Siberian Husky

Each bolded word below is a reason for why the Siberian Husky is a popular breed and each paragraph below goes into further detail on that reason. This post also shows the history of the Siberian Husky breed.


Siberian Huskies are a very popular dog breed because of their fur markings and eye color, fluffiness/cuteness, and because there fur can tolerate cold weather.

Fur Markings/ Eye Color

Siberian Huskies are well known for their beautiful fur markings. They are often bred with other types of dogs for their pretty markings. Siberian Huskies have a variety of different eye color combinations. Such as the dog in the featured image about, one her eyes is blue and the other is brown.

Fluffiness/Cuteness:

They are so fluffy and cute just look at that face

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Built For Cold Climates

A Siberian Husky’s fur can tolerate cold weather, which is what makes them great sled dogs.

History

According to DogTime.com,

“The Siberian Husky is believed to have originated among the Chukchi, a tribe of Siberian nomads. The breed’s history is relatively unknown but DNA tests confirm that they are among the oldest of dog breeds. We do know that the Chukchi used the dogs as fast transportation and that they interacted with the Chukchi as a family dog. Huskies often slept with the children and provided warm comfortable beds for them.

The Siberian Husky was imported to Alaska in 1908 and was used as sled dogs during the gold rush. They were used in the All-Alaska Sweepstakes, which is a 408-mile dogsled race, and continue to be an active competitor in the Sweepstakes even today.

Records indicated that the last Siberian Husky was exported from Siberia in 1930 when the borders were closed by the Soviet government. The breed continued to thrive in North America. Although they changed slightly from their Siberian foundation dogs, the Chukchi Sled Dog, they still maintain many of the wonderful qualities of that breed.

The Siberian Club of America was founded in 1938 and the Siberian Husky was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 and the Canadian Kennel Club in 1939.”
Thanks for reading.

Links to learn more:

http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/siberian-husky/

http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/dogs-101/videos/siberian-husky/

 

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