Siberian Huskies are generally a fairly robust, sturdy and healthy lot. When they are fed correctly and exercised they are really 'maintenance free' except of course for their annual vaccinations and normal checkups.

There are some instances of hip dysplasia but due to careful breeding, this is fairly low. They also can have some very serious eye problems, however careful breeding is again managing the likelyhood of this. Both of these problem can and should be screened for prior to a mating.

This does not mean that a particular Siberian will not suffer from any other ailment. In the last few years, there have been several reported instances of laxating patellas (slipping kneecaps) and cruciate ligament injury in Victoria (Australia).

A well cared-for Siberian Husky can expect to have a life span of anywhere between 12 to 14 years.

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