Learn about the temperament and personality of the Siberian Husky. Discover what he’s like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves.
Siberian Husky Temperament
Bred to be a sled dog, the Siberian Husky makes a great all-around dog. They are agreeable, alert, and outgoing. They have amazing endurance, and are always willing to work and want something to do, so they need at least an hour of exercise per day. They also need to be around people or other dogs at all times. They need companionship. A bored or lonely Siberian is a destructive Siberian tearing up couches and cushions. They can easily destroy your house and yard if they decide it’s a good idea (and they probably will at some point). Siberians also love to dig! If you let them near your flowerbed, you will no longer have any flowers, or a bed. Siberian Huskies love to run and sometimes they love to run away. They cannot be trusted off leash. You will need a fenced-in yard, and you will need to make sure the fence is secure, because if there is any possible way out, the Siberian Husky will find it. They are excellent escape artists! (And they are not car smart and could get hit by one!) Huskies are also famous for escaping through the front door. If you’ve seen a crazy woman running all over town in her bathrobe, you now know that she was probably chasing her Siberian. They are not avid barkers, nor are they particularly protective, so they might not alert you when someone is at the door. They are not overly suspicious of strangers, and they are so indiscriminately friendly, that if a burglar breaks into your home, your Siberian might try to lick him to death. While they are not famous for the nuisance bark, they have been known to howl. Siberians are good with children, and love to play with them. They get along well with other dogs, and love to play with other Siberians. They do not however, in general, do well with cats. Sadly, Siberians have been known to kill cats, even ones they’ve lived with for a while. Siberians need to be supervised around any small animals. Siberians are intelligent and can be a bit stubborn. They can be challenging to train. They are bred to pull, so teaching them to heel can be particularly difficult. They are also usually reluctant to return to you on a recall. You will need to earn his respect and establish yourself as the pack leader. Siberian Huskies have a joyful demeanor, loveable facial expressions, and an exuberant love for life. They are friendly, loving, and enjoy attention. And they need a lot of it.
Siberian Husky Training
The Siberian Husky is moderately easy to train. He learns new commands at the average rate. He is neither difficult nor easy to train.
Siberian Husky Shedding
The Siberian Husky is a very heavy shedder. He sheds an awful lot of hair! You’ll find hair all over your home, stuck to everything! You’ll probably even find it in the butter!
Siberian Husky Grooming
The medium-length coat of the Siberian Husky only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds excessively you may find yourself brushing him daily to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn’t fall out in your home!)