Furry and friendly, playful and powerful, Huskies are a good choice for the active dog owner.

Often known as the ‘Siberian Husky’, Huskies are among the most identifiable and attractive breeds thanks to their thick, double-coated fur, pointed ears and bushy tail. With its origins in Siberia, where the indigenous Chukchi people used it as a sleigh dog, the Husky is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. Known for its strength, speed and stamina, a Husky makes for a loyal and affectionate companion.

Vital Stats

Size: Medium
Coat: Dense, double coat
Exercise: 2 hours
Life span: 9+ years
Breed group: Spitz
Temperament: Friendly, playful, intelligent, loyal
Size 34cm
Coat short
Exercise 2+ hrs Life span 9+years
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Husky Temperament & Personality

The Husky temperament is intelligent, playful and very friendly. They are known for their good nature as well as their love of people and they make loyal companions for people with active lifestyles.

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Husky Training & Exercise

Bred for their power, stamina and endurance, the Husky is a very hardy and robust breed that needs lots of daily exercise.

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Husky Grooming

The thick, well-furred appearance of a Husky coat is one of the breed’s most identifiable characteristics. Although it is relatively easy to look after, a Husky coat requires plenty of attention to keep it in tip-top condition.

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Husky Nutrition

Although Huskies are very active, medium-sized dogs, they tend to require a relatively small amount of food compared to other dogs of a similar size.

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What to know before you buy or rehome a Husky

Thinking about offering a Husky a home? Before you buy or adopt a Husky, here are a few crucial things to take into consideration.

Husky insurance considerations

Choosing the right insurance for your Husky can help keep them happy and healthy whatever happens. Conditions that we see they are prone to are not always covered as some other providers’ policies limit what they’ll pay for certain conditions, like cruciate ligament injuries. Others won’t cover your pet for dental illness or injury, or for congenital and hereditary conditions. With Petplan’s Covered for Life® dog insurance we have no additional limits for specific conditions or diagnostic tools.

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