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Kidadl Team

AUGUST 05, 2021

Pawfect Facts About The Miniature Husky Kids Will Love

Bring a dose of joy into your lives with these fun Miniature Husky facts!

Are you looking for a cute, adorable, and high-energy addition to your family? Then the Miniature Husky is the perfect option for you! The Miniature Husky is a small, almost toy-sized dog that is well known for being a loyal, and sociable animal. They are also very intelligent, and though they cannot be very good guard dogs (being the size of a school bag and all) they can still be excellent watchdogs!

The Miniature Husky is a smaller version of the standard Siberian Husky. The breed used to be native to Alaska and other northern regions in North America, but now they are mostly found in human homes like ours, making the most of their treats and snacks! We can thank Linda Spurlin for running into an undersized Siberian Husky, which led to her breeding the Mini Siberian Husky that we all know.  

Read on for Miniature Siberian Husky facts, and we promise you'll love them all just as much as you will love Miniature Husky puppies! If you enjoy reading about the Miniature Husky, then check out our articles on the Golden Retriver Husky mix and German shepherd wolf mix articles for more fun facts!

Miniature Husky Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Miniature Husky?

The Miniature Husky breed is a type of dog. Yes, a very small one, almost toy-sized, but a dog indeed. And like many a fellow breed, they are defined by their high energy levels, and their intelligence as opposed to other huskies.

What class of animal does a Miniature Husky belong to?

The Miniature Husky breed, like all other canines, belongs to the mammal class of animals. Canines like the Mini Siberian Husky make great companions to humans for their gregarious nature and happy temperament.

How many Miniature Huskies are there in the world?

The Miniature Husky breed is so rare that there are only 700 of them across the world. So if you manage to adopt one of the miniature husky puppies, you are indeed one of the lucky ones! Because of their rarity, it can be very expensive to purchase a Mini Husky. They can cost anywhere from $1500-$5000. So while it may be a costly expense to purchase and maintain a Mini Husky, many pet owners swear by them as the most jovial and reliable friends to have around.

Where does a Miniature Husky live?

Since humans made the breed for human companionship, the Miniature Siberian Husky lives exclusively with humans, though they thrive more in colder environments. They were adapted from the standard-sized version of the Siberian Husky, to be the perfect complement to any household. The Husky puppy needs to be integrated into the household early, or else they may have difficulty adjusting to the people in it.

What is a Miniature Husky's habitat?

Since the Miniature Siberian Husky is a breed meant for humans, their habitat is mostly human residences, be it apartments, homes, or farms. However, since they are adapted from the standard version of the Siberian Husky, they will be more at home in colder climates. This wolf-like dog breed has emerged from the cold of North American Alaska, and as such, will not thrive in warmer climates because of their double coat. They are related to the larger Siberian Huskies, Alaskan huskies, and others who are in turn related to wolves and larger canines.

Who do Miniature Huskies live with?

In essence, the Mini Husky loves humans! They live with people all the time and are very social animals. Much like the standard Siberian Husky, they love to play around, exercise, and interact with other creatures and people alike. It is unsure if the Miniature Huskies will survive in the wild, but even at home, they face a lot of health issues. Problems like progressive retinal atrophy are something miniature huskies have developed after their integration into human society. So it is important to really take care of your Mini Husky to make sure they do not develop any such issues.

How long does a Miniature Husky live?

They live pretty long for a dog - about 15-20 years. This means that they will keep your family and children company for a very long time. Barring any health issues or health problems, these dog breeds can live very fulfilling and happy lives!

How do they reproduce?

They usually breed under the supervision of Miniature Husky puppy breeders. Since this is a breed intended for human supervision in general, it makes sense that there be human intervention to help them reproduce too.

What is their conservation status?

If you are worried about the conservation status of the Siberian Miniature huskies, do not be! Though there are very few of them around right now, there are many breeders around the world trying to bring up the population of the Mini Huskies. They are least endangered at the moment, with a conservation status of Least Concern, and will actively increase in the coming years. Though when speaking of Husky breeders, it is a good idea to focus on those who are reliable, safe carers for the Mini Siberian Huskies. Since there are many fake breeders in the market, potential Mini Siberian Huskies owners need to be careful about genuine and fake breeders.

Miniature Husky Fun Facts

What do Miniature Huskies look like?

Mini Huskies are small, fluffy animals with a long snout and blue eyes, along with a black or brown nose. They have short legs and a slightly curved tail, and a long red tongue that lolls around when they are happy. They have small ears, and a lot of fur all around - a double coat of it. These dog breeds also have a soft underbelly.

Miniature Huskies are small, adorable versions of the Siberian Husky, bred to be a domestic pet.

How cute are they?

The very reason they were bred in the first place is that people thought they were cute! So yes, Siberian Huskies are a total of 5/5 for cuteness! They are small, adorable, really cute to look at, and loved by kids and adults alike. A Mini Husky would indeed be the most adorable addition to your family, and definitely the talk of the block with their cuteness.

How do they communicate?

Like all other dogs, the energetic Mini Huskies bark, yip, yelp, growl, and grunt to express themselves. Outside of auditory calls, they also have body language which they use to communicate with others. This can include wagging their tails, flattening their ears, lowering their heads, and baring their teeth. In order to effectively communicate with such dog breeds, it is important that we can read every sign displayed by the Mini Huskies.

