The dense double coat must be brushed at least weekly, and daily during shedding seasons.
Siberians are relatively easy keepers, but their thick coats require weekly brushing. New owners should be prepared to provide an outlet for exercise daily, whether through walks or an enclosed space in which to run. Predatory instincts are strong, so Siberians should be supervised around small animals in and around the home.
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds.
The Siberian is a medium breed and has a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
Beyond regular weekly grooming the occasional bath will keep them clean and looking their best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
Predatory instincts are strong, so Siberians should be supervised around small animals in and around the home. They were designed to run all day long, pulling a sled. If allowed to run loose, they will run away. A fenced yard and willingness to use a leash any time you're outside of that fence make keeping your Siberian safe and at home much easier. Siberians are very adaptable and can live in any climate, but care should be taken not to exercise your dog during the heat of day. This is an active breed, so regular exercise is a must. The Siberian Husky has one major characteristic endowed by his heritage—the desire to RUN. There are many breeds of dogs which, when let out in the morning will sit in the front yard all day. Not the Siberian Husky! One quick lope across a busy street could be the last he enjoys, ever. No Siberian Husky should ever be allowed unrestrained freedom. For his own protection and out of your love, he should be confined or under control at all times. Sufficient exercise for proper development is necessary. Too much inactivity might cause him to think up unacceptable activities for himself, usually at your expense! Siberian Huskies are very sensitive and extremely intelligent.
Siberian Husky &HEALTH
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Siberian Huskies are healthy dogs. Compared to other breeds, they maintain a healthy weight on less food, but you should feed them a high-quality protein-based food. He is by nature fastidiously clean and is free from body odor and parasites. Please don't allow your Siberian Husky to become overweight.
The Siberian Husky is noted as an ʺeasy keeperʺ requiring relatively small amounts of food for his size. He was bred to pull a light load at a fast pace over great distances in low temperatures on the smallest possible intake of food. A thinner dog will live a longer, happier, healthier life. Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Siberian can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.