How Big Can A Siberian Husky Get?

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I was at my friend’s place the other day and saw he had adopted a Siberian Husky puppy and I wondered to myself how big these guys can get. I remember my brother’s Husky was also a really small puppy but then, grew into such a huge wolf-like fluffy ball. So I did quite a bit of research on these adorable doggos and found the exact size Siberian Huskies can grow. So, here it is.

Generally, male Huskies are capable of growing 21 to 25 inches in height (54–63.5 cm) and 45 to 60 pounds in weight (20.4-27 kg) whereas Female Huskies vary between 20 and 23 inches in height (50-58.4 cm) and 35-50 pounds in weight (16-22.6kg).

But do not forget that these measurements are on average and they can be different from one husky to another depending on reasons such as health conditions.

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According to dog experts a Husky is usually considered as a medium to a large sized dog and as mentioned above, it is also common to see that male huskies grow a bit bigger compared to the female huskies due to the distinctions of the genders.

It is usually a normal thing to see size-differences in the animal world anyway. Nevertheless, it is definitely important for pet-parents to understand that how a husky grows along with the different phases and drawbacks there will be throughout the journey.

And the only way to determine whether your husky is at a healthy weight and height is to go to the vet’s office regularly for check-ups and track the measurements to see how fast and big your husky pooch is growing.

Maximum Size of a Full Grown Siberian Husky

The origin of Huskies are coming from a place in Russia of Southeast Asia called Siberia. Well, you already must know that since the name “Siberian Husky” gives away the hint. This Husky breed is a part of the Spitz genetic family and is broadly known as great sled dogs.

Given the average measurements of height and weight , they can be classified as medium-sized dogs but some male huskies are able to reach the full potential size of their breed’s genetics and are classified as large-sized dogs that weigh more than 50 pounds (22.6 kg).


When it comes to the question that how big can a Siberian Husky get?! It always depends on the environment the dog is being raised in and the proper maintenance that is given to them by the owner.

However, until Huskies turn 6 months old, they rapidly grow but after the 6 month period, the rate of their growth goes down and at the age of one year, the growth of their height also peaks to their genetic potential.

As for the weight, Huskies continue to gain weight and grow until the time of their second birthday. Moreover, some male Huskies take even longer such as 36 months to reach their maximum height and weight.

Weight and height Range of Male and Female Huskies as they grow

Weight and height chart of male huskies

AgeMale WeightMale Height
8 weeks8-15 lbs10”-12”
Three Months 17-23 lbs10”-12”
Four Months 21-30 lbs12”-15”
Five Months 24-34 lbs12”-15”
Six Months 28-40 lbs15”-19”
Seven Months 32-44 lbs15”-19”
Eighth Months 34-48 lbs19”-22”
Nine Months 38-53 lbs19”-22”
Ten Months 40-56 lbs22”-24”
Eleven Months 42-56 lbs22”-24”
One years43-58 lbs22”-25”
Two years45-60 lbs22”-25”


AgeFemale WeightFemale Height
8 weeks8-12 lbs10”-12”
Three Months 13-20 lbs10”-12”
Four Months 18-25 lbs12”-14”
Five Months 21-31 lbs12”-14”
Six Months 23-33 lbs14”-16”
Seven Months 25-38 lbs14”-16”
Eighth Months 28-42 lbs16”-18”
Nine Months 31-46 lbs16”-18”
Ten Months 32-47 lbs18”-20”
Eleven Months 33-48 lbs18”-20”
One years34-49 lbs20”-22”
Two years35-50 lbs20”-22”

What Is the Life span of a Husky?

Mostly on average, Siberian Huskies being a medium-sized breed have a decently long and nice life span of 12 to 15 years. Even though most purebred dogs are considered to have some sort of a genetic imperfection, Huskies are different and have been bread to be resilient.

