Did you know…? That the Chukchi people believed two huskies guarded the gates to heaven?

Huskies were developed as working sled dogs over thousands of years by the Chukchi people living in the Siberian peninsula of northeast Asia.

The area is home to one of the most hostile and extreme climates in the world—where winds can reach 100 miles per hour and temperatures can drop to 100 degrees below zero. With teams of up to 20 dogs pulling their sleds out onto the ice in their search for food, the Chukchi relied on the dogs for survival, and the dogs were central to the people’s life and culture.

According to Chukchi belief, two huskies guard the gates of heaven. These guardians turn away anyone who was cruel to a dog during their life on earth.

How awesome is that!?

While we all have different beliefs on heaven, whether it’s real or not and what it will be like, I personally love the thought of being greeted by huskies when I leave this world behind!

Check out AKC’s website to learn more fun facts about Siberian Huskies!

Did you know…? Siberian Huskies can be expert escape artists?

Siberian Huskies are a high energy, fun loving breed with amazing personalities! They are very athletic and need lots of exercise. They can also be expert escape artists. I know all too well, because I have one that has mastered the skill! If you have an escape artist like mine, that seems to be able to free themselves from anything, I feel your pain! But there are some things you can do to keep your furry friend in your yard. Here are some ideas!

  • Put up a fence if you haven’t already.
  • Attach and bury 1-2 feet of hog wired fencing along the bottom of your fence.
  • Bury gravel under your fence.
  • Electric fencing. (I recommend a hot wire meant for small animals such as rabbits)

Did you know..? Some foods can be toxic to your dog?

Let’s face it, we all want to spoil our puppers as much as possible, right!? They are our family and we want to make them happy. We give them the best kibble, yummy treats and maybe a little scrap or two from our own plates. They love it! But did you know that some human foods can harm your dog? There are some that I never would have thought would be toxic to dogs and I’m sure I’m not the only one. To help bring awareness, I’ve attached this list of some foods that are toxic and should never be fed to your dog.

One rule I like to follow, if you aren’t sure if it’s safe, look it up before feeding it to your babies! You’d be surprised at some of the things dogs should never eat!

• Onions, Garlic

   and Chives

• Macadamia Nuts

• Coffee, Tea and    
   other Caffeine 

• Chocolate 

• Milk and other

   Dairy Products 

• Grapes and Raisins

• Xylitol 

• Sugar

• Fat Trimmings

   and Bones

• Alcohol 

• Avocados 

• Yeast Dough

• Persimmons,

   Peaches and Plums

• Raw Eggs, Meat

   and Fish

Did you know..? That Siberian Huskies come in many different colors?

I once was a person who thought Siberian Huskies only came in black and white with blue eyes! Yep, I said it! And lots of other people think the same, some to the point they’ll tell you your husky isn’t full blooded, or ask you what mix is your dog. But the truth is, they come in many colors that some people don’t realize. Some even have spots! They can also have different lengths to their coats ranging from the standard short coat to extreme wooly (super fluffy!), and can have any combination of blue, brown, amber, bi or parti eyes! It’s quite amazing really! Check out this website that demonstrates all the different husky colors you may not have known existed.

Did you know..? That you should never shave your husky?

Surely, if you have a husky or a double coated dog you already know this. But unfortunately there are many that don’t and some that have simply been misinformed.

Siberian Huskies, along with any other double coated dog, should never be shaved unless medically necessary. Shaving their coat does not make them cooler and it can cause permanent coat damage, sunburn and heat stroke. While we think they must be miserable underneath all that fluff, especially during the summer months, they are actually cooler than they would be if you were to shave or trim their coat. These breeds are able to adjust to their climate and their coat works as insulation to keep them warm or cool. Here is a picture that shows a great demonstration.