WHAT COLOURS DO SIBERIAN HUSKIES COME IN?
The Siberian Husky is a magnificent dog with an easily recognisable physique. Among the many wonderful characteristics of this dog breed stands out its striking, abundant fur. But what are all the different colours of the Husky's coat? Find out below!
Siberian Husky Colours
The breed standard for the Siberian Husky, as established by The Kennel Club, accepts all colours and markings, including white, except for merle. This means the breed offers many possibilities; something to please everyone! If you want a specific coloured dog, you should be able to find just what you’re looking for with the Husky. But beware: the aesthetic criterion should never be the main reason you choose a dog. Instead, look at the Husky's temperament and ideal living conditions to be sure that this dog is suitable for you.
Shades of Black
In black huskies, the mask is white. The different shades of black Husky are:
Agouti black (also known as “wild colouring”)
Shades of Grey
The different shades of grey Husky are:
Shades of Copper/Red
The different shades of red Husky are:
Red and white
Sable (red dogs with black points)
Shades of White and White Markings
The different shades of white Husky are:
Pure white (the rarest coat colour for a Husky)
Grey and white
Black and white
Piebald pattern (more than 30% white with irregular patches of any other colour - this is quite rare in Huskies)
Huskies can also have a pinto coat, which is a pattern rather than a colour. A pinto Siberian Husky can be any of the above colours, except for white. However, pintos do have an excess of white over the shoulders and front legs.
The Husky has a medium-length double coat. The undercoat is soft and dense; the outer coat is straight and smooth. This thick coat helps Huskies survive in very cold temperatures. Maintaining your Husky’s coat is relatively simple and requires very little time and money. However, you do need to brush your Husky regularly with the right brush.
Husky Size and Weight
The Husky is a big dog, whether male or female. However, there is a noticeable difference between the size of the two sexes. Males measure between 54 and 60cm at the withers and weigh between 20 and 30kg. Females measure between 50 and 56cm at the withers and weigh between 16 and 23kg. If you want a smaller dog, go for a female. There is no noticeable difference in the temperament of male and female Huskies.
The growth period of the Siberian Husky can be divided into two very distinct phases. At birth, Huskies weigh between 300 and 500 grams. They then grow and increase in weight very quickly, until they reach 7 or 8 months old, when the growth curve begins to slow. Huskies mature faster than most other large dog breeds, reaching their adult size and weight at the age of between 12 and 15 months old, depending on the individual. At six months old, a male Husky will weigh between 14.7kg and 19.4kg, with females of the same age weighing between 11.9 and 16.7kg.
Growth is a critical time for every puppy. Not only is this the time when your puppy forges a relationship with the world around them, but it is also the most crucial period for dog training, which needs to be taken seriously. During this time, it’s crucial to protect your dog’s joints by avoiding putting too much strain on them. If you're not careful, you risk causing joint problems in your dog. Huskies are predisposed to hip dysplasia, so avoid making your dog climb stairs. Playtime should not be too intense either. Hip dysplasia is a serious joint problem that could seriously affect your dog's mobility and therefore their quality of life.
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