Few dogs have more stamina than the Siberian Husky, which was developed as a sleigh dog by the Chukchi tribe who lived in north-east Asia. From here, some of these dogs were taken to Alaska just after the turn of the present century, where they won the gruelling 400-mile (644-km) All Alaska Sweepstake Race. The popularity of these dogs spread, helped by their appealing temperament.
Coat Type/Colour: Fluffy; wide variety
Height: 21 – 23 ½ Inch (53.5 – 59.5 cm)
Weight: 45 – 60 lb (20.4 – 27.2 kg)
Nature: Bold, lively, friendly; great stamina
In addition to being kept just as active companions or show dogs, however, they have also been used in recent years to develop the sport of sled racing. This is now a popular pursuit among owners of these Huskies, both in the United States and in parts of Europe, including Britain. There are no restrictions on the coloration of the Siberian Husky, and some individuals are most attractively marked. They are also known under the alternative name of Arctic Husky.