Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: 21-23½ in (53-60cm) Bitch: 20-22 in (51-56cm)
Weight: Dog: 45-60 lb (20-27kg) Bitch: 30-50 lb (16-23kg)
Coat: Medium in length, giving a well-furred appearance; outer coat straight and lying smooth against body; undercoat soft and dense
Color: All colors and markings permissible; markings on head common, including striking ones not found on other breeds
|The Siberian Husky was developed in ancient times
by the Chukchi people of north-east Asia who wanted
a hardy sled dog with strength, speed, and stamina.
Wider recognition of its abilities came after the gold
rush to Alaska at the turn of the century, when dog-hauled
sleds were the only means of transportation
available. There was considerable rivalry between the
dog teams, and Huskies became famed sled-racing
dogs. The breed became renowned during World
War II for search and rescue work.
The Siberian Husky is an intelligent and friendly
animal with considerable stamina. It is not an
aggressive dog and may be kept as a family pet,
provided it is given some work and plenty of
space and exercise.