Are Siberian Huskies part wolf?
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.
Why are some
Siberian noses partially pink and partially black?
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.
have different colored eyes?
Yes. This is fairly common
in the breed. One eye may be blue while the other is brown.
Is there something
wrong with an eye that is both brown and blue?
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.
heard that Siberians are mischievous. Is this true?
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.
I've heard that
Siberians are high strung. Is this true?
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.
I've heard Siberians
are dumb. Is that true?
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!
Just how low a temperature
can a Siberian Husky tolerate?
Siberian Huskies can work and live in temperatures as low as 75 degrees
below zero Fahrenheit .
What about heat?
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
I live in a
hot part of the country. Will this be uncomfortable for my Siberian
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!