Siberian Husky Colors?

If my son choses a siberian husky, what colors are there and eyes also. What should I ask the breeder? Is there anything I should not look for? COLOR OR EYES?
I want a wonderful pet, and one that will be with us a long time. Genetic issues, tell me all please so that we can talk to a breeder responsiblily. I dont want problems with our next pup.

looked at a red pup with brown eyes. looks good but not sure? female. (yesterday). help… mom is clear of all listed genetic issues. did not see the pra though where do I get that information?
We looked at the temperment of the mom and dad both are on premises. We wanted to know about color and genetics now. I have both the akc and name of mom and dad. did not find much on dad though. Mom is clear dad found nothing? anywhere else I can look? I did talk to the VET as we have the same. He likes the puppy we are looking at and the parents. (looked at me funny as I love the dobermans) It is for my son though.
Oh my thank you LOKI I will give that info to my son… he is doing all the study on them. He will be so excited when he gets home. More for him to do. Thank you so much!!!!

For coloration, here is an excellent web site:

http://www.huskycolors.com

There are no genetic defects associated with color in this breed, so nothing I can really warn you against. Color should never take precedence over buying from a good breeder.

The primary genetic issues in the breed that you need to look out for:
Eyes -
Juvenile Cataracts
Corneal Dystrophy
Glaucoma
Pannus

Also Hip Dysplasia. Some breeders are also checking Thyroid function, now, although not all. Ask for CERF/SHOR clearances and OFA (or PennHip) certifications.

CERF = Canine Eye Registration Foundation
SHOR = Siberian Husky Opthalmic Registry
OFA = Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

PRA is not a huge issue in the breed. Our regular eye clearances, however should cover that.

Here is some information on responsible breeding from our parent club — any breeder you talk to should do/require these things:

http://www.shca.org/shcahp4b.htm

http://www.shca.org/shcahp4c.htm

ADD: You're very welcome! I hope this helps! :)

8 Responses to “Siberian Husky Colors?”

  1. animal_artwork says:

    For a pet COLOR of coat or eyes would be my very last concern. Temperament and health being much more important in my eyes.

    You should be able to look up the pup's parents health certifications online at http://www.offa.org/ all you need to know are their registered names or akc numbers, both of which a responsible breeder should be willing to provide you.
    References :

  2. thefishy55 says:

    Usually huskies come in the black and white or the liver and white. Eye colors are generally blue, brown, and sometimes green and they can be mixed and matched accordingly. (ie: blue and brown, green and brown etc). Health issues with huskies include hip dysplasia, and eye defects,these are hereditary or juvenile cataracts, corneal dystrophy, and progressive retinal atrophy. Each disorder is present in a different portion of the eye, and will occur in any eye color.
    I would also go to this site and see if this answers and or helps:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaskan_Husky#Health
    References :

  3. jennifer b says:

    SIBERIANS HAVE THE WIDEST RANGE OF COLORS AND EYE COLORS OF ANY DOG BREED.. IN FACT, I BELIEVE THEY ARE THE ONLY DOG THAT IS ALLOWED TO COMPETE IN DOG SHOWS IF THEY HAVE 2 DIFFERENT EYE COLORS. MY HUSKY IS BLACK AND WHITE WITH ONE BLUE EYE/ONE BROWN. AND SHE HAD A BROTHER WHO WAS RED WITH BLUE EYES AND BROTHERS HER COLOR WITH TWO BLUE EYES. THERE WAS ANOTHER FEMALE IN THE LITTER WHO WAS ALL WHITE WITH BROWN EYES. SO, THERE REALLY ISN'T ANY SPECIFIC IN THEIR APPEARANCE THAT YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT. THEY ARE VERY DIVERSE IN THEIR APPEARANCE.
    References :

  4. Candice H says:

    siberian huskies vary in their colors. there are red, white, grey , and blakish. their eye color ranges from light blue to brown
    References :

  5. Loki Wolfchild says:

    For coloration, here is an excellent web site:

    http://www.huskycolors.com

    There are no genetic defects associated with color in this breed, so nothing I can really warn you against. Color should never take precedence over buying from a good breeder.

