19 Things only Siberian Husky owners know

May 5, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. ET

If you think Siberian Huskies are merely sled dogs that need to live in snowy places, we've got 19 fun furry facts that may surprise you. Siberian Husky owners will tell you that once you have a Husky, your life will never be the same. Here's why.

1. When you talk, they tilt their heads with understanding

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2. They will make you smile without even trying

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3. Siberian Huskies have eyes that melt your heart

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4. Siberian Huskies are skilled communicators. Don't believe it? Watch this!

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5. Huskies need exercise like they need air to breathe

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6. You are frequently asked, "Is your dog part wolf?"

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7. Siberian Huskies are not the same as Malamutes

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8. Siberian Huskies shed and shed — and you love them anyway

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9. You don't walk your Husky, it walks you

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10. They really do love snow

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11. Huskies are obsessive diggers and chewers

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12. Watch out! Siberian Huskies are the Houdinis of the canine world

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13. Siberian Huskies are pack animals and you're part of the pack

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14. Siberian Huskies are too affectionate to be guard dogs

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15. But they will instinctively hunt and chase small animals in sight

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16. Zoomies (uncontrollable joyful bursts of energy) are a necessary part of life

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17. Moms teach babies how to do zoomies at an early age

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18. They'd rather not sleep alone

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19. Siberian Huskies take over your home and your heart

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