Do you feel like your husky is never going to stop getting bigger? Here’s what you need to know about his growth cycle and what happens at each stage!
Your husky is considered to be fully grown, height-wise, when he is 18 months old. He will continue to grow muscle between then and his 3rd birthday and put on weight to “fill out” his lanky frame.
Below, you’ll learn about what to expect at his different age markers and what possible factors play a role in his growth!
At what age is a husky full grown?
The answer to this mainly depends on what you consider to be fully grown. For some, it’s knowing when he’s going to stop sprouting up like a weed. In that case, you can expect him to reach his full height at 18 months old, as mentioned above.
After he reaches that 18-month mark, his height will be set, but you’ll still notice him filling out (aka bulking up). It could appear as widening or simply adding muscle and a bit of a tummy to his frame. It is the last part of his gradual growth process, and this will be done by age three or sooner.
How big do Huskies get when fully grown?
Most huskies will be between 21 and 24″ (53 and 61cm) for males and 20 to 22″ (51 to 56cm) for females. As far as more precise height expectations, the best thing you can do is look at your puppy’s parents, which will help you get a real-life feel.
Weight-wise, you can expect your male husky to be full-grown between 46 and 60 lbs (21 and 27 kg) and your female husky to be 35 and 50lbs (16 and 23 kg). Many factors can impact weight, as you’ll learn below, so these are just estimates.
Husky growth stages
As you can expect, your sweet husky pup doesn’t just go from a fluffball into a giant adult! There are various stages within that growing range that you can use as milestones to help you feel how yours is doing. Here are the milestones:
- Newborn-2 weeks old
- 1 month old
- 1-2 months old
- 2-3 months old
- 3-6 months old
- 6-12 months old
- 18 months
Here’s where both your male and your female husky should stack up when they hit these marks.
Newborn-2 weeks old
You’d just be looking at weight at this age since height is hard to distinguish this young. Your male husky should be between 1 and 2 lbs (0.45 and 0.90 kg). Your female husky should be between 1 and 1.8 lbs (0.45 and 0.81 kg).
1 month old
Still too young to be appropriately measured in height, you can look for weight again as your primary marker. Your male puppy should be between 2.5 and 5.5 lbs (1 and 2 kg). Your female husky puppy should be between 2.5 and 5 lbs ( 1.13 and 2.26 kg).
1-2 months old
This stage is where your puppy starts to grow like a weed! Weight-wise, your male should be between 10 and 15 lbs (4.5 and 6.8 kg) and measure between 8 and 10″ (20 and 25 cm). Your female should be between 8 and 12 lbs (3.5 and 5.5 kg) in weight, and she should be between 8 and 10″ (20 and 25 cm) in height.
2-3 months old
Still growing quickly before your eyes, your male husky will be between 10 and 25 lbs (4.5 and 11 kg) and measure about 10 to 12″ (25 to 30 cm) in height. You can expect your female to weigh between 10 and 25 lbs (4.53 and 11.3 kg) and measure approximately 10 to 12″ (25 to 30 cm) for their height.
3-6 months old
Starting to grow into his features a bit more, now, your male husky will weigh between 23 and 30 lbs (10 and 14 kg) and will measure between 12 and 15″ (38 and 61 cm) in height. Your female will be 18 to 30 lbs (10 to 14 kg) in weight and will range between 12 and 14″ (30 and 36 cm) in height.
6-12 months old
You’re almost there! Your adolescent husky puppy is starting to grow up quite a bit. You can expect your male to weigh between 33 and 43 lbs (15 and 19 kg) and stretch between 15 and 24″ (38 and 61 cm). Your female husky will be 26 to 36 lbs (12 to 17 kg) for weight, and will measure between 19 and 22″ (48.2 and 56 cm) for height.
Officially at the maximum height mark (more or less), your male husky will weigh between 45 and 60 lbs (20.4 and 27.2 kg) and measure at 21 and 24″ (53 and 61 cm). Female huskies will weigh between 35 and 50 lbs (16 and 23 kg) and have a height range of 20 to 22″ (51 to 56 kg).
It is not set in stone, but data will help you get a feel for how your husky is matching up with their milestones, which is essential for catching potential health concerns, too.
Husky growth chart by month
Want a more visual way to take a look at that information? Here is a chart that will help you see your husky at their various stages, including weight and height, in the handy, scannable chart that you can have close at hand.
