A Siberian husky is born to run—with or without you! "They"re mischievous, fun dogs who need an active owner who can keep them well-exercised," says Brita Kiffney, DVM, DABVP, of Northshore Veterinary Hospital in Bellingham, Wash., and outreach chair of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. "A secured yard is key to prevent any accidents." You don"t need to sled over the tundra to enjoy a Siberian"s company, but they do love the cold and snow. Built to move and protected by a thick double coat, they"ll romp and chase all day in the winter"s chill if you let them. Huskies are independent, smart, and welcoming to anyone who comes to visit. As natural pack animals, they need to interact with both their human companions and medium- to large-size dogs like them, so expect to line up many dog park playdates.