a high-risk country must be at least 27 weeks old.
  2. Microchip – All dogs entering and residing in Abu Dhabi must be equipped with either a 9 or 15 digit microchip.
  3. Import Permit – All dogs entering Abu Dhabi must be equipped with a Special Permit from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Valid for 30 days.
  4. Vaccinations* – Depending on the country of origin, your pet might need a rabies shot on top of all the age appropriate vaccinations. Abu Dhabi specific vaccinations: Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Parvo Virus, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Rabies.
  5. Rabies Titer Test * – All dogs entering Abu Dhabi must be tested for rabies no later than 14 days before the planned travel date. ( Only from specific
  6. Parasite check - All pets travelling to Abu Dhabi must receive preventive treatments against internal and external parasites in the 14 days before travel by an authorised and competent vet.
  7. Health Check – A Health Check by a veterinarian is mandatory in order to obtain permissions to enter Abu Dhabi.
  8. Pet Passport – This document verifies that the puppy is fully healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations.


* The United Arab Emirates classifies all countries into two rabies categories:
  • Low-risk countries: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Island, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montenegro, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Portugal, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, and Vanuatu.
  • High-risk countries: All other countries are considered high-risk countries.
** Only for puppies from high-risk countries
Travel Requirements

The following is needed to bring a puppy into Hong Kong:


  1. All dogs entering Hong Kong must be at least 3 months old.
  2. Microchip – All dogs entering and residing in Hong Kong must be equipped with either a 9 or 15-digit microchip.
  3. Import Permit – All dogs entering Hong Kong must be equipped with a Special Permit from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Valid for up to 6 months.
  4. Vaccinations* – Depending on the country of origin, your pet might need a rabies shot on top of all the age appropriate vaccinations. Hong Kong specific vaccinations: Canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, canine parvovirus and rabies.
  5. Health Check – A Health Check by a veterinarian is mandatory in order to obtain permissions to enter Hong Kong.
  6. Pet Passport – This document verifies that the puppy is fully healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations.
  7. Captain’s Affidavit – Document to be provided by the airline personnel confirming that your dog has not left its crate or interacted with other pets at any point during the journey.


* Hong Kong classifies countries into 3 groups. Vaccinations against rabies are only required from Groups 2 & 3.
  • Group 1: Rabies-free countries (at least 6 months of residency) Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Bailiwick of Jersey.
  • Group 2: Rabies-controlled (at least 4 months of residency) Austria, Bahrain, Bermuda, Canada, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Guam, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vanuatu, Bahamas, Belgium, Brunei, Cayman Island, Denmark, France, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands, USA (Continental), Virgin Islands.
  • Group 3: All other countries.
** Only for puppies from high-risk countries
Travel Requirements

The following is needed to bring a puppy into Switzerland:


  1. All pets entering Switzerland must be equipped with a 15-digit microchip that is compliant with ISO 11784/11785.
  2. Dogs must be vaccinated against distemper.
  3. Rabies vaccinations are mandatory. Dogs must receive their first rabies vaccine at least 21 days before entering the country.*
  4. The state veterinarian of the origin country must equip the dog with a valid Health Certificate.
  5. Import Permit – all dogs entering from a 3rd level rabies country must carry an import permit issued at least three weeks in advance. Entry points through Basel, Geneva, Zurich.
  6. Different regulations depending on whether it is a commercial purchase or individual and where the dog is coming from.


* Specifications differ for booster shots. ** Switzerland categorises countries by level of risk of rabies in three levels.
  • Level 1: All EU Member States and Andorra, Switzerland, Faeroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Northern Ireland, Norway, San Marino, Vatican City State.
  • Level 2 (Low Risk of Rabies): Ascension Island, United Arab Emirates, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Aruba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados, Bahrain, Bermuda,Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Belarus, Canada, Chile, Curaçao, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Great Britain (including Crown dependencies), Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, North Macedonia, Montserrat, Mauritius, Mexico, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Russia, Singapore, Saint Helena, Sint Marteen, Trinidad and Tobago, Taiwan, United States of America, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.
  • Level 3: All other countries are considered as having a high risk of rabies.
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