Animal Inn Training Center
8633 34th St. N., Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042
Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14, 2019
Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Keeping your Siberian Husky Cool
Article by Brenda Hinkemeyer
Yeah, sunglasses and a leather jacket would do the trick. But, in all seriousness, this article is about helping your Siberian Husky deal with the heat and sun: An appropriate topic with summer just around the corner. So why am I writing this article? Well, I know what to do, even though I don't always practice what I preach (to which anyone who has seen my red dogs' coats can attest). As you may or may not know, I am a native Minnesotan; however, I lived in Phoenix, Arizona, for four years. Ironically, this is where I got my start with Siberian Huskies. It is CRITICAL in a warm climate, like the Arizona desert, to keep your Siberian cool. My original three dogs had to survive record-breaking 122 degree temperatures in July, when even the airport was closed. While Minnesota summers are cold in comparison, Siberians can still suffer and must stay cool. Note that at the beginning I mentioned heat and sun, not temperature and sun. Heat is the combination of the temperature and humidity. What Minnesota summers lack in temperature, they make up for in humidity (although it DOES get humid in Arizona in late July and August, contrary to popular belief, we're still only talking about 60% at the upper extreme).
Siberian Husky Club of the Twin Cities, Minnesota