3 Shocking Miniature Siberian Husky Myths Exposed

There has been a great deal of debate about these dogs on many online forums. Reactions from different people run the gamut of emotions. Some folks think that Miniature Siberian Huskies are wonderful, while other folks aren’t so keen. Here at MiniHuskies!(TM) we’re aware of the interactions between our fans and detractors. Lots of myths regarding our dogs have been quoted as facts by detractors who claim to be dog or husky experts. We’ve been working with standard and miniature huskies since 1999. We’d like to have the opportunity to set the record straight about the myths that continue to surround our lovely dogs:

Myth #1: There is No Such Thing as the Miniature Siberian Husky

This claim is absurd. Of course our dogs exist. That’s just silly. Miniature Siberian Huskies are smaller sized versions of the standard sized Siberian Husky. These dogs are not meant to be a separate breed. Many different breeds have smaller versions. There are standard sized poodles and toy poodles. The American Eskimo Dog comes in standard, mini, and toy. The size of these dogs is not scandalous; the diminutive size of the Miniature Siberian Husky shouldn’t be a problem either.

Myth #2: Miniature Siberian Huskies Have Significant Health Risks

Our detractors have claimed our dogs are created with dwarfs or runts. This isn’t true. Dogs have malleable genetics. If you couple two smaller sized huskies and continue to do so over a short period of time, you will obtain smaller sized offspring. If you know which lines carry the genes for the smaller sized dogs (We do!), the process can happen even faster. It’s not rocket science, nor are we breeding some sort of mutant Siberian Husky. Our dogs are perfectly healthy; they’re just smaller!

Myth #3: Miniature Siberian Huskies are Stealing Homes from Huskies in Shelters

This has been a party line for many folks who are not in favor of dog breeding. Unfortunately, it’s not true. Even more unfortunate, many people who cling to this myth don’t realize that their party line is a big fat lie. Miniature Siberian Huskies are different from standard sized Siberian Huskies in shelters. Puppy buyers choose to purchase these dogs because:

  • The dogs have a known lineage.
  • The dogs are smaller than standard sized huskies.
  • The buyers are interested in a puppy.

A standard sized Siberian Husky in a shelter may, or may not have a known lineage, and a standard sized husky is not small. Sometimes husky puppies are available in shelters, but people who buy our puppies are still looking for something smaller. It’s like comparing apples to oranges. It’s not the same type of product. Make no mistake, we support standard sized husky rescue. We’re very active in fostering huskies in need. However, none of our puppies are responsible for a standard sized Siberian Husky being in a shelter. There are other issues behind that unfortunate dilemma.

Here we’ve unmasked some of the most common Miniature Siberian Husky misnomers. It’s unfortunate that people continue to spread misinformation, but it happens. If you’re interested in learning more about our dogs, please feel free to contact us by text or voice at 828-388-0740. You can also send us an email at minihuskies.inc@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you!