White Husky Dog Care Guide: Price, Puppies, Color Variations & Appearance

White Husky Dog

A White Siberian Husky may be one of the most visually pleasing dog breeds there is!

These gorgeous gentle giants of a dog breed are known for their blue eyes, friendly personalities, dedication to their owners, and quick wit.

It’s no wonder that Siberian Huskies are ranked the 14th most popular dog in America.

But what is there to know about this Husky dog breed; the rare Siberian Husky?

How different are they from other Husky dog breeds?

Continue reading to find out more…

White Husky Dog Breed Overview

White Husky

The Husky was first seen in Northeast Asia, first bred by the Chukchi people, this dog breed was used as a sledding dog.

The Chukchi people also recognized these dogs made great guardian and companion dogs too.

First evidence of this the Husky dog breed dates back around 3,000 years ago, making them one of the oldest dog breeds known to man.

The pure Siberian Husky is the result of a recessive gene.

To get the pure White Siberian Husky, two pure white Huskies must be bred together to produce a litter of white Husky puppies.

It is possible to breed Siberian Husky puppies from two carriers of the recessive gene (i.e. traditional Huskies carrying the gene), although this is less likely to result in pure white Husky puppies.

Breed Origin

The White Fluffy Husky was first seen in 1909.

Huskies were brought to Alaska for an international sledding competition. The race consisted of a 408-mile race, which the Husky team won. From here onwards, the Husky mix was extremely popular in mainstream culture.

In 1925 a dog called Togo, and his owner Lenhard Seppala, were responsible for transporting an essential vaccination to Nome where a deadly disease had broken out.

After this, Togo went on to father Husky puppy many Husky puppy litters and is widely considered to be the father of all modern white Huskies in America.

Kennel Club Recognition and Pedigree

The White Siberian Husky is recognized by the American Kennel Club.

When the dog breed was first registered in 1930, the first Husky registered was white.

In 1938, the Siberian Husky Club of America formed which exists as a national network of the Siberian Husky, and hosts their own competitions including sledding, agility, obedience, and more.

Siberian Husky Facts & Info
Size Males are 21-23.5″ and females 20-22″
Weight Males are 45-60 pounds and females 35-50
Lifespan 12-14 years
Breed Type Spitz
Purpose Sled Pulling
Suitable For Active Owners (Singles, Couples, Families)
Color Variations Pure White
Temperament Independent, Intelligent, Cheeky, Loyal, Social
Other Names Siberian White Husky, Chukcha, Artic Husky

White Husky Puppies

White Husky Puppy

Although they are considered to be rare, White Husky puppies do not tend to have a high price tag, a White Husky puppy will sell for between $500 and $1,000 USD.

White Huskies are very intelligent dogs, and like people, they mature at different rates.

While Siberian Huskies are physically at their adult size at 12 months of age, their personalities usually mature somewhere between 1 and 7 years old.

Husky puppies, within their first 12 months, should grow to be between 35 and 57 pounds depending on the Husky mix, their sex, parents, and environment:

Growth Chart
Age Size (male) Size (female)
3 Months 17-22lb 17-22lb
6 Months 33-41lb 26-37lb
9 Months 39-52lb 33-46lb
12 Months 44-57lb 35-51lb

White Husky Temperament

Characteristic Rating
Blue Eyes
Friendliness
Confidence
Protectiveness
Prey Drive
Social Tendencies

The Siberian Husky is known for his friendly and loving personality, endless energy, and zest for life.

It is very rare to find a White Siberian Husky barking. Instead, the White Siberian Husky tends to howl to communicate with others.

When bored, Huskies are known to entertain themselves by howling for hours; something to consider if you have neighbors living nearby!

Sometimes nicknamed the Houdini of dog breeds, the White Siberian Husky is very good at escaping, especially if they are somewhere they don’t want to be.

Consequently, White Siberian Husky owners are recommended to put a six-foot fence around their yard with no pawholds to prevent a great escape!

Due to the Chukchi people allowing their White husky dogs to hunt in the summer months, the White Siberian Husky is known to have a very strong prey drive.

The prey drive of the Siberian Husky, coupled with their escape skills, makes it all the more important for a tall fence, as White Huskies will often bolt over a shorter one in pursuit of a squirrel or the neighbor’s cat!

