SIBERIAN HUSKY

BY: Danika Verken

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BRED TO SLED!

According to the American Kennel Club, Siberian Huskies were bred in Northeast Asia as sled dogs. (1) They are known for their amazing endurance and its willingness to work. Their agreeable and outgoing temperament makes it a great all-around dog for any family. These dogs are suitable for anything from sledding to therapy work. These are loving animals that were bred to sled. The American Kennel Club states, “The Siberian Husky is widely believed to have originated from within the Chukchi Tribe, off the eastern Siberian peninsula.”(2) In other words the American Kennel Clubs theory is based on guesses and not them knowing if they originated there or not.
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ABOUT THE SIBERIAN HUSKIES!

Siberian Huskies have thick coats for colder climates. These are made up of a dense cashmere-like undercoat and a longer coarse top coat. There coats are different colors from black to pure white. They are medium sized well furred dogs. They range from 20 to 23 ½ inches tall and weigh 35 to 60 pounds. Their howl can be heard from miles away. Their eyes can be brown or icy blue. Icy blue is most common of their eye color. According to The American Kennel Club “The Muzzle is medium length; that is, the distance from the tip of the nose to the stop is equal to the distance from the stop to the occiput. The muzzle is of medium width, tapering gradually to the nose, with the tip neither pointed nor square.”(5) What The American Kennel Club really means is that their muzzle is only about 8 inches long from the tip of its noise to about its eyes.

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HISTORY!

The American Kennel Club states, “ That The Siberian Husky is widely believed to have originated from within the Chukchi Tribe, off the eastern Siberian peninsula.”(2) What The American Kennel Club really means is that they don't know for sure if this is where they originated. But in 1908 for the All-Alasken Sweepstakes the Siberian Husky was used to run a 408 mile long dogsled race. These dogs also served in the Army’s Arctic Search and Rescue Unite during World War 2.


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