Long ago, the nomadic Chukchi people of Siberia developed dogs for transportation. The dogs needed strength to pull a sled and the endurance to do so for long distances. These gentle dogs lived closely with the people, often sleeping with the children at night.
Miners during the Alaska Gold Rush used the Husky for travel. It was also during this period that dog sled racing became popular. Siberian Huskies, smaller and more cooperative than other Huskies gained attention because they tended to win races.
The Siberian Husky of today still loves to run.
Some Siberian Husky Facts
- also known as Arctic Husky
- life span 12-14 years
- 21-23 inches at the shoulder
- 40-60 pounds
In 1925 a team of Siberian Huskies ran some 340 miles to deliver diphtheria serum, saving the people of Nome. During World War II, Huskies served on search and rescue teams for the army.
The double coat of the Siberian Husky provides insulation to keep him warm in cold weather. The coat also insulates against heat, allowing the Husky to tolerate most all weather conditions.
Weekly brushing and an occasional bath keep the coat in good shape. Twice a year the coat "blows" which means the entire undercoat is shed. The Siberian Husky's coat comes in all colors from pure white to pure black, various markings on the face and body are common. A Husky sometimes has brown eyes, sometimes blue eyes, and sometimes one of each.
Siberian Husky Manifesto
- I sneak out of the yard not because I don't like living with you but because I so enjoy exploring
- if you are want a guard dog, get a Kuvasz
- sure I'm stubborn but I am also incredibly cheerful and delightfully puckish
A Siberian Husky needs exercise and lots of it. If he doesn't expend his formidable energy by running, playing, pulling a sled, skijoring, jogging, hiking, agility or some other desirable way, he may take up less desirable pastimes such as digging, chewing or howling.
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