2 Weeks old
1 – 2 lbs (0.45 – 0.90 kg)
1 – 1.8 lbs (0.45 – 0.81 kg)
|1 Month old||Weigh|
2.5 – 5.5 lbs (1 – 2 kg)
2.5 – 5 lbs ( 1.13 – 2.26 kg)
|1-2 Months old||Weigh|
10 – 15 lbs (4.5 – 6.8 kg)
8 – 10″ (20 – 25 cm)
8 – 12 lbs (3.5 – 5.5 kg)
8 – 10″ (20 – 25 cm)
|2-3 Months old||Weigh|
10 – 25 lbs (4.5 – 11 kg)
10 – 12″ (25 – 30 cm)
10 – 25 lbs (4.53 – 11.3 kg)
10 – 12″ (25 – 30 cm)
|3-6 Months old||Weigh|
23 – 30 lbs (10 – 14 kg)
12 – 15″ (38 – 61 cm)
18 – 30 lbs (10 – 14 kg)
12 – 14″ (30 – 36 cm)
|6-12 Months old||Weigh|
33 – 43 lbs (15 – 19 kg)
15 – 24″ (38 – 61 cm)
26 – 36 lbs (12 – 17 kg)
19 – 22″ (48.2 – 56 cm)
45 – 60 lbs (20.4 – 27.2 kg)
21 – 24″ (53 – 61 cm)
35 – 50 lbs (16 – 23 kg)
20 – 22″ (51 – 56 kg)
Husky growth time lapse
If you want to get even more visual about it, this husky growth time-lapse video will help you visually watch the transition from newborn to full-grown adult. The time-lapse is mesmerizing and, of course, informative (and cute).
What factors can affect a husky’s growth?
If your husky isn’t falling into the chart as far as their milestones, you might feel a little concerned, which is to be expected. Several things can impact a husky’s growth through this busy time, including:
- Diet/Eating habits
- Emotional health
Remember how we said that you should check to see what the height is of your puppy’s parents? This is why. It’s essential to go off realistic expectations based on your puppy’s genetics rather than chart!
If your husky puppy isn’t eating a proper diet, he will most likely not meet the milestones for his age. A husky’s diet should be high in protein and healthy sources of fat. It should also have probiotics and lots of amino acids. All of these will help their body stay strong and adequately nourished at all stages.
Huskies love, love, love to run and play and jump, etc. This is a part of their personality but also crucial for their growth. Huskies tend to be more muscle than fat since they were initially bred as sled-pulling dogs. A husky that doesn’t get a chance to exercise as much as he needs will struggle to get up to the proper weight on time.
While no one likes the idea of having to take their pet to the vet for vaccinations, they are essential.
Not only do they keep your dog at its best, but they also prevent illnesses or parasites from developing. Since sicknesses and parasites can slow down your dog’s growth and often impact their quality of life, too, you’ll want to prioritize this!
This is one of those things that never gets talked about, but it’s essential! Your dog’s emotional health will impact growth both in the short-term and long term.
When a dog is unhappy, stressed out, or otherwise negatively impacted, his body will be “fueling” that instead of his physiological growth. A happy and comfortable dog will have a body that is free to focus on development instead of emotional distress.
How can I make sure that my husky grow at the correct rate?
If you want to do everything possible to keep your husky right on track with everything possible, you’ll want to focus on the following elements to keep your pup growing at just the correct rate for their age:
- A proper vet-approved diet in small portions
- Access to fresh water
- Proper exercise
- Keep your husky happy
A proper vet-approved diet in small portions
We’ve said this already, but we’ll repeat it: diet is crucial to keeping your husky strong and healthy. If you aren’t sure what kind of food to get your husky, ask your vet! They are the experts in the field and will explain what a few great options are local to your area and why they’re good.
Don’t forget to ask them about the best choice for treats, too! You’ll want to make sure your husky gets some delicious treats, but not at the expense of their health.
Portions also factor in here. Because of their design (aka breeding), they do better with small amounts. Instead of feeding them twice a day, you’ll want to look at feeding them 3 to 4 times a day in smaller portions each time. It will help them digest easier and also helps their body absorb the nutrients better!
Access to fresh water
This is often skipped over, but it’s crucial. Dogs are particularly fussy about the water that they drink. If water has gone stale or stagnant, they’re likely to wait until they get access to fresh water, leading to dehydration.
To incentivize your dog to drink whenever they feel the urge, replenish water often and make sure that it’s always in a spot that he can get to.
Since huskies love to move, you shouldn’t have too much of a problem keeping him happy and moving. That being said, huskies can sometimes be particular about how they exercise. For instance, some won’t go out to play unless their human goes out to play with them. Others like to have their owners walk them in one direction rather than the other on the street. Make sure you learn your husky’s quirks so that you can help them stay active.
Also, remember that huskies are fairly high-demand for exercise when they are puppies to senior citizens. If you know that you will struggle to be available for that, you might want to consider giving the task to someone else in your household or hiring a doggy daycare attendant!
Keep your husky happy
While they look tough and majestic, huskies are susceptible dogs. Easily stressed and prone to emotional issues, you’ll want to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to keep your husky calm, happy, and stress-free, especially while your dog is growing. If you’re not quite sure how to do that, your vet will be able to help with suggestions on creating safe spaces, watching for signs of stress or discontent, and so on.
Huskies are full-grown at 18 months and can be between 21 and 24″ (53 and 61cm) for males and 20 to 22″ (51 to 56cm) for females. Males can weigh between 46 and 60 lbs (21 and 27 kg) and females 35 to 50lbs (16 to 23 kg). There are many genetic and lifestyle factors that can impact this growth period.
Huskies are great dogs, and their growth period really shows the magic of puppyhood and adolescence! Know someone who has a husky that will appreciate this? Or soon-to-be husky parents? Please share this with them!