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Facts About the Siberian Husky: An Excellent Dog Breed

Updated on October 08, 2016

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Huskys are Great with Kids

Our grandchildren with our husky.
Our grandchildren with our husky. | Source

The Siberian Husky

If you are trying to choose what breed of dog you would like to own, here are some facts about the Siberian Husky I would like to share with you. I will give you some facts from the American Kennel Club as well as some personal information and opinions. If you are considering a medium size breed of dog, I would highly recommend the Siberian Husky. I have owned 4 Huskies over the last 20 years and they have been wonderful with children and extremely loyal. My current Husky’s name is Meisha. She is a female about 4 years old. She is a wonderful companion and my children and grandchildren love her!


Huskys Love the Snow

White Huskys Pulling Dog Sled
White Huskys Pulling Dog Sled | Source
Bronze Statue in honor of Balto
Bronze Statue in honor of Balto | Source

Origination and History

The Siberian Husky is a medium size, dense coat, working breed dog that originally came from north-eastern Siberia. It is best believe that the Siberian Husky originated from the Chukchi tribe off the eastern Siberian peninsula.They were bred to pull heavy loads long distances through harsh conditions. They were later imported to Alaska during the gold rush and later spread into Canada and the lower United States. Due to their smaller size, quicker speed and longer endurance, they became the favorite breed for sled dogs.

In 1925, Siberian Huskies were the favored dogs to deliver the serum that would save many lives from a diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska. The first attempt to deliver the serum was by plane, but due to severe weather conditions, the plane was not able to fly. It was then decided to use a series of dog team sleds. These sled dogs traveled more than 600 miles through near white out conditions to get the medicine to Nome. A Siberian Husky named Balto was instrumental in this run known as "The Great Race of Mercy". The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race commemorates this heroic delivery and in honor of Balto's heroic efforts a bronze statue of him has been erected in Central Park in New York City.


Siberian Husky at Snowy Pond

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Characteristics

Male Siberian Huskies will range from about 50-75 pounds and the females from 35-60 pounds. They stand approximately 20-23 inches high. They have a white facial mask, white legs and a white tip on their tail. Their colors range from black and white, gray and white, copper/red and white and solid white.

Their coat is thicker than most dogs and is comprised of two layers, a dense undercoat and a longer topcoat of short, straight hair. This double coat protects them against harsh Arctic winters and also reflects heat in the summer. During their shedding season, they will lose their undercoat. Get ready, because when a husky sheds, they lose a lot of hair and I mean a lot! If you cannot tolerate dog hair in your house, you don't want a Husky. They need to be brushed weekly when not in their "shedding season" and I would recommend daily brushing during. You will also want to brush them outside. I would recommend brushing them with a soft wire type brush to get down to the undercoat. I will say that I would not recommend owning a husky if you live in a hot, humid climate as they do not tolerate extreme heat well.


Beautiful Blue Eyes

Meisha has ice-blue eyes.
Meisha has ice-blue eyes. | Source

Beautiful Eyes

The American Kennel Club describes the Husky’s eyes as almond shaped and may be ice-blue, dark blue, amber or brown. In some Huskies, one or both eyes may be partially colored or they may have one brown eye and one blue. All of these eye color combinations are considered acceptable by the AKC. Meisha’s eyes are both ice-blue and people comment all the time about how beautiful her eyes are. Blue-eyed dogs are more “light sensitive” than others, just as ours are.


Siberian Husky Puppy

Siberian Husky Puppy with Houseshoe
Siberian Husky Puppy with Houseshoe | Source

Litters and Life Span

Siberian Huskies normally have 6-8 puppies in a liter. They are very good mothers and will take excellent care of their puppies. Huskies have a life span of approximately 12-15 years. DNA analysis confirms that this is one of the oldest breeds of dogs. The name “Husky” comes from the nickname “Esky” which once applied to the Eskimo dogs.


