I Do Not Breed For Coat or Eye Color and Will Not Sell Puppies On The Basis of Coat or Eye Color!
I breed for Quality, Standard of the Breed, Temperament & Health.
If you want your puppy to have these attributes, it would be in your best interest to accept the eye color as mother nature intended, and let it be one of your very last preferences, if any, in choosing a puppy. All eye colors are acceptable in the Siberian Husky according to the Official AKC Siberian Husky Standard. Variations I see here at PhiChas Siberians are: 2 Blue eyes, 2 Brown eyes, 1 Blue eye & 1 Brown eye, 1 Blue eye & 1 Green eye and occasionally a Split eye or Parti-eye.
Every litter is different!
I do not guarantee any particular eye color!
Siberian Husky puppies will open their eyes at approximately 9 days to two weeks of age. Both eyes may appear to be blue/grey at that time and even up to 4 - 6 weeks of age can appear to be blue. This is not true 100% of the time. I have seen eyes change color from blue to brown at 7-8 weeks of age. It is not common at this age but it does happen. If a puppy's eyes are blue at 5 weeks of age, chances are they will continue to be blue. I do not guarantee this will always be the case. It is my policy to try my best to let you know what I feel about the eye color of a puppy after 4 weeks of age (I will not attempt until after 4 weeks of age), but in the end the decision is up to you.
When you see Siberian Huskies on major dog shows, you will seldom see them with two blue eyes. Kennels who show their dogs, show for conformation only. Most ‘show’ lines have mostly brown or bi-eyes (1 blue, 1 brown). Brown eyes are highly prominent in ‘show’ Siberian Huskies. PhiChas Siberians does have a higher percentage of blue eyes than many show kennels because of the complex quality bloodlines.
I have also had some Green eyed puppies (mostly Bi-eyed - 1 Green/1 Blue & a couple pups with double Green eyes)...this also is not common, but it has happened.
There are also other reasons why I will not sell for eye color, simply put, you should not be buying for eye color to begin with. There are just too many wonderful traits in this breed to allow eye color to be a major consideration in your purchase. If after reading this you still want to purchase for eye color, understand that I will not hold a puppy on the basis of eye color, there are always great people with wonderful homes who do not care if the eyes are blue, brown, Bi or Split. They simply want a high quality Siberian Husky puppy that they want to love for a LIFETIME. These people will always come first on my list.
If you are waiting on Blue eyes and there is a puppy you like on the ‘Available Puppies’ page on the website, then you should wait until he/she is about 4 - 5 weeks of age to determine eye color. MAYBE he/she will not be ’Forever Homed’ or on hold by that time. Please do not ask me to hold a puppy or put a puppy as ‘Forever Homed’ unless you are willing to add that puppy to your family for a lifetime based on nature.
I do not guarantee any particular coat color or markings!
Coat colors can change as well, as the puppy ages. A puppy that appears Black/White may change to a Dark Grey/White later on and vise/versa, A light Red pup can change to a Dark Red...and again vise/versa, a Sable or Wolf Grey can change to Grey/White….etc.
Even the markings of a Siberian Husky can change over time.
During the life of a Siberian Husky….you will see many changes.
Especially in the first 2 years!
Eye color, coat color and markings have nothing to do with the quality of a Siberian Husky.
Breed standard, stance, temperament & demeanor, health…..these are what make a Quality Siberian Husky! Visit the official AKC website to read more information on quality of the breed.
I believe that by pairing the right Sibes together, puppies are Sound in Mind & Body, have the best Temperaments and live a Long, Happy and Productive life.
They exemplify the standard set forth by the AKC.
While ALL color coats are acceptable in the Siberian Husky breed standard, there is one coloring marker that should be avoided at all times.
As per the SHCA (Siberian Husky Club of America), this is the Merle Gene:
The merle gene can produce some very striking patterns so why does the Siberian Husky Club of America not want the merle gene introduced into our breed? First, from the vast photographic history of the breed there is no evidence that merle purebred Siberian Huskies existed or exist. Since the merle gene is dominant it could not have been “hidden” for all these years. By understanding these facts it is obvious that merle Siberians could only be produced by impure breeding, whether intentional or not. Second the genes that are involved in determining pigmentation and coloring also have significant effects on the development of eyesight and hearing. Dogs with just one merle gene do not seem to have major problems in this regard - but there is some evidence that even these dogs may be affected but just to a lesser degree that may be difficult to determine without specialized testing - but when two merle dogs are bred together there is a 25% chance that they will produce a double merle dog (“lethal white” or “double dilutes” are misnomers) – a dog that has two copies of the merle gene. The health consequences of double merle puppies vary from mild to severe and will not be apparent until the puppies are two weeks of age or older. Some puppies may be born deaf, some born blind and some born deaf and blind. Vision problems cover a wide variety of problems up to and including total blindness, small eyes or missing eyes altogether. Other eye conditions seen include eccentric pupils (also known as “dropped” pupil), underdevelopment (hypoplasia) of the iris so it is not able to function properly (often these dogs will squint in bright sunlight), and irregularly shaped (“starburst”) pupils. Other eye disorders are also possible. These health concerns may necessitate the need to euthanize a 2 week old or older, puppy.
The severity of these health issues CANNOT be predicted ahead of time!
Because of these eye and hearing issues associated with the Merle Gene, you will NEVER find us breeding for the merle factor!
You can place a deposit on a puppy at any age once he/she has been born (after your ‘Puppy Application’ has been approved) as long as you understand I cannot & will not guarantee eye color or coat color & will not hold a puppy to determine such.
If you decide later (whether it be days, months, or years) that you do not want the puppy because it does not have the eye color you wanted or for any other reason, you will return the puppy/dog to us, you will lose your deposit & any payments made and most likely your purchase opportunity with PhiChas Siberians in the future.