Siberian husky dogs, though descended through the same genetic pool as most other northern dogs, are one of a kind. To put the surname of husky in front of or behind any other type of breed is simply incorrect, for there is only one husky breed. These dogs come in all colors, and most of them are marked at the face, neck, chest, and/or back. The eyes can be any shade from powder blue to black and everything in between, and many of these dogs even have two different eye colors altogether. This happens rarely in the canine kingdom, but is considered purely natural for the husky breed standard. A rough and tumble dog of medium build and resilient stature, Siberian husky dogs are still used for the very work that they were bred to do: pull sleds.
Not only for grueling cross country races where stamina and endurance are unfailingly tested, but for help with the everyday burdens of life on the tundra, Siberian husky dogs have earned their place as one of mans most useful, loved, and faithful livestock. Single dogs and smaller teams of two to four can still be seen carrying children and their shopping goods through the streets of small Alaskan towns, and this is a testament to their unflinching work ethic and their pleasing nature. In the beginning, it is thought that Siberian husky dogs were used to bridge the endless land gap between Siberia and Canada, eventually gaining favor in Alaska as hardy and easy keepers.
Siberian husky dogs are a very common household these days, and can be found in any climate in North America. Of course, their coats are designed to seal heat away safely beneath the skin, and as such is quite unbreathable. These northern snow dogs need to be kept cool, and could never survive being contained outdoors in 80 and 90 degree heat. It is evident, when you see these magnificent creatures playing and burrowing in the snow that they truly do love the cold and the white stuff. If you live in a climate which allows for snow, your Siberian husky dogs will love you all the more for it.
You may hear rumors of miniature Siberian husky dogs, but don’t let these wild stories steer you in the wrong direction. The Klee-Kai is an Alaskan dog, and is quite a bit smaller than his sled-running cousin, and bears striking similarities to him as well, but the little Klee-Kai is in a class and family all his own. Alaskan Malamutes, though also quite similar but to the larger scale, are not Siberian husky dogs, either. His closest relative is the Russian Samoyed, who is brilliant white and equally as impressive.