Agouti refers to the color of a dog’s coat (just like Red Husky), not to a breed of dog. In this article, when talking about an Agouti Husky, we will be talking about the Siberian Husky with an Agouti colored coat.
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What is an Agouti Husky?
An Agouti Husky is a Husky with fur that is characterized by alternating bands of color along each individual hair shaft. Agouti Siberian Huskies are considered to be somewhat rare. Siberian Huskies with an Agouti coat are usually brown-eyed, although somewhat rare Agouti Huskies with blue eyes do exist.
What else is an Agouti Husky called?
An Agouti Husky is sometimes called a Dirty Face Husky due to the fact it often has a dark face. It also may sometimes be referred to as a wild colored dog.
Agouti Husky: breed specifications
|Average Weight||40 - 50 pounds|
|Average Height||23 - 24 inches|
|Average Lifespan||12 - 15 years|
|Easy to Train||Challenging|
|Space Requirements||Larger places with the yard are preferable|
|Personality||Independent, energetic, and fearless|
How much do Agouti Husky puppies weigh?
At 8 weeks, an Agouti Husky weighs typically somewhere between 10 and 15 pounds. At three months, they usually weigh about ½ their adult weight, which may be between 20 and 25 pounds.
How big do Agouti Siberian huskies get?
Siberian Huskies are considered to be a medium-size dog. And a full-grown Siberian Husky regardless of its coloring usually is about 23 or 24 inches tall and weighs between 40 and 50 pounds. Females are slightly smaller than their male counterparts.
The lifespan of an Agouti Husky
The average lifespan of an Agouti Siberian Husky is generally between 12 and 15 years, although some huskies live longer.
What is the Agouti Husky temperament?
Agouti Siberian Huskies tend to be independent and willful. They often are even-tempered and love other dogs and are indifferent to strangers. They love to play and will stay playful well into adulthood.
How easy is it to train a Dirty Face Husky?
Because these dogs are willful and stubborn, they can be incredibly difficult to train. It isn’t that they don’t know what the commands “sit” or “stay” means. They tend to ignore the commands if there is something they would rather be doing, like running or playing.
Training tips for an Agouti Husky
- Start training your puppy as soon as they are settled in your home.
- Show your dog you are the leader of the pack.
- Never hit or rough house with your Husky this will bring out aggressive behaviors.
- Affirm positive behavior consistently. Take away attention when a dog displays negative behavior.
- Be consistent with your training.
- If you have difficulty training your dog get professional help.
Does Agouti Husky shed?
Agouti huskies shed a lot, usually 3 to 6 weeks during the spring. Females also shed during the fall as well. If summers are hot and dry, your Husky may also do some shedding during the summer.
Agouti Husky grooming and care
Siberians usually are very clean dogs and self groom themselves (sort of like a cat)
Grooming your Husky is extremely important to keep their fur from matting. Use a wide-tooth comb and gently comb through their fur to remove any mats that may have formed. Then brush their coat upwards to remove all of the loose hair.
Brush their teeth at least twice a week. And check their ears frequently. Clip their nails once a month if needed. Huskies typically only need to be bathed twice a year.
During the summer months, make sure your Husky has constant access to water. And change their water every few hours to provide them with cold water to help keep them from overheating.
Dirty Face Husky Health Issues
Siberian Huskies are susceptible to several health problems. Among the most common are:
- Zinc Deficiency that will cause the loss of hair at the elbows, feet, eyelids, lips, and chin and can be treated by your vet (usually with zinc supplements)
- Corneal Dystrophy. Small white dots appear in your huskies cornea resulting in blurry vision. This condition is not treatable.
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy or, to put it simply, deterioration of the retinal
- Cataracts. The film over the eyes lens this usually happens as your dog’s age, but can occur as early as 3 months
- Hypothyroidism that causes weight gain and fur loss should consult your veterinarian
- Hip Dysplasia, a condition where the thigh bone doesn’t fit properly into the hip joint. Treatment by your vet and following care guidelines are essential. Preventive surgery may be an option if your Husky is under 10 months old.
- Heat Stroke. Huskies can get heat stroke during the hot summer months. Providing your dog with ample shade and constant fresh water is a must for prevention. A cooling pad may also help.
Agouti Husky: Is it right for you and your family?
Siberian Huskies are avid runners, so they are best suited to families who are extremely active and enjoy such outdoor activities as biking and hiking. They need a lot of exercise and affection. People who have difficulty being consistent with a pet should not own this breed. Huskies need constant attention and guidance, or they may become aggressive and exhibit negative behaviors.