The Siberian Husky is a double-coated breed. This means that it has a woolly undercoat that serves as the dog's insulation against cold or heat, and a layer of longer, harsher outercoat that grows through the undercoat known as guard hairs. Shedding happens twice a year. High humidity or excessive heat often will make the shedding worse.

The shedding process usually will take from three to six weeks, with a new coat growing in during the next three to four months.


Coat Types

Short correct coated dog    /      long coated dog
Short correct coated dog / long coated dog

Although the Siberian Husky has a double coat (downy soft undercoat and longer guard hairs), the hair should not be excessively long as with the dogs pictured on this page. Long hair is not only a fault in a show dog Siberian, it can be dangerous in a working Siberian. The long hair collects snow, possibly causing irritation and injury. It is also a concern because it takes longer to dry, a dangerous fault in extremely cold weather.

Siberian Husky Colours

Siberian Huskies can come in any colour. Most people only think of them as being black and white or grey and white, so are very suprised at just how many different colours there are!! The breed standard excepts any colour.

Just a few examples of some of the colours