Description of the Siberian Husky breed: FCI standard
Husky breed standard FCI No. 270 / 02.02.1995
Group 5. Spitz and primitive types of dogs.
Without working trials.
Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog, fast and light with free and elegant movements.
His moderately compact and well-dressed body, erect ears and a fox tail speak of northern origin.
The characteristic gait is smooth and light in appearance.
It perfectly fulfills its initial function in a harness, transporting a light load with medium speed over long distances.
The proportions of his body and appearance reflect the balance of strength, speed and endurance.
Dogs of the Siberian Husky breed are courageous, but never rude females feminine, but without weakness in structure.
Siberian husky in good shape, with strong and well-developed muscles, should not be overweight.
Size and overall impression - 25 points
Head and neck - 10 points
Wool and color - 10 points
Chest and ribs - 10 points
Torso - 15 points
Back - 10 points
Front and hind limbs - 10 points
Paws - 5 points
Tail - 5 points
In profile, the length of the body from the point of the shoulder joint to the sciatic tubercle is slightly longer than the height at the withers.
The distance from the tip of the nose to the stop is the distance from the stop to the occiput.
The characteristic temperament of the Siberian Husky is friendly and calm, but at the same time lively, the Siberian Husky is a leader by nature.
He does not exhibit the possessive features inherent in guard dogs, and is not too suspicious or aggressive towards other dogs.
Some reserve and self-esteem can be expected from an adult dog.
His mind, complaisance and ardent disposition make him a pleasant companion and a hard worker. However, you need to understand that much depends on the proper education of the husky. More information about the nature of the husky can be found here.
Medium in size, proportional to the body slightly rounded from above and tapering from the widest part to the eyes.
Nose: Black in dogs of gray, red and black liver color in copper dogs may be flesh-colored in pure white dogs. Allowed "snowy nose" with pink streaks.
Muzzle: Of medium length and width, gradually tapering towards the nose, at the end, non-pointed and non-square.
The back of the nose is straight from the stop to the tip of the nose.
Lips: Well pigmented and tight.
Bite / Teeth: When closed, scissor bite.
Eyes: Almond-shaped, moderately spaced and slightly oblique, which protects them from the strong effects of wind and snow ..
Eyes may be brown or blue odd odds.
Expression: Insightful, but friendly, interested, and even mischievous.
Ears: Medium in size, triangular in shape, close and high set.
When the ears are alert, they converge so closely at the base that their inner edges become parallel to each other.
Thick, well pubescent, slightly convex from the outside, fully upright, with slightly rounded tips directed vertically upward.
Medium in length, curved and kept proudly raised when the dog is standing.
When trotting, the neck is extended so that the head is extended somewhat forward.
Straight, sturdy and flexible, with a straight top line from the withers to the croup.
(The back should be slightly sloping from the withers to the middle, and slightly rise above the lower back, and then round down to the croup again).
It is of medium length, neither stocky nor weak due to excessive length.
Elastic and thin, narrower than the rib cage, slightly convex and taut.
Beveled, but not so cool as to limit the push of the hind limbs.
The optimal slanting of cereals is 30-35 degrees.
Deep and strong, but not too wide, the deepest point is located immediately behind the elbow joint and at its level.
The ribs originate from the spine, but flatten on the sides in order to ensure freedom of movement.
A well-pubescent “fox” tail, set directly below the level of the topline, and usually keeps an elegant sickle raised above its back when the dog is alert.
In the upper position, the tail is not twisted either on one or the other on the side, and is not flat on the back.
A tail down is normal when the dog is calm.
The length of the tail - its tip should reach the protrusion of the hock.
The hair on the tail is of medium and approximately the same length on all sides, which gives the impression of a round “fox” tail.
When viewed from the front of a standing dog, the limbs are moderately spaced (palm-wide),
parallel and straight. The bone is oval and strong, but never round and heavy.
The length of the leg from the elbow to the ground slightly exceeds the distance from the elbow to the top of the withers.
When the dog is standing, the legs of the forelimbs should be slightly turned outward - 10 degrees.
Fingers look slightly outward. This is necessary so that the center of gravity falls on the middle fingers, and not on the side fingers.
Dewclaws on the forelimbs can be removed.
Shoulders and shoulders:
The shoulder blade is well tilted back, at an angle of 30-40 degrees.
The shoulder leans back a little from the end of the scapula to the elbow, not perpendicular to the surface of the earth.
