The Siberian Husky
The Siberian Husky is directly descended from the original sled dog, which 2004 DNA analysis confirms is one of the oldest breeds of dogs still on the earth today.
In 1908, during the gold rush, the Siberian husky was imported into Alaska from the Siberian Arctic , and used as sled dogs, especially the “All-Alaska Sweepstakes“, which is a dog sled race from Nome, to Candle and back totaling 408 miles.
In 1930, American Kennel Club(AKC)saw recognition of the Siberian Husky, in that same year the exportation of the dogs from Siberia was halted. The Siberian Husky was registered in Canada about nine years later.
The Siberian Husky is very friendly, outgoing, and can be mischievous. Siberian Husky’s are independent and very assertive. When you get a Siberian Husky just like any other dog you must establish yourself as the leader and let them know what you expect of them in order to gain their obedience and respect. The Siberian Husky breed is known to be affectionate with their family and loved ones. They are quick to make best friends with everyone which is why they are great with children.
Friendly with all
If you are looking for a watch dog the Siberian Husky is not your dog. Siberian Husky’s are just SO friendly that they make friends with almost anyone they come in contact with. However his wolf-like (and perhaps intimidating) appearance may serve to scare away an intruder.
High energy level
Due to their extreme high energy, Siberian Husky’s would be better suited for those individuals who live an active lifestyle. All Siberian Husky’s want to do is run, play and have fun every day, which is why you need to be active yourself.
Because of their high energy Siberian Husky’s need daily exercise. If not provided the daily exercise he will find other outlets, which could mean destruction to your property. The ideal exercise for a Siberian Husky would be taking him on a long run or walk every day. Also, if you have a large backyard this would provide a great outlet for him to get lots of exercise so he can release all of his energy. If you do put him in the backyard make sure you have something that will engage his mind or he will get bored, and become more destructive. Provide him an area to dig and your Siberian Husky will be in heaven.
Inside or Outside Dog?
As long as your Siberian Husky isn’t chained up all day he can live happily inside your home just like outside. Just make sure he gets his daily exercise and he will be the perfect companion.
If you are a runner than a Siberian Husky is your dog! Siberian LOVE TO RUN! He’s very agile and athletic and makes and excellent biking, jogging or hiking companion.
Siberian Husky’s don’t bark much but they do howl if they get bored or excited.
Siberian Huskies LOVE children and love to play with them, making them the perfect family dog!