I Love Siberian Huskies

Huskies are an active, energetic, and resilient breed whose ancestors came from the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic. Siberian Huskies were bred by the Chukchi of Northeastern Asia to pull heavy loads long distances through difficult conditions. The dogs were imported into Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush and later spread into the United States and Canada. They were initially sent to Alaska and Canada as sled dogs but rapidly acquired the status of family pets and show dogs. Because of their efficiency as a working breed, most huskies are bred to be able to withstand long work days on little amounts of food. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly furred double coat and sickle tail, erect triangular ears, and distinctive markings. The Siberian husky is a dog everyone knows. Although it is not the most popular pet, it is one of the most well-known American dog breeds. The reason is simple, when someone mentions the generic term ―Husky‖ or hears of a sled dog race in Alaska, the image of a blue eyed, wolf like image comes to mind. The Siberian husky is no closer to the wolf than any other domestic dog. Siberians love to run….they is adventurous, curious, with a mischievous nature. In difficult and frustrating situations, Huskies respond to playfulness and games. Siberian Huskies are more independent than most other breeds. "Some dogs have an attitude like, tell me what to do....Huskies have an attitude like, sounds interesting....Let me see how that would fit into my agenda" One of the strongest traits of Siberian Huskies is their ―hooligan‖ nature. "They are always looking to see what they can get away with. You have to be able to love this and laugh at it."