The Breeding of Siberian Huskies and Their History
In the world of dog breeding, everyone knows about Huskies! The history of the Husky goes back to ancient times. It is originally from Siberia, half dog, half wolf, straight out of legends. This breed was created by the Chukchi people, with the goal of:
- Creating a dog capable of hunting, pulling their sleds, and entertaining children.
Tradition and tales claim that the Husky was born from the love between the moon and a wolf. It is said that their love gave birth to the Siberian Husky, which retains the appearance of a wolf with stars in its eyes and a tail shaped like a crescent moon.
And that's why Huskies and wolves howl and do what's called "the wolf" in the middle of the night, in order to bring the moon back down again.
Husky breeding is quite unique, as these dogs are raised in packs with hierarchical wolf-like behaviors.
The Husky was recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club in 1930. It was not until the 1970s that the first imports of Siberian Huskies arrived in France.
We invite you to consult the following link if you want to learn more about the history of the Husky:
The Husky (Siberian Husky), everything about this dog breed - Animal Futé (animal-fute.com)
The Personality of the Husky
The personality of the Husky will be strongly influenced by your actions and attitudes. Their character will depend on the education they receive, both in their breeding and from their family.
The Husky is often described as distant and independent, but this is not always the case. They are attached to their family and show it in their own way by howling or celebrating. The Husky is incredibly loyal if they are given the life they deserve and their physical and mental needs are met.
They are fundamentally kind dogs. They adapt very well to different situations and are highly intelligent. They do not like blind obedience and seek to understand the reasons behind commands, even if they then discuss the orders.
They are lively and dynamic dogs who need more than just a walk around the block. They need opportunities to release their energy and fulfill their strong need for activity. They are also pack dogs who do not tolerate being alone. They are much happier with their owner or surrounded by other dogs, whether they are of the same breed or not.
The Husky may get bored if left alone indoors for long periods of time.
Training the Husky
The training of a Siberian Husky should be taken seriously from the moment the puppy arrives.
They need structure and rules. We always recommend positive reinforcement training so that the dog feels confident and respected in their needs and integrity.
Do not hesitate to seek the help of a professional dog trainer if you feel overwhelmed or unsure about certain reactions from your puppy.
The Husky is a dog that will often need to be walked on a leash or a long line if their recall is not perfect. They have a tendency to wander off on adventures if left off-leash and unsupervised.
They also have difficulty controlling their hunting instincts and primitive instincts towards small animals such as birds, chickens, and cats.
They generally get along well with other dogs, but they will defend themselves vigorously if they feel threatened or challenged from a hierarchical perspective.
Feeding and Health of the Husky
The Husky is not known to be a big eater. Nevertheless, it is important to adapt its ration according to its physical activity and age. The Husky should have a diet that is rich in lipids and proteins. The Husky is known to have a sensitive digestive system, so it is important to avoid changing its diet regularly.
Like all dogs, the Siberian Husky should be dewormed every month until 6 months old, and then twice a year as an adult.
The Husky remains a dog with remarkable and robust health that adapts well to cold climates. The Husky has a coat that does not require grooming, but regular brushing, especially during shedding periods. The shedding period corresponds to a significant loss of fur and occurs on average twice a year.
You can find another one of our articles that will explain how to maintain your companion's fur:
How to maintain the coat of your Pomsky / American Shepherd? (royaumedesgalopins.fr)
The evolution from Husky breeding to Pomsky breeding
Huskies have become increasingly popular, and we have witnessed an increase in the number of individuals wishing to have a Pomsky. Unfortunately, it is mostly their appearance that attracts many families without really being aware of their physical and mental needs.
But the Husky, like many dog breeds, has specific needs and is not suitable for everyone. The Husky has gradually become a trend, and people adopting Huskies have done so with the aim of having an elegant dog with the appearance of a wolf, without considering the behavioral consequences or even researching the needs of Huskies for a balanced mental state.
This trend has led to an increase in demand for Huskies, but also an increase in the number of abandonments. There are more and more advertisements for Huskies for sale or for free on websites like Leboncoin, for example.
A Husky that is not properly socialized or does not have enough physical and mental exercise can be a real tornado, as they are dogs that need a lot of externalization, and when they are not well, they know how to show it (they become destructive, disobedient, and sometimes even aggressive).
The Pomsky was therefore created with the aim of creating a dog resembling a Husky but with a softer and more adaptable character. This is why we crossed a Husky with another primitive dog with a clingy and playful character, the Pomeranian Spitz.
The Pomsky is a dog with the appearance of a mini Husky, with either short or long fur, and the sweet and playful character of the Pomeranian Spitz. It remains a dog full of energy and very intelligent, needing structure and a lot of presence.
The Pomsky is therefore a more suitable dog for city life and adapts perfectly to family life with children.
The Royaume des Galopins thanks you for reading this article and hopes that it has been helpful to you!