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How big do Siberian huskies get?

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Siberian huskies grow to be around 35 to 60 pounds and approximately 20 to 23 1/2 inches tall. Originally bred in the northeastern part of Asia by the Chukchi people for pulling sleds, Siberian huskies are known as extremely hard working breeds. Huskies have very thick coats of fur with a dense layer of undercoat, which makes them well-suited for cold environments.

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Siberian huskies are an active breed, and need adequate exercise each day, preferably with plenty of space to run free. With their long thick coats, huskies require regular weekly brushing, and during heavy shedding times they need brushing at least twice a week. Huskies typically live approximately 11 to 13 years.

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