Karelian-Finnish huskies are very active, cheerful, brave dogs with a strong, independent character, developed indicative reaction and innate hunter instinct. Vigor, endurance, keen sense of smell and other versatile qualities of huskies allow using them as for hunting any beast: from the bird to the bear.
Karelian-Finnish huskies (another name for the breed is Finnish Spitz) are beautiful and very mobile hunting dogs of medium height. Height at withers reaches 50 cm, and weight – 14 kg.
Karelian-Finnish huskies have a harmonious constitution and a dry type of constitution. The body is close to a square format, the chest is wide and deep, the back is strong, straight, the loin is short, muscular, the stomach is picked up, the limbs are strong, muscular, the paws are rounded. The neck is strong, muscular, of medium length, the head when viewed from above is wedge-shaped, the transition from the forehead to the muzzle is pronounced, the muzzle is pointed, the lips are sweaty. Eyes oval, medium size, slightly obliquely arranged, color: dark brown or nutty. The ears are small, erect, triangular in shape. Fluffy tail, thrown a ring on his back, or, bending forward, lowers forward and presses his tip to the back of the thigh. The coat is straight, thick and tough with a developed undercoat, reliably protects the dog from frost. The longer hair on the neck and back of the limbs forms a collar and tow. Color: all shades of red.
Huskies are not only great hunters, but also real faithful friends who are strongly attached to the owner and family members, and they are treated with cold courtesy to strangers. They will always support and help in difficult times, will gladly make a company in active walks and travels and will serve faithfully throughout their lives.
The breed is characterized by a balanced temperament and innate benevolence towards humans, these dogs never show aggression if they have no serious reason.
Huskies are quick-witted and quickly grab information, but do not forget that this is a breed with an independent character, therefore, with training, difficulties may arise. A good result will bring only competent, persevering, but necessarily soft and friendly training, because sensitive pets do not tolerate mistreatment and quickly lose confidence in the owner who has offended them.
Thanks to versatile talents, not only the best hunters, but also responsible watchmen, and affectionate, devoted pets are obtained from the Karelian-Finnish Laika.
The breed is characterized by good health and strong immunity. On average, huskies live up to 10-11 years.
Care for Karelian-Finnish huskies is the easiest: these dogs are clean and tidy, have no unpleasant smell, their fur is naturally beautiful and shiny.
During the period of molting huskies, it is recommended to carefully comb and wash the pets preferably no more than twice a year.
Active and sociable dogs are not intended to be kept in an aviary. Likes will be very comfortable in private houses and even apartments, but only if there are daily active walks.
Homeland of beautiful dogs of red color is the forest belt of the north-western part of Russia. They originate from the Karelian and Olonets hunting dogs, as well as from the Finnish huskies, used for hunting for a long time.
The beginning of the factory breeding of the breed was laid in the 20s of the XX century, and in 1949 the first official standard was introduced.
Today, Karelian-Finnish huskies continue to demonstrate their talents while hunting, as well as being excellent watchmen and friendly pets.
Dogs have an incredibly beautiful and sonorous voice that can be heard during a hunt. In Finland, this breed quality is often discussed and appreciated.
At a young age, you should not allow a husky to play with stronger dogs, which may or may not offend her specifically or otherwise, a sensitive dog will lose the desire to communicate with its fellows.