Other Names : Sibe
Country of Origin : Alaska
Dog Group : Utility
This breed was employed by the Chukchis of the Kolyma River in Siberia during the 19th century. The fine temperament of the breed can possibly be acclaimed to the fine treatment of the Chuckchis. As dog sledges were the principal means of transport, these huskies were of paramount importance to the natives. The first Siberian Huskies arrived in Alaska in the early 20th century, still known as Chuckchis. Sled-racing then became popular at about the same time and the breed's speed amazed and inspired dog racers in the States. The Americans renamed the breed as Siberian Husky around that time.
Medium-sized dogs whose proportions suggest a balance of power, speed and endurance. With a double-layered, medium-length coat, erect ears and a brush tail, this breed makes an impressive sight on the move. They are quick and light on their feet and move in a seemingly effortless manner, with good reach in the front and good drive from behind.
Feeding & Ownership
Whilst they do need correct feeding, they are not fussy eaters and do not require as much food for their size as other breeds.
The breed is known for its good temperament and its suitability in a family environment. They adore people so don’t make natural guard dogs. They love and need company and should not be left alone for long periods of time or they can become very destructive. They will be happy with other well-adjusted dogs but are keen and efficient hunters so contact with other household animals needs careful handling and training. Whilst they do not often bark, they will howl, often just for the joy of it.
Grooming is particularly easy: an occasional brushing and combing normally but somewhat more during moulting. The only trimming necessary is the feet. This is a clean breed with little or no ‘doggy’ smell.