With its wolf-like appearance and loving personality, the Husky breed has become a favorite of many pet owners. These beautiful dogs delight us with their free spirits, playful energy, and unfailing loyalty.
Did you know that Huskies can sometimes come in brown? In this post, we will tell you everything you want to know about brown Huskies. We will explain how their appearance differs from that of regular Huskies, their personalities, and how to care for them in terms of exercise, grooming, and more. You will also learn where you can get a brown Husky of your own.
1. What is a Brown Husky?
A brown Husky is simply a Husky that sports a brown coat. Brown Huskies may be all brown or a combination of brown and white.
Beyond the color difference, there is no distinction between a brown Husky and a regular Husky.
The American Kennel Club recognizes brown Huskies among Siberian Huskies. The registration code listed for brown and white is 063. No color code is listed for all brown, but we have seen photographs of entirely brown Huskies.
The brown Husky is just one of several varieties of Siberian Huskies. You might also enjoy learning about the miniature Husky.
2. What Do Brown Huskies Look Like?
Brown Huskies are classified as medium to large-sized dogs. The profile of the dog and the shape of its face bear a striking resemblance to those of a wolf. These dogs have upright ears, sickle-shaped, fluffy tails, and fluffy double coats.
The classic Husky coloration is black across the top of the head and the back, with white on the face, belly, legs, and tail. Brown Huskies often have this same pattern, just with brown instead of black. And again, sometimes they may be entirely brown with no pattern. All-brown Huskies are also called “chocolate Huskies.”
3. Where Did Huskies Originate From?
Huskies can trace their origin to northeastern Asia, where they were bred as sled dogs by the Chukchi people. AKC explains, “When changing climate conditions forced the semi-nomadic Chukchi to expand their hunting grounds or perish, they rose to the challenge by developing a sled dog capable of hauling light loads over vast expanses of frozen wasteland in sub-zero temperatures, with a minimum expenditure of energy.”
Pretty cool, right? Eventually, people worldwide learned about these amazing sled dogs and wanted their own. As a result, Huskies have been bred, sold, and adopted everywhere.
4. Are Brown Huskies Rare?
Yes, brown Huskies are fairly rare. How rare depends on which type you want. The Huskies with a combination of brown and white on their coats seem to be a bit more common than those entirely brown.
5. What Makes a Husky Brown?
To understand why brown Huskies are hard to come by, you need to know about their genetics.
A recessive gene is responsible for conferring the brown color on a Husky. That means this trait often goes unexpressed, even if a Husky carries the gene. But when a puppy inherits two brown genes from its parents, it may grow up with brown fur. The easiest way to get a brown Husky is to breed a pair of brown Huskies.
6. What Eye Color Do Brown Huskies Have?
Brown Huskies can have the same wide variety of eye colors as regular Huskies. The eyes may be blue, green, hazel, brown, or gold.
7. Will a Brown Husky Puppy Stay Brown?
If you get a brown Husky puppy, whether or not it stays brown will depend on the individual dog.
Some brown Huskies outgrow their original coat color, with their hair lightening or darkening as they age. But other brown Huskies retain their distinctive coat color for the rest of their lives.
Of course, even if your brown Husky puppy eventually outgrows his original coat color, you will still have a beautiful and loving companion. You cannot go wrong with a Husky, no matter the coat color.
8. How Much Do Brown Huskies Cost?
There is a price range of around $600 to $2,000 for Siberian Husky puppies. Several factors impact pricing for Siberian Husky puppies, but the color is among them. Since brown Huskies are rare compared to those with more typical coat colors, most you find for sale will likely be listed toward the upper end of this price bracket.
9. What is the Brown Husky’s Personality?
Brown Huskies have the same delightful temperaments as other Siberian Huskies. They are sociable animals that love to spend time with their owners and share a lot of affection. Their intelligence is typically described as average, but their curiosity can make them fast learners. That said, they can sometimes be stubborn and may get impatient.
10. Do Brown Huskies Have Behavioral Problems?
The stubbornness of brown Huskies can sometimes lead to problems, especially while training. Beyond that, Huskies may experience separation anxiety. They can also be pretty noisy with their barking, howling, and whining, so just be ready for that.
11. Are Brown Huskies Good with Family?
Yes, brown Huskies make excellent family pets. Since they are so affectionate, they love spending time with everyone in the household. They are very good with children.
