Last Updated on September 20, 2021 by Fumipets
If you live in a warmer area, you may believe you’re doing your dog a favour by trimming or shaving his hair since the Siberian husky is a northern breed. Reconsider your position. Groom your dog on a regular basis, but skip the clippers and go gentle on the scissors.
Siberian Husky Coat
In his native frigid environment, your Siberian husky’s thick double coat protects him from the elements. While the dog should look “well-furred,” the coat should not grow long enough to conceal the husky’s clean-cut form, according to the American Kennel Club breed standard. The husky’s undercoat is thick and silky, with straight guard hairs on his outer coat. These top hairs should not be straight off the body, but rather lay smooth. Hair should only be trimmed on the whiskers and around the feet for neatening purposes. “Trimming the fur on any other area of the dog is not to be tolerated and should be severely punished,” the AKC states flatly.
Keeping your husky in good condition for most of the year isn’t tough. Remove dead hair using a slicker brush once or twice a week. Unlike many dogs, you won’t have to wash him very often, if at all. The only exception could be if he gets himself into anything unpleasant that need washing. Huskies don’t have a dog odour and have a natural tendency to be clean. Huskies clean themselves like cats, according to the Siberian Husky Club of Victoria. Your husky sheds all year, but this isn’t an issue if you brush him on a regular basis. Every year, though, he blows his coat, which is a different tale.
Blowing The Coat
Huskies blow their undercoat at least once, if not twice, a year. You are effectively living in Dog Hair City for the duration of the six-week procedure. Your dog’s hair comes out in tiny and big clumps everywhere he goes. You may obtain an accurate sense of the sheer density of your dog’s coat during the coat-blowing season, which occurs in the spring and autumn. To get the greatest results, invest in a decent vacuum cleaner and outfit it in a silver, white, or grey colour scheme to hide any stray hairs.
Resist the temptation to shave your husky, no matter how hot it gets in your neck of the woods. During the day, keep him inside in the air conditioning, but don’t do anything to his coat except brush it. Without their top coats to shield them from the sun’s damaging effects, shaved huskies may suffer from heat stroke or sunburn. It’s also conceivable that a dog’s coat won’t grow back in correctly if it’s been shaved.