Siberian Huskies are beautiful dogs known for their wolf-like looks and trademark blue eyes, they are very popular in the world. They were bred for mushing in subzero temperatures, and most commonly associated with valiantly pulling sleds through the snow. Siberian Husies are friendly, gentle, dignified, alert but not aggressive. If you are an experienced Siberian Husky owner, you may know these interesting facts about Huskies.
1. Huskies Are Not Related To Wolves.
Siberian Huskies belong to the Spitz genetic family which, at least for the last 5000 years, has not been influenced by wolves. According to the Siberian Husky Club of America, they are a domesticated purebred dog with no genetic lineage linking them to wolves. They bear a strong resemblance to wolves but their behaviours are very different.
2. Snow Nose Is More Likely To Occur In Siberian Huskies.
Technically called hypopigmentation, snow nose or “winter nose” is a common condition that causes the nose or parts of it to lighten to a pale pink color, it occurs in the winter, with or without snow. It might be related to the hours of darkness being greater than daylight hours. It darkens again in spring and summer when the days are longer and the weather warms up.
3. Huskies Are Independent Thinkers.
Known for being independent thinkers, Huskies will sometimes ignore your commands. This can make potty training a little difficult for some.
4. A Husky’s Howl Can Be Heard Up To 10 Miles Away.
Siberian Huskies are particularly talkative. Although they do not bark often, Huskies are considered to be one of the most vocal breeds. They exhibit everything from howls to yelps and can even sound like they’re actually talking sometimes.
5. Siberian Huskies Are Working Dogs, They Are Not Good Guard Dogs.
Huskies are unsuspicious and friendly to strangers. This can be charming, but it’s not very helpful when you’re looking for a canine sentry. The presence of somebody is likely to excite them and invite play, rather than protect, they would rather lick you than bite you.
6. Siberian Huskies May Have Eyes Of Different Color.
Siberian Husky’s eyes may be brown or icy blue. But sometimes you get one of each, this is known as parti-eye and is quite normal and acceptable for the breed. Even more amazing is they are all born with blue eyes but can change colour after a few weeks. The parti-color does not affect the vision of the dog.
7. Siberian Huskies Are Masterful Escape Artists.
Huskies like to explore and dig, and they are known escape artists and can find their way out of most seemingly secure areas. They need companionship and like going outdoor, if they are left alone for periods of time they may work independently to find a way out.