Keep tabs on this well-known escape artist or he will wander.

Vital Stats

Height: 20 to 23.5 inches at shoulder
Weight: 35 to 60 pounds (males average 52 pounds, females average 42 pounds)
Coat: soft and straight
Life span: 12 to 15 years

Summary
The Siberian Husky is a beautiful breed with a thick coat that comes in a multitude of colors and markings. Their blue or multi-colored eyes and striking facial masks only add to the appeal of this breed, which originated in Siberia.

It is easy to see why many are drawn to the Siberian’s wolf-like looks, but be aware that this athletic, intelligent dog can be independent and challenging for first-time dog owners.

Huskies also put the “H” in Houdini and need a fenced yard that is sunk in the ground to prevent escapes. Full Siberian Husky profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)