It’s time to meet the compact camera version of a Siberian Husky, the Miniature Husky or otherwise known as the Mini Husky. If you’ve found this article to learn a little more about the breed or just to take a look at some cute miniature huskies, you’re in the right place.
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Miniature Husky Price
Miniature Huskies have drawn a lot of attention over the last decade, but they are still limited in their numbers; this exclusivity dramatically bumps up the price. So how much does a Mini Husky cost?
You can expect to pay anywhere between $900 – $2500 for a Miniature Husky Puppy.
Certainly much more expensive than the average cost of a puppy.
Due to the limited availability, you may not have any close to you, which would mean further transportation costs of the puppy.
A popular way of transporting puppies across the country is by air…
Puppies can go on commercial airliners for a significant cost. Expect to pay for the flight ticket, plus another $100-£$150 handling fee.
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Miniature Husky Fully Grown Size
The most significant aspect of this breed is its size. When you say “Husky” most people think of the medium-large size Siberian Husky. And it’s no wonder as they’re one of the most popular breeds in the world.
But the Miniature Husky is a lot smaller. So how big do Miniature Huskies get when fully grown?
A fully grown Miniature Husky will range from 12-17 inches in height and 25-40 lbs in weight.
Mini Huskies can be up to 45% smaller than Siberian Huskies.
Take a look at the comparison chart comparing Miniature Huskies to Siberian Huskies.
|Height + Weight||Miniature Husky||Siberian Husky|
|Male Height||14 – 17 Inches||21 – 23.5 Inches|
|Female Height||12 – 14 Inches||20 – 22 Inches|
|Male Weight||30 – 40 lbs||40 – 65 lbs|
|Female Weight||25 – 35 lbs||35 – 50 lbs|
The chart nicely demonstrates the sheer size difference between the two. The Mini Husky could in some cases be half the weight of a Siberian Husky and significantly shorter.
Miniature Husky Temperament | What are Mini Huskies Like?
If you were to think Mini Huskies have a mini personality, you would be very wrong.
|Miniature Husky Traits||Rating|
|General Ease of Care||⭐⭐|
Miniature Huskies are a fun-loving breed with bundles of energy. Mini Huskies still need a lot of daily exercise and activity, regardless of their smaller size.
These little fluff balls will not be satisfied with a short walk, they need to run, chase their ball, and exert themself to be content and happy.
Without sufficient exercise, the mini husky will result to destructive behavior, chewing, digging, trying to escape and even anxiety.
Naturally friendly and caring
Miniature Huskies are naturally friendly and are not typically aloof to strangers much like the Siberian Husky. This friendliness makes them great for families with young children and they will definitely love the attention they receive.
One of the interesting traits of Siberian Huskies is their surprisingly bad guard dog capabilities. And miniature Huskies are no different…
Their wolf-like looks will not get them very far when confronted with an intruder; they’re more likely to wag their tail and fetch their toy.
Intelligent, mischievous and certainly mouthy
Miniature Huskies are a mouthy breed meaning they love to chew everything and anything. Sufficient training will be absolutely necessary from day one to ensure a well-behaved mature Mini Husky.
Fortunately, their training routine will not be any different from a standard Siberian Husky puppy routine.
You can expect the Miniature Husky to be intelligent, cunning and definitely mischievous, just like the Siberian Husky. This runs in the family and gives them their unique character. You won’t have many boring days when you own a Mini Husky!
The overall personality of the Miniature Husky
Overall, the Miniature Husky is a naturally friendly, loving, non-aggressive breed who loves attention from their human family as well as other dogs at the park.
Mini Huskies have many wonderful qualities going for them and I’m certainly a fan of them, but if you were to think they’re easier to manage than a Siberian Husky, you would be wrong.
They may require less physical space, but their training difficulty, exercise requirements, and general care will be almost the same.