Shoulder and shoulder of equal length. The distance between the shoulders at the withers is at least 5 cm.
The muscles and ligaments connecting the shoulder to the chest are strong and well developed.
Tightly pressed to the torso and not tucked in, and not turned out.
Strong but flexible.
When viewed from the side, the metacarpus is slightly slanted (10-15 degrees).
Must be in harmony in the forelimbs. When looking at the back of a standing dog, the hind limbs are moderately spaced and parallel, their width should correspond to the width of the shoulders.
Dewclaws, if any, should be removed.
Powerful with well-developed muscles.
With a good joint angle.
Well defined and low.
Oval in shape, but not long.
The paw is medium in size, compact and well pubescent between fingers and pads.
The pads are elastic and thick. The paws are neither turned in nor out when the dog is in a natural stance.
The characteristic gait of the Siberian husky is smooth and light, effortless.
Husky is quick and easy, in the show ring he should move on a loose leash with a moderately fast trot, demonstrating a good ejection of the front limbs and a good push of the rear.
When viewed from the front and rear, while the Siberian husky moves in walking steps, the tracks do not form one line, but with increasing speed, the limbs gradually converge, until the pads are placed on the line directly under the longitudinal central axis of the body.
When the traces of the paws coincide, the front and hind limbs are carried forward straight, with no inversion of the elbows either in or out.
Each hind leg sets foot on the front foot of the same name.
While the dog is moving, the top line remains motionless and even.
The coat of the Siberian husky is “double” and of medium length, giving the impression of a good pubescence, but not so long as to hide the clean external lines of the dog. In addition, it is waterproof.
The undercoat is soft and thick, pressed against the skin, and also of sufficient length to support the outer hair.
The rest of the hair is soft and straight and rises 30 degrees above the skin, in no case is it hard and does not stand perpendicular to the surface of the body.
It should be noted that the absence of undercoat during molting is permissible.
Trimming of vibrissae and fur between the fingers and around the paw is allowed to give a neat appearance.
Accordingly, trimming wool should be punished in any other parts of the body that cannot be ignored.
All colors from black to pure white are allowed.
Various markings on the head are common (due to the base), including many patterns not found in other breeds.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
GROWTH: Males: 53.5-60 cm at the withers. Bitches: 50.5 - 56 cm at the withers.
WEIGHT: Males: 20.5 - 28 kg. Bitches: 15.5 - 23 kg.
The dimensions mentioned above represent the extreme limits of height and weight; one or another limit should not be preferred.
Any manifestations of excessive bones or weight should be punished.
The main pedigree characteristics of the Siberian husky are its average size, moderate skeleton, well-balanced proportions, light and free movements, appropriate coat, nice head and eyes, a regular tail, good character.
Any manifestations of excessive bony or weight, a tied or clumsy gait, long or coarse coat should be regarded as imperfections.
Siberian Husky never looks so heavy or rude to resemble a heavy truck, but at the same time it is not so light and fragile to give the impression of a sprinter.
Both males and females of this breed give the impression of great endurance.
In addition to the shortcomings already noted, the obvious structural defects common to all breeds are also undesirable for the Siberian Husky, as for any other breed, although they are not specifically mentioned here.
Coarse or heavy lines that are too delicate.
Not enough pronounced.
Too cramped or coarse too short or long.
Bite / Teeth:
Any bite other than a scissor bite.
Eyes: Eyes too obliquely set or too close together.
Too large in relation to the head too wide set not fully upright.
Too short or thick neck too long.
Weak or soft humpback with a sloping top line.
Too wide ‘barrel-shaped’ with too flat or weak ribs.
Lying on the back or tightly curled tail too downy (with suspension) too low or high set.
Sheer or free.
Soft metacarpus; bone too heavy; too narrow or wide set of forelimbs; elbows turned outward.
Straight knee “cow” posture too narrow or too wide posture of the hind limbs.
Paw: Soft or loose fingers are too big or thick are too small and thin clubfoot or toe.
Movement: A short step, prancing and frequently changing gait, clumsy or swaying gait, cross-limb movement or raking in related movements.
Coat: Long, coarse or shaggy coat with too stiff or too silky texture trimmed coat, with the exception of the above.
Dogs above 60 cm and females above 56 cm, pronounced aggression and cowardice.
Males should have two full testes fully descended into the scrotum.