The Siberian husky thrives on nutrients of both animal and plant origin. The breed has a particularly high protein requirement given its active nature. However, the husky's caloric needs relative to the size of the breed and its energetic, industrious nature are unusually small given its high metabolism.Continue Reading
While a husky can be fed both dry and wet commercial food, many owners find that the dog thrives on healthier, rawer foods such as chicken, beef, lamb, fish, fruits and vegetables. Minerals contribute to nerve conduction and other functions. Vitamins help the husky process biochemicals.
Huskies do not tolerate grapes, prunes or raisins well. Cheese and dairy generally should be limited, but it can be used in small quantities to stimulate appetite, which is important given the husky's tendency to become bored with a routine diet. The breed also should avoid cooked bones and onion.
Despite the husky's propensity for boredom and stubbornness about diet, any changes in its dietary regime should be made gradually. Huskies should not be fed too soon after exertion because it can cause gastric distress. Their history of hard work in harsh conditions has developed not only a very efficient breed, but also a dog who eats only until it is full.Learn more about Dogs
The most obvious difference between the Alaskan malamute and the Siberian husky is their respective sizes. A male Alaskan malamute can weigh almost 100 pounds, while a male Siberian husky tops about 60 pounds. The Alaskan malamute has a sturdy constitution and is the largest breed of Arctic dog. In terms of markings, the Alaskan malamute is more likely to have dark shading on its coat.Full Answer >
The Mini Huskies website is a source of miniature Siberian huskies. Otherwise, they are extremely difficult to find. The breed is in high demand and only a select group of breeders produces it. Mini Huskies is located in North Carolina and has a long wait list.Full Answer >
People adopting Siberian huskies need to understand that they are very high-energy dogs that need a lot of exercise. They are also very social dogs and need a lot of human or canine company to be happy.Full Answer >
The Siberian Husky is a dog with a long, thick coat; blue eyes; wolf-like distinctive markings; and erect triangular ears. This breed is very active and energetic, which often proves challenging for first-time owners. According to DogTime, Huskies are sometimes very difficult to train because they like to be independent, but they're also known to be affectionate, intelligent and good with children.Full Answer >