Many young Siberian Huskies come in to Welfare because
they are "out of control." There are a variety of reasons for this
behaviour - some due to lack of training, some to incorrect temperament and
commonly, due to incorrect diet.
The Siberian Husky has one of the most efficient
metabolisms in the dog world. It can survive and prosper on less food than
almost any other breed. Unfortunately, one of the abiding myths around feeding
Siberians, is that because they are working dogs, they need a high protein,
working dog food. This would be all well and good if the dogs were actually
working hard - pulling sleds in arctic conditions for 30 miles+ each day. Here
It is the equivalent of dosing yourself with amphetamine for a quiet day at home. Unless your dogs are working hard in harness, they will be very adequately nourished on any good "adult maintenance" quality food. The proof of this is in the pudding (or the kibble) - many of the "uncontrollable" dogs we have taken in, have become perfectly "controllable" once their energy levels have been balanced to their activity levels by feeding them a lower protein food. Many Siberian Husky owners nowadays feed a raw food diet - this article outlines the benefits and disadvantages of this approach.