Siberian Husky Body Standard: Head

Siberian Husky Head

Siberian Husky Head

Siberian husky head standard refers to its ancestors from the cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic. Siberian Husky is a medium-size dog with proportional head shape. According to F.C.I. Standard No. 270, following are characteristics of a good Siberian Husky head.


Expression

Siberian Husky has keen but friendly, interested, and mischievous expression.

Skull

Siberian Hsuky has medium size head skull and proportional to the body. Skull shape is slightly rounded on top and tapering from the widest point to the eyes. Head shouldn’t be clumsy, heavy, or too finely chiselled.

Muzzle

The length and width of Siberian Husky’s muzzle are medium as well. The distance from the tip of the nose to the stop is equal to the distance from the stop to the occiput with the tip neither pointed nor square. The stop is well-defined and the bridge of the nose is straight from the stop to the tip. Nose is black in grey, tan or black dogs; liver in copper dogs; may be flesh coloured in pure white dogs. The pink-streaked “snow nose” is acceptable. “Snow nose” or “winter nose” condition is called hypopigmentation in animals. Muzzle shouldn’t either too snipy or too coarse, too short or too long, and insufficient stop.

Mouth – Teeth

Siberian Husky mouth should be closing in a scissor bite. Any bite other than scissor is out of the standard.

Lips

Siberian Husky has healthy, well pigmented, and close fitting lips.

Ears

Siberian Husky has ears with medium size, triangular in shape, close fitting and set high on the head. They are thick, well furred, slightly arched at the back, and strongly erect, with slightly rounded tips pointing straight up. Ears shouldn’t be too large in proportion to the head; too wide set; not strongly erect.

Eyes

Siberian Husky eyes are almond shaped, moderately spaced and set a trifle obliquely. The eyes of a Siberian Husky are ice-blue, dark blue, amber, or brown. In some individual dogs, one eye may be brown and the other blue (complete heterochromia), or one or both eyes may be “parti-colored,” that is, half brown and half blue (partial heterochromia) All of these eye-color combinations are considered acceptable . Eyes shouldn’t set too obliquely; set too close together.

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