Bred for pulling sleds, Huskies are extremely active and energetic. They are renowned for their ability to escape from yards by digging under, climbing or jumping over, or even eating through barriers. They have been known to be able to leap over fences that are six or even eight feet high on rare occasions.
Huskies are not usually aggressive, and make poor guard dogs due to their gentle, friendly nature. They are independent, stubborn and intelligent, and their level of energy requires an owner who is able to give them plenty of attention and stimulation.
Instead of barking like most dogs, Huskies usually howl similar to wolves.