The Siberian Husky

Icon of the far north

The Siberian Husky, a beautiful and majestic breed that has captured the hearts of people around the world for centuries. From its origins as a sled dog in the cold plains of Siberia to its role as a beloved companion and athlete, the Siberian Husky has a rich history that deserves to be told.


A Historical Look at the Role of the Husky

The Siberian Husky originated with the Chukchi tribe of Siberia, where they were bred as working dogs for transportation and hunting in harsh weather conditions. This task required a combination of strength, endurance and intelligence - traits that characterize the Siberian Husky to this day.

  • Characteristics of the breed

    Characteristics of a Real pure Siberian Husky

    Physical characteristics

    The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized dog with a compact build and a thick, double coat that protects it from the extreme cold. With its distinctive triangular ears, almond-shaped eyes and powerful limbs, the Siberian Husky exudes strength and elegance.

    Mental characteristics

    In addition to their impressive physical appearance, Siberian Huskies are known for their intelligent and playful nature. They are naturally social and enjoy the company of people and other dogs. These qualities make them excellent companions both on the trail and in the home.

  • Racing dogs

    Not a real husky

    Although both Siberian Huskies and hounds are used in the world of sled dog racing, there are significant differences between the categories.

    Physical Differences

    While Siberian Huskies are known for their robust build and thick coat that protects them from the cold, so-called hounds have a slimmer build and a shorter coat that makes them more suitable for speed.

    Mental Differences

    Siberian Huskies are admired for their intelligence and playfulness, while the so-called hounds are often much wilder in their behavior and less socially responsive to humans.

    Many sled dog enthusiasts practice their sport with these so-called hounds. Partly because of the speed & because of the much less strict requirements for breeding. These working dogs, sometimes without a pedigree, are bred purely for kennel and sport use.

  • Related species

    Related breeds: Siberian Husky, Samoyed and Alaskan Malamute

    The distinction between Siberian Huskies and related breeds

    Although the Siberian Husky, Samoyed and Alaskan Malamute are all polar breeds, they each have unique traits that set them apart from each other.

    Siberian Husky vs. Samoyed

    Physical characteristics

    Siberian Huskies are generally smaller and more compact than Samoyeds. They also have a different coat color and pattern, with Siberian Huskies often having a wider range of colors.

    Mental Characteristics

    While Siberian Huskies are known for their energetic and playful nature, Samoyeds tend to be more reserved and affectionate with their family.

    Siberian Husky vs Alaskan Malamute

    Physical Differences

    Alaskan Malamutes are generally larger and heavier built than Siberian Huskies. They also have a thicker coat and a more powerful appearance.

    Mental Differences

    Although both breeds are intelligent and social, Siberian Huskies are known for their lively personalities, while Alaskan Malamutes tend to be more reserved.

The character of the Siberian Husky: An in-depth analysis.


The lively personality of the Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies are known for their lively and adventurous nature. They are playful, energetic and always ready for a new adventure.

Close bond

The bond with their human companions

Although Siberian Huskies are independent by nature, they bond strongly with their human companions. They thrive in company and do best when they are part of a close-knit family.


Dealing with the energetic temperament

The Siberian Husky's energetic temperament requires consistent training and plenty of exercise. By satisfying their needs for physical and mental stimulation, owners can build a strong bond with their Husky and prevent unwanted behavior.


The eternal beauty and strength of the Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is much more than just a sled dog; it is a symbol of beauty, strength and loyalty. With its unique features and lively character, this iconic breed has captured the hearts of people all over the world. The Siberian Husky remains a source of admiration and inspiration for dog lovers everywhere.

Husky safari - Winter in Finland
  • The importance of early socialization

    Siberian Husky puppies are naturally curious and playful, but it is essential to expose them to different people, animals and environments from an early age. This helps develop their social skills and prevents anxious or aggressive behavior later in life.

  • Obedience training for an obedient Husky

    Although Siberian Huskies are intelligent, they can also be stubborn, making consistent and patient training essential. Obedience training helps establish boundaries and promote a harmonious relationship between owner and dog.

  • The importance of physical activity

    Siberian Huskies are energetic dogs that need regular exercise to stay healthy both physically and mentally. Long walks, runs, and playing in a safe environment are all excellent ways to meet the needs of these active dogs.

  • Dealing with the thick coat

    The dense, double coat of the Siberian Husky requires regular grooming to prevent tangles and shedding. Regular brushing, especially during shedding periods, helps to remove loose hair and keep the coat healthy.

  • Bathing and skin care

    Although Siberian Huskies are naturally clean and rarely need a bath, it is important to check their skin and coat regularly for signs of irritation or infection.