Meisha and Her Pal Sadie

Our Siberian Husky and Yellow Lab
Our Siberian Husky and Yellow Lab | Source

Behavior

Huskies are territorial and will challenge other dogs that come into their domain. They are not overly aggressive, but they will let them know who is boss. It took several weeks for Meisha to get used to Sadie, our yellow labrador retriever , but now the are best of friends. Huskies still carry some of the traits of their forebearers, the wolf, and will tend to roam, if not kept in a fenced in yard. They do need lots of room to move around and play as they are very energetic and become bored easily. Huskies love to dig and you may find some holes in your yard until they find their favorite spot to lie in.

Huskys are Playful

Siberian Husky Puppy Playing in Fall Leaves
Siberian Husky Puppy Playing in Fall Leaves | Source

Intelligent and Playful

Huskies are very intelligent and excel in obedience training as they learn very quickly. In my experience they are very easy to house-train and prefer to “go” outside. They do not tend to jump up on people, which is good when you have children. They really love kids and are very patient with them. Huskies love to play and will find a favorite toy. This toy, given as a reward, to them will make it easy to train them. You will have many hours of fun playing with your Husky.


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General

Huskies rarely bark, but they will “talk” to you. They make a howling type of sound when they want your attention. They are not aggressive towards strangers, but will let you know when a stranger is about. However, strangers are a bit concerned about them, as they look similar to the wolf. When someone new comes to our house, they rarely get out of their vehicles once they see my "wolf dog".

Over all, the Siberian Husky is friendly, loyal and energetic. I would highly recommend the Siberian Husky for a wonderful addition to your family!


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      renee21 18 months ago

      Great hub! I love huskies!!

    • haley 21 months ago

      love huskys

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Patricia! We fell in love with huskies about 20 years ago! Not only are they beautiful dogs, but we really enjoy their personality. They have always been friendly with other people, however, other people are wary of them as they tend to look like a wolf. Just the appearance of our husky will keep strangers in their cars.

      I love watching the dog competitions too! I love dogs and enjoy watching all the different breeds.

      Thank you for stopping by and as always, I appreciate your comment and angels! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Sheila

      These are gorgeous and sweet dogs. At least in my limited experience. I have only been around one. My friend had one and it was my first introduction to this dog. I have been fearful of dogs that I do not know most of my life even though we had dogs as I was growing up. So when I went to her house and this large dog greeted me I was a bit nervous.

      But quickly I got over that and fell in love with her Gretchen.

      I love love to watch the AKC's dog competitions on television as I get to see a wide variety of lovely creatures including the husky. Thanks for sharing. Angels are on the way ps

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Thank you IslandBites! The Siberian husky is a wonderful dog breed. I appreciated you stopping by and commenting. Have a wonderful day! :)

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      IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Beautiful. I love Siberian huskies.

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Deborah-Diane! We do love our huskies! We have had 4 of them now. I can tell you that they shed worse than most dogs. Meisha is shedding right now, since it is spring, and every time I brush her, it looks like we have sheared a sheep! Other than that, they are just the best dogs. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub, thank you for the vote up! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      I have never owned a Siberian Husky, but we have owned other breeds of medium size dogs. I think we would enjoy having a Husky one day. Great information about them. Voted UP!

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello vertualit! Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed my hub. Thank you for your kind comments! :)

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      Abdus Salam 3 years ago from Bangladesh

      All of lovely dogs. Excellent hub. thanks

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Indian Chef! Siberian Huskies do not do well in hot weather. In gets pretty hot here too, but she stays inside most of the time during the heat. They are beautiful and good dogs. Thank you for your kind comment and all your support! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      I have never heard of this breed of dogs, may be because I come from New Delhi where temp can go up to 115 F in summers. But this breed is breath taking beautiful. Voting it up, awesome, interesting and sharing here and on twitter.

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Ron! I'm so glad you enjoyed my hub. It never hurts to learn something new, does it! Siberian huskies are wonderful dogs if you should choose to get a dog as a pet. Thank you for stopping in and commenting, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Ronald E. Franklin 3 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      I haven't owned a dog since I was a child (that's at least a couple of years ago), but I enjoyed reading this hub. I never knew anything about Siberian Huskies; now I do. Thanks.

