Breed Standard

General Appearance
The Siberian Husky is a medium sized dog who has quick, free, light-footed movement. The body should be well furred with a correct double coat, never long, and should be well muscled.
The proportions should reflect a balance of power, speed and endurance. Never appearing heavy or coarse, nor light and fragile.
Males should appear masculine without coarseness and females feminine without fragility.
Dogs should be within the range of 21 – 23.5ins at the wither
and should weigh 20 – 25Kg
Bitches should be within the range 18 – 22ins at the wither
and should weigh 16 – 20Kg

Temperament
Siberian husky’s are highly intelligent and have a friendly and outgoing temperament. They should not be suspicous of or aggressive towards people or dogs.

Head and Neck
The head size should be proportionate to body size.
It should have a finely-chiseled fox-like appearance with slight rounding to the top which gradually tapers from the widest point to the almond-shaped, obliquely set eyes.
The muzzle length should be equi-distant to that from the stop to the occipital bone at the base of the skull. The lips should be close fitting and well pigmented.
The ears should be well furred and of medium size. These should be strongly erect and set high on the skull.
The neck should be of proportionate length to the rest of the dog and should be well arched.

Forequarters
The shoulder should be well laid back, the point of shoulder being forward of the withers, never perpendicular to the ground.
The length of the upper arm should be as close as possible to the length of the shoulder blade.
The forelegs, when viewed from the front, should be moderately spaced, straight with the elbows close to the body.
The pasterns should follow the same angulation as that seen in the shoulder.
Dew claws may or may not be present.
Feet should be oval in shape, well furred with well cushioned, tough pads.

The Body
The body should be proportionate in length to the height of the dog. The ribcage should be well sprung, but never round, with slightly flattened sides to allow freedom of movement and be of adequate depth.
The topline should be level from the withers to the croup, with a slight arching over a well muscled loin and a slight tuck up. The croup should be of adequate length and slope away from the spine towards the tail.

Hindquarters
The hindlegs, when viewed from behind should be parallel and moderately spaced.
The stifle should be well bent and the hocks well defined, turning neither inwards or outwards.
The bone lengths should again be of equal length and the angles seen in the forequarters should be mirrored in the hindquarters.
The upper thigh should be well muscled and powerful.
Dew claws should not be present on the hindlegs.

Tail
The tail should be of medium length, be well furred and set on just below the level of the topline. The first 2 or 3 vertebrae in the tail should follow the angle set of the croup.
The tail may be carried in a sickle or trailing during movement.
The tail should not curl too tightly or to either side of the back.
Overly long tails may appear to be tight when carried but may be set on correctly.

Movement
Movement should be low to the ground and appear effortless.
When viewed from the side, a good reach should be seen in the forequarters matched by good drive from the hindquarters.
When viewed from the front, the forelegs should move in parallel with a gradual angling inwards towards single tracking as the speed increases.
When viewed from the rear, the hindlegs should move in parallel with a gradual angling inwards towards single tracking as the speed increases.
There should be no elbowing in or out and no cow or sickle hocks.
The topline should be firm and level during movement with no rolling or sagging.