Huskies are happy and dedicated working dogs that make great family pets. Their easy-going nature makes these pups beloved by all!
When you think of the Siberian Husky breed, you might think of Balto. This courageous pup led a sled dog team over the frozen Alaskan tundra to deliver medicine to the children of Nome, thus saving the town’s youth from the diphtheria epidemic. His bravery and dedication shot the breed to fame – he even has his own Disney movie and statue in New York City!
However, Balto isn’t the only charming Husky around. The entire breed is known for their friendly nature, determination, and incredible athleticism. With their beautiful coats and docile dispositions, it’s no wonder these pups are a family favorite!
Why We Love the Siberian Husky Breed
- Siberian Huskies love EVERYONE. They’re great with children and immediately warm up to new visitors.
- This breed is known for being happy! Huskies love life and love you.
- The Siberian Husky is a working dog, which makes this pup a great fit for active families who will indulge its athleticism.
- Huskies’ get along with other pets. Just be sure to raise them together from puppyhood.
Things to Consider
- Huskies are incredibly intelligent, which also means they can be stubborn. These dogs require a firm and consistent pack leader who will maintain house rules.
- The Husky breed has deeply ingrained instincts from life in the Arctic tundra, such as digging and escaping. Keep this in mind when training your Husky puppy, and always keep your pooch well exercised to help with boredom! Be sure you’re aware of possible escape points in the yard or house, too.
- That beautiful thick coat requires weekly brushing!
- While Huskies can live well with animals, they do have strong predatory instincts. Make sure to train your pup to recognize friend from food.
Like many popular breeds in the United States, Huskies are victims of overbreeding. This can exacerbate health problems in the breed, such as hip dysplasia and eyes issues like cataracts and corneal dystrophy. Too many Huskies end up in shelters because of poor breeding and uninformed owners who aren’t prepared for their high energy and determined spirit. If you’re thinking of adopting a Siberian Husky and have the time to dedicate to these precious pups, consider a Husky rescue! You’ll be getting a friend for life.
Siberian Husky Rescues
Whether you’re looking for a Siberian Husky puppy or a full grown Husky companion, there are tons of rescues waiting to meet you. Here are just a few:
- Sociable, intelligent & calm
- Avg. Weight
- 40 - 60 lbs
- Avg. Life Span
- 12 - 15 years
Siberian Huskies near 20149Edit
Animal Rescues near 20149Edit
Persian Rescue of Virginia
The Cats at Longstreet
Save The Tails Rescue Group, Inc.
|Leesburg, VA||1 888 379 5558 x1|
Humane Society of Loudoun County
|Leesburg, VA||(703) 777-2912|
Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society