The Husky is one of the most attractive breeds in the canine kingdom. Everything about them reminds you of a wolf: their head with its rounded crown, their silvery grey coat, the way they howl...
Do not relax: watch this puppy very closely, because their vitality and their airs of freedom will mean that they will quite easily want to escape.
ADAPTED TO EXTREM COLD
The Husky puppy can withstand low temperatures unperturbed: 40 degrees below zero, without the slightest difficulty. To move around over snowy ground, the puppy has 'snowshoe’ paws that are slightly webbed and oval shaped, with fur between the toes, that allow them to slide over the snow. The thick pads on which they stand serve to smoothly cushion any blows.
WHO'S THE BOSS?
It is very important that roles are well defined, in order to prevent them from adopting a dominant attitude. Establish clear obedience rules right from the start and get them used to responding to your instructions. These dogs are great hunters and they live in packs, which is why from puppy age you should get them used to living in the company of your family. This puppy’s yearning for freedom and their primitive instincts mean that in their mind is the simmering idea of escaping, meaning that it is critical for you to take measures to prevent them from doing so. Teach them to respond to your call from a very young age, rewarding them when they come to you. Their yearning to run off can be better managed if they know how to respond when you call them.
SLEDGE DOG, IN THEIR DUE TIME
The Husky puppy is a real athlete and enjoys covering great distances out in the fresh air, preferably in a cold setting. They are sledge dogs that can bear a cart or sledge, in due time. So, from the age of 6 or 7 months, they can start to pull an empty cart to start getting used to the load. You should not impose constant pulling on them before they have reached adulthood, which happens at around 17 months.