RIGHT BREED FOR YOU?
Siberians are relatively easy keepers, but their tick coats require weekly brushing. New owners should be prepared to provide an outlet for exercise daily, whether throught walks or an enclosed space in which to run. Predatory instincts are strong, so Siberians shoul be supervised around small animals in and aroun the home. Its agreeable and outgoing temperament makes it a great all-around dog, suitable for ananything from sledding to therapy work. All colors from black to pure white are allowed, and a variety of markings on the head is common.
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BASIC informations about Seberian Husky
FCI - Standard No.270 /24.01.2000./ GB SIBERIAN HUSKY ORIGIN: U.S.A.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF ORIGINAL STANDARD: 02.02.1995. UTILIZATION: Sledge dog
CLASSIFICATION FCI: GROUP 5 Spitz and primitive types Section 1 Nordic Sledge Dogs
Without working trial
SIZE AND WEIGHT:
HEIGHT AT WITHERS: Males 21 - 23,5 inches (53,5 - 60 cm)
Females 20 - 22 inches (50,5 - 56 cm)
WEIGHT: Males 45 to 60 pounds ( 20,5 to 28 kg )
Females 35 to 50 pounds ( 15,5 to 23 kg )
Weight is in proportion to height. The measurements mentioned above represent the extreme height and weight limits with no preference given to either extreme. Any appearance of excessive bone or weight should be penalized.
GENERAL APPEARANCE :
The Siberian Husky is a medium-size working dog, quick and light on his feet and free and graceful in action. His moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest his Northern heritage. His caracteristic gait is smooth and seemingly effortless. He performs his original function in harnees most capably, carryng a light load at a moderate speed over great distances. His body proportions and form reflect this basic balance of power, speed and endurance. The males of Siberian Husky breed are masculine but never coarse; the bitches are feminine but without weakness of structure. In proper condition, with muscle firm and well developed, the Siberian Husky does not carry excess weight.
SOME IMAGES OF THE SIBERIAN HUSKY STANDARD
Distance between withers and elbow should be equal to distance fromelbow to ground. Lenght of body from point of shoulder to rear point of croup is slightly longer than height from ground to withers.
Side movement exhibiting good reach in forequarters and good drive inrear, with topline remaining firm and level.
The distance from the tip of the nose to the stop is equal to the distance from the stop to the occiput.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT:
The characteristic temperament of the Siberian Husky is frendly and gentle, but also alert and outgoing. He does not display the possessive qualities of the guard dog, nor is he overly suspicious of strangers or aggressive with other dogs. Some measure of reserve and dignity may be expected in the mature dog. His intelligence, tractability, and eager disposition make him an agreeable companion and willing worker.
Dogs over 23,5 inches(60cm) and bitches over 22 inches(56cm).
Aggresive or overly shy.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scortum.