Are you the proud pet parent of a beautiful Husky? These dogs are well known for their thick coats, their various coloring and markings and for their blue or multi-colored eyes. These dogs are very striking and have a wolf-like appearance. Huskies are also known for being extremely intelligent dogs, who very friendly and require quite a bit of exercise!
If you’re the new pet parent of one of these remarkable dogs, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together some popular Husky names that may be a good fit for your fur baby!
Husky Dog Names with Blue Eyes
Let’s start off our list with these names for Huskies that have one or two blue eyes! Each of these names has something to do with the color blue.
2). Azula (which is Spanish for “blue”)
4). Indigo: this is a shade of blue, usually dark blue, which could be the perfect name for a lady Husky who has deep, vibrant blue eyes
7). Azurite: a type of blue stone
9). Teale: this is a bluish/green color
10). Lapis: another type of blue stone
Husky Dog Names in Movies
Here are some names taken from movies (including animated films) that feature Huskies:
11). Amelia: from The Snow Dogs
12). Duchess: from The Snow Dogs
13). Demon: from The Snow Dogs
14). Thunder Jack: from The Snow Dogs
15). Scooper: from The Snow Dogs
16). Barb: from The Snow Dogs
17). Max: from Eight Below
18). Maya: from Eight Below
19). Truman: from Eight Below
20). Shorty: from Eight Below
Husky Dog Names Male
Are you still looking for a great name for your new Husky canine companion? If you have a boy dog, then maybe one of the names in this list will be a great fit!
31: Kavik (Inuit for wolverine)
33). Nanuk (another word from the Inuit language which means polar bear)
34). Oso: the Spanish word for bear
Husky Dog Names for Female
If your have a lovely Husky lady dog, then here are some names we think will be a great fit for her. Here are some Husky dog names for girl dogs:
44). Bianca (especially for a lady dog who has large areas of white on her body)
Facts About Huskies: There’s More Than One Type
Did you know there’s more than one type of Husky breed? Many people are surprised by this fact, but there are several Husky breeds including:
- Alaskan Malamute: this is the state of Alaska’s official mascot, and one of the oldest breeds used as sled dogs. They were named after the Malamute Inuit tribe. They are different than Siberian huskies, the main differences: the Malamute is taller and heavier. Malamutes can weigh in between 75 to 100 pounds and stand about 23-25 inches at the shoulder.
- Siberian Husky: this is the red and white husky, and are from the place that bears their name, Siberia, in Russian. This breed has been used by semi-nomadic tribes such as the Chuckchi and were developed to pull sleds across the frozen land. These dogs weigh between 35 to 60 pounds and stand about 20 to 23 inches. In addition, there are two types of Siberian huskies: the Akita and the Samoyed.
- Alaskan Husky: these dogs have been wonderful companions in the northern countries. They tend to have long legs, lead bodies, and a deep chest. They also have pointed ears and a tail that curls over their back. They usually have brown eyes and can weight anywhere between 35 to 50 pounds. Alaskan Huskies tend to have a more wolf-like appearance.
Siberian Husky Heroes
Huskies are members of the Spitz dog family, but the Siberian Husky is its own breed. They are highly outgoing, intelligent, have free-spirits and are usually healthier than the other husky cousins. In addition, these dogs are famous for their heroism. In fact, Huskies made the headlines in 1925, when a sled team delivered medicine to Nome, Alaska that was dealing with an outbreak of diphtheria that winter.
You may be familiar with the name of the dog that led the team. His name was Balto; he and his team members traveled over 600 miles in only 5 and half days. Can you imagine? Today, you’ll find a bronze statue in honor of Balto and his sled team in Central Park, New York City. Huskies were also used during WWII by the US Army for transporting provisions, medicine and mail to soldiers. In addition, these brave dogs served with the Army’s Artic Search and Rescue Unit of the Air Transport Command, and in the Byrd Antarctic expeditions.
Huskies and Eye Color
Most Siberian Huskies have very bright blue eyes, though some dogs can have brown or even amber eyes. Husky blue eyes are a dominant trait, which is interesting because blue eyes are a recessive, rare trait in other dog breeds.
Some Huskies can even have one blue and one brown eye, or half-blue or half-brown eyes. And another interesting fact about their eyes is that the almond shape helps the dogs to squint and keep snow out of their eyes! Who would have known?
The Great Escape Artists
Siberian Huskies are also famous for their ability to escape from yards. They have been known to jump over or dig under fences, making it a challenge to keep one of these dogs safely in the yard! In fact, pet parents who have a Husky will need to have at least a 6 foot fence as a minimum. And it’s necessary to have a portion of the bottom of the fence installed underground to keep a Husky from digging out.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our Husky facts and that you’ve found a great name for your beautiful male or female dog!