When looking into the eyes of a Siberian husky, there is no doubt that you would want to take him home. But the common problem that people have with the Siberian husky is its size and how most homes do not have the space for the handsome canine to live comfortably. So why not get a miniature Siberian husky instead?
A miniature Siberian husky is an individual breed that appears like a regular sized husky, only smaller. Often confused with another individual breed, the Alaskan Klee Kai, the miniature Siberian husky possesses the same temperament of that of a regular sized husky.
Aside from the height difference between the miniature Siberian husky and the regular sized husky, the mini version has s shorter snout, larger ears, and a higher tail set. Interestingly, it can come in three different sizes: the toy mini husky can grow to about 13 inches, the mini husky can grow anywhere between 13 and 15 inches, and the standard mini husk can have a height of 17 inches.
Living an average lifespan of about 11 to 15 years, its diet should be consist of foods that are high in fat and proteins, but low in carbohydrates. It is recommended that they eat premium food that is especially designed for performance and contains all the vitamins and mineral they need so as to become healthy. Human food is not suitable for the miniature Siberian husky.
The miniature Siberian husky has the same temperament and personality of a normal sized husky. So that means that they are just as friendly, intelligent, active and energetic. What makes the miniature Siberian husky such a great pet is the fact that is makes such a great family dog as it can quickly become part of the family.
And though they like to please their owners, it cannot stand being poked at, pinched, or bullied around and may cause them to retaliate.
The miniature Siberian husky needs to be walked out and exercised daily, like the normal sized husky which were bred to be sled dogs, it needs to expend its energy through activities.
When it comes to grooming, it is very easy to take care of. It almost never requires bathing as it spends a lot of time self-grooming. Possessing both an undercoat and an outer coat, it is important to note that it can shed its coat twice a year during this time, grooming it is crucial.