Siberian Husky History

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The Siberian husky is a breed of dog, placed in the working dogs category according to CKC. They originate from Northern Siberia, developed by the Chukchis, they used them as companions as well as for hunting and a mode of transportation. (11) They are believed to be one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. They became increasingly popular after they were brought to Alaska to compete in sled races, and even more so when a Siberian husky sled team was used to deliver a serum to Nome, Alaska during a Diphtheria epidemic. The Siberian husky has a thick double coat, which consists of a soft undercoat and a medium-length outer coat which has a smooth and soft texture. Huskies have a wide variety of coat colours, they can be pure white or black with different coloured markings, including a lot of coppers and reds, the most distinctive characteristic they have being the well-known face mask. (8) The colour of their coat determines the colour of their nose, if they have a black/grey nose, they will have a black nose, if they have a copper coat, they will have a liver coloured nose, and pure white huskies will have a flesh-coloured nose. They can have blue, brown or amber eyes, which could also be one blue eye and one brown eye…show more content…
Additionally, they are devious escape artists, known to jump or dig under fences. They are not known to frequently bark although they may sometimes howl. They are very friendly, seeming not to fully grasp the concept of strangers, and will enthusiastically greet them, making them not suited to being watchdogs. (9)As they are pack animals they need an owner who is assertive and will be the leader of the pack, although they will test boundaries every so often, as they are intelligent, they are trainable but will only listen if they see the human is stronger minded than they
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