The Siberian husky (also known as the Arctic husky) is thought to originate from East Siberia, where puppies were bred to become long-distance sled-hauling dogs by the Chukchi who welcomed them into their families.

Because of their background many people believe that husky puppies grow into dogs who love to be around people, all people. However, this will very much depend on the upbringing of each husky pup. Every husky is an individual and should be treated as such.

Huskies and husky puppies

Husky puppy standing on veterinary table © Joe Murphy/RSPCA photolibrary

The husky puppies for sale today are similar in some ways to the huskies seen on the television pulling sledges across the icy tundra. For example they're still fluffy dogs.

Whilst a husky's fur is ideal for keeping them warm in the snowy arctic, if you buy one of the many husky puppies for sale in the UK today you need to be prepared to spend a lot of time grooming and hoovering too!

Husky puppies for sale

If you're thinking of buying a husky puppy think carefully about the commitment you will be making. A small husky puppy will soon grow into a large adult dog, who will need plenty of exercise and take up lots of room.

Like any breed, husky puppies will need lots of training and proper socialisation so that when they become adults they are handleable. They grow into strong dogs and you need to be sure you can keep control of them!

Still thinking of buying a husky pup? Use the RSPCA/AWFour Puppy Contract and Puppy Information Pack (PDF) to make sure you're getting a healthy happy puppy.

You might also want to consider getting pet insurance for your new friend to help with any unexpected bills.

Consider adopting a Husky from us

Alternatively why not take a look at the Huskies in our care? Before going to a new home all of our dogs:

When searching for dogs in our care you can choose to filter by breed and age, and if none are suitable for your family, you can even sign up for email alerts.

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