Siberian Husky Temperament
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Siberian Husky Overview
Even though the Siberian Huskies look like wolves, the Husky Temperament is a lot different than that of a wolf. The Siberian Huskies Temperament is known to be friendly, and they are wonderful companions. They are a great family dog but they are not meant to be guard dogs. They will probably greet the stranger at the door with excitement and want to play with them.
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Are Siberian Huskies Good Family Dogs?
Despite their large appearance, the Husky Temperament is very sweet and they are very affectionate. They are very curious and require a high level of activity everyday since they have a high level of energy. They were bred to be working dogs and so they are extremely energetic. They love to run and to pull on their toys. They need to have a large backyard or some other fenced in space where they are able to get rid of all their pent up energy. While they do need to be in a yard, Siberian Huskies are curious and will not think twice before jumping the fence if they hear a sound or can sniff a smell that makes them feel curious. This is why the fence needs to be dug in properly and needs to be at least 6 six feet high. Siberian Huskies are known to be diggers so do not be surprised if you find holes in your yard.
If this is not provided for them, Siberian Huskies can become destructive and chew up your furniture, sofas, table legs, etc. They can also dig holes in the yard or do anything else that will relief them of their energy. This is especially true when they are still in their puppy phase.
The Husky Temperament also includes a high prey drive. This is, again, because they were bred to be curious work dogs. It is natural for them to want to attack and prey on small animals, such as squirrels, house cats, rabbits, and birds. They are swift, cunning and very unpredictable at times. This is why it is important for them to learn to share a home with others when they are still very young puppies. This socialization will make it possible for them to be in the same household as a smaller dog or a cat.
Are Siberian Huskies Easy to Train?
Siberian Huskies Temperament is very intelligent but they are a little harder to train. This is because they are very bright but very stubborn. They are not always eager to please unless they know that they have an incentive to do so. A simple command such as “sit” might not win a Siberian Huskies’ heart unless they know that they are about to get a lot of treats or a lot f affection for it.
Siberian Huskies do not bark as much as other breeds of dogs. They will instead howl as a way to express their excited sentiments from time to time.
In conclusion, the Siberian Huskies Temperament is well suited for active families or single people because they love to run. That is their favorite thing to do. If you cannot put up with a very active dog and run with him up to two hours a day, this might not be the dog for you. They are very sweet and gentle to human beings, but have a strong predatory instinct and might not always be safe for other small animals around them. They are keen, social, docile, relaxed and casual with all people. They are also very good with children. They are not major barkers but do make other noises when they are excited. They are very intelligent and trainable but you will have to be a strong leader of the pack to get them to comply since they have a stubborn, independent streak that needs to be tamed.