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All About The Siberian Husky Dog

Feb 12, 2008
Dated back to earlier times, the Chukchi tribes from northeastern Asia were the first to breed Siberian Husky dogs. It was during 1909 when these sleigh dogs were brought to Alaska for the first time in history to compete in the All-Alaska Sweepstakes race, where they drew the attention of the Alaskan dog breeders for their great running abilities. The American Kennel Club (AKC) offered recognition to these dogs in 1930. Eight years after this recognition, the Siberian Club of America was instituted.

Siberian Husky dogs are a gentle breed with pleasing temperament. The Chukchis raised their dogs with high admiration, considered them as an integral part of the family and inspired their children to play with the dogs. This probably facilitated the development of a warm, gentle, social and human-like attitude in these dogs. With their alert and intelligent nature, the Siberian Husky can become a warm companion for people of any age with diversified interest levels.

If you are looking for a one master dog, the Siberian Husky dog is not a good choice for you, although they maintain their loyalty and affection for the family. Not being afraid of strangers, these dogs are not considered as a good watchdog. However, they may turn out to be violent sometimes. Most commonly, they show their interest of making friendship with new guests. They can socialize nicely with dogs from other breeds, while maintaining their dignified, friendly attitude and magnificent decorum. But the dog is proven to be defensive if attacked.

If you own small animals like squirrels, birds, cats, rabbits, hamsters or guinea pigs, owning a Siberian Husky may turn out to be risky for those small animals, since the dog has a strong predatory nature. These dogs show their strong hunting ability and are possessed by speed, craftiness and endurance. However, these dogs usually do not reveal any aggressive attitude towards other dog breeds.

If you own a Siberian Husky at home, you can be rest assured that you need to spend a very little time on grooming care for the dog. The shedding frequency of this dog is usually once in a year, although it is covered with a dense coat all over the body. Digging holes is a favorite pastime for Siberian Husky dogs. These dogs are economical since they need a very small amount of food to maintain good health. The Chukchi people raised them with smallest possible food intake in order to keep to fit and flexible.

Their intense craving to run sets Siberian Husky dogs apart from other breeds concerning safety. Since earlier times, these dogs had a strong instinct to run and they enjoy it overwhelmingly, but this practice may turn out to be life threatening in the context of modern city life. You can easily assume what can happen if the dog runs through the busy roads. So the owner must keep their dog in confinement at all times in order to ascertain its safety. If someone is not very comfortable with the idea of confinement, the Siberian Husky is not a good choice for them.
About the Author
A particular lover of dogs, Andrew Preston like to share many years of experience in breeding, keeping and caring dogs. The Siberian Husky is well-adored for its mixing ability to other varieties of dogs and new people. Siberian Husky information about what to expect with the breed can be found in this article.
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