Non-sporting Breeds

Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: 21-23 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.
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