Updated on November 28, 2022
Can Huskies Swim? The Answer Might Surprise You!
Everyone knows that Huskies are built for cold weather. With their thick fur coats, they seem like they would be the last breed of dog that you would want to take swimming. But the truth is, Huskies love the water! Many people don’t realize that Huskies are natural swimmers and take to it quite easily.
In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the reasons why we think Huskies love swimming, as well as some of the things you should keep in mind if you’re thinking about taking your Husky for a swim. So, grab your towel and let’s dive in!
Why Do Huskies Love Swimming?
Huskies are natural swimmers for a few reasons. First of all, their coat helps keep them warm in the water. While most dogs would feel the cold and start shivering after a few minutes in the pool, Huskies are able to stay nice and warm thanks to their furry coats.
Secondly, Huskies have webbed feet, which give them an extra boost when they’re swimming.
Finally, Huskies are bred for endurance, so they have the stamina to swim for long periods of time without getting tired.
Also, there are many health benefits to your husky swimming. So they probably like swimming because it makes them feel good! Who doesn’t want their husky to be healthy and happy!
Check out the husky below enjoying a swim in the pool! Looks like fun 😍
Things to Keep in Mind When Taking Your Husky Swimming
Even though Huskies are natural swimmers, there are still a few things you should keep in mind when taking them swimming. First of all, it’s important to make sure that your Husky is comfortable with the water before jumping in. Some Huskies take to the water right away while others need a little time to adjust. If your Husky seems hesitant about getting in the water, try starting with a small kiddie pool or letting them play in the sprinklers first. Once they get used to the sensation of being wet, they’ll be more likely to enjoy swimming.
Secondly, it’s important to supervise your Husky while they’re swimming and never leave them unattended near water. Even though they’re good swimmers, they can still drown if they get tired or get pulled into a current. It’s also important to make sure that your Husky is wearing a life jacket if you’re going to be swimming in open water (like a lake or ocean).
Finally, it’s important to give your Husky a bath after swimming to remove any chlorine or salt water from their fur. This will help prevent their coat from becoming dry or damaged.
P.S. taking your husky swimming doesn’t have to mean doggy paddling out in the ocean for hours on end. Your huskies idea of swimming could just be prancing around the shallow parts! Check out the husky below living their best life. 😎
Things To Keep In Mind When Taking Your Husky To The Beach
Is there anything more exciting for your husky than taking them to the beach? Our huskies literally cry of excitement! 😂 The wide open spaces, the sand between their toes, and the waves crashing at their feet. It’s a husky’s (and husky owner’s) dream come true. But before you load up the car and hit the road, there are a few things you need to take into consideration when bringing your husky to the beach. From sunscreen to hydration, here’s everything you need to know to make sure your husky has a safe and enjoyable day at the beach.
- Sunscreen for huskies? Yes, sunscreen for huskies! Just like us, our furry friends can get sunburned. So before heading out, be sure to put some dog-safe sunscreen on any exposed areas, like their nose!
- While we all love playing fetch, it’s important to take into consideration that sand can get hot – really hot. So if the ground feels too hot for your hand, it’s probably too hot for your pup’s paws. Stick to grassy areas or cool concrete instead.
- And speaking of hydration, it’s important to make sure your husky stays hydrated throughout the day – especially in hot weather. Bring along plenty of fresh water and take frequent breaks in the shade or air conditioning (if available) to help them cool down.
- Finally, keep an eye on your husky at all times – even if they’re good swimmers. Huskies are known for their boundless energy, so they may not realize they’re getting tired until it’s too late. So make sure you keep a close eye on them and give them plenty of breaks throughout the day.
Why don’t Huskies like water?
Huskies generally don’t like water because, as you can see from their furry little coats, they’re designed for cold weather, not swimming.
In fact, a lot of dogs don’t really like swimming very much. It’s not something that comes natural to them. They’ll do it if they have to, but they aren’t usually fans of getting wet, at least not at first. So if you want your husky to take a swim with you, be prepared to coax them into the water and maybe even get in there with them yourself!
Note: Huskies can still swim and learn to love it. Just search for ‘Husky Swimming’ on Tik Tok and you’ll find lots of Huskies that love the water! But they almost certainly didn’t start off loving it!!
So, Can Huskies Swim? Yes!
Now that you know that Huskies love swimming, there’s no reason not to take yours for a dip! Just make sure that you supervise them at all times and give them a bath afterwards to remove any chlorine or salt water from their fur. Happy swimming!
Does your husky like swimming? Share your experience below.