Though huskies are generally considered to be friendly, loving, and well tempered dogs, some people believe that they may be more prone to aggression than other breeds. So, are huskies dangerous? Let’s take a look at what the research says.
Husky Aggression Versus Other Breeds
Huskies are a Spitz-type dog breed, which means that they share certain physical and behavioral traits with other Spitz breeds such as wolves, Samoyeds, and Alaskan Malamutes.
These traits include thick fur coats, pointy ears, and high intelligence. While these traits might make huskies seem more aggressive or dangerous than other breeds, the reality is that they are no more likely to bite or attack than any other type of dog.
In fact, a study conducted by Applied Animal Behavior Science that compared breed differences in canine aggression found that huskies were actually the least likely to show aggression towards strangers.
It’s important to note that all dogs have the potential to bite or attack if they feel threatened or provoked.
Male vs Female Husky Aggression
When comparing male vs female Husky aggression, it’s worth noting there can be significant differences. Even though Huskies generally aren’t that aggressive (unless provoked), male Huskies are more aggressive compared to female Huskies, most likely because they have an innate desire for hunting and a higher prey drive.
Generally Speaking, Huskies Are Not Dangerous
Overall, huskies are not any more dangerous than any other type of dog.
However, as with all dogs, it’s important to socialize them from a young age and to never leave them unsupervised with small children or animals.