How Much Does a Husky Weigh? (How Big Will They Get?)

Just like with humans, managing the weight of your Husky is key to a happy and healthy life. I see Huskies of all shapes and sizes in my local doggy park. I often wonder when is a Husky considered to be underweight or overweight or “just right”? I wasn’t sure so I went ahead and did some research on how much does a Husky weigh.

A full-grown adult male Husky can weigh between 44-61 pounds (20-27kg) on average while an adult female Husky can weigh between 35-51 pounds (16-23kg). Miniature Huskies obviously weigh less with adult males weighing between 34-49 pounds (15-22 kg) and adult females 43-57 pounds (19-26kg).

If you own a Husky you will want to know all the elements influencing its weight. It may not seem important but maintaining a regular weight is critical for their health. Keep reading to learn how to keep your pup happy and at a healthy weight.

How Much Does A Husky Weigh?

Husky puppy weight chart

Puppy StageAverage Male WeightAverage Female Weight
1 month2.5 – 5.5 lbs / 1 – 2 kg2.5 – 5 lbs / 1.13 – 2.26 kg
2 months10 – 15 lbs / 4.5 – 6.8 kg8 – 12 lbs / 3.5 – 5.5 kg
3 months23 – 30 lbs / 10 – 14 kg18 – 30 lbs / 10 – 14 kg
4 months27 – 31 lbs / 12 – 14 kg24 – 33 lbs / 10 – 15 kg
5 months31 – 36 lbs / 14 – 16 kg25 – 35 lbs / 11 – 15 kg
6 months33 – 43 lbs / 15 – 19 kg26 – 36 lbs / 12 – 17 kg
7 months35 – 46 lbs / 15 – 20 kg28 – 39 lbs / 12 – 17 kg
8 months37 – 49 lbs / 16 – 22 kg31 – 44 lbs  / 14 – 20 kg
9 months40 – 53 lbs / 17 – 24 kg33 – 46 lbs / 14 – 21 kg
10 months41 – 54 lbs / 18 – 24 kg33 – 46 lbs / 14 – 21 kg
11 months42 – 55 lbs / 19 – 24 kg34 – 48 lbs / 15 – 21 kg
12 months43 – 57 lbs / 19 – 26 kg34 – 49 lbs / 15 – 22 kg
18 months45 – 60 lbs / 20 – 27 kg35 – 50 lbs / 16 – 23 kg
24 months45 – 61 lbs / 20-27 kg35 – 51 lbs / 16 – 23 kg
Table 1 – Husky weight chart (averages)

In terms of weight, the biggest growth “spurt” is between 1 to 3 months. Table 1 shows that the 4 week old Husky puppy weight is 4 times the weight of a 1 month old Husky puppy. The 3 month old Husky weight is just over twice the weight of a 2 month old Husky puppy.

A 6-month-old Husky weight for males is 6 pounds heavier than a 4-month-old Husky weight: that’s the second growth spurt.

Table 1 (above) shows the average weight for Husky males and females. It might be useful to understand a low and high range for weight for both male and female Huskies as generated by e.belpatt.fr (shown below).

3 month old husky weight
Chart 1 – Low and high end of average weight for the male Husky (courtesy of Belpatt)
4 month old husky weight
Chart 2 – Low and high end of average weight for the female Husky (courtesy of Belpatt)

Full grown Siberian Husky weight chart

By the 12 month mark, Huskies grow to their full adult height of 21-23 inches (54-60cm) tall for males and 20-22 inches (50-56cm). In terms of weight, they continue to fill out, as shown in the Table 1 above at 18 months and 24 months.

A Siberian Husky weight male 20-27 kg (45-61 lbs) is considered full grown, on average.

Sex of HuskyAverage weight of full grown adult HuskyAverage weight of miniature adult Husky 
Female35-51 pounds / 16-23 kg34-49 lbs / 15-22 kg
Male45-61 pounds / 20-27 kg43-57 lbs / 19-26 kg
Table 2 – Average Adult Husky weight chart

Is my Husky Overweight?

Defining the term “overweight”

According to a 2019 report published by American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) in association with the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), dogs are considered overweight if you take their ideal weight (Table 1) and add 10% to 20%. 

Another rule of thumb: If your Husky weighs over 61 lbs (27kg) as a male or over 51 lbs (23kg) as a female, it is considered overweight

You can also use the feel and sight test to check if your Husky is overweight too. Look straight down at its back, and if its chest is smaller than its waist, your Husky is overweight. If you can’t easily feel the rib bones, your dog is overweight. 