Personality

White Siberian Husky are bred to be pack animals and consequently, they are known to be friendly and social dogs.

This curious dog breed always want to be a part of the action and are often found getting their noses into trouble!

The Husky dog breed is incredibly social, their pack instinct drives them to crave the presence and attention of their owner.

When left alone for longer periods of time the White Siberian Husky may become destructive or even depressed with separation anxiety.

Much to the owner’s delight, this clever dog breed often develops a sense of humor and loves to play tricks on their owners, and is often seen “laughing” at their expense.

Family Compatibility

Most commonly, Siberian Husky dogs get on very well with children.

The Husky mix’s playful and youthful nature captivates young children and encourages hours of play in the yard.

This being said, young children should never be left unsupervised with a Siberian Husky, as sometimes they forget their size and become boisterous; this is especially prevalent when a Siberian Husky is excited.

The White Siberian Husky is known to get on very well with other dogs too.

With their strong pack mentality, Siberian Huskies do best with frequent companionship in the form of people or other dogs at home. However, Siberian Huskies do not do so well unsupervised with other household pets as they have a strong prey instinct.

White Siberian Husky Appearance and Grooming

White Husky Feature

 

It is important to note the difference between the White Siberian Husky and the “Isabella”. As the name suggests, these dogs are pure white, with blue eyes, whereas the Isabella may have some yellow or beige dappling in their coats.

Size

A White Siberian Husky will grow to be a medium-sized canine.

On average, White Siberian Husky males are between 21 and 23.5 inches while females are slightly more petite, standing at 20 to 22 inches.

While they are quite tall, a Siberian Husky should be lean too, weighing between 35 and 60lb.

Appearance

White Siberian Husky dogs are easily identified by their thick double coat, blue eyes, triangular ears, and lean but tall bodies.

White Huskies are smaller than their cousins, the Alaskan Malamute.

Siberian Huskies have very fluffy tails that are often noted for curling up over their back. In fact, while sleeping, Siberian Huskies are often seen tucking their tails under their noses in a movement called “the Siberian Swirl”.

Siberian Huskies’ eyes may be black or blue, and it is not uncommon for them to have heterochromia (one eye of each color).

Color

While this article has focused on the rarer White Siberian Husky, this dog breed actually comes in many different colors other than white, including:

  • Black And White
  • Red And White
  • Grey And White
  • The Incredibly Rare “Agouti” Coat

Many Husky mix pooches have piebald type spotting, however, all colors are recognized by the AKC.

Coat

Noted for its very thick double white coat, the White Siberian Husky has a dense undercoat and a thinner, spikier overcoat.

The white coat is designed to insulate the dogs during cold arctic winters and reflect the sun during the summer.

Grooming

White Siberian Husky dogs are year-round shedders, meaning they shed lightly through the whole year.

Twice yearly, a White Husky will blow their coat, shedding their undercoat and growing in a new seasonal white coat. During this period, brushing is a daily requirement, but outside of their seasonal shedding, a White Husky will need brushing once weekly.

A White Husky’s coat is perfectly adapted for temperature regulation and so clipping their coat is not necessary. However, regular cleaning of their ears, checks of their eyes, is nail clipping are important.

White Siberian Husky Care Guide

White Husky Dogs

Although beautiful, the White Siberian Husky is not a lapdog.

True, they need companionship and cuddles, but more, the White Husky need lots of stimulation, both mental and physical. As a result, White Huskies are best suited to homes with owners who can keep up with their active needs.

The White Siberian Husky also does not do well with being kept in a small apartment and so needs an owner who has the space for them to run around in a safe and secure place.

Food and Dietary Requirements of the White Siberian Husky

Daily Food Consumption
Guide 1,200 calories
Cups of Kibble Three Bowls of Kibble Required per Day

What and when to feed a White Siberian Husky is very important.

It is important to never feed a White Husky before exercise. You should feed them two hours before exercise so that they never exercise on a full stomach as this can lead to digestive issues such as gastric torsion.

Ideally, Siberian Huskies should eat two smaller meals a day as opposed to one big meal. Whatever owners choose to feed, it should be the equivalent of three cups of dry food each day.

Many White Husky owners recommend bones and raw food diet for their dog.

Due to their natural hunting instinct, it is widely believed that this is the diet best suited to the White Husky.

However, White Husky dogs can do just as well on a high-quality kibble too.

