Breed Profile

Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky
At the basin of the Kolyma River at the foothills of the Cherski mountains, one of the tribes, the Chukchi people, went on to develop the Siberian Husky. These dogs were developed to meet the requirements of their specific needs. The required specific confirmation of this dog was to provide speed and endurance over great distances, therefore kilo for kilo the Siberian Husky would be one of the strongest draft dogs.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Siberian Huskies live up to 12 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

Siberians should be gentle, reliable and friendly. Their superb temperament makes them good family companions for people of all ages. As a breed, they are affectionate to one and all.

Inherent in the characteristics of the breed is an alert, outgoing and clownish personality. The dog's desire to please, coupled with its inclination to be stubborn and strong-willed, with unrivalled independence, is perhaps a carry-over from its working heritage. Each Siberian has a nature and identity of its own.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Care needs to be taken as this is a true pack animal and needs to know who is boss. If raised with other pets they are fine.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Without regular exercise a Siberian will become a nuisance, doing anything to alleviate boredom. These dogs will regulate their food intake. They have a naturally slow metabolism and need exercise to simulate their appetite. There is nothing as unsightly as an obese Siberian Husky.

While many breeds moult with the seasons, in the Siberian the entire undercoat of the dog comes out in clumps, much like sheep's wool. Siberian Huskies are extremely energetic and with a great desire to run. An understanding of their heritage and use should give you a good indication of their exercise requirements. Siberians do well in sledding activities, which provide a much-needed outlet for their energy.

Please take note:
With this breed there are a few things to bear in mind; namely the potential for chasing and killing livestock, plus the breed's generally independent demeanour. These dogs don't bark a lot - but their song of joy can be noisy.

IDEAL OWNERS

The Siberian Husky is not the ideal breed for everybody, but for those who are prepared to supply the exercise and companionship this breed requires, owning a Siberian can be a richly rewarding experience.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Siberian Husky is the dog for you and you realise that plenty of strong exercise is needed to keep it happy and alert, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Lee Khan Bannerbrite NSW Contact
Sharon Heys Desarun QLD Contact
Robert and Bobby-Lee Lloyd articpride NSW Contact
Jenny Boekelman Jentol WA Contact
Kylie Williams ukeevea QLD Contact
Brian Parker Sibertac SA Contact
Bob and Joanne Bob Atupaka NSW Contact
Ross and Tracy Wittenberg Riloss SA Contact
Molly Rule-Steele TAEJAAN NSW Contact
Sandra Baker Anyka QLD Contact
Ros and Col Seare Theldaroy QLD Contact
Amanda Voigt Lykaios QLD Contact
Morgan Cochran Entarc QLD Contact
Tracey Levick Tarance QLD Contact
Peta Thompson Salthouse QLD Contact
amanda chapman sibernard NSW Contact
Jessica Bird Azincourt NSW Contact
Zoe Byrne Zee Grand Kennels TAS Contact
Chelsea Bird Azincourt NSW Contact
Darren Browne Cardhara QLD Contact
Cheryl Smart Snofall Siberians VIC Contact
Danny Willson OURSIBES QLD Contact
samantha abraham amarkinus QLD Contact
Sophia Dalidakis Snofall VIC Contact
Kim Offner Alpison VIC Contact
Amanda Meier Sibertac QLD Contact
Annie Jackson Norstarr VIC Contact
Amanda Becconsall Canyonlands NSW Contact
Michelle Waterhouse KewlMax Siberian Huskies WA Contact
Samantha Leonard Nevicata NSW Contact
Christina Varga Glamourous NSW Contact
Andrenina Youle Hauntdwolv QLD Contact
Lina Aranyos Snowpackjana SA Contact
Darlene Fennell Koolmove VIC Contact
Jodie Greene Kosheen VIC Contact
Andrenina Youle Hauntdwolv QLD Contact
carmelina aranyos snowpackjana SA Contact
Sarah Partridge Snowbreakers VIC Contact
Claire Batchelor Wintareign QLD Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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