Siberian Huskies come in a variety of different colors.
The American Kennel Club state that all colors are allowed from black to pure white.
In the United Kingdom, the Kennel Club permits all colors but blue merle, which they state doesn’t fall within their breed standard.
While you’ll more than likely have encountered a Siberian Husky with black and white, grey and white or red and white markings, the all white variety are less common.
Perhaps for that reason alone, the white Siberian Husky are usually in high demand.
Set against striking blue or brown eyes, white Siberian Huskies are often described as one of the most striking varieties of dog.
In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at white Siberian Huskies.
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What is a white Siberian Husky?
A white Siberian Husky is one variety of the infamous northern breed. The Spitz dogs can come in a variety of different colors, but are usually black and white, grey and white or red and white.
Where do White Siberian Huskies come from?
Siberian Huskies originate from the north western region of Russia before they were imported to Alaska, USA in the early 20th century.
They were used by the Chukchi people in inhospitable conditions in the Siberian region of Russia to pull sleds and help the nomadic people on hunts for food and fur.
Siberian Huskies played a pivotal role in the survival of the Chukchi people thanks to their extreme endurance and unwavering loyalty to their human companions.
They were able to haul light loads over great distances when these semi-nomadic people needed to change their hunting grounds due to changing weather conditions.
Their ability to travel great distances at speed led them to forging a reputation as an ideal contender for sled races.
Siberian Huskies arrived in Alaska, USA in 1908 as a rival to the more compact and larger sized Alaskan Husky.
They earned worldwide fame when an estimated 150 Siberian Huskies and 30 mushers completed a 674-mile journey to deliver life saving diphtheria serum from Nenana to Noma in 1925.
The American Kennel Club granted Siberian Huskies status in 1930. Although they were initially called Arctic Huskies, the AKC changed their name to Siberian Huskies in 1991.
Are white Siberian Huskies rare?
White Siberian Huskies are pretty rare given the breed technically shouldn’t be this color. A recessive gene within Siberian Huskies leads to some offspring being born all white.
It comes down to simple genetics: when two Siberian Huskies carrying the recessive gene are bred together then there is a higher chance the resulting puppies could be white.
What does a white Siberian Husky look like?
As their name clearly suggests, a white Siberian Husky has an all white coat with a liver-colored eyelids and nose.
White Siberian Huskies will often have blue eyes, which only serves to further add to their striking appearance.
However, some white huskies will also be found with fawn or brown eyes. They could also have bi-eyes: one brown and one blue.
How big do white Siberian Huskies get?
White Siberian Huskies may have a different coat color to their siblings but they should still fall within the same size range.
They’re a medium sized dog – males can grown to a heigh of between 21 and 24 inches (53 and 61 cm) tall and should weigh between 45 and 60 pounds (20 and 27 kg). Females are slightly lighter as they tend to weigh between 20 to 22 inches (51 to 56 cm) tall and will weigh around 35 to 50 pounds (16 to 23 kg).
White Siberian Huskies with blue eyes
If you’ve ever researched white Siberian Huskies online, you’ll almost certainly have come across the search term “white Siberian Husky with blue eyes”.
That’s because white Siberian Huskies have bright and striking blue eyes, which only serves to heighten their breathtaking appearance. Regardless of eye color, their eyes should be almond-shaped.
Do white Siberian Huskies shed?
White Siberian Huskies with blue eyes or brown eyes shed just as much as any other variety of these dogs.
The northern breed are considered to be moderate to high shedders – they’ll shed all year round and they’ll blow out their coat twice a year at the changing of the seasons.
While their coat is blowing out, you’ll need to brush your Siberian Husky daily to keep on top of the relentless shedding.
Are white Siberian Huskies hypoallergenic?
As you can probably gather, Siberian Huskies are not hypoallergenic. They shed a lot and produce dander, which are two big triggers for people with an allergy to dogs.
We must point out that there is no such thing as a completely hypoallergenic dog, although both the AKC and Kennel Club do list some breeds that are betted suited for those with an allergy to canines.
You can check out the AKC’s list of hypoallergenic dog breeds here.
How much are white Siberian Husky puppies?
Siberian Huskies usually cost between $600 to $1300. However, the price can differ depending on the eye color and coat color.
White Siberian Huskies with blue eyes are one of the rarer varieties of the breed so you can expect to pay in excess of $1300 for one.
White Siberian Husky for sale
You can access a list of reputable breeders via Siberian Husky Club of America.
We don’t recommend purchasing a white Siberian Husky – or any dog for that matter – online or via a third party.
You should contact an ethical and responsible breeder, who will usually place you on a waiting list and ask you to fill out a questionnaire.
When collecting your puppy, you should always ask to see the pup interact with its mother to ensure that it hasn’t been bred by a third party or puppy farm.
White Siberian Huskies to follow on Instagram
If you’re looking to learn more about white Siberian Huskies, you can find some on Instagram.
Following social media accounts can give you an invaluable insight into the temperament of these dogs.
You can also learn the challenges that white Siberian Husky owners experience on a day-to-day basis.
1) Kiba and Korra (@huskytwins) – 4,000 followers
Kiba and Korra are two pure bred white Siberian Huskies based in Texas, USA. They’re a fantastic example of the different varieties of white Siberian Huskies. Korra is a white Siberian Husky with blue eyes. Kiba is a white Siberian Husky with light brown eyes.
2) Charlie and Koda (@charlieanddakota) – 1,885 followers
Charlie and Koda are two Siberian Huskies living in Connecticut, USA. Charlie is a white Siberian Husky and Koda is a black and white Siberian Husky.
3) Utah (@huskyutah) – 240 followers
A two-year white Siberian Husky with blue eyes, Utah lives in Russia.
4) Kodiak (@kodiak_husky) – 4,541 followers
Kodiak, or Kodi as he is known by his friends, is a white Siberian Husky with blue eyes living in New Hampshire, USA. Training to be a diabetic dog, Kodi is a majestic example of a white Siberian Husky.
5) Casper (@casper_ghosthusky) – 1,500 followers
Casper is a white Siberian Husky with two different colored eyes: one brown and one blue. Living in Vancouver, Canada, Casper’s bi eyes will leave you mesmerized.
White Siberian Husky vs Samoyed
White Siberian Husky can often be confused for Samoyeds. While both are northern breeds, they’re different types of dogs.
Samoyeds hail from a similar region to Siberian Huskies in north western Russia but they were used by the Samoyedic people in that region.
Both dogs are big shedders, although Samoyeds tend to have fluffier coats.
The smiling Sammies are also more outgoing and have a glowing reputation as great dogs for families with children.
However, Samoyeds and Siberian Huskies have both earned a reputation for being smart but stubborn dogs.
Like a lot of northern breeds, they need consistent and persistent training from a young age to ensure they follow commands and don’t resort to unwanted behaviours.
A cross between a Siberian Husky and a Samoyed is called a Samusky or Samsky.
Anything else to consider?
White Siberian Huskies with blue eyes are rare dogs so you’ll want to ensure that you get proper documentation from your breeder to confirm their pedigree status.
Be aware of potential scams online.
If you’re eager to adopt a Siberian Husky, you should consider contacting your local Siberian Husky rescue.
These dogs aren’t for everyone and they can require a lot of work, which results in a lot of Siberian Huskies being put up for rehoming.
Think carefully before you decide to adopt a northern breed such as a Siberian Husky.
White Siberian Husky are one of the rarest varieties of Siberian Huskies.
They usually have all white fur with penetrating blue eyes, although they can also have brown eyes or bi eyes.
Apart from their coat markings, white Siberian Huskies have the same personality traits as their siblings.