There are 3 eye defects in the Siberian Husky that are hereditary. Juvenile cataracts, corneal dystrophy, and progressive retinal atrophy.  Eye defects serious and should not be understated or overlooked. .

Hip Dysplasia is apparent in many dog breeds. Your puppy can't be tested for hip problems until they are 2 years.  Dysplasia is an abnormality of the hip joint in which the head of the thighbone (femur) does not fit properly into its pelvic joint socket

Husky Cleanliness

 Retinal Atrophy

 Corneal dystrophy affects the cornea or the outer transparent portion of the eyeball   The eye which results in a hazy or crystalline opacity

  Corneal dystrophy

When poor breeding occurs, Huskies are susceptible to all genetic defects. Most often, eyes are the main problem. A lot of inbreeding will cause cancer and other defects to occur.


For the most part huskies are a very clean animal, they primp and clean constantly..

 The Siberian Husky has a unique type of PRA that is only found in Siberians and man.  It will cause a loss of night vision followed by a loss of day vision, eventually blindness.

You will find that hip and eyes the most common
genetic defects in the Siberian, can other problems arise? You bet they can as with any dog. For the most part, they are a sound, healthy dog.

You will have to make up your own mind, if a siberian is for you. Find a reputable breeder that has a health guarantee against genetic defects.

It's up to you!

 Huskies are relatively free of breed-specific problems

In General