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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Working group.

Weight:

Between 45-60 pounds.

Height:

Between 21-23.5 inches.

Color(s):

Alaskan Huskies can be any canine color with any markings or patterns. However, white, grey, and black are the most common colors.

Coat:

Alaskan Huskies have coats of either short or medium length and their fur is not as dense as that of some other, more pure northern breeds.


Overview

Character:

Alaskan Huskies are intelligent and gentle dogs. They are very playful animals and can be mischievious at times. These happy and easy-going dogs get along well with children and strangers. Alaskan Huskies are very sociable and have big hearts.

Country of Origin:

USA (Alaska).

History:

The Alaskan Husky was developed in Alaska by mixing together several different northern breeds, including the Siberian Husky. Although it's exact date of origin is unknown, this breed was used during the Alaskan Goldrush in the nineteenth century. Alaskan Huskies are primarily sled dogs and often feature predominantly in the Iditarod. This breed has not yet been recognized by the American Kennel Club.

Name:

No additional names. However, specializations exist within the Alaskan Husky group, including Sprint Alaskans and the Mackenzie River Husky.

Temperament:

Alaskan Huskies are working dogs that do far better outdoors than as household pets. This breed has a tendency to be shy at times and can also be strong-willed.


Care

Training:

Alaskan Huskies are intelligent and trainable dogs but they also tend to be strong-willed. Although they may understand perfectly well what a command means, they may not obey if they don't see the point or if they have other ideas of their own. Thus, patience and consistency are necessary when training Alaskan Huskies.

Activity:

Alaskan Huskies are working dogs and have a high activity level. They require plenty of exercise and stimulation. Alaskan Huskies can become bored very easily.

Ownership:

Alaskan Huskies are not suitable for hot climates and tend to be outdoor dogs rather than indoor dogs. These gentle dogs are good with children and make excellent companions. While clever and playful, Alaskan Huskies can sometimes be difficult to housebreak and have a tendency to roam if not kept contained in a yard.


Breeders

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