White Husky is really one of the most stunning dog breeds ever. If you are a true dog lover and moreover a lover of Husky-like dogs, you won’t be able to set your eyes and heart away from this amazing breed.
These canines are great companions, loyal and hard-working dogs. In addition, they have a truly stunning look. And yes, this breed has rather unique eyes as all Huskies do, and they are known for their ice-blue eyes.
So, if you are thinking about welcoming this breed to your home, you should know at least 15 facts about this amazing breed, so you could be well prepared for your new, furry family member.
1. The White Husky Breed
People are often confused about the origin of the breed and whether or not ‘White Husky’ is the same as the breed simply known as ‘Siberian Husky’. Well, yes. Siberian Husky and White Husky are the same breeds.
Furthermore, the White Husky is one common name that describes a Siberian husky dog breed. The main difference between Siberian and White Husky lies in their appearance.
So, just a few of Huskies are blessed with all-white fur. White is in general rare color in dogs, especially in Siberian Huskies. White Husky may have blue eyes, brown eyes, or even parti-color (two different colors) eyes. Originally, White Husky is from Siberia in Northern Asia. Interestingly, the first evidence of this amazing breed dates back to more than 3,000 years ago.
Huskies were originally bred by the Chukchi tribal people in Asia. The initial purpose of this breed was to assist with transportation and hunting jobs.
2. Huskies Became Famous In 20th Century
Although this breed is more than 3,000 years old the world learned about it in the early 20th century. Back in 1910 a sled team entered and won the 408-mile ‘All Alaska Sweepstakes Race’, and that moment was the turning point for Husky’s popularity. After that race, this dog breed found its way all over the world.
One of the most famous sled dogs and Siberian Huskies was a dog named Balto. His story is known even today and movies and cartoon were filmed about him. Balto was a sled dog who helped his team complete a 5-1/2 day run over 658 miles. Balto and his team were on a mission to deliver medicine to an isolated village in Alaska. Huskies saved that persistent mind even today.
3. Not To Be Mistaken With Isabella Husky
This breed is so unique that people think there is only one kind of white huskies. However, that’s not the case, as people often believe that White Husky is the same breed as ‘Isabella Huskies’. The truth is that Isabella Huskies have a slightly different appearance, although they are from the Siberian Husky’s group, as well. So, they are basically white husky dogs with a beige or yellow tone in their coats.
Interestingly enough, that line can usually be only seen in the right angle of light. These Huskies are known as ‘Isabella Huskies’. On the other hand, White Huskies are completely white, with no lines of any color anywhere on the body. Purebred White Huskies are always born completely white.
If puppies come with a few grey or cream patches, it’s a clear indicator that the dog will grow up to be ‘Isabella White’ or ‘Cream Husky’.
4. They Are Beautiful
White Husky is considered to be one of the most beautiful dogs in the world. It’s not possible not to notice them. After all, they are initially white which makes them appealing to many, as white fur is not so common in dogs. In addition, this breed has almond-shaped eyes, and erect triangular-shaped ears.
They are built strong and their posture is powerful. In addition, they always have a serene look. Their bodies are lean and proportionate, and they have fox-like bushy tails. Don’t think that they are not strong, just because they look so graceful. After all, they were bred as working dogs so they have the strength of a sled dog, but they have natural poise and grace. White Huskies make elegant, but powerful dogs.
5. White Husky Comes In Two Sizes
There is a general rule that Siberian Huskies are bred in two sizes:
- standard size
- miniature size
So, the same goes for these beauties, and you can see them in different sizes. Standard White Husky is a medium-size dog that usually weights between 35 and 60 pounds. Naturally, male dogs are bigger and stronger than females, and they outweigh females by about 10 pounds on average. White Husky usually stand 20 to 23.5 inches tall.
Overall, they are strong, muscular, and lean. On the other hand, Miniature Husky will weight 18 to 25 pounds, and stand 12 to 16 inches tall. It’s up to you to choose which one is a cutter!
6. They Prefer Cold
Although Huskies are initially from Siberia, an extremely cold area, it doesn’t mean that they won’t be seen in tropical areas as well. Moreover, nowadays you can probably see them quite often in hotter areas or lying on the beach. But, if it was up to them they would probably choose snow and more mountain and cooler areas over warmer climate. However, they will adapt to a temperature below 75 degrees Fahrenheit, to climates such as South Florida and other more tropical places.
Remember that just because your White Husky can adapt to hotter weather it doesn’t mean that you have nothing to worry about. Furthermore, you have to worry about overheating and heat waves as it may lead to heatstroke.
Moreover, you will have to watch out for dehydration, so make sure that your Husky is always has access to clean, fresh water. As long as you are being a responsible owner who understands what comes once you get a dog, you will not need snow to have a husky.
7. They Shed A Lot
This beauty doesn’t come without a price. As mentioned earlier, White Huskies are from Siberia and they are built for that climate, including their fur. Therefore, their fur is thick with a double layer coat to protect them from the harsh climates of Siberia. Furthermore, their coat is water repellent on the top layers and warm and dense underneath.
What you have to be prepared for is that they shed year-round, so make sure to groom your Husky regularly. Also, they ‘blow their coat’ twice a year – this is a time when white husky goes through a tremendous shedding cycle. So, the best thing that you can do for yourself, your home, and your dog is to brush your Husky every day, especially that a thick amount of dirt will be stuck in the undercoat.
