The Siberian Husky is a wonderful, intelligent, mischevious, and friendly breed of dog. Designed for long distance running and surviving harsh cold environments, the Husky can endure up to -75 degrees Fahrenheit. Yet this wonderful creature is of gentle spirits, delights in pleasing his owner, is good with young children, and is stoical in nature.
However, owning a Siberian Husky is not a decision to be taken lightly. They can jump many feet in the air, use their powerful paws to dig, require a lot of exercise, and are very talented escape artists. Many Siberian Husky owners have nicknamed their Sibe’s Houdini for their knack of getting out of kennels or crates.
Unlike other breeds of dog which may shed year round, a Siberian Husky sheds twice a year – generally in the spring and in the fall. The fur can come off in tufts, clumps, and even as they walk past you! This Husky shedding is known as a husky blowing their coat. Huskies have two coats, an undercoat and an outer layer – these two coats provide the Husky with insulation.
Blowing their coat is a way the husky maintains their healthy fur. When people see a Husky and pet them or give them a hug, they often remark about how soft their coat is. This beautiful coat is so soft because of the constant shedding, as well as the maintenance required by the Husky’s owner to keep the coat in such a good condition.
If you’re thinking of making a Siberian Husky part of your family, but you’re concerned about the shedding, don’t be – there are many ways that you can help your Husky with the shedding, and reduce the impact that the quantities of fur will have on your household. Please click on the following links for more information.
If you have any questions about Siberian Husky shedding or grooming, please let us know.