  • Quality food for Active Dogs

    Siberian Huskies need a diet rich in high-quality protein, fats and carbohydrates to meet their energy needs. Choose food that is specially formulated for active dog breeds and avoid foods that contain artificial additives or fillers.

  • Our tip:

    If you do not exercise much with your dog, adjust your diet to a low-calorie food so that your Husky does not become too fat. Huskies use less energy than a normal dog if they don't exercise much.

    The photo shown earlier here with a shared hamburger is of course a big exception !!

  • The Importance of Hydration

    Adequate hydration is essential for the health and vitality of Siberian Huskies, especially during hot weather or after intense exercise. Make sure your dog always has access to fresh, clean water to prevent dehydration.

Team Holmstock in Finland op de foto. Heerlijk in de finse bossen wandelen.

On holiday with your dog

Sweden and Finland with dog

We have a lot of experience traveling with a Siberian Husky. Sweden, Finland, Norway, Åland and the Baltic States. In principle, it is also no problem to take your dog with you on the ferry. We know the differences.

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  • Regular vet checks

    Routine checkups at the vet are crucial for detecting health problems early and keeping track of your Siberian Husky's overall health. Vaccinations, deworming and preventive treatments for fleas and ticks should be updated regularly as advised by your vet.

  • Specific health problems in Siberian Huskies

    Although Siberian Huskies are generally healthy dogs, there are some genetic conditions they may be susceptible to, including hip dysplasia, eye problems and autoimmune diseases. By being alert to symptoms and having regular checkups, many health problems can be effectively treated or prevented.

  • The eternal fascination for the Siberian Husky

    The Siberian Husky remains a source of wonder and admiration for dog lovers around the world. With its unmistakable beauty, powerful performance and lively character, this iconic breed has captured a special place in our hearts. Whether exploring the wilderness of Scandinavia on an exciting dog sled ride or spending cozy evenings at home by the fire, the Siberian Husky continues to amaze us with its unique characteristics and timeless charm.

  • An Enchanting Destination for Adventurers

    Lapland , the land of vast snow plains and twinkling starry skies, is waiting to be discovered by adventurous souls. It's a place where the cold winter air is permeated with excitement and anticipation, and where every corner promises a new adventure .

  • Husky tour met gids in arctisch Fins Lapland - Ga mee op huskysafari en beleef het hoge noorden op een unieke wijze.

    Our Journeys: A Unique Experience for Beginners

    For beginners in sled dog riding, our trips offer a carefully selected program that is both exciting and accessible. Accompanied by experienced guides, participants will learn the basics of driving a sled dog team while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the snow-covered landscape.

  • Met je team sledehonden door de winterse bossen van Fins Lapland. Over de Taiga met de husky.

    For the advanced: a challenge you will never forget

    For the more experienced adventurers, our advanced trips offer a chance to test their skills and push their limits. Featuring longer treks through Lapland's wilderness and more challenging terrain, these trips provide an unforgettable experience for those looking for a real challenge.

  • Voor maken in het arctisch gebied - cursus vuur maken en survival - husky experience tour met siberische huskies. Boek je winter avontuur bij reisbureau Holmstock Travel

    Lapland: A winter wonderland of coziness and beauty

    Lapland enchants visitors with its rustic charm and cozy atmosphere. After a day of outdoor adventure, travelers can retreat to cozy cabins, where the sound of a crackling fire and the soft light of candles create a feeling of warmth and security amid the icy cold.

  • Noorderlicht tijdens je hondensledetocht huskysafari in Fins Lapland door de arctische bossen

    The wonder of the Northern Lights: A spectacular natural spectacle

    One of the most enchanting experiences Lapland has to offer is the chance to see the Northern Lights . As night falls and the sky fills with dancing colors, travelers are treated to a spectacle that captivates their senses and fills their hearts with wonder and awe.

  • Huskysafari hondenslede tourtocht husky voeren. Je bent onderdeel van je eigen team met huskies tijdens de huskytocht in Fins Lapland. Boek je reis naar Finland bij Holmstock Travel

    Our guides: Masters of their craft

    Our experienced guides are not only experts in navigating the vast wilderness of Lapland , but also passionate ambassadors of the Siberian Husky . With their in-depth knowledge of the terrain and their unparalleled love for dogs, they ensure that every trip is an unforgettable experience for our customers.

A winter adventure you will never forget

Whether you're a beginner dreaming of driving a sled dog team or a seasoned adventurer looking for new challenges, our trips to Lapland offer something for everyone. With the majestic Siberian Husky as a companion and the enchanting beauty of Lapland as a backdrop, our trips promise an unforgettable winter adventure that will live long in the memory.

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