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Kelly! Our female husky, Meisha, is a sweet and loveable dog too! We love it when she "talks" to us. I'm so sorry Anakin has canine epilepsy, I'm glad it isn't too bad. All four of the huskies we have had were wonderful dogs and each one with a different personality. Meisha is more of a big baby than the others were. She has her own towel that I put on the couch for her to lay on. She comes and tells me when I have forgotten to put in down for her! I'm sure Anakin is enjoying the weather in Vermont. Thank you for stopping by and I really enjoyed hearing about Anakin. I hope you enjoy HubPages, it really is a great place! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Kelly 3 years ago from New England

      Excellent article - I couldn't agree more with your dog choice. Our Siberian Husky will be 9 years old in April, and we couldn't love him any more than we do. He is very loyal and a wonderful family dog. Although he does suffer from canine epilepsy, it's a mild case that doesn't seem to take the wind out of his sails for long. He loves our daughters and even loves his little Bichon "brother". Anakin is our first attempt at a larger breed of dog, and I'm so happy we got him. He's ornery, and we love that about him. He's a howler/talker, and the Bichon tries to imitate him. He's got quite the personality - I'm sure that he was the happiest of all of us when we moved to Vermont!!

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      sgbrown,

      I agree that huskies must have been multi=purpose dogs for the first nation / Inuits and others. A dog that pulled a sled only wouldn't be economical at all.

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Tracy. If you give a dog a toy to play with that looks like a cat, he will probably terrorize a real cat even more. They only way the might get along is if the husky is raised with a cat from being a puppy and then I couldn't gaurantee anything. They still have a natural instinct as a hunter.

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Rick! Huskies are very energetic dogs and the love to wander. We have lost 2 of our huskies in the past because of their wandering off. Both of them loved to ride in cars, so I'm sure someone saw them and just loaded them up and took them home with them. Our third husky was stolen by the ex-boyfriend of our daughter. He was the one that gave her the puppy and we know he stole her back when they broke up, but we can't prove it. Our current husky, Meisha is a female and doesn't wander like the males did. She stays close to home. Thank you for stopping in and commenting, it is always appreciated. Welcome to HubPages! :)

    • Tracy 3 years ago

      I was wondering if giving/playing with the dog with a fake small furry toy would help the dog not chase my cats. I have two cats and really want a husky, but I don't want the dog to terrorize them. Is there away they can cohabitate?

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      Rick Grimes 3 years ago

      I had one of these as a kid, amazingly energetic dogs! It was hard to keep up with and they are very powerful as well so as a kid he would knock me down a bunch ! lol

      He ended up running away unfortunately :(

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Suhail! Huskies are hunters, like their forefathers the wolf. If mine sees a squirrel or a rabbit, she is going after it! I too love to watch them in the sled races. I always feel a little sorry for them, but have been told that they really enjoy it. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Jess! I hope when you get a bigger place you have room for a Husky or Malamute. They are both great dogs. I would be a little concerned about getting a half husky, half wolf. The wild instinct may be too much to have as a family pet. I had read about the husky team bringing medicine the the people of Nome and was excited to include this in my hub. I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for all your kind words! Happy Valentine's Day! :)

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      As a dog person, I love all breeds of dogs, cross breeds and mutts. I like huskies too. A husky would have made a good hiking partner for me, except that I also wanted a hiker for colder climates, who is a guard dog with low prey drive. Huskies are good hiking partners, but they have high prey drive without having a guarding instinct.

      I follow those teams in dog sled racing (Yukon Quest, Iditarod, etc.) that have Siberian Huskies pulling them. I like Alaskan Huskies too, but a sled being pulled by Siberian huskies, malamutes, or Canadian Eskimo Dogs is a treat to watch.

      Thank you for sharing this hub.

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      JessBraz 3 years ago from Canada

      I really loved this hub. It was very informative.

      I don't have the room for a big dog right now, but I'm hoping in the next year or two once I have a bigger place, I'll be able to get a husky. They are my favourite breeds of dog... (them and german shepards) ... I love the siberians, as well as the malamutes. They're both so beautiful... I've been torn between those two, as well as getting a husky that's half wolf but I've recently learned huskies that are bred with wolves have to be kept tied up most of the time and I wouldn't want that.

      I loved how you combined informative facts, as well as personal tips in this hub. I found it very insightful as well as helpful and I'll definitely come back to it when it's time to purchase my puppy.

