White Husky: Physical Characteristics, Temperament, Grooming

White Husky: Physical Characteristics, Temperament, Grooming

Physical attributes 

The White Husky is a rare color variety of the Siberian Husky. It is called the white husky, because yes you guessed it, the coat color is completely white. Whilst Siberian Huskys can look all white, if you check their coat in fine detail you will see flecks of black, brown, or grey. The White Husky is completely white, with a black nose. The white Husky is different from the Isabella white Husky, as the Isabella white husky tends to have brown points rather than black. 

As puppies they are born with sharp blue eyes and this color can remain through life, or the color can change to brown, black, or bicolored. Take a look at the list we’ve gathered of the most beautiful blue-eyed husky female names.

The table below gives a prediction of the size and weight of your fully grown White Husky: 

Gender                  Approximate weight                   Approximate Height 
Male                  45-60 pounds                   21-24 inches 
Female                   35-50 pounds                   20-22 inches 

You will not find a more loving, affectionate dog than the White Husky.


You will not find a more loving, affectionate dog than the White Husky. These dogs are people-oriented and love nothing more than to shower you with kisses and puppy cuddles. Whilst they can come across as big, boisterous dogs, they are far from it especially if well trained and socialized. They are safe to be around children, even small children and are equally affectionate with other household dogs. 

This breed is a high-energy dog. With their origins in pulling sleds across the arctic and helping with hunting and herding, it’s unsurprising that these dogs love to be active. Huskies need a home with lots of exercise and play. An outside play area with a high fence is needed, as they have a reputation for escaping if not entertained well. 


The white husky is known for its gorgeous thick white coat. Originally bred to work in the freezing cold temperatures of Serbia and the artic, their coats are thick and insulate them well. You will need to brush your husky daily and often they need a weekly bath as well. Due to the thickness of their coat, they can suffer heat stroke easily so do not exercise them during the peak of the day in summer. If you live in a generally warm or tropical climate, consider another breed, as they struggle to cope in hot, humid conditions. It’s not recommended to shave your Husky as this affects their natural ability to thermoregulate.  

You will need to brush your husky daily and often they need a weekly bath as well.

Are white huskies good dogs? 

The white husky is loving, affectionate, and clever. You will have no problem teaching them all the tricks in the book. However, they can be stubborn and only respond to commands on their terms or when they feel like it, which can make training a challenge. It’s not uncommon to find a Husky as the top student in training sessions only to get home and have your Husky completely ignore your instructions. They also have a reputation for being difficult to toilet train, taking longer than other breeds. To overcome these training challenges, consistent early training is needed and lots of one-to-one time. Create very solid boundaries in the home from the moment your puppy arrives there. They will improve with time and consistent repetition. 

A white husky is not a good guard dog, as they don’t bark, and are people-friendly. They do howl if bored, anxious, or painful, and this can be piercing for both you and the neighbors. A bored white husky can turn to destructive behavior such as chewing, digging, or even trying to escape from the house. 

A white husky is not suitable for first-time dog owners, as their training and exercise needs are high. However, when well trained they are lovable, social, and the perfect addition to any family unit. 

Is the white husky known for deafness? 

It is thought that dogs with white color coats are more prone to deafness than other colors. This is a genetic problem and can be hard to screen for. The Siberian Husky is on the list of dogs affected, so always ask the breeders for health certificates for the breeding stock and their lineage to prove no deafness is in the line. This reduces but does not eliminate the chances of purchasing a deaf dog. Sadly if your puppy is born deaf, there is no cure for this, but dogs can learn sign language and live a happy life without sound.

A white husky is not suitable for first-time dog owners, as their training and exercise needs are high.

How much does it cost to buy a White Husky? 

This breed has increased in popularity in recent years, but as they need a lot of exercise and training, they can be found at dog shelters and rescue organizations quite frequently. Always check your local shelters first, as the costs of adoption are less than purchasing a puppy, usually around $300-400. Shelter or rescue dogs will also come treated for parasites, vaccinated, and desexed saving you further dollars. 

To buy a pure bed white husky, the cost is around $1000-2000, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen prices for puppies soar in certain areas. When purchasing a puppy always use a reputable breeder who can show paperwork of the lineage of the dogs. Ask to see any health certificates and vaccination status of the breeding dogs. The breeder should get the first vaccinations done for your puppy and treat for endo and ectoparasites. Do not take a puppy home if they are less than 8 weeks old, they still need vital nutrition from mum and will miss out on socialization skills with their brothers and sisters. 


The white Husky is a rare color variety of the Siberian Husky and has the most beautiful fluffy white coat. They are hard workers and do well in competitive sports. Some even still compete in sled racing! Even if your goals are a little lower than this, your white Husky will fit into family life beautifully as long as they are exercised enough and trained well. If you are willing to give at least an hour of your day every day to walking and training your white Husky, your reward will be a well-rounded, affectionate ball of fluff ready to give cuddles on demand.