Husky is a natural born athlete. When at a full run one can see the
real beauty in this breed. Siberian Huskies do require daily exercise
in some shape or form. Some people feel they need an acre or two to
be a "proper" home for a Sibe; this is a common misconception.
While Siberians love to run for long distances and are very fast,
adequate exercise can be achieved within a small fenced area, lots
of play and/or with 2-3 walks daily. But do keep in mind these dogs
were bred to pull 6-8 times their own weight and should not be left
solely in the care of a young child or an adult who is not very physically
great way to exercise a Siberian is to have more than two dogs or
two Siberians! With two dogs, they can entertain each other for
hours. It is not necessary to have two dogs but without a partner
in crime for your Sibe, the humans of the house will need to be
quick and ready on their feet for play. If you are a Siberian lover
who only wants one dog, try adopting a more mature adult (4+ yrs.).
They are certainly still VERY much full of energy, but at a much
lower level than the youngsters
multiple Siberian home about "playtime". To watch Siberians
play is pure entertainment in itself. Why wait in long lines or
pay for season tickets! Some owners equate it to watching sporting
events. "And Chinook body checks Juneau against the sofa."
"Hey, that is illegal use of the paws, 10 second time out!"
"And here's Sasha coming up on the left, but what's this??!!
Nikki comes from behind and leaps right over Sasha to take first
place." Why buy cable when you have free entertainment and
all it requires is a couch and a cool drink. Sit back, the entertainment
is about to begin!
will always find a way to amuse themselves almost anywhere they
go. This is why it is VERY important to find ways to keep them entertained.
With their high intelligence and power,
they can be a handful for any unaware owner.