Definitions for siberian husky
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one of a Siberian breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick, soft coat, erect ears, and a bushy tail curved over the back, used as sled dogs.
Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses
Origin of Siberian husky:
breed of sled dog developed in northeastern Siberia; they resemble the larger Alaskan malamutes
A medium-sized Spitz breed of dog originally used for herding reindeer and pulling sleighs.
The Siberian Husky is a medium-size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly furred double coat, sickle tail, erect triangular ears, and distinctive markings. Huskies are an active, energetic, and resilient breed whose ancestors came from the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic. Siberian Huskies were bred by the Chukchi of Northeastern Asia to pull heavy loads long distances through difficult conditions. The dogs were imported into Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush and later spread into the United States and Canada. They were initially sent to Alaska and Canada as sled dogs but rapidly acquired the status of family pets and show dogs. Because of their efficiency as a working breed, most huskies are bred to be able to withstand long work days on little amounts of food. They can travel up to 40 miles per day.
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