If your dog has no waist, then it’s obese.

Is dog obesity a problem?

The AAHA/NAVC 2019 report said that 51% of adult dogs are classified as overweight in the US.

In 2018, 56% of dogs in the United States were considered overweight or obese.

Source: The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention

Is My Husky Too Skinny?

If you notice your once eager to eat healthy Husky no longer has any appetite or isn’t gaining weight there might be a much larger condition arising behind the scenes. 

If your Husky weighs under 43 lbs (19kg) as a male or under 34 lbs (15kg) as a female, it is considered underweight. 

To tell if your Husky is underweight you can examine if its ribcage or bones are showing through its skin. Below are some suggested weights based on age and sex. 

What Factors Impacts the Weight of a Husky?

The amount a Husky weighs is determined by its:

  • Sex
  • Breed
  • Height
  • Exercise 
  • Nutrition.

While it may not be possible to alter your pup’s sex, height or breed, as a Husky owner you can influence the lifestyle of your dog which includes a healthy diet and daily exercise

Husky height chart by age

On average, the Siberian Husky height (male) is 21-24 inches and (female) 20-22 inches.

AgeMaleMaleFemaleFemale
WeightHeightWeightHeight
2-4 months10-25 lbs / 5-11 kg10-12 inches / 25-30 cm10-25 lbs / 5-11 kg10-12 inches / 25-30 cm
4-6 months25-40 lbs / 11-18 kg12-15 inches / 30-38 cm25-38 lbs / 11-17 kg12-14 inches / 30-36 cm
6-8 months40-50 lbs / 18-23 kg15-19 inches / 38-48 cm38-46 lbs / 17-21 kg14-16 inches / 36-41 cm
8-10 months50-55 lbs / 23-25 kg19-22 inches / 48-56 cm46-50 lbs / 21-23 kg16-18 inches / 41-46 cm
10-12 months55-60 lbs / 25-27 kg22-24 inches / 56-61 cm50-55 lbs / 23-25 kg18-20 inches / 46-51 cm
12 months +60 lbs plus / 27 kg plus24 inches / 61 cm55 lbs plus /25 kg plus20-22 inches / 51-56 cm
Table 3 – Husky height chart by age

Weight vs Height

The height and size of a Husky are almost as important to its health as its weight. An unbalanced weight to height ratio can lead to an disproportionate body, which affects the dog’s movement and ability to exercise correctly.

The average height of a male Husky can range from 21-23 inches (54-60 cm) while the average height of a female Husky can range from 20-22 inches (50-56 cm). These heights apply to the weights of full-grown adult Huskies.

Male Huskies normally end up with a larger weight than females, due to their height

The taller a Husky stands, the more mass its body can carry and hold. Typically their height reaches its peak before their weight, so it takes about a year to fill out their final body shape. Height normally peaks at 12 months of age.

Nutrition

Without proper nutrition your Husky is at risk of potential health complications

One way to fulfill almost all nutritional needs is through food

Every Husky has different needs regarding nutrition. That’s why, in addition to the information we provide in this article, you should speak with your Husky breeder or veterinarian about what and how often to feed your Husky to achieve those ideal weights shown in Table 1. Feeding an improper diet can lead to obesity or anorexia. 

How much food for your Husky?

A Husky that gets an ideal amount of exercise (30-45 minutes of exercise per day)

should consume 860 to 1290 calories daily. 

What to feed my Husky?

Food should be high in protein, consisting mainly of:

  • Chicken 
  • Beef 
  • Fish
  • Lamb. 

Protein should be followed by dairy with a high-fat percentage, and a good amount of vegetables to help achieve muscle growth

Is your Husky eating the wrong foods?

If you give your Husky dog treats every day and give them table scraps (higher in fats than proteins), in addition to portions of dry and wet foods, it’s more likely your dog will be overweight

4 week old husky puppy weight
Feeding your Husky table scraps is a common cause of being overweight

Treats and table scraps are the equivalent of snacking between meals and we know the impact that has on our weight as humans! For example, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter as a treat amounts to 96 calories for your Huskies.

Other reasons your Husky could be putting on those extra pounds:

  • Carbohydrates are too high. High protein and low to medium carbs is the best combination for your Husky.
  • Not enough exercise. We have a section on exercise coming up.
  • Bloating or water retention. This could mean Cushings disease.

