Husky called as “Dog of Polar Region”, is a sled dog that is discriminant from other dogs due to its fast speed and its emersed and fast carriage capacity. Huskies are also known as working dogs because they are involved in different and difficult labor jobs like they are trained for dog sledding race, as a source of adventurous ride for the tourists in snow regions. To make sure the efficient performance of all these jobs, it is necessary to give proper exercises to make them strong both physically and mentally. Dog hiking using different hiking equipment, skijoring and carting are some common activities used for this fitness purpose of dogs.
Now before moving on the colloquy that how big a husky can get; firstly, it is necessary to consider some breeds of huskies because the extent to which a husky can grow and its age or weight is all concerned with the breed to which it belongs. Secondly, the gender either the husky is male or female also matters a lot to determine the size. So, let’s have a quick overview on 5 major breeds of huskies:
Breeds of Huskies with their Characteristics
These dogs are not at all bred because of their appearance or cuteness but actually they are bred for the purpose of getting advantage from them like they are trained for different working abilities, for sledding race and many more. These are usually small to medium sized dogs with 23-26 inches height and weigh 38-50 pounds and have an average life span of 10-13 years.
This breed of huskies has a bit changed lifestyle they require some extra free-living space and external activities. These are loyal, extra intelligent, cold tolerant, healthy and family oriented pets. These dogs weigh almost 35-50 pounds and have 21-24 inches height and usually live for up to 12-15 years on average.
These dogs were first seen at the Labrador place which is a Northern provincial area of Canada. These dogs have appearance some or more like wolf. These are family oriented and make strong bonding with other dogs but they can’t stay themselves away from prey driving and targeting other small dogs or animals. These dogs have 20-28 inches height, weight almost 60-90 pounds and are of 10-15 years on average.
These dogs have a bit resemblance to Canadian sled dog but these are no as heavy as them. These dogs are slightly taller Canadian dogs. These dogs have thick and dense wool coat that enables them to withstand constantly in outside with temperature ranges from 50-70 degrees. This breed of husky weighs almost 66-70 pounds and have 22-25 inches height. Greenland dogs have life expectancy of almost 13 years.
These are the smallest sized Siberian husky with piercing blue eyes. These dogs have a great hold over escape art so, they must be overlooked very well. The pierced and almond shaped eyes of these dogs help them to keep snow away from getting into their eyes. These dogs have 13-17 inches height and 20-35 pounds weight. These dogs usually have a lifespan of 12-14 years.
Now, after having a quick overview on different breeds of Huskies it is the time to discuss that how big a particular breed of husky can get.
Siberian Husky Growth Chart
Siberian husky is the most common breed of the dogs which is mostly considered first when it comes on discussion about breeds of huskies.
Average age of Siberian husky is almost to 12-15 years these dogs are grown to their fullest height at the age of one year. After their first year of existence the body frame and chest of huskies get filled and become strong enough to perform different tasks and this growth usually stops at age of 15-20 months.
Paw size of this breed also determines that either it is fully grown or not. If paw is oversized with their bodies, then this means the dog is growing and it will grow up to some more months until it completes its age of full growth. But this not at all a good science to determine the growth.
Growth of the dog also greatly depends upon the gender. That’s mean the male and female dogs have different growth and weight charts. AS female dogs are less heavy and bulkier than male dogs so their growth chart is slightly varied from those of male dogs.
The precise and descriptive growth chart of both genders of this major breed of huskies is given below that is necessary to get know about them:
|Age||Male Weight||Female Weight|
|1 month old||3 – 5 lb||2 – 6 lb|
|2 months old||10 – 15 lb||5 – 10 lb|
|3 months old||20 – 30 lb||15 – 20 lb|
|4 months old||27 – 32 lb||20 – 25 lb|
|5 months old||34 – 39 lb||23 – 27 lb|
|6 months old||30 – 40 lb||25 – 33 lb|
|7 months old||35 – 45 lb||27 – 35 lb|
|8 months old||40 – 50 lb||28 – 37 lb|
|9 months old||40 – 50 lb||29 – 39 lb|
|10 months old||45 – 55 lb||30 – 42 lb|
|11 months old||45 – 55 lb||30 – 45 lb|
|12 months old||45 – 60 lb||35 – 50 lb|
|2years old||45- 60 lb||35- 50 lb|
This growth chart of Siberian husky is covering almost each breed of huskies because when it comes about huskies the first dog that comes to mind is the Siberian Husky. So, this breed is considered as a nutshell almost describing each breed of huskies with surely a few minor changes of age, height and weight which we have mentioned in this article while writing about the major breeds of huskies.
On average, the husky may belong to any breed the maximum life expectancy is considered to be almost 13,14 or 15 years. There are also many other factors that can affect the growth of husky like genetics, nutrition, physical activities and other workouts obviously. These factors may either hinder the growth below age or boost up the growth before particular age. So, the factors like gender and breed do determine that how big a husky can get but above all the various factors like nutrition and workouts after the dog get into existence also determine a lot about the growth.