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FREQUENT QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Q: Are Siberian Huskies part wolf?

A: No. The Siberian Husky is a domesticated pure bred dog and has been for many centuries. They are sometimes mistaken for wolves, and they are sometimes used in movies to depict wolves, but they are most certainly not wolves or part wolf.

Q: Why are some Siberian noses partially pink and partially black?

A: This is called a "snow nose", and is fairly common in the breed. A snow nose is a reddish or pink marking on a black or liver colored nose. Snow nose can disappear over warmer months and reappear over the winter months. There is nothing wrong with a snow nose, and it is perfectly acceptable in the breed.

Q: Can Siberians have different colored eyes?

A: Yes. This is fairly common in the breed. One eye may be blue while the other is brown.

Q: Is there something wrong with an eye that is both brown and blue?

A: No. This is called a "pinto eye", a "parti eye", or a "split eye." It is also fairly common in the breed. One or both eyes may be all blue with a brown pie shaped wedge, or all brown with a blue wedge. At first glance, it may appear that there is something wrong with the eye but there is not. It is simply a matter if pigmentation. This too is perfectly acceptable in the breed.

Q: I've heard that Siberians are mischievous. Is this true?

A: Yes and No. Siberians are very intelligent dogs. They will often do things that surprise their owners. They can get into things that one might think are impossible. When Siberians are bored, they can become quite mischievous, inventive, and destructive. This is why it is so important to include the Siberian in family activities and give him plenty of attention and exercise.

Q: I've heard that Siberians are high strung. Is this true?

A: Yes and No. Siberians are a very energetic breed. They need something to do, some way of challenging their intelligence and an outlet for their energy. If they are not provided one, they will find one for themselves.

Q: I've heard Siberians are dumb. Is that true?

A: No! Siberian Huskies are extremely intelligent dogs. People often mistake the fact that they can be difficult to train as a sign of stupidity. One must keep the Siberian interested and challenge his intelligence in order to properly train him. A Siberian will probably know what you want him to do, he just may not want to do it!

Q: Just how low a temperature can a Siberian Husky tolerate?

A: Siberian Huskies can work and live in temperatures as low as 75 degrees below zero Fahrenheit .

Q: What about heat?

A: As stated repeatedly throughout these education pages, Siberian Huskies are remarkably adaptable animals. So long as they have adequate shade, shelter, and water, they seem to do just fine in warmer climates. Check our our Florida Siberians!

Q: I live in a hot part of the country. Will this be uncomfortable for my Siberian Husky?

A: The best approach to this "problem" is to select a dog from a reputable breeder or rescue in the area where you live or one that lives in an area with a climate similar to yours. These dogs will be more acclimated to the warmer weather than a Siberian Husky from a cooler climate, but that does not mean your Oregon Siberian will not do well when you move to Florida! So long as the dog is well taken care of, brushed regularly, has plenty of water and shade, and air conditioning he or she will likely be just fine in your warm climate. Siberian Huskies are found all over the world, from the deep southern part of the United States, where it is very warm and humid, to South Africa, Russia, New Zealand , Australia, and Alaska. Literally all over the globe in every climate you can imagine. Even here in Florida!

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