All about the Alaskan Husky

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This outdoor dog breed originated in Alaska. They are bred for sled pulling and sled racing. Alaskan Huskies came from mix of many dog breeds including German Shepherd, Inuit Husky, Border Collie, Siberian Husky and more. Though Siberian Huskies are always first in the list, the Alaskan Huskies quickly rose to the top ranks of racing dogs for their incredible speed. In the modern days, most huskies entering the sled dog racing are Alaskan Huskies.

The breed is not yet recognized by the AKC as they don’t register a standard look yet. Their coat comes in solid color or multi-colored which are usually gray, black, and white but sometimes brown, cream and red. These dogs have very heavy undercoats that protect them from the elements when pulling a sled and they also have heavier topcoat then Siberian Husky. Alaskan Huskies often look like a cross between Malamute and Siberian Husky. Some have wolf-like appearance while others look like a mix of many breeds.

These dogs are calmer than their cousins Alaskan Malamute and Siberian Husky. They are gentle creature that are good with older kids but they can’t be cats as they are overly curious about small animals. They be provided with a yard or enough space in your home as they are so active. Alaskan Huskies have greater endurance than the Alaskan Malamute or the Siberian Husky. They need plenty of exercise to keep them in their best health and behavior.


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