Hear About These 21 Husky Puppy Facts
May 22, 2018
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- Before Siberian Husky puppies were available, they were originally bred in Siberia, Russia for sledding.
- In 1925, a pack of Huskies saved a small town in Alaska from diphtheria, which was a bacterial disease that affected breathing. That particular pack traveled 674 miles, in 23-degree weather, to retrieve the antitoxin. This true story was documented and inspired the animated film, Balto.
- Most owners will agree that one of the best traits about a Husky puppy is that they’re so affectionate. Because of this, they aren’t good guard dogs, despite their intimidating looks!
- Huskies are excellent with kids. In fact, indigenous Eskimos of western Chukotka, use Huskies to protect and look after their children.
- The Siberian Husky is described as a docile but slightly mischievous breed.
- Many Husky puppies are purchased and trained to serve as therapy dogs. They’re so intelligent that they can be trained to detect a change of blood sugar levels humans, as well as the onset of a seizure.
- A Husky is as smart as a two-year-old!
- Male Husky can typically grow to be 21 – 23.5 inches in height, and weigh between 45 – 60 pounds.
- Huskies have what’s called snow nose. This is when the pink marking on its nose disappears in the summer and reappears in the winter.
- Siberian Huskies are raised in year ‘round winter climates and can withstand temperatures as low as -76 degrees Fahrenheit. Yikes!
- Daily brushing is a requirement for Huskies.
- Huskies should only be bathed when necessary to avoid dry skin and fur.
- When you find a Husky puppy, keep the fur around their eyes, ears, and paws trimmed regularly.
- Huskies have a special membrane in their eyes called lucidum, which allows them to easily see in the dark.
- Huskies have 4 times as many taste buds as cats and almost 9 times less than humans.
- The health issues associated with Huskies are mainly genetic, such as eye problems and seizures.
- Keep a special eye on the Husky puppies for sale that you’ve brought home, as they are prone to gaining weight.
- They have a relatively long lifespan, for a large dog breed, ranging between 12 – 14 years.
- They have 18 ear muscles, which is over two times the amount of humans.
- Huskies are commonly known to howl instead of bark.
- Huskies are part of a sub-dog breed known as Spitz. This type of dog shares common traits and the ancestry as others such as Akitas, Shiba Inus, and Malamutes.