The Siberian Husky was originally bred as a sled dog by the Chukchi people of Siberia. The breed was first brought to Alaska in 1909 for long-distance sled races. It became famous after the legendary effort by Balto, a Husky that led a life-saving sled team to an isolated Alaskan town in the grip of a diphtheria epidemic. Siberian Husky was recognized by American Kennel Club in 1930.
A medium-sized breed, the Siberian Husky is 20-24 inches tall and weighs around 55 pounds. The dog is naturally well furred with a double-layer coat, and has a brush tail. The coat comes in black, grey or brown and usually the feet and legs are white. The eyes are blue, brown or hazel.
black and white, Jet black, silver (dilute) black and redish black, Grey, Wolf Grey, Silver, Sable, Copper, Chocolate Copper.
The Siberian Husky is a gentle and independent dog with remarkable endurance. Its affection to the master makes the dog a companion for people of all ages.
Bred as a working dog in the Arctic, the Siberian Husky is normally a tough and healthy dog. Life expectancy of the breed is around 15 years. The dog is prone to health problems such as cataract, glaucoma and corneal dystrophy which may be inherited, cancer in older dogs, and in some cases, abnormal development of the hips.
CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR