Sakhalin Husky

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Breed Type



11-14 years


Breed Information

Group Extinct
Popularity/Rank 309
Origin Japan Russia
Other Names Karafuto Dog, Karafuto-Ken
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) Unavailable
Size Large
Weight Male: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg),
Female: 49-71 pounds (22-32 kg)
Height Male: 22-25 inch (57-64 cm),
Female: 21.5-24 inch (55-62 cm)
Lifespan 11-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Working
Date of Origin 1930s
Ancestry Spitz

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense, Fine, Thick
Coat Colors Biscuit, Black, Cream, Russet
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown, Blue, Amber, Hazel, Black, Grey
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Tan, Grey, Red, Pink
Coat Color Possibilities White, Gray, Black, Red, Cream, Sable, Agouti, Silver, Wolf Sable
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Soft and dense.
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, shedding blade, undercoat rake, mat comb, nail clippers.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Affectionate, Caring, Friendly, Hard working, Independent, Loyal, Outgoing
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 20 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3-4 cups
Daily Cost $50-$100
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Sakhalin Husky have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 1-7 puppies (Once a year.)


The Sakhalin Husky is a medium-sized dog breed that originated in the Russian Far East. It is a cross between the Siberian Husky and the Japanese Akita. The Sakhalin Husky has a thick double coat that comes in various colors, including black, white, gray, and red. Its eyes are almond-shaped and its ears are triangular. The Sakhalin Husky has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years and can reach up to 24 inches in height and weigh up to 60 pounds.

The Sakhalin Husky is an intelligent breed with a friendly personality. They are loyal to their owners and enjoy spending time with them. They are also very active dogs who need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. The Sakhalin Husky is generally friendly with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals but may be wary of strangers at first until they get used to them.

The temperament of the Sakhalin Husky can vary depending on its upbringing but they tend to be gentle yet independent dogs who love being around people but also enjoy their alone time as well. They have strong hunting instincts so it’s important for owners to provide plenty of activities for them or else they may become destructive or aggressive towards other animals or people if not properly trained or exercised regularly.

The health of the Sakhalin Husky is generally good but like all breeds they can suffer from certain health issues such as hip dysplasia, eye problems, skin allergies, hypothyroidism, epilepsy etc., so it’s important for owners to keep an eye out for any signs of illness or discomfort in their pet so that it can be treated promptly if necessary.

The adaptability level of the Sakhalin Husky is high which makes them great pets for families who live in apartments or small homes since they don’t require much space as long as they get enough exercise every day either indoors or outdoors depending on where you live. The benefits of having a Sakhalin husky as a pet include their intelligence which makes them easy to train; their loyalty which makes them great companions; their friendliness towards other animals; their low maintenance needs; and lastly their beautiful appearance which will make your home look even more attractive!


The Sakhalin Husky is a rare breed of dog that is native to the island of Sakhalin, in Russia. The breed is thought to be a descendant of the Japanese Spitz and the Siberian Husky. The Sakhalin Husky was nearly extinct by the early 21st century, but has since been revived and is now gaining popularity in Russia and other countries.

The Sakhalin Husky is a medium-sized dog with a thick coat of fur that can be either black, brown, or white in color. The breed is known for its loyalty, intelligence, and strength. Sakhalin Huskies are used for sledding, dogsledding, racing, and carting. They are also popular as companion animals and watchdogs.

The ancestry of the Sakhalin Husky is unknown, but the breed is thought to be a descendant of the Japanese Spitz and the Siberian Husky. The first recorded mention of the Sakhalin Husky was in 1892, when a Russian explorer named Vladimir Arseniev came to the island of Sakhalin and observed dogs that resembled Siberian Huskies. Arseniev took some of these dogs back to Russia with him, and they became known as "Sakhalin Huskies."

The Sakhalin Husky nearly became extinct in the early 21st century due to a lack of interest from breeders. However, the breed has since been revived and is now gaining popularity in Russia and other countries. The Sakhalin Husky is recognized as a separate breed by several kennel clubs, including the Russian Kennel Club and the Federation Cynologique Internationale.