Meet the Breed: Siberian Husky
The Husky comes in a variety of colors, often mixing white with either black, copper-red, and gray. They also come in pure white. The most defining feature of the Siberian Husky is their eyes. The eyes of a Siberian Husky can be ice-blue, dark blue, amber or brown. Heterochromia (where one eye is brown and the other is blue) can happen with any dog, but is most common among the Siberian Husky.
One of the oldest dog breeds in the world, Siberian Husky originated in the Siberian Arctic. They are extremely active, energetic and resilient dogs. They were originally bred to pull heavy loads long distances and through difficult conditions. Huskies are the premier working dogs, able to withstand long work days on very little amounts of food and can even carry two people on a sled and travel 40 miles per day. Over the years, Esky, the nickname once applied to the Eskimos was eventually applied to their dogs, transformed into the name Husky that we use today. Sled dog racing still use Siberian Huskies today. Many of these races are are restricted to purebreds, and the Siberian Huskies are the top of the line when it comes to sled racing.
Breed Club Links: American Kennel Club - Husky
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