Do you have plans to adopt a Husky? We understand you, the wild beauty of this dog has something to fascinate! But before you decide, know that there is no one type of Husky, but several. Discover the peculiarities of each one to be able to make your choice in all serenity!
1. The Siberian Husky :
This is the most famous Husky. As its name suggests, the Siberian Husky, which usually weighs 16 to 30 kilos, is native to Siberia. Appeared 2000 years BC, it has long been used as a sled dog by nomadic tribes. This breed of dog is also proven in dog sled racing since the early 20th century, thanks to the legendary Balto.
The Siberian Husky possesses a sacred character. And for a good reason, despite a natural sociable, sweet and playful, he can be very stubborn. He needs a master capable of channeling his hyperactivity and getting his respect, otherwise, he could quickly be unlivable. Especially since he has a strong instinct of predation that can push him to run away.
On the other hand, despite his reputation as an independent dog, he does not appreciate loneliness. On the contrary, the Siberian Husky is used to live in a group!
2. The Alaskan Husky :
Born of crosses between wolves, Siberian Huskies, and hunting dogs, the Alaskan Husky looks very different from that of his cousin. Indeed, it usually has long legs, a lean body, and a less dense fur. His appearance is closer to that of the wolf than the Siberian Husky. It can also weigh up to 40 kilos.
But if the Alaskan Husky is now so widespread, it’s not for his physique but for his athletic abilities. Indeed, it is much faster and more robust than the Siberian Husky. Thanks to his performance, he is today the most used sled dog in the world.
3. The Alaskan Malamute :
Often confused with the Siberian Husky, the Alaskan Malamute is actually bigger and heavier since it usually weighs over 30 pounds. Also, his eyes are typically brown, and his tail is much bushier. Note that this breed of Nordic sled dogs, known for its iron health, is one of the oldest that exists.
Equipped with a very balanced temperament, the Alaskan Malamute adapts perfectly to family life. Especially since he loves children! Affectionate, playful and sociable, he also gets on well with humans and his peers.
On the other hand, this dog mainly devoted to his master has difficulty to bear the loneliness
4. The Alaskan Klee Kai :
The Husky also has its miniature version: the Alaskan Klee Kai! This dog, which can weigh 4 to 11 kilos, is from an accidental cross between an Alaskan Husky and a small dog.
But do not be fooled by the size of the Alaskan Klee Kai. And for a good reason, he has the same temperament as the Siberian Husky! As a result, he is very dynamic, somewhat dominant, and has a mainly developed hunting instinct. On the other hand, he tends to be suspicious of foreigners …
5. The Pomsky :
Coming from a cross between a dwarf Spitz and a Siberian Husky, the Pomsky is a dog more and more appreciated. And for a good reason, its small size, its weight of about 10 kilos and its boiled Husky melt all lovers of primitive dogs.
But as far as his character is concerned, it is better to have a good heart to take care of a Pomsky. Indeed, this little dog can be stubborn, capricious, impatient, disobedient, and very energetic. But rest assured, he also has qualities inherited from both parents. Indeed, it is a dog always happy to live, who can show all the affection he has for his master and with whom we can play for hours!