August 28th, 2009
Alaska Husky history is closely connected with human history. Nomadic life, the extreme conditions of survival and an attempt that dogs, especially working dogs, adapt to the demands of their breeders.
That is nothing new.
In the past, enthusiastic people have created order and categorized dogs in different breeds. Categorization provides better control, but it also provides status and predictability. However, the Alaskan husky is still not among those selected.
Alaskan husky is a mixture of polar races and bird dogs. Their purpose is to drag sleds, to have speed, strength, and to be persistent. It is the most popular sled dog in the world.
Alaskan huskies vary greatly in size, weight and fur. Their body is rectangular in shape and also narrow. Long-distance huskies often have somewhat thicker fur and are stronger built than dogs that are bred for shorter races.
Males can weigh up to 28 kg, but more typically weigh 23-26 kg. Females are lighter and typically weigh 18-23 kg.
Alaskan husky is a dog that requires a lot of exercise to thrive. It has excellent herd characteristics and thrive best in a pack, either with other dogs or with the family.