Siberian Husky

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Siberian Husky
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A black and white male Siberian Husky
Other names Chukcha, Chuksha
Nicknames Husky, Icee
Country of origin Siberia, Russia
Traits
Weight Male 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg)
Female 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg)
Height Male 21–23.5 inches (53–60 cm)
Female 20–22 inches (51–56 cm)
Coat Thick double coat - thick undercoat and soft outer coat
Color All colors from black to white along with a brown/red color
Litter size 6–8 puppies[1]
Life span 12–15 years
Siberian Husky.

The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog. It is quick and graceful. They have a compact and furry body, pointed ears, and a bushy tail. The husky is a sled dog. It is used for carrying a light load over great distances. Huskies show a balance of power, speed and endurance. Male huskies are usually thicker in appearance than female huskies.[2]

The personality of the Siberian Husky is friendly and gentle. They are also alert and outgoing. They do not act possessive like a guard dog. They are curious, but they are not usually aggressive with other dogs. A husky's intelligence, and friendly behavior make them a favorable companion. They usually have long fur.

Famous Siberians[change | edit source]

Siberians gained in popularity with the story of the "Great Race of Mercy," the 1925 serum run to Nome. This made dogs Balto and Togo famous. Several purebred Siberian Huskies played the part of the "half-wolf" companion in the television series Due South.

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