But, if you are planning to show your White husky you don’t have to trim him or groom professionally, as the breed standard dictates a natural look.
8. They Are Easily Bored
This goes for any husky – boredom is their enemy. This active breed requires a lot of physical activities and if you don’t meet their needs, they will fire back. Huskies are known for being destructive, especially if they are left alone for hours or long periods. They are extremely playful and love being outside, or with people and other dogs.
So, if you are not active you should think about regular activities because your dog will demand it anyhow. Bear in mind that this breed was bred to pull sleds and run, and as a result, they can run for hours without water or food. Since tiring them out is not a really easy job to do, make sure you don’t leave your White Husky alone for longer periods of time, because they might develop some destructive behavior.
Moreover, this breed is not designed to be a lap dog or a full-time house dog. So, they require an active lifestyle with lots of interaction and exertion every single day.
9. They Can Be Difficult To Train
Huskies are extremely intelligent dogs that are known for solving problems and surviving in difficult surroundings. But, there is one more thing that comes with high intelligence, and that’s the fact that White Huskies can be really stubborn sometimes.
Therefore, this breed is highly recommended to experienced owners and to someone who really knows its way around the dogs, especially larger breeds.
Stubbornness means that training might be more difficult as well. Some owners claim that their Husky is an angel when with a professional trainer, and a kind of devilish once they are home. Again, training your dog should start from the day one as a puppy.
10. They Are Extremely Active
White Husky is a working dog. After all, this breed was bred to run long distances in conditions that are very challenging in terms of climate. They can also spend days without water and food while they are pulling the sleds. Of course, this should go without mentioning it, but never skip giving your dog food and water by any means.
So, simply said, your husky will need a lot of exercise. While your White Husky is a puppy, it will be easy, as he will get tired simply by running a lot during the day. However, things won’t be the same once he reaches his adult dog phase. As your husky gets bigger he will need far more exercise and activity. Also, you should never let your Husky off the leash to run, unless it’s a well-secured doggy park because you won’t be able to catch him.
Good to know: Huskies love to dig holes, so make sure that your backyard is escape-proof including the underground barriers.
11. They Are Not Good Guarding Dogs
Huskies are social beings, and they love being around people or other dogs. After all, they are custom to packs. With proper training and socialization, they will be able to adapt fast to any human surrounding. In short, they have a strong urge to bond with their family, as they see them as true family members.
They are also known for not being one-dog-owner, so they can easily drift with anyone who offers them a dog treat or even just pet them.
Moreover, they are curious and love meeting and playing with everyone. In addition, they don’t have aggression toward people in their nature. If your dog shows signs of aggression, they you should probably hire a dog trainer or consult a dog behaviorist that will help you determine the root of his behavior (bear in mind that usually aggression comes as a result of fear). Overall, their strong need to have social interaction makes them terrible guard dogs.
12. They Are Healthy Breed
Huskies are in general strong and powerful dogs that are bred to go long distances. So, in general, we can say that they are a healthy breed, while there are a few things that you should think about before your open the door of your home to this breed.
This breed can inherit certain genetic health issues. Therefore, the most common problems in this breed are eye problems and hip problems. Also, these problems are mostly seen in white huskies. That being said, it is important to do anything in your power to prevent any health condition.
So, make sure that your White Husky is on adequate diet with proper nutritional value and adequate meals. If you are thinking about feeding your Husky raw diet food make sure to stay informed on the topic.
13. They Are White For A Reason
In humans, we can almost always guess the color of babies hair or eyes, just by looking on the parents, or their grandparents. However, with dogs, it’s completely different, and it’s more of a guessing game.
Why is that the case? Well, the truth is that puppy’s parents and grandparents play a role in determining what color the puppies will have. BUT, it’s not guaranteed.
So, finding a purebred white husky is sometimes more difficult than it seems to be.
14. They Don’t Bark
White Huskies love spending their time with family members or any human, and great thing about them is that they won’t bark while they are around humans. Furthermore, they rarely bark. They will more likely howl than bark.
After all, this wolf-like dog had to save some wolf characteristic.
So, although your White Husky may not bark, you can expect him to howl. This is forever their primary way to be vocal and their way of communication, both with other dogs and humans. So, you should always see howling as a way of dog’s communication with you.
15. They Live Long
You will spend a significant amount of time with your White Husky, and when we say ‘significant’ we mean for long years to come.
In general, Huskies are known for living longer, so you can expect your Husky pup to have a lifespan of between 13-15 years.
But, don’t expect for your Husky to be attached just to you, because they aren’t really Velcro dogs as some other breeds might be. White Husky is bred to be a part of the pack and to engage in team work, so they thrive best when they are in pack, both human or dog one.
Yes, White Husky is truly adorable and beautiful on appearance dog, but that shouldn’t be the only reason why anyone would go for this specific breed. Although this dog is a showstopper there is so much more when it comes to taking care of this breed.
White husky, like any other dog, will demand your attention and time, as well as a financial investment.
After all, you have to invest a significant amount of money into every family’s member health, nutrition, and activity. The same goes for dogs. They are a long living obligation, so make sure that you take into consideration every factor of getting a dog and don’t fall for something because its popular at the moment.