A strong breed of dog, the mature Siberian husky grows to heights between 20 and 22 inches at the shoulder with an average weight between 15.9 and 27.2 Kilogram. Often referred to as a sled dog, the eyes of this working class dog are unmistakable, ranging from crystal blue to glowing amber. Siberian husky litters average six puppies per female. The Siberian husky puppy, known for its affectionate temperament, requires plenty of care and companionship to maintain its good spirit.
Visit your veterinarian upon receipt of your Siberian husky puppy. Your vet will determine a health care plan that is best suited for your new puppy. Depending on your puppy's breeder, he may have already begun a series of vaccinations. Your veterinarian will determine which booster shots he needs next.
Feed her three times a day. The brand of puppy food you choose will determine the amount. Check the package labelling for feeding amounts and divide that number by three for the first three months. After three months, feed your puppy twice a day. By the age of nine months, your puppy will only require feeding once a day. Keep water out for your Siberian puppy at all times.
Take your Siberian puppy outside to eliminate within 10 minutes of eating or drinking. Playing and sleeping also stimulates the need to eliminate in puppies. Therefore, take your Siberian puppy out to eliminate immediately after playtime or napping.
Provide your Siberian husky puppy with a fenced in area. Siberians love to run and play, but also tend to roam, so he will require a secured area to do so. Siberians are also escape artists, so make sure there are no areas that she can slip through and make a getaway.
Socialise your Siberian husky puppy early. Early interaction with adults, children and other animals will ensure a smooth transition as he grows older. As an important member of your family, he will require plenty of attention.
Brush your Siberian husky puppy once a week. Siberians have thick coats and brushing is required to keep their coats looking smooth. Brushing will also help to remove dirt and debris and prevent matting. A slicker brush will keep the top coat smooth. Use a rake to pull out any knots in the undercoat.
Frequent nail trimmings are encouraged. Long nails dragging on the floor or pavement can cause pain. Your vet or groomer can cut your puppy's nails.
Siberian husky puppies need a strong-willed owner. Siberians tend to be a bit stubborn, so frequent praise and persistence are necessary for obedience training. If you are not making progress, seek the help of a professional trainer.