Born to be Wild

Clubpets - - THEKENNEL -

The Siberian Husky’s ori­gins be­gins in North­east Asia where the people of Chukchi, a Siberian no­mad tribe, de­vel­oped the breed specif­i­cally for sled­ding for fast trans­porta­tion of of the old­est dog breeds, the Husky also de­vel­oped into a family dog, sleep­ing with chil­dren to pro­vide ex­tra warmth dur­ing harsh win­ters.

In 1908, the Alaskans showed in­ter­est in the breed and brought it back to the United States dur­ing the gold rush. Over time, Huskies proved to be ex­cel­lent sled dogs; es­pe­cially dur­ing the diph­the­ria epi­demic in Alaska where this breed was in charge of trans­port­ing an­ti­tox­ins to lo­cals.

Based on of­fi­cial records, it was in­di­cated that the last Siberian Husky to be ex­ported from Siberia was in 1930 be­fore the Soviet gov­ern­ment closed off their borders.yet, the clos­ing of the borders did not mean the end of this breed, as it con­tin­ued to thrive in North Amer­ica thanks to ear­lier gen­er­a­tions’im­port of them into the coun­try. Al­though the mod­ern day Husky is slightly dif­fer­ent from the orig­i­nal Chukchi Sled Dog, the breed still main­tains many of the same qual­i­ties of its pre­de­ces­sors.

The pop­u­lar­ity for this breed slowly grew over time, and in 1930 it was of­fi­cially recog­nised by the Amer­i­can Ken­nel Club, even­tu­ally lead­ing to the es­tab­lish­ment of the Siberian Club of Amer­ica. Since then, Huskies have con­tin­ued to work as sled dogs al­though more are be­com­ing com­pan­ion dogs rather than work­ing ones.

Known for their pierc­ing blue eyes, the Siberian Husky is a medium sized work­ing dog. Quick and light on its feet, this breed is ac­tive and en­joys mov­ing around. Since the Husky was bred for cold and harsh cli­mates, they have a dou­ble coat (an in­ner and outer layer) with bushy tails. Due to this, the Husky does not do too well in hot cli­mates. Com­ing in an ar­ray of colours and mark­ings rang­ing from black to white and tan with black point or pinto, their body’s pro­por­tions and form also makes the Husky known for its abil­ity to carry light loads at mod­er­ate speed over long dis­tance.

It’s easy to un­der­stand why so many people are drawn to this breed, as not only do its strik­ing fea­tures re­sem­ble that of the Siberian wolf, but its per­son­al­ity is also won­der­ful on its own. The av­er­age Husky is not only beau­ti­ful

Grace­ful, ath­letic and filled with en­ergy, the Siberian Husky is an arc­tic ca­nine ea­ger to work. This friendly breed is mis­chievous and lively — mak­ing it a great dog suit­able for any­thing from sled­ding to ther­apy.

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