Dakota Lynn Siberians

Heaven's Guard Dogs

About Siberian Huskies

 HUSKY BREED HISTORY

The Asian Chukchi people of the extreme northeastern part of Siberia,once depended on Siberian Huskies to survive. The hearty dogs pulled sleds, herded reindeer and guarded property in a challenging, frigid environment. Their amazing stamina captured the attention of passing fur traders, who eventually brought the dogs to other parts of the world.

Huskies gained worldwide recognition when they rushed needed medicine to ill Alaskans. They still compete in sled races, but also delight pet owners with alert, gentle and independent spirits. Despite having developed in cold climates, Siberian Huskies adapt well to a variety of living conditions.

The does not have qualities of the guard dog.they are not overly suspicious of strangers or aggressive with other dogs. They are intelligent, tractability, and have an eager disposition
to be an agreeable companion and willing worker. 

IDEAL BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Size: Males 21 to 23 1/2 inches, Females 20 to 22 inches (at the withers).
Appearance: Compact, powerful body with smooth, effortless motion.
Coat and Color:Straight, thick, smooth, medium-length coat with a soft undercoat; hair on the tail. All colors, shading from white to black.
Head: Slightly rounded skull with a gently tapered muzzle;
almond-shaped, brown, blue (or both) eyes; erect, high, triangular, rounded ears.
Tail: Long, curved, carried over the back.
Average Age span: The same as all large-med dogs 10-14 yrs any more a plus 


Siberian Huskies and Heat 
 

The important point to remember in relation to Arctic breed, is that these breeds were able to survive in the Arctic not only because they could tolerate cold but because more precisely, they could tolerate extremely wide swings of temperature in relation to their body temperature. Therefore, they are also, it appears, better adapted for severely high temperatures. The animal that was selected by living in a temperate climate, that is, one in which the temperature stayed very close to the animal's body temperature throughout the year, is not only going to be very susceptible to cold weather, but also is going to be more susceptible to severely hot weather which is well over the dog's body temperature. 

Living with a Siberian Husky:
A Siberian is the most beguiling and loving dog. It has a great zest for life,
boundless love in it's heart, and a mischievous spirit.
It is classically beautiful,with friendly,spirit-filled eyes.
A husky is most trustworthy around young children and
small animals.
It delights in their company and is a loyal wonderful companion for life.
It is not prone to barking, but lets off a characteristic howl
like a singing when making itself heard.
They require low maintenance and do not eat large amounts of food.
They are a very sturdy dog and are wonderful in the sports area
Great in winter sports, they love to pull loads on skis and sleds; even in the summer,
they will always pull and play. 

Coat and Grooming

The Siberian Husky is a comparatively easy dog to care for. He is by nature fastidiously clean and is typically free from body odor and parasites. Siberians clean themselves like cats. In fact, a Siberian that becomes soiled with mud will clean himself up. Therefore, bathing requirements are minimal. In fact, most owners bathe their dogs once per year or less.
Twice a year, Siberians blow their undercoats, that is, they shed their undercoats completely. It is a very intense shedding period that can last three weeks or more from start to finish. The good news is that this only happens twice a year. The remainder of the time, Siberians are relatively shed free. The bad news is that the shedding period can be rather messy. The hair comes out in large and small clumps.It should be noted, however, that this shedding schedule is climate dependent. Some owners that live in very warm climates, ones that lack clearly defined seasonal changes, report some shedding year round in the breed.
Other than during coat-blowing season, the Siberian needs very little grooming. No trimming or shaving of hair is required or recommended. Just occasional brushing to remove dead hair and keep the coat fresh and shiny is required. Their nails should be checked and clipped periodically, and their feet should be checked regularly to ensure good health, particularly in actively working dogs.
The Chukchi believed that their dogs guarded the gates of heaven, and that the way you treated a dog in this life determined your place in heaven. If this is so then surely when time comes for us to pass we will be assured of a place of great honor.
In an unrelated mushers's Legend, it is said that your dogs wait for you, asleep until you come across, then they pull your sled through and into heaven! 
 

   

                 

 

 

 

 

  

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