Siberian Husky breed profile
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Training and intelligence
The Husky is very intelligent, but he has a mind of his own. He will cooperate, but he has to see why he needs to. Start training as soon as possible and be consistent. This does not mean be harsh, but a rule is a rule, so once you have given a command, insist on it being carried out.
Huskies are affectionate and hardy. Their long history of working, and working as a team, means they can fulfill their role within a pack well - if they understand what it is. It is up to the owner to communicate to the Husky that the role of leader of the pack is taken.
Attitude towards strange dogs and people
The Husky is outgoing, particularly with children. They are friendly with both people and dogs. They are rarely dog aggressive, due to their ancestry of working as a team, which needed co-operation and tolerance.
Grooming and shedding
Grooming is advised about three times a week for a Husky. The breed has a dense undercoat, with tougher longer guard hairs over the top, providing it with good insulation.
A Husky needs lots of exercise to burn off all the energy they were originally selected and bred to have. They have a natural affinity for sledding, which they seem to take to very naturally.
Need for company
They do not enjoy being on their own, they like being with their pack. If you can't provide the company yourself, one solution might be to have two Huskies.
This sledding breed has bucket loads of strength and stamina. Huskies are known for howling, and are very pack orientated. They don't eat as much as you might expect for a dog of their size.