Back in the history, Husky breeds were used in extremely cold and harsh weather conditions and in such rough circumstances, only the strongest can service. As time goes, Huskies started adapting to the harsh weather and increased their endurance and toughness overall in order to survive and this heritage is within the genetics of the present day Siberian Huskies as well which means they are actually a bunch of strong hounds and yet adorable.

However, it is believed by the dog experts that with great care and maintenance, your Husky also can surpass its limit of the usual life span and extract those even older and tougher genes to go beyond the expected maximum lifespan.

Behavioral characteristics when your Husky is growing healthily

  • Sensitive, tender and sweet
  • Friendly, extroverted and playful personality
  • Always ready to be active with a high tendency for adventures
  • Super friendly and gentle with children
  • Always keen to please human friends
  • Easy-going, loving, and devil-may-care

But make sure to keep the doggo busy and happy or it will:

  • Be inclined to wander and escape
  • Likes to carry and chew things recklessly
  • Super interested in digging
  • Keen to attack other smaller animals, especially cats
  • Tend to be anxious when it is left alone and will look for troubles to cope with the loneliness
  • Could give you a hard time when trying to housetrain 

How to make sure your Husky is growing healthily

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As a pet owner, it must be your biggest concern that your dog is growing healthily and at an ideal weight for the age. Mainly, the genetics of your dog’s breed play a major role in its health conditions and diseases.

There are a number of possible health conditions that your Husky could have in the future and knowing what they are and treating them properly to prevent them is the best course of action. So here are those possible health conditions:

Dental Disease

This is a very usual chronic issue we can see in dogs. Dental diseases can be firstly noticed when a dog turns the age of two but unfortunately, it is not the same for Siberian Huskies. They could have this problem with their teeth a lot earlier than other dog breeds.

This disease is caused by the tartar being built up on the teeth and progressively worsen to a point of infection of roots and gums of teeth. If actions are not taken to prevent this health condition, your Husky could even lose its teeth and the worst case scenario would be the damage to the kidneys, joints, heart and liver.

You have to make sure that your Husky’s teeth are clean and you even should get advice from the vet as to what you can do at home to keep those cute little teeth of your husky clean and white. That way, your Husky’s life will not be shortened which is the ultimate consequence of this dental disease.


Siberian Huskies are super vulnerable to viral and bacterial infections. These infections are common to see among most dog breeds and in Huskies, they are rabies, distemper and parvo. These infections can be prevented with vaccinations.

When it comes to vaccinations, they can be chosen based on the age of your Husky and the gravity of the infection along with a few more factors. So of course, when you go to the vet’s office, get your Husky checked up on infections and make sure that it does not have any.


Obesity is a risky health condition in Siberian Huskies. It can cause many diseases such as joint problems, digestive disorders, slowing down metabolism, heart diseases and even back pain. We all know the main cause of obesity is feeding an excessive amount of foods and when it comes to dogs that happens mainly because of you.

You see, we tend to give our adorable buddies foods whenever they ask for a treat with those puppy eyes. So that ultimately results in weight gain. Because of that, you have to fight your tendency and just cuddle or play with your husky instead of giving them extra foods. After all it is for their own good. Moreover, make sure to play with them more and maybe even take them for walks more often.


Siberian Huskies have a higher risk of many different types of worms and bugs invading their bodies. It can be seen from the outside of their bodies as well as inside but of course it is usually visible to an owner from the outside. Fleas and ear mites and more invade the skin and ears of huskies.

This happens due to a number of reasons such as consuming unclean water, having bitten by an infected mosquito and walking on polluted soil. These parasites can make your husky feel a lot of pain and discomfort which potentially even can lead to death. So ensure you get proper preventive medication for this from the vet’s office.


Usually Cancer in dogs is known to cause deaths of older dogs. Luckily, Huskies are likely to live longer with no higher risks of getting cancer than most of the other breeds but Cancer is definitely a possibility. Therefore, detecting it early is the most crucial thing to prevent your dog from danger.

