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Siberian Huskies

Also referred to as Arctic Huskies

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Siberian Husky

All About Siberian Huskies

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Average Height & Weight

The Siberian Husky is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 21 to 23.5 inches.

Weight: 45 to 60 pounds.

Females – Height: 20 to 22 inches.

Weight: 35 to 50 pounds.

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Siberian Husky


Typical Coloring

Siberian Huskies are commonly black, gray, tan, sable, red, white and copper. They typically have a number of colored markings on their heads.





Siberian Huskies are outgoing and generally agreeable, though they can be aggressive toward smaller animals. They have a strong work ethic, but they can also be stubborn. They crave companionship, whether of humans or other canines, and make good therapy dogs.




Activity Level

Able sled dogs, Siberian Huskies have incredible endurance and can run for miles without tiring. They need a large amount of daily exercise, and they enjoy pulling things for their owners. They are also very quick.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

11 to 13 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Siberian Huskies are seizures, cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy. Distichiasis and glaucoma are less common but still occur within the breed, while canine hip dysplasia is seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Siberian Huskies have a high tolerance for cold climates and a low tolerance for hot climates.



Siberian Husky


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Siberian Huskies are very playful and affectionate, good qualities for families with kids. But they are also predators, and so they should be supervised around young children and small household pets. They are friendly toward other dogs.




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