What are some interesting facts about husky dogs?


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Siberian huskies are an ancient breed originally used to pull sleds across frozen, snowy areas. In modern times, this skill is still used as a practical work skill, as well as in sled racing.

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This breed originated in Siberia, a part of modern-day Russia, and due to their snowy homeland, they sport a dense double-coat of a medium length. This coat insulates them well, making them highly tolerant of cold temperatures and not well suited for warmer climates. They need to be brushed once or twice weekly to remove loose hair.

Huskies are friendly dogs who are energetic, playful and affectionate. They get along well with other animals and strangers, and they require regular exercise. Their intelligence makes them very easy to train, but they have a reputation of being escape artists. Huskies have been known to jump fences and get out of collars and other restraints. Though they can be destructive, proper crate training and an appropriate outlet for their energy and intelligence reduces the amount of destruction.

Their maximum height is around 24 inches, and they can weigh up to 60 pounds. Females are slightly smaller than males. Though they do have some hip and eye issues, they can live an average of 13 years, though some reach 15 with ease.

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