General Apperance - For hundreds of years the Siberian Husky has been used as a sled dog in North-eastern Asia. He should be exceptionally active, quick, and light on his feet, able to run in harness with a load, at a speed of twenty miles an hour for short distances. He should be strong, courageous, and tireless on the trail. He should have a deep strong chest, heavy bone, strong legs and feet, straight powerful back and well muscled hindquarters. A grown dog should stand about 23 inches at the shoulder and weigh about 60 pounds. A bitch should be smaller and weigh about 10 or 12 pounds less.
Head - The size of the head should be in proportion to the body, but not clumsy or too large. It should be of medium width between the ears.The ears should be erect, set high on the head, medium in size, pointed at the tops and well covered with hair on the inside. It should be of medium length and slightly wedged shaped. The jaws and teeth are very strong, and should be neither overshot nor undershot. The eyes may be either blue or brown, with a keen, friendly, and intelligent expression. Eye rims dark. The nose may be light brown or black. The muzzle should be strong, the lips dark and firmly fitting together.
Chest and Ribs - Chest should be deep and strong, but not too broad. The ribs should be well arched and deep.
Back, Quarters, and Stifles - The back should be straight, not too long, and strongly developed. The loin should be slightly arched, and especially well muscled. The Stifles should be well let down and very muscular.
Legs - Straight of good length, well muscled and good bone.
Feet - Strong, not too compact, with exceptionally tough pads protected with hair.
Tail - Long, and usually carried over back, but sometimes dropped down, especially when tired. Should be well protected with fur and hair, but bushy tails are not desirable.
Size and Weight - Dogs, 22 to 23 1/2 inches at shoulder, 54 to 64 pounds; Bitches, 21 to 22 1/2 inches, 44 to 54 pounds.
Color - All colors permissible from white to black including many variations of grays and mixed wolf colorings.
Coat - Should be thick with a very soft and warm under fur next to the skin. The guard hairs should not be too long, and should be straight, not too course, and fairly close to the body, so that the graceful lines of the dogs are not obscured. A bushy or shaggy coat is not desirable.
Scale of Points :
- Size and general appearance 25;
- head and neck 10;
- coat and color 10;
- chest and ribs 10;
- quarters and stifles 15;
- back 10;
- legs 10;
- feet 5;
- tail 5.