      I liked the info you included about using the sled dogs to bring medicine to the people of Nome. I'm a bit of an info junkie, so it was a nice treat to add an extra piece of trivia to my aresenal.

      Great job!

      Cheers!

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Tony! Yep, you have quite a size difference in your dogs there! Jack Russells don't know any size, do they? They are such energetic and brave little dogs! Thank you for stopping in, it is always appreciated. Have a great day! :)

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      Tony 3 years ago from Ohio

      I've never had a Husky, though I've had many dogs as companions. It's a breed I've always considered, but for one reason or another, never ended up with. I currently have both a Kuvatz and a Jack Russel. Talk about a size differential! Not that the Russel thinks there is.

      Great Hub, thanks again for reminding me of another noble breed.

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Thank you justateacher! Which I am sure your are not..."just" a teacher. Keeping a husky in a condo probably isn't a good idea. They do need some room to run and play or they can be a little destructive. Thank you for stopping in and commenting, it is always appreciated! :)

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Marlene! Well, I am glad you came back to revisit! We do love our huskies at my house. We have had 3 that were gray and only 1 which is brown, Meisha. I don't know if it is because she is a female or because the color is brown instead of gray, but her coat is soooo soft! The grays are more coarse to the touch. I have never had the opportunity to see a solid white husky, I would be curious as to how soft their coat is. Thank you for your revisit and comment. Come back anytime! :)

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      LaDena Campbell 3 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Beautiful dogs! I would have one if I didn't live in a condo! I just don't have enough space...you provide lots of great information!

    • lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      Hi sgbrown, I came back to revisit. I absolutely love the Siberian Husky in this shade of color. I have seen them in white. How cute! I want one. lol.

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Tammy! Malamutes are very like huskies. They are great dogs that enjoy the water and cold weather. Meisha likes to chase the cat fish that come up to the edge of our pond when we are fishing. She has tons of fun, but it does't make for a very good fishing trip. I would like to have seen your malamute pulling your kids back to shore by their pants, I bet that was a funny sight! Thank you for your kind words and interesting comment! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Tammy 3 years ago from North Carolina

      I love these dogs. I had a malamute many years ago when my boys were young. She watched over them. We would go to the lake and the kids went in to see if they could get her to swim. This dog would go in the water, swim to the kids, and try to pull them back to shore by their pants. She was worried about them. The brown and red husky is beautiful! Enjoyable hub!

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello tillsonititan! What a wonderful description you gave of Huskys! They are beautiful dogs and their blue eyes just seem to jump out at you. Thank you for your kind comment and votes. It is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Au fait! Thank you for your kind comment and little story about your puppy and your slippers! Puppies seem to love anything with fur on it. The puppy in that picture was Kaluha. She would carry that slipper with her everywhere she went for months. Thank you for your wonderful comment, votes and share! Have a wonderful day, my friend! :)

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I think everyone is intrigued by Huskys because they are such beautiful and noble looking animals. Of course, the mystique of their blue eyes just adds to their appeal.

      You've provided a lot of helpful information about the breed and your photos are great!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Always loved huskies. Lots of good information here to help people decide if this is the pet for them.

      Dogs can be so silly when the first snow arrives and they love to play in it!

      The fluffy little puppy in the picture is so cute, too!

      When I lived in WI, I used to wear fluffy slipper booties around the house. When I was done with them, I would give them to my dog, a mutt, partly German Shepherd, partly who knows what? He would have a great time playing with them and of course the yard would then be covered with pink (or blue) fur from the slippers and I would have to go and rake it up. We lived out in the country so it didn't bother the nearest neighbors a quarter mile away. The photo of your puppy playing with that slipper made me think of it.

      Voted up, BAUI, and will share!

