Aww, look at this little sweetheart! Actually, huskies are the teenagers of the doggie world. A husky is one of the most recognizable and famous dogs on the American Kennel Club’s breeds list. They have that wild wolf look, you know? And many huskies are indeed what makes wolves really cool. Huskies are typically rebellious, smart, independent, and made to run far and wide. They’re also famous for having sky blue clear as day eyes, like our little husky doodle!
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✏️ TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
- How-To-Draw Template – International (A4) or U.S. Size (8.5×11 in)
- Sketching Pencil
- Polymer Eraser
- Outline Marker
- Coloring Tools
🎨 Parents: The only tools you need for these how-to-draw tutorials are: eraser, pencil, and a piece of paper. But – if you have them around – a sketching pencil makes for fainter and softer lines that help kids build fine motor accuracy. I also recommend going over the sketch pencil with a black outline marker when you’re done for a neater finish. Lastly, erase the pencil marks before adding color.
How To Draw a Husky Step By Step
Kid Facts About Huskies
- The ancestors of the Siberian Huskies were trained as endurance sled dogs by the Chukchi people of northeastern Asia.
- It was after the Alaska gold rush that the first Siberian Huskies started to arrive in the U.S. and Canada.
- Often referred to simply as Husky or Sibe, the Siberian Husky were also at one time called the Chukcha.
- In the winter of 1925, when a sled team delivered lifesaving medicine to Nome, Alaska during a diphtheria outbreak, Huskies made headlines around the world.
- The Huskies can withstand temperatures as low as 60 degrees below Fahrenheit. They are also insulated from the heat by their lush double coats.
- Huskies also have a disorder in which pink marks appear on the nose in winter and vanish in summer, known as the snow nose.
- Balto the Husky, led by Gunnar Kaasen, became famous as the dog who led 51 miles from the final leg of the Serum Run to Nome.
- To keep them from boredom, Siberian huskies need 30 to 60 minutes of exercise daily. Huskies are like teenagers: they would do stupid things or cause mischief if they were bored.
- To go under a fence, some Huskies can jump over 8-foot tall gates or dig through the soil. Early on, these free-spirited dogs need training not to wander off, as it is in their nature to run free.
- DNA findings have shown that huskies have a part of their genome that, from 35,000 years ago, only traces back to one prehistoric wolf.
- Out of all the dog breeds, a Shih Tzu has actually more DNA in common to a wolf than a husky. A big husky is less related to wolves than a small spoiled Chinese Shih Tzu.
- Instead of attacking them or alerting their owner, some people say huskies will befriend a burglar. This demonstrates the friendliness of these dogs towards strangers.
- They were first recognized as the Arctic Husky in 1938, which was eventually changed in 1991 to the Siberian Husky.