The Siberian husky is arguably one of the most beautiful and majestic dog breeds in the world. Siberian huskies are the epitome of the phrase “man’s best friend” because they absolutely love attention from humans.
As the name suggests, this breed of dog originated from subarctic Siberia, but they’re now in most parts of the world as pets.
Facts about the Siberian husky:
- Siberian huskies were first used to pull sleds in Northeast Asia 3,000 years ago by the Chukchi tribe. Today Siberian huskies are still facilitating this mode of transport in the colder regions of the world.
- Siberian huskies are often confused with the larger Alaskan Malamute, a dog breed also used for sled-pulling. The two breeds are similar in appearance but are, in fact, different breeds.
- With a thick double coat of fur, Siberian huskies are naturally suited for harsh cold climates. In warmer climates, huskies will dig holes to lay in as a way to escape the heat.
- Siberian huskies are energetic dogs. As natural runners, they make for great jogging partners. They also have dynamic personalities and are intelligent, if a bit stubborn.
- Given their intelligence and their need to run, Siberian Huskies are often described as escape artists.
- Striking blue eyes are a common feature of Siberian huskies and sometimes have two different colors in each eye. These features are rare in other dog breeds.
- Siberian huskies have a mysterious metabolism as they can sprint for hours without having to eat to maintain their energy.