As their name suggests, the Siberian Husky dogs breed were bred, and lived for centuries, in Siberia. A place notorious for its extreme cold weather. Where the temperature can get as low as -58 °F in winter.
If you are living in Texas, or any other hot state such as Florida, Nevada, or as I do in Southern California, it’s fair to ask this very important question: Can Siberian Huskies live in Texas?
In fact, it’s very ethical, and kind of you, to care about your future dog’s well-being before adopting, especially if you are planning to adopt a puppy.
The last thing you want is bringing a dog to the wrong environment. It could cause a lot of problems and pain to you and the dog. You don’t want that.
Brief Introduction of Siberian Huskies
The Siberian Huskies are medium-sized dogs. They were first sled dogs. They are intelligent and friendly. Despite their wolf-like appearance, they actually get along pretty well with children and pose no threat.
They also get along with other dog breeds. If you own another dog, you don’t have to worry about your new family member starting problems.
Huskies are great family dogs. They are loving and loyal.
Can Siberian Huskies Live In Texas?
Short answer is Yes. Siberian Huskies can live in Texas.
However, if you are a good dog parent, you know that the short answer is never enough. You need to know more about anything dog related.
Texas is a huge state, and temperature varies depending on which part you live in and time of the year.
Googling “can Siberian Huskies live in Texas” leaves no doubt that you live in a relatively hot spot. You are not alone. Millions do.
In fact, scientists observe a yearly increase in temperature in Texas. It’s getting hotter year after year.
Extra care is required for a happier life for you dog. A Siberian Husky’s lifespan ranges from 12 to 15 years.
What Degree can Siberian Husky Tolerate?
Like humans, Siberian Huskies can tolerate heat to a specific degree. Above that, it starts to cause health issues.
Due to their hyper active nature, and double coat that is thicker than that of most other dogs, heat affects Siberian Huskies worse than humans. When it’s hot for you, it’s way hotter for them.
Generally speaking, and like most dogs, Siberian Huskies can easily tolerate up to 90°F with enough water and shaded spots.
Good news is, the average temperature across most of Texas doesn’t exceed 90°F.
Most of the year, you’ll be dealing with 80°F temperature.
Unless you live in the middle of the desert with no water or shade, you don’t have to be concerned about adopting a Siberian Husky.
Summer sometimes is an exception. Temperature can get high; but if you follow the steps below, your dog should be just fine.
What’s The Best Time For Walking?
Siberian Huskies are active dogs. They love to play and run around. They can’t stay home 24/7. Outdoor activities are an essential part of any Siberian Husky healthy lifestyle.
This leads to a problem during summer heat waves. You want to walk your baby, but it’s super hot.
To avoid heat-related issues, the best time to walk, or have outdoor activities with, your Siberian Husky is either early in the morning, or late in the evening.
You may wanna sacrifice a couple hours of sleep to have some quality time with your Siberian baby outside.
What to Do To Prevent Overheat in Summer?
While, generally speaking, Huskies can live in Texas with no issue. Summer in Texas can be tough sometimes. For both you and our fur babies.
There are steps you should follow the reduce the chances of your dog suffering from exhaustion and dehydration.
1. Enough water
Always make sure your Siberian Husky, or any other dog, has enough cold water.
One very important factor to keep in mind is dogs do spill their water bowls. Get a no-spill water bowl and keep an eye. If your dog spills it, refill it again with clean cold water.
2. Shaded Spots
Never leave your dog under the sun. If you can’t keep the dog inside your house. Install an umbrella in you front or backyard.
An umbrella would make sure the dog has a shaded area to sit in and enjoy the breeze. Add a bowl of water, maybe some toys, and your dog can’t be any happier (or safer).
3. Water Activities
Huskies love water activities. It would be perfect if you have a pool. Huskies love swimming in water. You’d be surprised how much they enjoy water.
If you don’t have a big real pool, don’t worry, a kiddie one would do the trick. They are small, affordable, and easy to use.
Get one, fill it with water, and invite your dog to the party!
4. Use a Fan or Air Conditioning
If you are stuck in a hot place with none of the above, let’s say a friend’s house, use a fan or your car’s air conditioning system to help your dog.
If you can’t, then you have to leave immediately to somewhere cooler.
What About Other Hot States?
All of the above can be applied to other states, or even countries. Siberian Huskies can live in California, Nevada, and Florida.
The temperature during summer may be a bit hotter, but it shouldn’t stop you from adopting the dog. You just need to be careful.
In fact, if you are planning to adopt from a shelter, don’t hesitate, dot it as soon as possible.
The dog will be happier and safer with you than the shelter. In the worse case scenario, you’ll still provide a better life for the puppy.
Can I travel With my Husky in Car?
So long your car has an air conditioning system, you shouldn’t worry about traveling with your Siberian Husky aboard. Just turn it on and your dog is okay.
However, traveling long distances non-stop is not recommended for dogs. Your dog needs a break every couple hours.
Pull the car over every 2 or 3 hours and have a walk with your dog.
You definitely can adopt a Siberian Husky in Texas, or any other hot US state.
Being a Texan shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the love and affection of a Husky. You just need to be extra careful during the summer period. You are already careful about dogs, I’m sure it won’t be a problem for you. Following the steps I provided above, you should be good to go.
So where are you from? How old old is your Siberian Husky?