    • Wuss up 4 years ago

      I have a female husky that's one year

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Thank you Jill! We love our Huskies! Meisha is lying down by my feet as I write this. Huskies are really very loyal and gently pets. I am glad to hear your daughter has one, I hope she enjoys my hub! Thank you for sharing this! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      jill of alltrades 4 years ago from Philippines

      I can relate with all that you have written here. My daughter has a pet Siberian husky. It's really very good looking and gentle. I will tell her about this hub.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello lovedoctor! Thank you! We think Meisha is pretty special! I do like the brown/reddish color, it's more unusual than the grey color. I'm not sure if it is her color or the fact that she is a female, but her hair is sooo soft! I purebred Husky will usually run about $500., I think. That is what sons paid for our second Husky, she was a gift from our boys one Christmas. Our daughter "rescued" Meisha when she was about half grown. She was living on a chain in someone's yard. They were moving and she talked them right into giving her the dog! Thank you for your kind words and vote up! Have a wonderful day! :)

    • lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      A very good presentation. I found this hub useful and informative. Meisha is gorgeous! Her eyes are beautiful and I love the fact that she is a brown Siberian Husky. I want to adopt her. Lol. Are they expensive dogs? Voted up beautiful!

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Indian Chef! The Husky breed originated in the cold northern regions and they fare very well there. Now they are family pets all over the world. When you have one as a pet in hotter regions, as we do, we allow her to stay indoors during the heat of the day. They are very beautiful dogs and great companions also. Thank you for your comment, vote and share! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      This dog not only has beautiful eyes as you said but is very beautiful.I can see in your pictures that they live in snow as this is first time I am reading about this breed. They look strong and cute. voting it up and sharing on facebook.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Scribenet! Our Huskys have amazed us sometimes. They have all been so gentle when taking food from our hands. Not like our yellow lab, you have to watch your fingers with her! I bet your little dog running around with the Husky was a site to see! Thanks for stopping in and commenting! Good to hear from you as always! :)

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      Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love Huskies even though I never have owned one, but our neighbor had one who visited us (ha,ha). He was gorgeous and he would come into the house unannounced (we had the door open for our dog). He would stand there silently until I noticed. First time it happened I almost had a heart attack :).

      He was so gentle taking a complimentary dog biscuit ever so delicately and my dog looked loved him going completely nuts when he was around. She would try to keep up with him as he loped around the yard his several bounds being matched by her running full tilt in crazy circles.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Peg! Meisha's "designated digging area" is actually one of her favorite places to dig. We had to "give in" somewhat or we would be fighing an uphill battle. I have learned to throw her toys around her digging spot keeps her happy there. One of our first huskies, Brodie, like to lie in one of my raised flower beds I had created around a tree in my front yard. No matter what I did, he would go right back to digging a huge hole there. So, I decided to build the flower bed around him! I left his favorite spot untouched and added some "doggie decorations" to the flowerbed. It really turned out great! I guess sometimes we just have to "choose out battles". :) Thank you for stopping in and your wonderful comment and vote. I always enjoy hearing from you! Have a great day! :)

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Hello SG. I love your phrase "designated digging area". Years ago, a girl dog named Buckwheat used to dig narrow, deep holes that were like land mines in the yard. I fell into a few. Later when we had a load of sand brought in all three dogs would dig down to the wet sand and lie in it. We discovered this "digging area" by accident and it cured the issue of land mines in the yard.

      I always enjoy your stories about dogs and helpful information to prospective pet owners. People need to match their personalities to the type of dogs they adopt. Thanks again for an enjoyable read. Up all the way.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      You are so sweet Lori! Thank you, I appreciate you very much! :)

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      By Lori 4 years ago from USA

      I voted this article as "awesome" ! I think I forgot to vote at all when I first read it so I came back,

      :)

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Lori! DNA testing has shown that the Siberian Husky is one of the oldest dog breeds, so I think we could say that they are very closely related to the wolf. However, the wolf is a completely different breed. I have never heard a wolf howl, except on tv, but I hear coyotes howl often as we live in the country in Oklahoma. Just last night, hubby and I were listening to some and I told him how much I love the sound, as long as it doesn't get too close! It does give me goosebumps, but it is such a beautifully "wild" sound. Thank you for stopping in and commenting, It is always appreciated! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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      By Lori 4 years ago from USA

      I am fascinated by this kind of dog. They are real close to relationship in wolf genealogy - more than most other dogs right ? I saw a few in the back of truck parked somewhere - they started howling like wolves and it was the most beautiful sound. Goosebumps !