Miniature Husky Facts and Stats
Let’s take a look at some of the most important information about Mini Huskies. The chart below will contain some basic facts and stats about this interesting breed.
|Miniature Husky||Facts & Stats|
|Average lifespan||11 – 14 Years|
|Breed Recognition||They are not given their own breed recognition by the AKC as they’re genetically the same as a Siberian Husky.|
|Origins||1990’s USA by Bree Normandin|
|Full Height||12 – 17 Inches|
|Full Weight||25 – 40 lbs|
|Age When Fully Grown||In some cases up to 24 months|
|Colors||White, Gray, Agouti, Black, Browns|
|Coat Type||Double-coat, thick, medium length|
|Eyes||Blue, Bi-Colored, Parti-Colored, Brown, Greens (Affected by Heterochromia)|
|Litter Size||4-9 – Typically bigger than usual litters|
|Puppy Price||$900 – $2500|
|Preferred Climate||Cooler climates, but adaptable to hotter conditions (like the Siberian Husky)|
|Common Health Issues||Cataracts|
Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Zinc Deficiency & Skin Issues
|Ease of Care||Suitable for active families that can spend many hours of each day with the mini husky. Naturally friendly and social but can be unruly and destructive if their needs are not met. Experience in owning dogs would be preferred.|
Miniature Husky History and Origins
Miniature Huskies don’t have much history of their own, but they do come directly from Siberian Huskies, which have an extensive history.
The Miniature Husky has only been on the scene since the 1990’s when a lady named Bree Normandin in the USA bred them through selective breeding.
Compared to the Siberian Husky that experts believe to be one of the oldest breeds in the world. As it stands, Siberian Huskies date back to around 14,000 years ago.
Bree’s main goal was to make the average size significantly smaller, without crossbreeding.
Bree experimented with selective breeding and bred only the smallest members from various packs of Siberian Huskies. Over time, with Bree’s strict selection process, she achieved her goal of the Mini Husky.
The Miniature Husky, therefore, is genetically no different from the Siberian Husky, despite what many believe. Because of this, Mini Huskies are not recognized as their own breed by the American Kennel Club.
The Difference Between The Mini Husky, Alaskan Klee Klai & The Pomsky
Miniature Huskies often get mistaken for two other breeds: Alaskan Klee Kai and the Pomsky.
It’s important to state that the Miniature Husky or Mini Husky is entirely different from the Alaskan Klee Kai and the Pomsky.
Alaskan Klee Kai’s were bred in Alaska in the 1970s. They were designed to be a smaller version of the Alaskan Husky. They were created by a lady named Linda S. Spurlin.
She used breeds like the Alaskan Eskimo Dog and the Schipperke breed with Siberian and Alaskan Huskies in order to reduce the size of the puppies. Having succeeded, the Alaskan Klee Kai was made.
The Pomsky is a cross between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian. Pomskies are considered to be a designer breed and have been gaining popularity significantly in the last 5 years.
The Miniature Husky is 100%, Siberian Husky. Just a cute little mini version made from only breeding the smallest Siberians of each pack.
Miniature Husky Health Problems
Unfortunately, the miniaturization of breeds can introduce further health issues.
This is a growing concern for most people and fortunately, more and more people are starting to realize the implications this type of breeding can have.
When trying to achieve miniaturized versions of normal breeds, there can be various ways in which it’s done.
In the case of Miniature Huskies, they were essentially created by breeding together only the smallest member of litters. This strongly suggests that it was the runt of the litters that were bred together.
Despite being capable of going on to live a normal healthy life, runts often times have more significant health issues than their “normal” sized siblings.
Once you start breeding together runts who may have extra underlying health issues, you’re almost certainly passing this off to litter of Mini Huskies.
Whether or not Mini Huskies will have more health issues by design can’t be concluded. It depends on the health of the two parents used for that litter.
For the most part, Mini Huskies will have the same list of common health issues that a regular Siberian Husky has. After all, they’re genetically identical. Let’s take a look below:
Affects about 10% of the entire Siberian Husky population. Cataracts can form a pale blue film over the eye but aren’t to be mistaken for the Husky’s naturally blue eyes.
