Trivia Tuesday with Lauradale’s Siberian Huskies
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It’s Tuesday! How about a bit of Trivia Tuesday with Lauradale’s Siberian Huskies?
1. Did you know that the Siberian Husky’s coat enables them to withstand temperatures from -58 to -76 degrees Fahrenheit?
The Siberian Husky’s coat is thicker than many other breeds, and is composed of two layers. These are a dense undercoat, and a longer topcoat which is made up of short, straight guard hairs. Not only does this protect the Siberian Husky against the cold Arctic temperatures, but the coat also reflects heat in the summer, keeping them cool.
2. Did you know the Siberian Husky is a medium sized breed?
The AKC breed standard for the Siberian Husky calls for males to be 21 – 23.5 inches at the withers (shoulders) and females to be between 20 – 22 inches at the withers (shoulders).
3. Did you know that the Siberian Husky’s tail is not supposed to touch it’s back?
The tail should be held low when the dog is relaxed, and curled upwards in a “sickle” when the dog is excited. However it should not curl to one side, and should not touch the back. If the tail does curl to one side or touch the back, it is considered a fault as per the breed standard.
4. Siberians “blow coat” twice a year.
Were you aware that Siberians blow their coat twice year? While Siberians shed all year long, twice a year they will blow out their undercoat as well.
5. Siberian Huskies are HORRIBLE guard dogs.
They are not people aggressive. The scariest thing a Siberian Husky will do is lick you to death. While they may appear menacing or wolf-like, they are not protective.
6. Siberian Huskies are pack animals.
Whether your home includes other dogs or not, a Siberian Husky is a pack animal and will create it’s own pack. If the Siberian is the only dog in the home, that pack may include human family members. They thrive as part of a pack, although often need reminding that they are not the alpha of their pack.
7. Siberians are notorious for running away.
Why is this? Siberians are independent thinkers. They have “selective hearing”. They have a high prey drive. They are stubborn. And above all, they love to run and have a tendency to roam. They are escape artists, and need to be well contained inside a fenced area that they cannot dig out of or jump/climb over. If you want a dog that will stay in your unfenced yard with you, a Siberian is not the breed for you.
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