Siberian Husky

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Siberian Husky
Siberian-husky.jpg
A black and white male Siberian Husky
Other namesChukcha, Chuksha
Common nicknamesHusky, Icee
OriginSiberia, Russia
Traits
Weight Male 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg)
Female 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg)
Height Male 53–60 centimetres (21–24 in)
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 12-14 years[2]
Classification / standards
FCI Group 5, Section 1 #270 standard
AKC Working standard
ANKC Group 6 (Utility) standard
CKC Group 3 (Working) standard
KC (UK) Working standard
NZKC Utility standard
UKC Northern Breeds standard
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
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. Husky's show a balance of power, speed and endurance. Male husky's are usually thicker in appearance than female husky's.[3]

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 | change 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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References[change | change source]

  1. "Siberian Husky Puppies Breeders Huskys Huskies". Puppydogweb.com. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
  2. Sheldon L. Gerstenfeld (1 September 1999). ASPCA Complete Guide to Dogs. Chronicle Books. p. 190. ISBN 978-0-8118-1904-6.
  3. "AKC Meet The Breeds: Siberian Husky". AKC.org. Retrieved 2011 Aug 21. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)