How to Tell If My Husky Is Purebred: The Signs to Watch Out For!

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Close-up Photo of Siberian Husky

Huskies are some of the most adorable dog breeds many love for their stubborn yet playful demeanor. But they can come at quite expensive prices and there are some owners who would love to have purebred Huskies around the house. While having mixed breeds is just as beautiful, you’ll, of course, want to get your money’s worth!

It had me wonder, “how to tell if my Husky is purebred?” I decided to do the research and see the true characteristics and signs of a purebred Husky. So read on as I help you learn more about your Husky!

How to Tell If My Husky Is Purebred

Did you know that there are many breeders who claim their Huskies are purebred when they’re actually not? Sure, these dogs are just as lovable, but it also has you feel like you were scammed! To avoid this, look into these factors and characteristics of a Husky:

1. Overall Appearance of a Husky

There are actually many different variations of the Husky, though I’ll be talking about the most popular Siberian Husky and their distinct features.

Siberian Huskies are medium-sized dogs, having longer bodies than taller ones. Their heights range between 20 to 24 inches, and their weight is between 35 to 60 pounds.

These are classic northern dogs that are born with colors which range from black to pure white. They have medium-length fur and a straight double coating for insulation and cooling. Huskies have a dense and plush coat with undercoat, having a small ruff around the neck without long fringes around the tail or legs.

Most Siberian Huskies have white markings on the legs and chest. As for their tail, it’s well-furred that’s either straight out behind or carried up like a sickle. They also have erect ears with brown and/or blue eyes.

2. The Husky’s Attitude

A dog’s attitude really varies, based on upbringing and environment. But in general, Siberian Huskies do have distinct personalities.

Again, being classic northern dogs, this dog breed is intelligent and independent, however stubborn. They love human company but require strict (and gentle) training as a puppy. Furthermore, they love to run and are very friendly with all people, as well as young children.

Siberian Huskies also have a high prey drive, and with their love of running, they love to chase after small animals like cats and squirrels. Also, they do NOT bark as much, but they howl more.

3. Check The Papers and Certifications

Not a lot of pet owners are really able to distinguish the purebred Husky by just looks alone. This is especially if we’re not as much of a dog expert. So one of the obvious ways to tell if a Husky is purebred is if they come with the valid papers that certify them as such.

The breeder you purchase the Husky from should be able to produce and give you the proper certifications of registration. Make sure that you check these papers beforehand and see if they’re legit, as some people would fake these certifications to make a quick buck.

If the shop, breeder, or seller refuses to give papers or claim they don’t have any, then it’s safe to presume that the Husky isn’t purebred. That’s why it’s important to look into the shop or person you’re purchasing the dog from.

4. Testings and Breeder Reputation

Did you know that your dog can also go through testings to see if he is purebred? You can have your dog checked by a veterinarian or dog expert who’s able to distinguish the breed. Furthermore, there are generic testings for dogs to see if they are really purebred!

Besides that, it’s also best to look into the reputation of the shop or breeder you’re getting the Husky from. Besides papers, you can ask to visit the breeder and the Husky puppy’s parents to ensure they are purebred. Reading up on genuine customer reviews and the breeder’s expertise is also recommended.

When looking for a reputable seller for purebred Huskies, it’s best to look into those registered in the American Kennel Club as a certified breeder. They should have the authentic papers of registration (just like their dogs). But do take note, contact breeders from the American Kennel Club would really sell their dogs (including Huskies) at higher prices, though you are ensured a purebred one.

Check out this cool video to learn more about the important facts of a Husky:

Wrapping It Up

Learning more about the Husky and its characteristics can help you be aware of whether they are purebred or not. But always remember that regardless of whether they’re purebred or mixed, they are still wonderful dogs that require training and grooming for better health.

I hope that this article answered your question, “how to tell if my Husky is purebred?” So don’t wait any longer and begin learning about these dog breeds now!

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Alyssa
Alyssa
9 months ago

My sister has a siberian husky ….. but my bf says she a mix ….. sais something about spotting on there tongues….

Jen
Jen
8 months ago
Reply to  Alyssa

Siberians (pure breeds) can most definitely have spotted tongues. My daughter is an akc husky breeder, and some of them do have the spots. There are many pure dog breeds who have these. https://homewardbound2u.rescuegroups.org/info/display?PageID=6944

Megan
Megan
7 months ago
Reply to  Alyssa

I have two AKC registered Siberian huskies that both have spotting inside the mouth and on their gums. The biggest thing people look at for a Husky is where their ears are and how close together their eyes are.

Isabella Staforelli
Isabella Staforelli
3 months ago
Reply to  Megan

How close do their eyes have to be together ? Or ears, my vet says my husky is pure bred and so have other breeders. But the one thing I’ve noticed is some huskies eyes are farther apart. Is that cuz they aren’t pure?

Tanny
Tanny
7 months ago

Adopt a husky only from a reputable breeder. In addition to papers, the breeder can introduce you to the sire (father) and dame (mother) of your puppy.