So make sure to get periodic diagnostic tests done for your Husky because they detect any lumps or bumps that could lead to cancer.

Heart Disease

By nature, Huskies’ hearts can be defective in a variety of ways. One of the main ones is the structure of the heart. With such imperfections, there can be problems with heart valve functions.

So, due to this high risk of having heart diseases, it is always a must to do check-ups of your husky’s heart condition during every examination done to it at the vet’s office. 

Bladder Disease

The ureters are little tubes which help urine to flow into the bladder from the kidneys. The bladder is where the urine is stored until the dog urinates but sometimes, when it comes Siberian Huskies, one of those ureter tubes could be formed incorrectly making urine flow pass the bladder and therefore the urine does not flow into the bladder.

When this happens, the urine that passes the bladder will leak out of the dog without its command which is super sad even thinking about. So yeah again, it is always up for you as the owner to do regular examinations at the vet’s office for your dog’s wellbeing.

High Blood Pressure

Siberian Huskies are inclined to have high blood pressure more than many other breeds. It is also referred to as hypertension that can either occur on its own or be a result of some other disease.

Strokes and blindness can be obvious outcomes of having high blood pressure. It is just like how people have high blood pressure. If your husky has this health condition, it is best to get blood pressure medication.

How to take care of your Husky at home

Most of what you have to do to take care of your husky to keep it healthy and happy is to use your common sense. It is just as simple as it is for people.

Make sure your Husky has a good diet, stay active, coat and teeth are brushed regularly and go to the vet’s office or any pet emergency hospital if anything seems wrong with your dog. Definitely, keep a schedule to go to the vet’s office to do the necessary examinations and check-ups to ensure that the doggo is staying healthy.

Moreover, get the recommended vaccinations for the doggo by the vet as well.

Also, when you do these regular check-ups in a scheduled manner, it is easy to detect any health conditions a lot earlier to treat them right away to prevent them.

And one more thing you can do is to sign up for any pet health insurance that is available for you in your area. This will be super beneficial as it will help you take care of the costs of the medical tests and check-ups you do for your Husky.

How to tell whether your Husky is having a sickness or not?

Abnormal behaviors and symptoms can clearly be an indication of either a severe disease or a small and temporary problem but the most essential thing is to identify the seriousness of your Husky’s problem and how urgently you should go for veterinary help.

Most of the times, the doggo will show a number of symptoms if it is seriously suffering from some sort of a sickness. Therefore, as the owner you need a decent amount of basic knowledge about these symptoms.

So let me give you the main and common symptoms you should know about:

Symptoms that are extremely urgent where you must seek veterinary help as soon as possible (Emergencies)

  • Discolored urine, being unable to urinate or automatically urinating with no command
  • Too much scratching or shaking the head constantly, ear discharge or ears being tender
  • Abnormally trembling or shaking
  • Being less wakeful or aware of the surroundings, itchiness, redness or any abnormal symptoms related to the eyes
  • Painting louder than usual especially when the weather is hot or after a walk or exercise
  • Unwillingness to jump, run, use stairs, sit or rise
  • Getting tired quickly and easily, coughing, the belly being swollen or fainting
  • Weakness in hind limb

Symptoms that are not urgent but better to go and seek veterinary help (Office Calls)

  • Lumps or bumps (No matter the size. Even it is super small or big)
  • Sudden difference in appetite or the consumption of water
  • Itching the skin along with hair loss (Constantly scratching, licking or chewing)
  • Terrible breath, reddish gums, broken teeth or built-up tartar
  • Other sudden behavioral changes such as being too fearful of the things that it is not usually scared of
  • Sleeping more than usual or dullness in behavior
  • Sudden weight gain or weight loss

How big is the Siberian Husky compared to the seven other Husky Breeds?

The main determining factor of how big a husky can grow depends on their parental breed make up.

Most people do not even know that there are 8 distinctive Husky breeds with unique biological qualities and capabilities. Plus, Each of them has their potential limits in genetics.