Hypothyroidism. This is when a Husky’s metabolism slows down because not enough thyroid hormone is produced. Check out the other symptoms of hypothyroidism here.

Recommendation for overweight Huskies

If your Husky is overweight, consider feeding them the Hill’s Science Diet Weight Management Formula.

Portions and diet

Giving your dog the correct portions for their body type is important. 

Over or underfeeding can lead to issues regarding weight and health. 

Dietary portions change not only due to a Husky’s weight, but also age, life stage, and activity level. 

People commonly assume that Huskies need a lot of food, but their portion sizes are small for their overall size, which can confuse new Husky owners. 

To sustain a healthy life it is recommended to feed your Husky two dry scoops of organic dog food per day. Giving your Husky premium dog food decreases its risk of unhealthy body weight and helps ensure it gets all of the nutrients it needs to maintain good health. 

Providing under the recommended serving size leads to a loss of energy, making it more difficult to exercise. 

If your Husky eats above the recommended serving size (without the necessary amount of exercise) their energy will decrease, leaving your dog tired and lazy. 

Castor Pollux Organic Chicken dog food is a healthy organic grain-free protein filled dog food. This brand has many different protein and vegetable varieties to meet your dog’s dietary needs. For maximum health benefits, dog owners convert their pups to a completely raw diet, that includes only whole foods to acquire the most nutrients. 

Exercise 

You may think you are too busy to walk your dog, or the weather may not be ideal for a stroll,  but exercise is crucial to not only keep your Husky at a healthy weight but also increase their mood.

Exercise duration

For a Husky to maintain a healthy weight they need at least 30-45 minutes of exercise per day.  

Exercise to lose weight

To lose those excess pounds, consider varying the duration (longer walks or more frequent exercise – see list below) or intensity (e.g. jog) of their daily exercise. For a Husky to lose weight they must get a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise per day. 

Types of exercise 

Exercising a Husky can range from many different outdoor activities, including:

These dogs can participate in an array of different activities due to their average size being larger than most other similar dogs. They are filled with energy and playfulness making them the perfect workout companion. 

Diseases Associated with Overweight Huskies

Due to genetic factors, maintaining a healthy weight for Huskies is something to be taken seriously

Huskies that are overweight are prone to several diseases, such as:

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoarthritis

Additionally, overweight dogs suffer from joint problems and skin issues at a far higher rate than leaner dogs. 

Obesity can also affect a dog’s urinary tract and possibly cause bladder stones, which can be difficult and painful for the dog. 

Previously, veterinarians believed that dogs who were significantly obese were the ones that suffered the worse. However, after new studies were conducted, we now know that being more than a few pounds overweight can cause significant issues due to oxidative stress and inflammation

Weights Relating to Cross Husky Breeds

If you are looking into different Husky breeds it is important to do your research on how much your preferred mix weighs. 

This is because Huskies do not weigh the same average weight as their mixes, and the weight ranges from above and below an average adult Husky. 

Weights of different cross breeds

Here is a table with weights of the most common Husky cross breeds. 

BreedAverage Adult Weight
Corgsky (Corgi Husky Mix) 20-50 lbs / 9-23 kg
Pomsky (Pomeranian Husky Mix)29-30 lbs / 13-14 kg
Gerberian Shepsky (German Shepherd Husky Mix)50-90 lbs / 23-41 kg
Goberian (Golden Retriever Husky Mix)45-65 lbs / 20-29 kg
Pitsky (Pitbull Husky Mix)30-80 lbs / 14-36 kg
Table 4 – Weights of different Husky cross breeds

Conclusion

Huskies are amazing and friendly pets to have around the house, as long as you have space to exercise and nutritious food, these dogs are very low maintenance. 

Huskies make great companions and can be loyal guardians of your family and your home when necessary. They are also playful when  healthy, and can bring years of joy. 

Both male and female Huskies average at a higher weight than many other dogs, and range from a large variety of sizes, so making sure they get the proper amount of food for their size is vital. Keeping a Husky at a healthy weight is important and also affects their mood. 

Fueling your pup with organic and protein-filled foods keeps both you and your dog happy. By monitoring their diet and exercise you can stop issues that lead to the dog being over or underweight. This helps create an easier life for both you and your dog. When your Husky is healthy your Husky is happy!

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