Hear About These 21 Husky Puppy Facts

May 22, 2018

Guess What? Husky Butt! 

  1. Before Siberian Husky puppies were available, they were originally bred in Siberia, Russia for sledding. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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! 
  4. Huskies are excellent with kids. In fact, indigenous Eskimos of western Chukotka, use Huskies to protect and look after their children. 
  5. The Siberian Husky is described as a docile but slightly mischievous breed. 
  6. 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. 
  7. A Husky is as smart as a two-year-old! 
  8. Male Husky can typically grow to be 21 – 23.5 inches in height, and weigh between 45 – 60 pounds. 
  9. 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. 
  10. Siberian Huskies are raised in year ‘round winter climates and can withstand temperatures as low as -76 degrees Fahrenheit. Yikes! 
  11. Daily brushing is a requirement for Huskies. 
  12. Huskies should only be bathed when necessary to avoid dry skin and fur. 
  13. When you find a Husky puppy, keep the fur around their eyes, ears, and paws trimmed regularly. 
  14. Huskies have a special membrane in their eyes called lucidum, which allows them to easily see in the dark. 
  15. Huskies have 4 times as many taste buds as cats and almost 9 times less than humans. 
  16. The health issues associated with Huskies are mainly genetic, such as eye problems and seizures. 
  17. Keep a special eye on the Husky puppies for sale that you’ve brought home, as they are prone to gaining weight. 
  18. They have a relatively long lifespan, for a large dog breed, ranging between 12 – 14 years. 
  19. They have 18 ear muscles, which is over two times the amount of humans.
  20. Huskies are commonly known to howl instead of bark. 
  21. 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. 

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