About Huskies

About the Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies are categorized as a medium0sized breed. They come in a variety of colors with many different coat patterns. Their eyes are almond shape and can appear in several different colors such as blue, brown, or one of each. Huskies are quick on their feet and have a very elegant gait.  They are characterized as overly friendly, energetic, and clean.

History

Siberian Huskies hale from northern heritage from breeds in northeastern Asia that were used by the Chukchi people for use as sled dogs or family companions. This breed was developed to carry light loads over long distances in the harshest of conditions. These came to be the Siberian Husky we know today. They gained popularity after a run to beat a diphtheria breakout in Nome, Alaska in 1925. To this day Siberian Huskies are used as sled dogs in sporting events. Some folks just like them as a happy companion.

Standards

The American Kennel Club (AKC) has developed standards for each breed in their club. The standards for all recognized breeds can be found on their website.