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Siberian Husky


Other Names

Sibe, Chukcha, Husky

History

The Siberian Husky is said to come from the eastern Siberian peninsula and desceneded from a sled dog. They participated in the 408 mile long dogsled race in 1908 called the All-Alaskan Sweepstakes.

Appearance

Medium sized, friendly expression, high ears, effortless gait, no excess weight, bushy tail with a curve

Color and Coat

Medium length double coat. They can be any color from black to white and usually have unique markings.

AKC Group

Working

Height

Dogs 21-24 inches, Bitches 20-22 inches

Weight

Dogs 45-60 lbs, Bitches 35-50 lbs

Activity Level

Medium-High

Tempermant

Friendly, gentle, alert, outgoing, dignified, intelligent

Other Facts

Siberian Husky's helped the Army during World War II with the Arctic Search and Rescue Unit. They need daily exercise because they are a hard working breed, and at least a weekly brushing of their coat. They should be supervised around small animals.
 
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