History of a Siberian Husky

The history of a Siberian Husky dates back to the early 1900's. These hardy dogs were developed in Siberia by the Chukchi people and quickly proved their worthiness. While also used to herd reindeer, their primary responsibility was to haul medium sized loads over great distances in the harsh winter climates. Their strength and endurance together with their ability to find their way back to the village regardless of weather conditions or visibility made them invaluable. Their coat has a coarse longhaired outer layer which is designed to shed water and snow as well as keep wind away from its skin. Its downy inner coat is thick and soft and keeps body heat in. As a result, the Siberian Husky can withstand temperatures as low as -70 degrees F.

The history of a Siberian Husky first came into prominence in the winter of 1925. When a diphtheria epidemic threatened the remote village of Nome Alaska, these dogs and their mushers were all that lied between the death of hundreds and the life saving serum desperately needed from the distant town of Nenana. Teams of Siberians carried this serum over 600 miles of icy terrain saving hundreds of lives. This breed later earned its AKC recognition in the summer of 1930.

The Husky's heartiness and adaptability make them ideal for winter climates but this versatile breed can flourish well in warmer climates as well.

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