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Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.

Fun Fact

In 1925 a team of Siberian Huskies saved Nome, Alaska by carrying the serum to cure diphtheria a considerable distance by sled. The run was done in the middle of a blizzard and in conditions below -23 degrees Fahrenheit. The run is remembered by the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Race, and Balto, the famous sled dog who led his team through the final leg.

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Marley
Aspen
Yara
60%
Asha
67%
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Favorite names
  1. Luna
  2. Loki
Common locations
  1. California, United States
  2. Alabama, United States
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Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky originated from the extreme north east of Siberia. They were initially domesticated by the Chukchi -an ancient population that thrived by herding reindeer and moving with each season to new grazing regions. They came to America in 1909 and found their place in the Alaskan wilderness. They love to be out in cold weather and are known to be the ideal sled dog. They have strong insulated paws that are perfect for traction in the snow. The Siberian Husky also has two layers in their coat that protects them from Arctic winters.

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Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

Explore some Embark dogs that share Siberian Husky ancestry.

Purebreds

Marley
Aspen
Alue Roo
Myanu
Titan
Eeko
Taja's ten points to slyt…
Atreyu
Mystic Winner Ultraviolet…
Maybach
Venus
Ophelia

Mixed breeds

Yara
60%
Asha
67%
Shasta
72%
Sneaky
51%
Basha
61%
Cosmic von Taunus Tamaska…
52%
Sage
57%
Luna
58%
Skye
67%
Sushi
57%
Moose
60%
Chloe
59%
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Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

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Favorite names:
  1. Luna
  2. Loki
  3. Koda
  4. Buddy
  5. Maya
  6. Bella
  7. Blue
  8. Zeus
  9. Nala
  10. Kona
Common locations:
  1. California, United States
  2. Alabama, United States
  3. Georgia, United States
  4. Wisconsin, United States
  5. Alaska, United States
  6. Colorado, United States
  7. New York, United States
  8. Texas, United States
  9. Arkansas, United States
  10. Maryland, United States
Popularity Ranking: 12
AKC Recognized: 1930
AKC Group: Working
FCI Group: Group 5, Section 1
Weight: Male: 45-60 lb
Female: 35-50 lb
Height: Male: 21-24 in
Female: 20-22 in
Common MT Haplotypes: A29a,
A91/11
Common Y Haplotypes: Hc.1,
Ha.4
Acceptable colors: Agouti And White; Black And White; Gray And White; Red And White; Sable And White; White; White And Liver
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