The Siberian Husky was bred as a sled dog in Northeast Asia and is believed to have originated from the Chukchi Tribe who lived off the east Siberian peninsula. He has great endurance and is willing to work very hard. He was used in the 1908 All-Alaskan Sweepstakes, which was a 408 mile dogsled run. He also served time in WWII in the Army’s search and rescue service.
His coat is thicker than most other dogs so he can handle the icy cold climate. He has a dense cashmere-like undercoat and a coarse, longer top coat. He has an even-tempered nature which makes him suitable for anything including being a therapy dog and sledding. He can be any colour with markings of any colour. His coat needs to be brushed every week. He needs daily exercise, whether in an enclosed area or by having walks. He must be supervised in the home and around small animals because of his predatory nature.
He’s 20 – 23.5 inches high.