Different breeds of dogs.
by Dennis Fisher.
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This is a breed that originated in Siberia and was used to drag sleds. For this reason it is a very powerful animal in spite of the fact that it is only medium-sized – weighing about 55-60 lbs. and being about 22 inches in height.
It has a heavy coat, which one would expect from an animal bred in the region from which it comes, and also a fairly undercoat which is soft and dense.
A distinctive feature of this breed is that the animal is very clean indeed and owners have reported that the dogs virtually grooms itself in similar fashion to a cat.
Being bred as a working animal the Siberian Husky does require a great deal of exercise. It is also an animal that would be more suited for colder rather than warmer climates, but it can adapt if necessary.
The body proportions are very balanced which is what one would expect of an animal capable of long feats of endurance. The head is medium sized and the ears, rather small and erect.
An unusual feature of this dog is that the eyes are sometimes blue and there are occasions where each eye is of a different color.
The Siberian Husky is a very well-behaved, affectionate animal and is also a very intelligent animal. A relative of mine who owned a Husky has also had experience as a trainer of dolphins. She told me that she was amazed at the similarity in the intelligence of the two animals of completely different species.
For someone living in a cooler climate, who also is able to provide the dog with the opportunity to exercise as much as he needs, the Siberian Husky is an exceptionally good choice as a family dog.