The Siberian husky, bred in northeast Asia, is considered a friendly, obedient and well-rounded breed of dog that can suit many purposes from family pet to working sled dog. These dogs can range in color from all white, to white and black and even variations of brown and white. Head markings are common for this breed of dog.
Huskies are registered as part of the working group with the American Kennel Club (AKC) and were first recognized by the AKC in 1930. They can be anywhere from 35 to 60 pounds in weight and can stand nearly 24 inches tall. While they generally make great family pets, their thick coat does require weekly brushing. This breed also needs daily exercise and other outlets for physical activity. Siberian huskies have a strong predatory instinct so they should be monitored carefully around other smaller animals. That aside, this breed of dog is known for being friendly and loving. Huskies are social dogs that have a great fondness for their families. Training a husky does take special patience as they are keen and intelligent dogs that only submit when they feel their trainer or handler is of equal or greater intelligence and will than they are.