● Progressive Retinal Atrophy
This is more of an issue in males compared to females. PRA is the degeneration of the retina which leads to vision loss. You can find out if the litter has this condition by carrying out an Optigen test.
● Corneal Dystrophy
This is the clouding of the Corneal. It typically affects both eyes and in the worst cases can lead to blindness.
● Zinc Deficiency & Skin Issues
Extremely common in Siberian Huskies. Zinc deficiency happens due to either mal-absorption or mal-digestion of zinc. Zinc is responsible for many normal bodily functions and is particularly linked to skin health.
Hypothyroidism is categorized as low functioning or abnormal secretion of the thyroid gland. This condition can lead to weight gain, hair loss, and lethargy. This is unfortunately quite common in Siberian Huskies and therefore Mini Huskies too. Checks should be carried out every 1-2 years.
Should You Get a Mini Husky? Here’s How to Know
Are you thinking about getting a Miniature Husky? The lure of this cute companion can be very strong.
They have the beauty of the Siberian Husky with the same striking features but come in a more compact, manageable size. Smaller dogs are generally more popular than large dogs as they are typically easier to care for.
The size difference is obvious and if you live in an apartment or you don’t have a yard, a smaller dog would definitely be a better fit for you. So that’s one clear bonus of the Mini Husky.
It’s also important to mention that Miniature Huskies are very loving and affectionate. And with their natural friendliness and desire to play, they make great companions for kids. You can’t go wrong there!
If you’re ready for a small dog that packs a punch, with high energy and a hilarious personality, the Mini Husky is for you.
But, if you were thinking that a Miniature Husky will require less maintenance and care than a Siberian Husky, you would be very wrong. Mini Huskies require a huge amount of your time and focus; training is extremely important for them to be well-behaved and their exercise is crucial too.
3 Key points about caring for the Mini Husky:
● What’s your schedule like?
Miniature Huskies, just like Siberian Huskies, do not do very well when left alone for long periods of the day. Anxiety and destructive behavior can be the result if your daily schedule requires you to leave your Husky alone every day. If you work long hours with no one else to care for your Husky, this wouldn’t be the breed to get.
● Exercise requirements
You don’t have to be a lover of exercise, but it certainly helps! This little fluff ball will need a lot of exercise, ideally 2 hours of intensive physical activity per day. One of the typical benefits of smaller breeds is that they usually don’t need a lot of exercise. This is NOT the case for Mini Huskies!
● Training requirements
What comes with their high intelligence, comes a high amount of stubbornness. Training isn’t impossible, but it certainly isn’t as easy as other breeds. While many people say “you need to have previous experience” I don’t necessarily agree, but you do need to be ready for a challenge, and properly committed to the process.
If you’re ready for the wonderful challenges and an energy boost in your life, then a Miniature Husky will be a great option for you and your family.
Mini Husky Puppies For Sale | Breeder Information
True Miniature Huskies can be extremely hard to come by and are very limited in numbers.
As of now, early 2020, one of the few reliable websites for getting a Miniature Husky is this one: Mini Huskies For Sale Blogspot They did not ask me to make this reference.
This would be pretty much the only website I would contact if you’re seriously interested.
They thoroughly care about the health of the parents and puppies and make a clear distinction between what a Mini Husky actually is, instead of what many others are doing, which brings me on to my next point.
You have to be particularly careful when searching online and through my own researching have found a lot of people selling Alaskan Klee Kai’s and Pomskies as Miniature Huskies. Some are doing this intentionally and some do not actually know that there is a difference. Mal intentions or not, it’s still something to be very cautious of.
It’s possible for there to be a long waiting list for Mini Husky puppies and be prepared for some transportation costs.
For now, the source above is the only one I can give to you with a clear conscience. There are many more online, but I have not been able to verify them. As I find more, I will come back to update this post.
There you have it! Your complete Miniature Husky guide. If you have a Mini Husky or have any questions about this wonderful breed. Please drop a comment below I will get back to you.
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