Born to be Wild
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 goods.one 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.