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Peggy! It is heartbreaking not knowing what happened to my other Huskys, but they were all such friendly dogs, I am hoping that someone took them and gave them a good home. We have had Meisha for about 6 years now and she doesn't wander off like the males did, so I hope to have her for a very long time. Thank you for stopping in and the votes! I always enjoy hearing from you! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Wonderful hub about your experience with having Husky dogs. Really enjoyed seeing your photos. It must have been heartbreaking to lose your 3 male dogs never knowing for sure what happened to them. Hopefully you will have your Meisha for a good long time. Up and interesting votes.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello stars439! Huskies are such great dog and so good with children! We have had several over the years. Thank you for stopping in and commening, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Great hub. We owned a Siberian Husky , and she lived out her entire life with us. We bought it for our two year old daughter. We took a million pictures of Becky, and her dog. GBY dear heart.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello tjdavis! Meisha is our fourth husky now. The three others, just disappeared. We are pretty sure they were all stolen! We live in the country and males, which the others were males, tend to wander and love to ride in a car. If someone saw them beside the road and opened their door, they would get in. Meisha is the only female and she stays closer to home, thank God! They are excellent dogs! Thank you for stopping in, reading and commenting, it is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Susan! Thank you, Meisha does have beautiful eyes. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub. Thank you for stopping in and leaving such a kind comment. Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Suzie! Thank you for your kind words. Be careful! Once you see a husky pup, you are going to be hooked! These are such such loving dogs, they would be an excellent choice. Thank you for all your support! Have a great day! :)

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      Teresa Davis 4 years ago from Moscow, Texas

      Great hub. I loved the pictures and I love the husky dog breed. I owned one but he was stolen from my yard. He was a wonderful companion to my grand baby..he was very protective of her. I hope to one day have another one.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Meisha is beautiful. I've always loved the blue eyes of Husky's. I enjoy reading about all the different dog breeds. Great Hub and loved your pictures.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi sgbrown,

      What a lovely hub on a fabulous breed of dog! Your photos are wonderful, your first one of Meisha is stunning!! I have always loved this breed and have noticed quite a few being walked out and about.Great info and if I can persuade Mike then I would love a husky pup! Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and sharing!!

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello vox vocis! I am so glad you learned something new from my hub. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I appreciate your kind comment. Have a wonderful day!

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      Jasmine 4 years ago

      Huskies are such wonderful dogs! I love the photos you've included in your hub. I didn't know that they were one of the oldest dog breeds or about the origin of their name. Great hub!

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Yes, huskies are beautiful dogs and well natured. People that mis-treat animals do go to jail, maybe not long enough. Thank you for your comment on this article also. Have a good day!

    • animal lover 4 years ago

      huskys are beautiful. i was watching animal cops and a sibarian husky was abused it made me so angry i saw red for the whole day and woudn't calm down till the afternoon the next day. why do people do that to animals they should go to jail for the rest of there life. it is inexcusible for them to do that.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello dahoglund. We have had 4 Siberian Huskies over the years. They are really such good dogs. Meisha is our first brown and white and has blue eyes. They are all beautiful dogs. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, it is always appreciated! Have a great day! :)

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      Don A. Hoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      We have a Siberian Husky from a rescue group.She is black and white with blue eyes.Our previous dog was a Siberian and German Shepherd mix. A bit bigger than the dog we have now.Nice hub.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Oneeshan! Huskies don't like hot weather because their coat is so thick, but as long as you are prepared to NOT leave the dog outside in the heat all the time, they should be just fine. Be sure to have plenty of shade someplace the dog can stay cool. Just remember, they have on a thick fur coat all year around. Some people "shave" their huskies during the summer too. Not all the way down to the skin, but enough to remove most of the hair. When it gets very hot here, we let Meisha stay in the house most of the time. If you get a Husky, I know you will enjoy it, they are wonderful dogs! Thank you for visiting my article. I hope you continue to visit and have a wonderful day! :)

    • Oneeshan 4 years ago

      Hi! I would just like to ask if huskies can survive in a tropical country like Philippines? I mean, we barely experience cold weather and we don't experience snow. (haha) so is it okay for me to actually raise a husky? thank you, hope to get a feedback from you. :)

