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Siberian Huskies

The Siberian Husky, what it is...

1. It is a great family pet.

2. It is highly adaptable to many lifestyles and situations.

3. It is highly intelligent and trainable.

4. It is easy to care for.

5. It is loving and good with children.

 

The Siberian Husky, what it is not...

1. It is not a guard dog.

2. It is not an off-leash, run-loose-in-the-park, or fetch-sticks dog.

3. It is not a "push button" dog.

4. It is not a loyal to only one person dog.

5. It is NOT a needs miles and miles of exercise and constant work dog.

and according to the huskies themselves...

6. It is not even a dog! (it is an all weather prepared person!)

 

We will be adding a FAQ section here to help you get to know this amazing breed better.

Below you will find a breed history and the CKC and AKC standards.

 

The History of the Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is an ancient breed who traces it's lineage to the Chukchi sled dogs of the Kolyma River Basin in northern Siberia more than 2,000 years ago. The siberian evolved to thrive in the harsh conditions and climate of that region. The Chukchi’s dogs were bred to pull light loads at moderate speeds over incredible distances on relatively little food in order to hunt for the tribe. They were also used to some extent for herding caribou and other native species.
The siberian was highly valued for its steady speed and the best were often used for trade amongst the tribes. Late in the 1800's, when the Canadian North was opening up and the sled dog was in great need the small sled dogs were imported to North America.
In 1908 a Russian fur trader, Goosak, returned to Nome with nine Siberian Chukchi dogs for the purpose of entering the 1909 All Alaska Sweepstakes Race. Inspired by the dogs, Fox Maule Ramsay imported the first selected teams of Siberian Huskies into Alaska in 1909. The second son of the 13th Earl of Dalhousie, he had come from Scotland to supervise the family investments in the gold fields. Fascinated by the excitement of sled dog racing and having seen Goosak’s small Chukchi dogs, he chartered a schooner and went to the Markovo Fair on the Anadyr river where the Chukchi traded their dogs, selecting 70 of the best siberians there. The results of the 1910 All Alaska Sweepstakes were momentous. Ramsay’s three teams were placed first, second and fourth. A record that has never been beaten. These 70 dogs formed the foundation of what is known today as the Siberian Husky. When Ramsay left the Klondike he sold his dogs to a young Swede, Leonhard Seppala.
In 1920 there was an outbreak of deadly diptheria in Nome, Alaska. The airplanes were grounded due to a blizzard so it was up to the mail route dog sled teams to relay the precious serum to the stricken town. Due to an error and terrible blizzard conditions Leonhard and his siberian team ran 658 miles of the 1100 mile trip. The final team, belonging to Christianson, in was lead most of the way by Togo and Scotty but the final 50 miles was led by the now famous Balto, a dog bred by Leonhard Seppala
Leonhard Seppala was the first to introduce Siberian Huskies into mainland United States. He bringing them to New England in the 1920’s. His dogs won every race and their beauty, speed and temperament intrigued American racing enthusiasts. Since then the dog has become one of the most popular family pets and a favorite show animal. It has found work as a companion, therapy dog, obedience and agility dog, in fly ball and scent herding, show dog, tracking, guide for the blind even herding, and of course doing its favorite job of all, pulling sled.

                                  

The Siberian is a great family dog and they love kids. The Siberian needs a secure fence to keep it from visiting the neighbours and it needs time to interact and be part of its pack, its family, YOU!.

 The siberian loves to work but it will love to lounge on the couch as well. 

and they bring great joy to their family all year round!

 

Shannon and Lauren de Bruin

ArcticSun Siberian Huskies

11524-37B ave

Edmonton Alberta, T6J 0K3

Our New Phone number is 780 298 7747

shannondebruin@hotmail.com

 

 



 

 


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