The Siberian Husky Club of Greater Detroit

Siberian Husky Breed Information

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This page is designed to help new, current and future Siberian Husky owners learn more about the Siberian Husky. For information on Siberians in general, please read Frequently Asked Questions . This is a summary of questions about the breed and other general breed information.

For those of you not familar with Siberians and You Want a Siberian Husky let us tell you a little about them.   In addition, we would like to share with you some Suggested Reading Material related to our breed,  the AKC Siberian Husky Breed Standard and information on Your Siberian Husky: Its Hips and Its Eyes

Siberian have one of the lowest incidences of hip dysplasia of all breeds. Reputable breeders have breeding stock x-rayed and evaluated by OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.)

Hereditary eye disease can be a problem. Juvenile cataracts may develop in youngsters between six months and two years. Although most affected dogs do not have noticeably impaired vision, occasionally a dog goes blind. Corneal dystrophy is a second hereditary eye disease found in some Siberians. Abnormal fat cells are deposited on the cornea of the eye and can obscure vision. It normally appears after age five. Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) has appeared in a few male Siberians, causing blindness. Glaucoma can also develop in some dogs.

Because of these inherited eye problems, all breeding stock should be examined by an ACVO Veterinarian  (member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.) The report forms may then be submitted to CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation) or SHOR (SHOR Eye Clearance List) for a registration number.

To find a breeder in your local area please take a look at the SHCA Breeder Referral Directory

Links to Member's Sites

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Click here to view information on this year's Race Schedule

Racing Clubs in Michigan:

    GLSDA - Great Lakes Sled Dog Association
    MUSH - Mid Union Sled Haulers Association

This page also has some good "links" to other interesting sites on Siberians and sledding. currentbullet.gif (897 bytes) (not all are directly affiliated with the SHCGD):

currentbullet.gif (897 bytes)  Siberian Husky Facts
currentbullet.gif (897 bytes)  Siberian Husky Club of America 
currentbullet.gif (897 bytes)  Welcome to the AKC  
currentbullet.gif (897 bytes)  Iditarod Supersite
currentbullet.gif (897 bytes)  Mushing Online
currentbullet.gif (897 bytes)  National Assoc. of Dog Obedience
currentbullet.gif (897 bytes)  The Dog Obedience Training Page
currentbullet.gif (897 bytes)  Index - Siberian Husky Rescue 
currentbullet.gif (897 bytes)  Siberian Agility
currentbullet.gif (897 bytes)  Northwest Ohio Rescue

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