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Different types of Siberian Husky

All types of Siberian Husky dogs have one thing in common in that they can trace their ancestry back to the sled dogs of the Northern Hemisphere. These early sled dogs were also called "Eskimo dogs". Other descendants of the ancient Eskimo dogs include the Siberian Husky, Samoyed and Alaskan Malamute. All these modern sled dogs originated in several Northern Hemisphere countries like Siberia, Canada, Greenland and Labrador. The Siberian Husky gets its name from the Siberian region and from an Inuit tribe, called "huskies" by early Caucasian traders.

White Siberian Huskies blended well with the snow for cover, and Siberian Huskies made it possible for humankind to extend its reach into lands that would otherwise have been unreachable. Without the help of his Siberian Huskies, Admiral Robert Peary may not have been able to conduct his expeditions in search of the North Pole. Siberian Huskies are also credited with having delivered a badly needed diphtheria serum in 1925 over six hundred miles of snow to Nome, Alaska.

If you have ever seen the Iditarod, one of the most famous dog races in history, then you have seen a recreation of the historical delivery of the diphtheria serum. The annual Iditarod celebrates the 1925 event.  The white Siberian Husky is a class of the Siberian Husky breed that is based on a particular mix of the dogs' genes. There are several different types of white Siberian Husky breed. An Isabella White Siberian Husky is one type.

A pure white Siberian Husky has silver tipping with a silver or white undercoat. Black hair appears rarely, though the points may be black, liver or flesh colored. An extended white Siberian Husky is the result of a genetic mix that completely restricts pigments over the entire body. The white Siberian Husky is rarely used for dog sled racing today, because the Alaskan Husky, a faster dog, is the dog of choice for competitive dog sled racing. The dogs still pull loads through the snow though. Many winter sports enthusiasts who own Siberian Huskies as pets enjoy recreational mushing with their dogs.

Other contemporary chores all types of Siberian Husky dogs enjoy include skijoring, a winter sport where Siberian Huskies working in groups of one to three pull skiers. Some dogs also race off the snow through the forests of the United Kingdom.  Siberian Huskies have also found employment in the entertainment industry. Siberian Huskies starred in the dog sled team in the Disney films Snow Dogs and Iron Will. Siberian Huskies are mascots of the University of Connecticut (Jonathan), Northeastern University (King) and Michigan Technological University (Blizzard T. Husky).

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