Dog walking harness for Siberian Husky dogs:
- medium size working dog breed
- thick coat
- blue or mulit-colored eyes
- look like wolves
Siberian Husky dog names
Overview - Siberian Husky
The Siberian Husky (Russian: Сибирский хаски) is a medium size working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia, Russia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly furred double coat, erect triangular ears, and distinctive markings.
The original Siberian Huskies were bred by the Chukchi people — whose hunter-gatherer culture relied on their help. It is an active, energetic, resilient breed, whose ancestors lived in the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic. William Goosak, a Russian fur trader, introduced them to Nome, Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush, initially as sled dogs. The people of Nome referred to the Siberian Huskies as "Siberian Rats" due to size and weighing 16 to 27 kilos when compared to the Malamute dogs.
History of Siberian Husky dogs
The Siberian Husky is a direct descendant of the first sled dog, which confirmed by DNA evidence, is one of the oldest dog breeds on earth. Known for its stamina and adaptability, the Siberian Husky is responsible for the survival of numerous cultures, allowing them to transport supplies in unforgiving conditions. Later, the breed would appear in famous dogsled races, including Alaska’s Iditarod, which celebrates sled dog culture and the 600-mile delivery of diphtheria serum to epidemic-stricken Nome in 1925. Lead sled dog for the final leg, Balto, became an instant celebrity and his statue was erected in Central Park, New York City. It was long thought that the original sled dog breed had gone extinct, but in 2006, Geographical magazine reported that the Chukchi, the breeders of the first sled dog, had continued to develop the ancient breed. Today, Siberian Huskies are still used as sled dogs for both work and sport, as well as for arctic search and rescue operations.
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