Bred in Northeast Asia as a sled dog, the Siberian Husky is known for its amazing endurance and willingness to work. Its agreeable and outgoing temperament makes it a great all-around dog, suitable for anything from sledding to therapy work. Because it originated in cold climates, Siberians have a thicker coat than most other breeds of dog, made up of a dense cashmere-like undercoat and a longer, coarse top coat. All colors from black to pure white are allowed, and a variety of markings on the head is common.
Siberians are nice fit for homes with children. As born pack dogs, they enjoy being part of a family and get on well with other dogs, but don’t like being left alone for long periods of time. Positive training methods like clicker training works very well with this smart breed. New owners shouldn't bother picking up a "Beware of Dog" sign—Siberians' innate warmth and love of making new friends make them indifferent watchdogs. These are extremely energetic dogs who can’t resist chasing small animals; they need secure running room (a fenced-in yard or dog park), and walking them off-leash is risky. An attractive feature of the breed is fastidiousness: Siberians are naturally clean, with little doggy odor.
Did You Know?
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.
In 1910, a team of Siberian Huskies driven by John "Iron Man" Johnson won the grueling 400-mile All Alaska Sweepstakes 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.
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.
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.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Agouti & White||001|
|Black & White||019|
|Gray & White||105|
|Red & White||146|
|Sable & White||165|
|Black Gray & White||024|
|Black Tan & White||030|
|Brown & White||063|
|Brown Black & White||064|
|Copper & White||075|
|Gray & Black||101|
|Tan & Black||196|
|Tan & White||197|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|