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Jan
08

What you need to know about the Siberian Husky

What you need to know about the Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is actually not one of the largest or heaviest of the most popular breeds of dog. They just seem to be very large because of their presence, and their close resemblance to wolves. They have the body shape, tail shape and ear shape as do wolves. Their brains are about twenty percent smaller than that of wolves and they are not physically capable of making all of the intricate facial expressions wolves can. And they are a lot friendlier than wolves.

Siberian Husky breeders try to breed their puppies to most closely remember the breed standard. A breed standard is a written or artistic description of an ideal representative of the breed (sort of like one of Plato's "ideals") ninety-nine percent of all Siberian Huskies will not comply with the breed standard in some fashion (usually in size, build or coat), but breeders try to get to that ideal as close as they can.

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Dec
29

Different types of Siberian Husky

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.

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Dec
27

Avoiding certain Siberian Husky breeders

Avoiding certain Siberian Husky breeders

So you have thought it over and the new family pet is definitely going to be a Siberian Husky. Now that you have made that decision it is time to start putting together all of your resources to find out the most critical piece of information in owning your dog and that is the question of who you are going to use as a Siberian husky breeder. Any reputable breeder will be listed with a national breeder registry. The registry sets the breeding standards that the breeder follows and if they do not have a listing with a breeder registry then it makes you wonder what standards they are using. Ask if they are listed with a registry and if they are not then question why they made that choice.

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Dec
21

Raising a Siberian Husky rescue dog

Raising a Siberian Husky rescue dog

You have made a wonderful choice in deciding to raise a Siberian Husky rescue dog and now you are probably wondering what you can expect from your new pet in terms of behavior. It all really depends on the trauma they went through in the past and what behavior they have come to expect from humans, but there is some good advice you can follow that will help you get your new pet used to its new life with you and make the transition a lot smoother.

The Siberian Husky rescue dog is a working dog that is bred to always be active so the chances are that it has been caged up for some time since its rescue. The first thing you are going to want to let your new Siberian Husky rescue dog do is run.

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