- Keep your husky’s weight down. This should not be difficult since they eat less than most breeds their size.
- Learn about the health problems associated with this breed: cataracts, corneal dystrophy, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy and central progressive retinal atrophy, hip dysplasia and zinc-deficiency disease.
- Be prepared for a annual or biannual shed fest. This dog’s undercoat is thick and lush. While they shed very little most of the year, for a few weeks a siberian husky will lose more hair than you’d think is possible.
- Bathe the dog infrequently. The husky is a very clean dog and grooms itself like a cat.
- Make sure to trim this dog’s nails once a month.
- Keep your siberian inside or out, but remember that the breed is very social. If you don’t have another dog, you need to keep your husky near its family.
- While huskies don’t bark much, they aren’t silent dogs. They grumble and mutter and occasionally cut loose with a haunting howl that will make your neighbors unhappy if it goes on for an extended time.
Get ready to enjoy 10 to 15 years with your husky – this is the average life expectancy of a siberian husky.