Siberian Huskies are a "double-coated" breed, which consists of a top coat and an undercoat. The top coat is made up of smooth guard hairs, while the undercoat is soft and fluffy, usually white, but in certain coat colors might be a pale beige. The coat is designed to keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The coat is equipped to handle warm, even extremely hot weather; for this reason, you never shave your Siberian's coat, no matter how high the temperature climbs . Of course, if outside in the heat, the Siberian requires shade and fresh water. When the opportunity presents itself, a Siberian will often jump into a pool of water, sit in front of a fan, or lie on an air-conditioning vent.
Siberian Huskies shed non-stop all year long, but twice a year the undercoat comes out in clumps (this is called blowing coat). It is a misconception that this is seasonal; your Siberian Husky might decide to blow coat when the temperatures are hovering around zero! You will probably never again wear black. And you will need a new high-powered vacuum cleaner ...dog hair is EVERYWHERE!
Notice the clumpy areas in his coat - He is blowing his
coat, and all of it will come out in large white fluffy chunks.
Brushing will help to minimize the year-round hair accumulation.
Siberian Huskies have a complete absence of any odor. Bathing is seldom necessary; regular brushing will help to minimize the year-round hair accumulation and is essential during the shedding season. However, there ARE exceptions...
Do we really need a bath??