Exercise Requirements

Daily Exercise Requirements
Minutes 90+ minutes
Activity Level This is a high activity dog breed

The White Siberian Husky is often noted by lovers of the breed for their endless energy.

Bred to run miles and miles each day, the Husky dog breed loves to be outside and moving!

Consequently, we recommend around 90 minutes of exercise each day for Siberian Huskies.

Ideally, this should be split into two 45-minute walks, with lots of mental stimulation in between.

Siberian Huskies do not like to swim. While they may enjoy walks on the beach or dipping their toes in a doggie pool, they are not keen swimmers, and consequently, you may wish to avoid day trips to lakes.

Try taking your White Siberian Husky trekking or running instead, this will be much more to their liking.

Remember, Siberian Huskies have a very strong prey drive, so you may struggle to recall them in an emergency. As a result, using a long training leash may be useful to give your pure White Husky room to explore but still give you control.

Training A Siberian Husky Dog

Siberian Huskies are working dogs and consequently are naturally intelligent and eager to please.

Because of their working background, the White Siberian Husky is known to have an extremely stubborn streak.

Never lose your patience and shout at a White Siberian Husky.

These clever dogs have long memories and a strong loyalty to their owners so any sign of aggression will lose their trust.

Instead, try to encourage your White Siberian Husky by rewarding the behavior you want to see and ignoring those you don’t.

In a very short period of time, Siberian Huskies will begin to learn and mold their behavior to match.

Health Problems

The White Siberian Husky is known to be a very healthy dog.

On average, they live around 12 to 14 years, but there are reports of Siberian Huskies living to be older.

The two health conditions that primarily affect the Siberian White Husky are epilepsy and eye issues.

Both are thought to be genetic and so it may be possible to test for the genes in the parents before breeding or purchasing a Husky puppy.

Despite their larger size, it is very uncommon for Siberian Huskies to develop hip dysplasia.

This does not mean it is impossible, but a 2008 report by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals ranked Huskies in the bottom ten for hip dysplasia (with only 2% of the Husky Dog Breed carrying the gene).

As previously mentioned, Togo the Husky is widely considered the father of the American Husky.

This makes inbreeding a distinctive possibility as he has greatly narrowed the gene pool of the Husky Dog Breed; known as the founder effect.

Because of their white fur, the White Siberian Husky is also prone to deafness. The recessive gene that dictates their white fur caries the gene for deafness too.

Summary

The White Siberian Husky is a happy, independent, and playful dog.

Siberian Huskies love the company of their favorite human(s) and enjoy nothing more than a long walk together followed by play and belly rubs.

A great choice for experienced and active owners looking for a new challenge, Siberian Huskies do well with plenty of room and stimulation!

White Huskies do not do well in environments where they are in small apartments and so giving them space to roam is essential.

Do you have a wonderful White Siberian Husky at home? Are you thinking of getting one? Let us know your thoughts on this brilliant dog breed in the comments.

White Husky FAQ

Are White Siberian Huskies rare?

White Siberian Huskies are rare. White is not one of the original color markings for this dog breed. White Siberian Huskies are the result of a recessive gene. To get the White Siberian Husky, two pure white Huskies must be bred together to produce a litter of white Husky puppies.

Are White Siberian Huskies aggressive?

White Siberian Huskies are not aggressive by nature and are in fact one of the least aggressive dog breeds. They are however super active and need to release their energy somehow; at-least a half-hour of walking or playing. But that does not mean that under certain circumstances they won’t bite. 

What is the rarest Husky color?

White is perhaps the rarest Siberian Husky coat color. This color, or rather the lack thereof, is a result of the complete restriction of pigment and the extension of white over the dog’s entire body. A white coat is one of the most striking you’ll find in the Husky breed.

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John Woods is the Founder of All Things Dogs and leads our editorial team as our Editor in Chief. A member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, he has been a dog lover since he was 13 years old. John is parent to Nala, a working lab retriever. John has also volunteered at multiple animal shelters, where he gained firsthand experience of rehabilitation and force-free positive reinforcement training methods.
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1 Comment

  1. I have a female Siberian Husky and she is absolutely gorgeous and very playful.
    She very rarely lets out a bark but is quite happy to “wuff” in my face now and again.
    Also has the blue and brown eyes which, to me, only enhances her beauty.

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