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Siberian Huskies – Fun Facts and Crate Size

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 Siberian Husky | Pet Crates Direct

Siberian Huskies

Quick Facts:

  • AKC recognized in 1930
  • Lifespan: 11-12 years
  • Size: Medium
  • Energy: High
  • Recommended Crate Size: 48" dog crate*

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Siberian Huskies are medium-sized with a thick coat and are classified as a working dog breed. Originating from the northeast of Siberia; huskies belong to the Spitz genetic family, inheriting its dense fur, distinctive markings, and erect triangular ears. Although this beautiful breed is popular, there are some things to keep in mind.


The American Kernel Club formally recognized Siberian Huskies in 1930. These high energy dogs have a smooth characteristic gait. The husky is considered a working dog with quick and light feet. They have an incredibly strong instinct to seize and chase cats and livestock. If the breeding, training, and socializing is important with the Siberian Husky. There are some cases of serious injury and even killing of other animals. This dog has a strong predatory instinct.


This medium-sized dog has a double coat with dense fur. Their fur is thicker than the average dog breed. The double coat consists of a thick undercoat with a long and shorter second coat with straight hair. The double coating protects the dog against the cold Arctic winter, while reflecting some of the heat in the summer. The husky comes in various colors and patterns but the common colors are black and white. Less common are pure white, copper-red, and so on.


Siberian Huskies do well when provided feed formulated to medium–sized breeds. It is highly recommended to discuss you dog’s feed with your veterinarian and breeder to determine size and frequency of meals in order to ensure the health and lifespan. It is also important to provide clean and fresh water every day.


Occasional grooming is required to keep the husky’s performance at their best. Regular nail trimming can prevent overgrowth and cracking. Also, regular ear checks are also essential to prevent debris and wax buildup which can cause infections. It is important to consider that husky's shed. They shed a lot, which can lead to a huge amount of their hair on your clothes, carpeting, furniture, counter tops, and even in your food. Therefore, regular vacuuming is a great way to keep things in order.


The Siberian husky has a strong natural predatory instinct; therefore, they should not be left unsupervised especially among other small animals. They have high energy which traditionally allowed effective sled pulling and running all day long. Be warned that if you let them run loose, some may run away. This dog has a innate characteristic in its makeup that gives it a strong desire to run. As a very active dog breed, regular exercise is a definite must. Due to its desire for freedom, there are few Siberian husky which can be left unrestrained. They should always be under control or supervision. Sufficient exercise is essential. Inadequate exercise can lead to destructive behavior.

Pet Crate Size

Pet Crates Direct recommends 48” dog crates* for most adult Siberian Huskies.


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