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello thelyricwriter. Huskies are great dogs, I'm glad to find another Husky lover! Thank you for your kind comments. I will be looking for your tattoo hub! Have a great day! :)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting Sgbrown. I am actually working on a tattoo hub on the Siberia husky. Many people don't realize that they have that redish/brown color. Great job listing everything. I love these dogs. Mine was very loyal and playful. We named him Zoey. With those baby blue eyes, he was absolutely beautiful. Awesome article.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Oh my gosh! Teach him to get drunk, won't it! Most dogs, don't like a stranger "getting in the face", I guess he learned his lesson, the hard way! Maybe you should write a hub on this, would be interesting and funny, to a point. Thanks for sharing that story! I wouldn't pet Joe either! :)

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      They are beautiful dogs. I love those starling blue eyes. I never had a Husky but my sister Lisa did and your Hub makes me want to tell you a story about "Joe."

      My sister's husband was at the bar getting drunk with a good friend of his. The friend starting bragging about how he could walk up to any dog and calm it down and none would bite him because he knew how to handle dogs. My sister's husband said, "You cannot pet Joe."

      Things escalated until a $20 bet was placed as to whether the guy could walk right up to Joe and pet him.

      Well, the man's entire lower lip was bit off and couldn't be put back on. He has lived with no bottom lip ever since.

      I never tried to pet Joe. :D

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello Tonu1973! I know how you feel. Meisha has choosen her favorite spot to dig a hole to lie in. I have decided to make that her designated spot and even leave her toys there. This has seemed to help as she is not digging anywhere else,yet. LOL Thank you for commenting on this hub. Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Tonu1973 4 years ago from the outer reaches of reality

      Thanks for writing this hub. I see many of these traits in my girl. She is a good girl, but I have not been able to stop her from digging where ever she wants. This is an OK trade off for me though as she is a great member of the family.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hello billips! Thank you for stopping in and reading my hub. I love animals too. Thank you for your kind comment. I will be reading some of your hubs too. Have a great day! :)

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      billips 4 years ago from Central Texas

      I am always drawn to animal articles - really enjoyed learning about the Siberian Husky - anyone seeing that puppy picture will be hooked - good hub - B.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Jenna, thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

    • Jenna 5 years ago

      Awesome article! I really enjoyed reading this!

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      @beccas90 - Thank you for stopping by and reading my hub on Huskies. They are an excellent breed of dogs. I appreciate your comment! :)

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      beccas90 5 years ago from New York

      I love the eyes of Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes. They also love to "work" and in the northeast they get so excited at the prospect of pulling a sled. Wonderful breed.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi KathyH! Thank you for your kind words. Huskies do have beautiful eyes, don't they? They are very good dogs too. Thank you for your vote up! :)

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      KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      What GORGEOUS dogs! They have such stunning eyes! Very well written! :) Voted up and awesome!

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Hi Eddy! Thank you for your kind comments. I too, am an animal/nature lover. Always happy to meet another. Have a wonderful day yourself. :)

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      I love anything to do with animals/nature etc and this one was indeed a rare treat.

      What beautiful dogs and this hub was also wonderfully written.

      I have to vote up uo and away and look forward to reading many more by you.

      Take care and enjoy your day .

      Eddy.

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      fayx24 5 years ago from Australia

      Our baby will soon be 2 years old... how time flies! She's an English Mastiff (the original Great Dane). Actually it was a choice between the Siberian Husky and the English Mastiff and the extra large breed won us over. No doubt the Huskies have the most beautiful eyes! Again, loved your Hub :)

    • sgbrown 5 years ago

      Thank you Diana Lee! I appreciate your vote up! :)

    • sgbrown 5 years ago

      Thanks for the comment, fayx24! The red Huskies are not as common as the black and gray. It looks like you have a Great Dane? We like the larger breed dogs as they are just more fun to us. Luckily we have 2 farm ponds, so when the weather gets hot, she does like to jump in and cool off. Have a great day! :)

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      fayx24 5 years ago from Australia

      Nice hub! I've never seen a brown/red Siberian Husky before - absolutely beautiful! I love larger breeds, but mine is extra large... like you, I feel for the larger breeds in summer, especially those with thick coats.

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      Diana L Pierce 5 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      I love dogs. This is a very informative hub. Voted up.

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