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Siberian Husky: History Of The Breed

Jul 2, 2008
A native of Siberia, as their name suggests, the Siberian Husky has had a very long and distinguished history. For hundred of years the Siberian Husky breed was trained by the Chukchi people to pull sleds. As a semi-nomadic tribe the Chukchi used the Siberian Husky to pull light loaded sleds for long distances, which made the Siberian Husky an excellent companion for the tribe.

The Siberian Husky wasn't brought to the United States until 1909 when the breed took part in the All Alaska Sweepstakes Race. After their initial appearance a number of the dogs were imported to Alaska and the breed actually won the same race in the following year. In the years following, the Siberian Husky breed not only went on to win many different races but they also gained much fame for their great speed and endurance.

The American Kennel Club finally recognized the Siberian Husky as a breed in 1930. The breed is still widely used in various sledding, carting and racing events today. In fact the popularity of these activities is due to the Siberian Husky. Although it is becoming less common to see the Siberian Husky in such events since they are being replaced by the Alaskan Husky, which is bred specifically for speed. This is why some have started a movement in order to create races specifically for the Siberian Husky.

Instead of completing, the Siberian Husky is taking on their newest role as hiking companion, therapy dog and devoted house pet. Often times the Siberian Husky is confused with the Alaskan Malamute. However, the Alaskan Malamute is easily identified by their heavy build since they were bred for draft work and not speed. The Siberian Husky also have a unique appearance. Part of this is a double coat that helps to insulate their body against hot and cold weather. They also have a long tail that helps to protect their noses when they are asleep.

The Siberian Husky on the other hand has a very unique appearance. One part of this is their double coat, which insulates them from hot and cold weather. They also have long tails that curl over their back in order to protect their noses when they sleep.

Overall the full-grown male Siberian Husky will stand twenty-one to twenty-three and one half inches at their withers with the females being slightly smaller. For females their ideal weight ranges between thirty-five to fifty pounds depending on their size and the males can be up to ten pounds more in weight. The bone density and build of a Siberian Husky should be moderate and never slight or dense.

The main eye colors are brown and blue but they can even be one of each and sometimes speckled. The eye color of the dog may be enhanced by a white mask around the face. Overall the facial expression of the Siberian Husky is described as friendly, alert and even rogue. White to black is the range of coat color and most are black or red with white markings or shaded gray.

The Siberian Husky color can range from white to black but most are black or red with white markings or shaded gray. Rather than focus on color, the importance of a Siberian Husky is their ability to perform with speed, ease and stamina.
About the Author
Andrew Preston is a passionate lover of the Siberian Husky and has a popular website that can teach you how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Siberian Husky. Among other topics there, you can also learn all about Siberian Husky History plus a whole lot more.
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