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Siberian Huskies

Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky, is a medium-sized working dog, quick and light on his feet and free and graceful in action.  His moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest his Northern heritage.  His characteristic gait is smooth and seemingly effortless.  He performs his original function in harness most capably, carrying a light load at a moderate speed over great distances.  His body proportions and form reflect this basic balance of power, speed and endurance. 

The males of the Siberian Husky breed are masculine but never coarse; the bitches are feminine but without weakness of structure.  In proper condition, with muscle firm and well developed, the Siberian Husky does not carry excess weight. 

Size, Proportion, Substance 

Siberian HuskyHeight - Dogs, 21 to 23¼ inches at the withers
Bitches, 20 to 22 inches at the withers

Weight - Dogs, 45 to 60 pounds
Bitches, 35 to 50 pounds

Disqualification - Dogs over 23½ inches
Bitches, over 22 inches 

Weight is in proportion to height.  The measurements mentioned above represent the extreme height and weight limits with no preference given to either extreme.  Any appearance of excessive bone or weight should be penalized.  In profile, the length of the body from the point of the shoulder to the rear point of the croup is slightly longer than the height of the body from the ground to the top of the withers. 

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