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Siberian Husky
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  • Siberian Huskies originated by the Chukchi people of northeastern Asia as an endurance sled dog, capable of traveling long distances at moderate speed, carrying a light load in low temperatures with a minimum expenditure of energy.
  • The first team of Siberian Huskies made its appearance in the All Alaska Sweepstakes Race of 1909.
  • In 1910, a team of Siberian Huskies driven by John "Iron Man" Johnson won the grueling 400-mile race, and for the rest of the decade, the breed (particularly those bred and raced by Leonhard Seppala) captured most of the racing titles in Alaska.
  • In 1925, the city of Nome, AK was stricken by a diphtheria epidemic and dog teams of Siberians led heroic "serum runs" to retrieve antitoxins.
  • Siberian Huskies served valiantly in the Army's Arctic Search & Rescue Unit of the Air Transport Command during WWII and in the Byrd Antarctic Expeditions.
  • Siberian Huskies achieved AKC Recognition in 1930.

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