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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.

About this Breed

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.

Height

Male: 21-24in

Female: 20-22in

Weight

Male: 45-60lb

Female: 35-50lb

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.

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Koda
  2. Loki
  3. Bear
  4. Max
  5. Zeus
  6. Jack
  7. Odin
  8. Buddy
  9. Cooper
  10. Ghost

For Females

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Nala
  4. Maya
  5. Stella
  6. Sadie
  7. Nova
  8. Daisy
  9. Lucy
  10. Kona

Common Locations

  1. California, United States
  2. Texas, United States
  3. Florida, United States
  4. North Carolina, United States
  5. Colorado, United States
  6. Ohio, United States
  7. New York, United States
  8. Washington, United States
  9. Tennessee, United States
  10. Illinois, United States

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