So let’s see the 8 Husky breeds first (7 breeds since we already talked about the Siberian Husky):

Miniature Husky

This breed is capable of growing about 16 inches and weighing 35 pounds (15.8 kg) once they fully reached their growth limit genetically.

Miniature Huskies are quite smaller than the Siberian Huskies but what they have in common is their personality traits such as being playful, active and outgoing with humans.

Chinook Dog

This is a bit rare breed. They are sled dogs that are known for drafting and sled dog racing but these guys are super adaptable to either being an athletic breed or being your pet at home to cuddle on the couch.

On average, a male Chinook Dog grows 24 to 26 inches in height and 55 to 90 pounds (24.9 to 40.8 kg) in weight while a female dog can grow up to 22 to 24 inches in height and 50 to 65 pounds (22.6 to 29.4835 kg) in weight.

Chinook Dogs are usually bigger than Siberian Huskies and also have different personality traits such as being patient, smart and devoted

Alaskan Husky 

These dogs are not a breed that is purebred such as the Siberian Husky. Alaskan Husky is a designed dog breed that contains the Siberia Husky genes. Therefore, this breed is somewhat similar to Siberian Huskies as well.

However, These Alaskan Huskies grow about 20 to 23.5 inches in height and 35 to 60 pounds (15.8 to 27.2 kg) in weight with a lifespan of 12 to 15 years.

Labrador Husky 

Once these guys are fully grown, they usually stand between 20 to 28 inches in height and 60 to 100 pounds (27.2 to 45 kg) in weight. Just like the Siberian Husky, Female Labrador Huskies also tend be a bit smaller than the males.


This breed is medium-sized dogs with white and double-layer coats. Males grow about 21 to 23.5 inches in height while females stand 19 to 21 inches in height.

Also, both females and males can weigh 50 to 60 pounds (22.6 to 27.2 kg).

Greenland Dog

This breed was brought from Siberia to North America 1000 year ago. These dogs are highly intelligent as well as trainable for active singles and active families with houses and backyards.

Greenland Dogs are considered as medium to large sized dogs with long hair. Both males and females grow about 22 to 25 inches in height and In terms of average weight when they are fully grown, males usually weigh 70.5 pounds (31.9 kg) while females also weigh about 66 pounds (29.9 kg).

Alaskan Malamute

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Alaskan Malamute is a breed that has originally been bred solely for endurance and strength to drag super heavy merchandise and goods such as a hound.

These dogs are considered quite dangerous as well since they were used not only for haul freight but to hunt prey that is as dangerous and large as polar bears in extremely harsh and cold weather. That is why people tend to think these guys are menacing but with proper training, these doggos also can be just as friendly and even-tempered.

In terms of their size, Males grow about 25 inches in height while weighing 85 to 90 pounds (38.5 to 40.8 kg) and the females stand about 23 inches high and can weigh around 75 pounds (34 kg).

Nevertheless, it is also possible for an Alaskan Malamute with an excellent health condition to peak to even about 100 pounds (45.3 kg).

And that is why that out of the 8 Husky breeds, Alaskan Malamute is the one that can grow to become the biggest husky breed.

Final Thoughts

It is safe to say that Siberian Huskies are such amazing creatures in every way. They grow into perfect-sized dogs (Medium-sized dogs) and extremely friendly with humans. The life expectancy of these dogs is 12 to 15 years and with good vet-care and your attention and affection, Huskies can happily and healthily live and even surpass their own lifespan sometimes.

Not to mention that they are the literal definition of a human’s best friend. So anyway, I hope this information has been found helpful by you fellow hoomans. Thank you for reading.

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  1. Charlena Banvelos

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    1. Pavin M

      Thank you very much. I appreciate your kind words. I prioritize the quality of the content more than the length of time. how long it takes to finish a post varies but normally, I like to spend about two days for one post.

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