This beautiful Siberian Husky is still a puppy and he just can’t help himself from howling whenever he hears that squeaky toy.
These two have quite the conversation going on.
Huskies are extremely intelligent. However, this dog isn’t as eager to please her humans as other breeds, which makes her more challenging to train. Huskies do best with experienced, knowledgeable owners who ensure they are continually socialized and trained throughout their lives. Some Husky owners have discovered their dogs to be “street angels and house devils,” meaning they do well in formal obedience classes but tend to ignore their training at home.
The Siberian Husky originated in northeastern Siberia and was bred by the Chukchi Eskimos of Northeastern Asia to pull heavy loads long distances across rough terrain in difficult conditions. Huskies were also used to herd reindeer and as watchdogs. After arriving in Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush, Huskies began appearing throughout the U.S. and Canada. Also known as the Chukcha or Chuksha dog, and nicknamed the Husky or Sibe, the Siberian Husky belongs to the Spitz family of dogs. Today’s Husky is primarily a pet or show dog.
Gunnar is giving that squeaky toy a piece of his mind!
The handsome husky is a medium-sized dog with a light, compact frame. His body is well proportioned and muscular. His head may have an interesting black-and-white or red-and-white pattern. His triangle-shaped ears open forward, and the almond-shaped eyes add to his alert, astute expression.
The color of a Husky’s nose depends on the color of her coat. The nose is black in gray, tan, and black dogs, liver-colored in copper dogs, and flesh-colored in pure white dogs. The eyes can also vary in color from blue, brown, amber, or a combination. Huskies can also have half blue and half brown eyes, or one blue and one brown eye (bi-eyes).
The Siberian Husky coat comes in all colors ranging from black to pure white, and with or without markings on the head. The face mask and underbody are typically white. Common Husky color combinations are black and white, red and white, gray and white, sable and white, red-orange with black tips, and piebald (irregular patches of two colors). Solid color coats can be brown, silver, wolf-gray, dark gray, and white.
Huskies carry their tails over their backs in a curve. They have good-sized feet that function as show shoes, with hair between their toes to help them stay warm. Siberian Huskies have an Arctic dog temperament, which is to say they are tough, determined, and self-sufficient. Unfortunately, many Siberian Huskies end up at shelters because people choose them for their beauty without regard for their challenging temperament. To make matters worse, puppy mills and backyard breeders have created generations of Huskies with exaggerated negative traits, as well as traits that aren’t normal for the breed.
That said, Huskies are intelligent and affectionate without being “needy.” They aren’t typically aggressive, though they can be territorial. A well-trained, well-socialized Husky does well with both children and other dogs.