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Labrador Husky

 
See Also: Siberian Retriever

Living with a Labrador Husky

Family Dog: The Labrador Husky can unfriendly or even aggressive with strangers is not properly socialized at a young age. They can do fine with children and other dogs if they are raised with them from a young age.

Grooming: The thick coat of the Labrador Husky should be brushed often especially during their heavy shedding time of the year. They should be bathed when needed.

Training: Training a Labrador Husky with positive reinforcement is fun as they are an intelligent breed.

Barking: The Labrador Husky does not bark, but will howl like a wolf.

Weather: The thick coat of the Labrador Husky protects them from freezing cold weather.

Exercise: The Labrador Husky needs at least a long daily walk.

Labrador Husky Appearance

Appearance: The Labrador Husky resembles the wolf. This breed should not be confused with the Siberian Retriever which is a mix between a Labrador Retriever and a Siberian Husky.

Size: The Labrador Husky weighs between 60 to 100 pounds and stands between 20 to 28 inches tall when fully grown.

Head: The Labrador Husky has a round head which is covered in a fluffy coat.

Muzzle: The muzzle of the Labrador Husky is long and narrow.

Body: The Labrador Husky has a wide chest with heavy bones.

Color: The colors of the Labrador Husky's coat can include solid white, solid black, black & white, red & white, and gray & white. The two rarest colors are wolf gray and solid gray. The most common coat colors are black & white, gray & white and solid black.

Coat: The Labrador Husky has a thick, fluffy double coat over their entire bodies.

Labrador Husky Facts

Category: Northern

Life Expectancy: The average life expectancy of the Labrador Husky is 10 to 13 years.

Labrador Husky History

History: The Labrador Husky is a native breed of Coastal Labrador which belongs to the Northern group along with the Siberian Husky, Samoyed and Alaskan Malamute. They also have a lot of similarity to the wolf. The breed was believed to have been brought to Labrador by the Thule Inuit around 1300 AD. They were originally used as sled dogs to carry heavy loads. Over the centuries, their ancestor became geographically isolated from the other northern breeds so in order to maintain the desired qualities of the breed they were bred with the native wolf populations. This breed was used heavily to pull sleds until the advent of the snowmobile. Today they are kept as loving pets.