Miniature Huskies are extremely intelligent, but sometimes they use that intelligence for less than pleasant behavior. They also are not too keen on pleasing their owners. Mini Huskies are very difficult to train and will do best in a household that knows the breed or that is experienced in dog training.
One of their infamous traits is their reputation as an escape artist. They seem to be able to escape from any situation, whether that be a crate or a yard. They love to wander and will do so any chance they get.
Another one of a Mini Husky’s notorious traits is their howl. Miniature Huskies aren’t prone to barking so much as they are prone to howling. Some owners call it “talking”.
Miniature Huskies are an affectionate breed, but they are not known to be overly affectionate and will not constantly bother you for attention.
The Mini Siberian Husky has a very thick, double coat that helps protect them from harsh weather. It is made up of a dense undercoat and a longer topcoat with straight, short hair. Due to the thickness of their coat, regular grooming and brushing is necessary to control shedding.
Miniature Siberian Huskies have the same colors and patterns as the standard Siberian Husky. They are most commonly black and white or red and white. They could also have grey, copper, or all white. Most Mini Huskies have “masks”, spectacles, or other distinct facial markings.
A Miniature Husky normally weights around 35 pounds, but it depends on the breeding. They stand between 12 and 16 inches in height.
The Mini Siberian Husky is a very energetic breed. This is a breed that requires quite a bit of daily exercise. They will do best in a home with a fenced in yard. However, don’t leave a Mini Husky alone in the yard because of their notoriety as escape artists.
A solid 30-60 minutes of daily exercise will keep your Mini Husky from becoming bored and destructive. They will make great jogging partners, but they should not be exercised in hot weather due to their thick coats.
Because Miniature Huskies are genetically the same as standard Siberian Huskies, they have the same health concerns as them. The most common health problems among this breed are genetic ones such as glaucoma, progressive retinol atrophy, and laryngeal paralysis. Luckily, due to its size, the Mini Husky has a low risk for developing hip dysplasia.
Miniature Siberian Huskies tend to live between 12 and 14 years.
Difference between a Mini Husky and an Alaskan Klee Kai
Though the Mini Husky and the Alaskan Klee Kai look and act very similar, they are in fact, two separate breeds. The Alaskan Klee Kai is a modern breed that was developed around the 1970’s. They didn’t become popular until around the 1980’s. The Klee Kai features traits from the Alaskan Husky and the Siberian Husky as well as the American Eskimo dog and the Schipperke.