All Alaska Sweepstakes Race 1909

How will the Siberian Husky do?

Siberian Rats?

Many years ago, in 1908, the Siberian Husky was brought to Nome, Alaska. Also know as the "Siberian Rats", as many called them because of their small size and weight. In 1909, The All Alaska Sweepstakes Race took off, including just one team of Siberian Huskies. This race is 408 miles long, and is in Alaska. These "Siberian Rats" surprised many with their extraordinary ways. Read on to learn more about the All Alaska Sweepstakes Race 1909.

The Siberian Husky

Many people thought the team of huskies would fail in the 1909 race. They were all surprised when the team placed third. Then, a scotsman, who was involved in the race, went to Siberia to get sixty of the best siberian huskies. He later entered the three teams in the 1910 race. Once again the dogs had an amazing race. One team placed first. Another second, and the last team in fourth. After this, the Siberian Husky was no longer a "Siberian Rat."