What Is A

Husky Breed Characteristics

Energetic, brilliant, and spirited.

If you frequent social media, then you might have seen the dog breed made famous for talking to their owners, saying things like “I love you” and “No.” These famously talkative dogs are Huskies.

Huskies are medium to large-sized dogs ranging from 35-60 pounds. They have a thick double coat that requires lots of de-shedding. But when it is not shedding season, Huskies require little grooming. Their coat is medium length, so it won’t need much detangling, but when they shed, they have enough hair for two dogs. Huskies are usually black and white, but they can also be tri-color, white with grey, red, or sable colors.

Huskies are intelligent dogs, but they can be quite stubborn. First-time dog owners should steer clear of Huskies. Not only are Huskies stubborn, but they are energetic. Bred to pull sleds, they will need plenty of exercise. And not just a brisk walk. Huskies will be most happy with active families and ample space to run around. So, apartment living isn’t the best idea for a Husky.

Most Huskies get along well with other dogs, but they also have the instinct to hunt. So, they might go after cats and other small animals. Huskies can also do well with older children but should be monitored closely with younger children. They are friendly dogs, loving you and anyone you invite to your home. Their friendliness also means that they don’t make good watchdogs. They will befriend a burglar before they will chase him off.

Although Huskies are high-energy and like to howl, they continue to be a popular breed. People are drawn to Huskies’ quirky and playful energy. Owners of Huskies aren’t turned off by their high energy, but rather it is something that they love about Huskies. Even if owning a Husky means being buried under a pile of hair sometimes, they will continue being a well-loved breed.