Husky Body Language


Dogs ‘speak’ with us all the time. Since they are not able to speak with the help of words, they use their body language as non-verbal mean of communication.

It is beyond doubts, that every Husky owner should know basic dog body language signals to understand his or her pet mood. In this article we are going to tell you about Husky body language.

Relaxed Husky

The Husky have relaxed body and face with tail and ears are kept in ‘neutral’ position. The mouth of the dog should be slightly open with its tongue is showing. The tail is down and relaxed.

Advice: you can easily understand when your Husky is wanting to play. When your dog is wanting to play it uses high-pitched voice to bark. Also, the front end of its body is lowered by bent forepaws and the tail is raised. Ears are up and the mouth is open (with the tongue exposed).

Alert Husky

When the Husky is assessing the situation and trying to choose the behavior pattern, the dog will always be alert and wary. The body is tense, ears and tail are erected. Husky has focused and motionless glance. The dog may wag its tail very fast. The mouth is closed, the eyes are wide open.

Recommendation: when the Husky is alert, it may start dog fighting at any moment in case it thinks, that the opponent may be dangerous. It is recommended to control the Husky in such a situation.

When the Husky is Excited

Usually, the dogs are excited when they are eager to play or are in a dominant position. Excited dogs open their mouths and relax their muscles. Also, Husky may produce a deep and low bark. The tail is erect and may be flagging.

If the Dog is Fearful

When the Husky is fearful, it will try to shrink and look smaller. Scared dogs have ears flattened down against their heads and their tails are low between their legs. The body of the frightened Husky is very tense.

Be careful! When the Husky is aggressive, it will have lowered tense body and erected tail. The dog who shows aggressiveness, always looks straight into the eyes with a focused look. The hackles are raised and the nose is wrinkled.

The Husky is Submissive or Has Extreme Fear

When the dog is submissive or has extreme fear, it will always fall on its back exposing its belly with its tail tucked. In this moment the eyes are partly closed, ears are flat and back.

The Husky may show such a behavior communication with other dogs, as well as with humans. The dog is trying to show its lower status and avoid physical confrontation.

The Dog is Stressed or Distressed

When the Husky has a social or environmental stress, it will always down its tail and lower the body. The ears are back and the dog is sweating through pads.

Warning! When the dog licks its nose, it means, that it is alert or aggressive.

Husky Different Behaviors

  • The dog circles and sniffs: the universal dog greeting among the dogs and, sometimes, human. The greeting starts nose to nose and proceeds under the tail, where the most important information is ‘concentrated’.
  • The dog mounts on another dog: mounting another dog or attempting to mount a person is a mean to show dominance (especially in males). The Husky is dominant when it has higher position and has power over the others.
  • The Husky paws another dog: a dog who places its paws or chin on the shoulder of another dog is trying to show its dominance.
  • If the Husky tilts its head: this funny and cute look means that a dog is puzzled or curious about something (for example, when the dog hears some unknown sound).

Now you know basic Husky behavior patterns that will tell you about the mood of your pet.

Author of Silvia Brown
Written by Silvia Brown
Glad to see you, my friends! I started this blog several years ago as a hobby and continue to write articles about dogs.
I'm a dog lover and the proud owner of two wonderful dogs: French Bulldog Maya and Beagle Tom. It's been more than 10 years since I had a dogs and worked closely with them. I've raised four dogs throughout my life and have experience assisting in the births of two dogs. At least once a week, I volunteer with friends at a dog shelter AMA Animal Rescue and Animal Care Centers of NYC in NY.

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