12. Are Brown Huskies Good with Other Pets?
Brown Huskies, like other Siberian Huskies, are great with other dogs and usually do well sharing a household with them.
One thing to be aware of is that they sometimes like to chase kitties, so if you have a cat, handle the introduction with extra care to ensure your pets get along.
13. Do Brown Huskies Have Health Problems?
Brown Huskies can experience the same health conditions as other types of Huskies. Some of the most common health conditions affecting these dogs include skin problems like follicular dysplasia, eye problems, and hypothyroidism. Learn more about these and other Siberian Husky health conditions. Take your pet to the vet regularly to get personalized recommendations and catch any problems early for rapid treatment.
14. How Do You Care for a Brown Husky?
Brown Huskies are beautiful, affectionate dogs, but are they easy to care for? On the whole, yes. Let's look at their needs regarding space, exercise, training, and more.
How Much Space Does a Brown Husky Need?
Despite being medium to large-sized dogs, Brown huskies are not all that picky about space. While they will appreciate a large house and yard, they will do just fine in a smaller home or apartment.
At a minimum, your brown Husky needs about an hour and a half of exercise daily. It is better if you can make it at least two hours. The advantage of having a large house with a fenced-in backyard is that it makes it easier for your Husky to bound around and play independently.
If your Husky is not getting enough exercise on his own, you will need to have some extra time each day to play with him and take him on long walks.
If your brown Husky will spend a lot of time in your backyard, you may wish to get him a dog house. Husky dog houses need to be well-insulated in winter and well-ventilated in summer.
Huskies’ intelligence makes them highly trainable, with a couple of caveats. Their impatience means they can lose interest in long training sessions. Paired with a stubborn personality, that impatience can lead to unproductive sessions if you are not careful.
The solution is simple; just keep training sessions brief. And if at all possible, begin training and socializing your brown Husky at a young age.
Despite their high shedding amounts, the fluffy coats of brown Huskies do not require much maintenance.
You can usually get away with brushing your Husky just once a week. When Huskies blow their undercoats seasonally, you should brush extra to reduce the amount of hair shed around your house. Try using a metal comb and a pin brush.
You only need to bathe your brown Husky on rare occasions. But you do need to keep up with nail trimming, ear cleaning, and dental care.
Diet & Nutrition
Depending on your pet's age, size, and activity level, he might require 2-4 cups of food daily.
One thing to note about Siberian Huskies is that they require a lot of protein. AKC explains that a diet comprised of about 20% protein may be suitable during summer, while the need increases to about 32% during winter for working Huskies.
15. Where Can You Buy a Brown Husky?
While you can check local shelters to see if there are any brown Huskies to adopt, you will usually have to buy this type of Husky from a breeder since it is rare. Based on our research, any of the following breeders might be worth considering.
1. Bama Huskies
This breeder is based in Blountsville, AL, breeds champion bloodline Huskies in various colors. They are certified by the AKC, have more than 20 years of experience as breeders, and have spacious grounds for their dogs as well as an on-site lab so they can ensure that all of their Huskies are healthy.
This breeder raises both Siberian Huskies and Golden Retrievers. We have seen listings for brown Huskies from this breeder; it may also interest you that they breed woolly Siberian Huskies with thicker hair than regular Huskies. So, this kennel may be a great choice if you want a Husky with an especially fluffy coat.
Another option for finding a brown Siberian Husky is to check whether one is available through the AKC Marketplace.
In fact, this is probably the fastest way to track one down since it is a toss-up whether any specific breeder will have a brown Husky available when you are looking. The marketplace gives you a way to check puppies from numerous breeders quickly.
Research any breeder you are considering buying from thoroughly before purchasing a brown Husky from them. Ensure they breed their puppies ethically and never sell them to puppy mills.
16. Is a Brown Husky Right for You?
By now, you are probably itching to start contacting breeders about brown Huskies. But is a brown Husky a fit for your home and lifestyle? Let’s quickly review what we’ve learned.
Consider a Brown Husky If:
Whether you get a Husky that sports the distinctive brown and white breed pattern or an all-brown chocolate Husky, you will marvel at the beauty of your pet's fluffy double coat.
The beauty of the brown Husky is only surpassed by the charm of this dog's affectionate and loyal personality. Start contacting trusted breeders if you are ready to bring boundless love into your life. Somewhere out there, your ideal companion is waiting for you.
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