How big is a Miniature Husky?

Miniature Huskies, as the name suggests, are miniature indeed! This means that they are 12-17 in tall, which is almost one-third of the standard-sized Siberian Husky dog breed. They may look wolf-like, but this species of dog is so small they can even be called a lap dog. The Mini Husky also does enjoy sitting in laps, at your feet, or snuggling in bed with you.

How fast can a Miniature Husky run?

Usually, the standard Siberian Husky can run up to 28mph which is one of the fastest speeds seen in any dog breed. However, the Mini Huskies do not share this speed, and clock around 15 mph on a good day. This is because they have shorter legs, and despite their high energy levels, they are unable to match top speeds.

How much does a Miniature Husky weigh?

Mini Huskies are not very heavy and come in at around 10-20 lb. This is the perfect weight to be a lap dog while also being adorably small. However, their weight is not the only thing adorable and small about them! They are also called Alaskan Klee Kai by the Inuit people, who have the Siberian Huskies as pets. The phrase "Klee Kai" means a "little dog" or "small dog."

What are their male and female names of the species?

Since this breed is intended for human companionship, there is no specific name for the male or the female of this breed. There are also too few of them to warrant a sex-specific name, especially since they are not used in scientific research which would necessitate naming.  So if you ever get a Miniature Husky at home, you are free to name them whatever you want. Make sure you choose a name your Mini Huskies will love too.

What would you call a baby Miniature Husky?

Husky puppies have no particular name. Since this breed falls into the generic category of a companion dog, Husky puppies are called just that. But on the bright side, a Mini Husky will be one of the best pets you could ask for, regardless of what you choose to call them. While science may not call a baby Mini Husky anything, that does not mean you can not pick out a nice name for them when you bring them home.

What do they eat?

They spend most of their lives under human care, so they mostly eat dog food. But even though this breed might be smaller than the rest of the dog breeds around, their wolf ancestry still makes them great hunters. So if you have any smaller pets around, like birds, cats, or mice, you would do well to keep them away from your Mini huskies. They might attempt to hunt them. They are carnivores at heart, after all.  Even if you do feed them dog food, the Mini Siberian Husky will do well to eat meat occasionally, if not every day.

How much do they shed?

The Miniature Husky has a double coat, meaning twice the shedding. The double coat is a legacy of their cold habitat - the Alaskan Tundra. They needed it there to keep them warm, but they don't really need it anymore when in heat-controlled homes. So, even though you only have to brush them once a week, this breed sheds enough in one go for a whole month!

It would be a good idea to keep your furniture covered and practice proper hygiene to make sure that your dog is well cleaned and your family is safe. Many Mini Husky owners prefer purchasing lint rollers to clean the fur as well as electric shedders to help facilitate the shedding in one go. So if you are looking to adopt a  Mini Husky for your family, why not discuss clean-up schedules well in advance?

Would they make a good pet?

No doubt about it! The Miniature Husky is a breed meant to be a pet for humans. As such, this dog breed has all the qualities of a good pet. They are energetic, happy, sociable, and very intelligent. This means they can be trained easily and will stay loyal to their owners. The Mini Husky is an excellent companion for children and adults alike. The Miniature huskies are not only friendly to all their familiars, but they are also very talkative which means you can expect them to communicate with you throughout the day.

However, they are very high-maintenance pets. They not only require constant attention, but they also have to be exercised well, fed only high-grade food, and require lots of human interaction to the point of being clingy. They may also experience separation anxiety, so adopt a Mini Husky only if you are well-equipped to deal with these unique challenges. They can also be very shy, so if you have children and other pets, it is recommended that you start by socializing them before the Husky can get comfortable with them.

Did you know...

The Miniature Husky is a very socially active dog. This means that they are very attached to their owners, and will face separation anxiety if parted from their owners for even a little time. So if you are considering adding one of these good little boys or girls to your family, you should be aware of the high maintenance they come with. You can easily achieve this by increasing playtime, letting them be in the same room as you, or just giving them the time of the day.

Did you also know that their blue eyes were adapted by their ancestors, the wolves, to see better in the dark and to camouflage well? We personally love the blue-eyed Husky! Even if they don't have to camouflage anymore, the eyes still look very good, don't they?

Popularity

The first time the idea of a Miniature Husky came up was when Linda Spurlin saw an undersized Siberian Husky and decided this would be the perfect pet. As such, she went about breeding many a breed of the Husky together to finally come up with the Miniature Husky. Since this breed is intended to keep you and your children company, it was no surprise when they became popular in the late 1980s, and are well-coveted to date.

Health and characteristics

Though the Miniature Husky is usually a very healthy breed, some health issues may come up. Since it is a very heavily interbred dog, chances are that it may develop some health problems or health issues. Some of them can be progressive retinal atrophy, cardiac diseases, as well as excess hair loss. As such, it is important to make sure you keep taking your Miniature Husky to the vet at least once every three months. This way you can catch any health problems early, and make sure that your Miniature Husky lives a long and happy life as your pet.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other mammals including Utonagan, or Kunming wolfdog.

You can even occupy yourself at home by drawing one on our miniature husky coloring pages.

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