One of their most beloved features, Huskies are known for their distinctive-looking almond-shaped eyes, which can be seen in a variety of colors.
They are most commonly seen with either ice blue eyes or deep brown eyes, but sometimes even this varies.
Some Huskies have one eye of each color (bi-eyed), or more rarely, eyes that have a mixture of both blue and brown in them (known as parti-colored).
While there are other dog breeds that also have a multi-hued range of eye colors (like Border Collies and Australian Shepherds), Huskies are most commonly known for this phenomenon.
Both blue and brown eyes are normal for Huskies and rarely represent any eye problems or illnesses.
All Husky puppies are born with blue eyes. It isn’t until they are about 5-8 weeks old that their eye color may start to change.
This color change depends on their genes and the concentration of melanin (pigment of the skin, hair, and eye) in their bodies.
A husky is a sled dog used in the polar regions. One can differentiate huskies from other dog types by their fast pulling-style. They represent an ever-changing crossbreed of the fastest dogs (the Alaskan Malamute, by contrast, pulled heavier loads at a slower speed). Humans use huskies in sled-dog racing. Various companies have marketed tourist treks with dog sledges for adventure travelers in snow regions. Huskies are also kept as pets, and groups work to find new pet homes for retired racing and adventure-trekking dogs.