While Siberian Huskies are beautiful dogs they are not for everyone. Siberians are intelligent, medium sized sled dogs bred to carry light loads over a great distance in harsh climates. They love to dig, run (away if allowed to), and will chase and catch small animals. They are not guard dogs and should not be aggressive towards people or other dogs. Yes, they shed. They are a working breed and tend to get into trouble when not kept busy mentally and physically.