    The primary genetic issues in the breed that you need to look out for:
    Eyes -
    Juvenile Cataracts
    Corneal Dystrophy
    Glaucoma
    Pannus

    Also Hip Dysplasia. Some breeders are also checking Thyroid function, now, although not all. Ask for CERF/SHOR clearances and OFA (or PennHip) certifications.

    CERF = Canine Eye Registration Foundation
    SHOR = Siberian Husky Opthalmic Registry
    OFA = Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

    PRA is not a huge issue in the breed. Our regular eye clearances, however should cover that.

    Here is some information on responsible breeding from our parent club — any breeder you talk to should do/require these things:
    http://www.shca.org/shcahp4b.htm
    http://www.shca.org/shcahp4c.htm

    ADD: You're very welcome! I hope this helps! :)
    References :
    Siberian Husky owner/exhibitor, musher, rescue, breeder for 20 years.

  6. Julie S says:

    jennifer b is right about the wide range of colors; we have huskies and have learned that they love to dig and escape the yard if possible; they love to run and shouldn't be allowed off leash outside their enclosure (they might start running and just keep going); they are very intelligent but can be difficult to obedience train (they need a good reason to want to obey). They are beautiful, and by the way, shed twice a year. They don't bark much, but are very vocal in other ways, howling and "talking".
    References :
    vaious online searches; even some cool videos on youtube

  7. Koter Boters says:

    Here are the colors
    they can be any colors from pure whie to pure black.

    Black and white:
    Je black
    black
    dilute black

    Grey and white:
    silver grey
    gray
    wolf gray

    Red and white

    Sable and white

    Agouti and white

    solid white

    Eyes can be any coloor too
    brown,blue,part blue and part bron in one eye-referred to parti-colored,they may be green or amber as well.

    genetic issues-aggression
    CHd is partially genetic(canine hip dysplasia)
    arthritis and eye problems-Cataracts,progressive retinal atrophy,Glaucoma,Nueclear or lenticlear scelerosis,crystalline corneal opacities and conjuctivitis.
    References :
    Siberian Huskies for Dummies by Diane Morgan

  8. Nekkid Dog © says:

    color should be the absolute last concern. Look for a pup who's personality clicks with yours.

    The breeder should be willing to show you all health testing done on the dog. Optigen has a PRA test for some breeds, this is an actual genetic test, so, to my knowledge its good for life. CERF is the canine eye registry.. this is a test for any health issues. Because this test is done by examining the eye, and the eye can change with age, this test should be done yearly. OFA is orthopedic foundation for animals, it is a test for orthopedic issues, such as hip displasia. I beleive it also offers a database for things such as blood clotting disorders, and epilepsy. OFA does also have some CERF information on its database as well. Not all breeders have their dogs info available on the online database, that is why its important to ask the breeder to show this information. A good breeder should be more than willing to show you information.

    There is another genetic test available besides optigen as well, I just recently heard about it. Its Pawsative.

    I have provided links for the tests as well, so you can check it out.

    One who is reluctant to show test results, pedigrees.. or tells you things like "well my dogs are healthy so there's no need to test, I havent had any problems".. go look somewhere else.

    Huskies come in a variety of colors.. black and white, grey and white, red and white… are the most common

    the greys and reds can come in various shades, including silver, sable, copper, etc

    there are white huskies, mostly black huskies, piebald markings, saddle back markings, etc. I dont think these are as common tho.

    Eyes can be any color.. brown, blue, light brown and amber.

    They can be bi-eyed.. where each eye is a different color.

    Also an eye can have 2 different colors in it.. half the eye is brown, the other half is blue.

    Here are also some links for colors, markings and eye colors.
    References :
    http://huskycolors.com/colors.html
    http://huskycolors.com/eye.html
    http://offa.org/
    http://optigen.com/
    http://www.vmdb.org/cerf.html
    http://www.pawsitiveid.net/

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