Miniature Siberian Husky

Truth Or Myth: Facts About The Miniature Siberian Husky

 

Is there such thing as a Miniature Siberian Husky? Yes, the Miniature Siberian Husky does exist. It is not to be confused with the Alaskan Klee Kai, a similar looking dog, but of an entirely different breed. A Miniature Siberian Husky is not a cross between any breed of dog nor is it a breed on its own. It is a true Siberian Husky, bred to be small. The Miniature Siberian Husky is very rare.

 

The Alaskan Klee Kai is also very rare but an entirely different breed of dog. The Klee Kai was bred by combining the genetics of the Alaskan Husky, American Eskimo, and Schipperke dog breeds. Miniature Siberian Huskies, on the other hand, are simply tiny Siberian Huskies, and they share the same temperament and qualities of their larger counterparts. They are a naturally occurring mutation in the breed. Their development is encouraged so that people who want a Siberian Husky but do not have the room to raise a large dog can still be engaged in the breed.

 

History

 

The Siberian Husky is a purebred dog. It was originally bred in northeastern Asia by the Chukchi people to be a sled dog with incredible stamina. The dogs were first introduced to the world when they started taking part in the yearly All-Alaska Sweepstakes Races, which can be considered as a precursor to the modern Alaskan Iditarod Race.

 

In 1925, this relative of the Miniature Siberian Husky received national attention when, Leonhard Seppala, a driver whose dogs were descendents of the original Siberian Huskies, braved the cold and snow to deliver a diphtheria serum for an outbreak in Nome, Alaska. He then traveled around the United States and competed in sled dog races. New England sled dog racers were so impressed that they imported Siberian Huskies of their own, and went on to acquire AKC status for the breed. The Siberian Husky Club of America (SHCA) was formed in 1938.

 

Temperament And Behavior

 

All puppies are cute, but Siberian Husky puppies are cuter than most. The Miniature Siberian Husky is so adorable, everyone who sees one wants to bring it home. While the dog has wonderful qualities and is a true Siberian Husky in every way, not everyone is well-suited to be an owner of a Siberian Husky.

 

First of all, Siberian Huskies are very loving and friendly. They develop a bond with their owners, but are very social and like to be around other people and dogs. Siberian Huskies are very intelligent; they can be trained to be sled dogs in a short time. They don’t usually pick fights, but will defend themselves aggressively if attacked.

 

Should you be an owner of a Siberian Husky or a Miniature Siberian Husky? Siberian Huskies are cold weather dogs and do the best in climates where there are winters. Even a Miniature Siberian Husky is going to get an incredibly thick coat that will shed once or twice a year.

 

Siberian Huskies are so smart that they can sometimes be deliberate in trying to outwit their owners. Their biggest desire is to run; this is what they were bred to do. A husky confined throughout the day and not given a proper amount of exercise is going to have so much pent-up energy, it may become hard to control. While they shouldn’t run loose unless you are with them, they do need to get a large amount of exercise every day.

 

Just because you have a Miniature Siberian Husky doesn't mean the dog requires less exercise than standard-sized Siberian Huskies. This dog was bred for the outdoors and to specialize in endurance running; that is what you get in a Siberian Husky, no matter what the size.

 

In addition, Siberian Huskies will chase cats, hamsters, squirrels, or other types of small animals.

 

The Miniature Siberian Husky does indeed exist. But before you acquire one, make sure the dog is a good match for your living situation and lifestyle.