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Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky
Breed name

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.

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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Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

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Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

Breed Stats

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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