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Many people think siberian Husky dogs are a mixture of dogs with wolves, a little more justified because indeed according to this latest DNA analysis found that siberian Husky is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world.
From the closeness of his genetics to wolves can be seen from his stature that does resemble their ancestors, but some physical forms can be found when they are aligned together, it appears that there are differences between them. In addition, husky habits that howl compared to barking are also common habits found in wolves to call their flocks when hunting.
Other Names : Husky / Huskie, Chukcha / Chuksha.
Origin : Northeast Siberia
Color : Black-White, White, Copper-White Red, and Agouti (such as copper red, classified as a fairly rare color found in Siberian Husky)
The Siberian word Husky itself refers to the term from which the dog of the breed comes from, namely Siberia. While the term Husky is derived from the word “Eski” which is derived from the term “Eskimo”, which is a dog often used by Eskimos.
The Chukchi dog (forerunner of siberian Hushky) was first imported into Alaska in 1908. Initially they were termed local communities by siberian rat because of the proportion of their bodies that tended to be smaller than other local dogs. But with stamina and incredible running power this dog is then a favorite for dog users.
Despite having a “serious” look with facial accentuation and sharp eyes, siberian Husky is actually a dog that is relatively friendly to humans and other animals. Historians and naturalists say that since this breed was separated from its ancestors in habitat, they lived together with the Chukchi (the area’s indigenous tribes) and were used as working dogs and companion dogs until from year to year the level of aggressiveness was greatly reduced. The Siberian Husky dog was given the task of sledding several loads through hard snowy areas and difficult to pass through. With the presence of these dogs, it made it easier for the Chukchi people at the time to trade and migrate to places very far from their native communities.
Siberian Husky Sled Dog
The resilience and strength shown by the Siberian Husky to attract snowmobiles earned them the nickname of the champion Sled Dog and until now most of the Siberian Husky Sled Dog races still use Husky as a major sled puller in addition to other breeds such as Alaskan Malamute, Greenland Dog and Samoyed.
Snowmobiles are usually pulled by 6, 12 to 22 dogs placed in pairs according to their role and balance and physical endurance. The type of dog used can use 1 (one) breed of breed or mixture.
- 1 lead pairs as Dogs Leader, leader of the herd of dogs.
- 1 pair behind him as swing dog, tasked with maintaining the running rhythm of the dogs behind him.
- 3 pairs as Team Dog, as an energy man in the running.
- 1 pair as Wheel Dog, as the heaviest twister and load puller when passing through difficult areas, is commonly used as an Alaskan Malamute or Greenland dog because it has a stronger appeal.
Siberian Husky Sled Dog is also often termed Mush/Mushing. The sledding rider uses “Mush!” or “Hike!” to order his dog to run. The races that are held 2016 are the American Dog Derby, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and also the Yukon Quest. The race takes in several etapes all 100 to 1,000 miles away. The stamina and strength resistance of the Siberian Husky makes him able to run together from 25 miles to 100 miles per day.
The Siberian Husky as a sled towing dog has already proved his honor in an event known as the Great Race of Mercy in 1925. It was an incident in which 20 Mushers and about 150 dogs raced from Nenana City to Nome City 600 miles (about 1,085km) away carrying serum for the people of Nome City who were infected with diphteria. On 3 February 1925, Gunnar Kaasen first arrived at Nome with the serum. Herd of dogs is led by a dog named Balto.
In memory of the event, the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race was held with the same race track as the Great Race of Mercy. In addition to the memory of the siberian Husky dogs that have been made, a bronze statue of Balto Dog was made in New York City’s Central Park, while Balto himself died in 1933, preserved and placed in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. This dog named Balto was also adapted into the animated film trilogy titled Balto, Balto II (Wolf Quest), and Balto III (Wings of Change)
The Siberian Husky Breed of Dog was recognized in America as the first breed of dog in 1930 by the American Kennel Club, 1939 recognized by Canada and has since spread around the world. Until recently, the Siberian Husky was the result of the kennel belonging to Leonhard Seppala, a legendary sled racer who first bred and seriously concentrated the dog as a snowmobile puller. Another Siberian Husky role was to deliver Admiral Richard E. Byrd to the South Pole and cross more than 16,000 miles of coastline in 1928-1930.
Siberian Husky Dog Appearance
His fleeting physical stature is similar to that of his relatives alaskan Malamute and Greenland dog with thick perpendicular fur, long snout, ears that stand upright and accents of white fur that resemble the shape of a trident. The difference is the siberian Husky body shape which tends to be smaller at 20 to 27 kg but still looks compact and balanced.
Feather colors are usually black-and-white, White-White, Copper-White Red, and Agouti (such as copper red, a fairly rare color found in siberian Husky types). Not least in the market of dog lovers of this type of color quite determine the high price of this dog.
Siberian Husky has a unique eye color, namely blue-ice, dark blue, amber (brownish copper yellow), and brown. There are many cases where a pair of eyes that have different colors, such as blue and brown, this is called complete heterochromia, in other cases there are also cases where each eyeball has more than one color such as half blue and half brown called partial heterochromia.
The fur owned by siberian Husky tends to be thicker than other breeds of dogs. Because living in the polar area of fur fur can keep this dog warm until the air temperature is -50 to -60 derajad celsius. The fur of this dog can adapt to the environment in which and the season he lives, in the summer his fur will experience similar loss if he lives in a non-polar area, the density of his feathers will be different from his flock living in cold areas.
The good shape of the Siberian Husky tail according to the AKC (American Kennel Club) is filled with dense fur and not too circular upwards until it touches the dog’s body. A good tail tends to point downwards when the dog is calm, and lifts upwards (about 45 derajad slopes) when the dog runs.
Siberian Husky Behavior :
Siberian Husky is smart enough, according to Stanley Coren’s The Intelegence of Dogs, it ranks 45th along with bichon frise and English Toy Spaniel. This dog is considered easy to train, Siberian Husky is easily familiar with humans, because it is not suitable if used as a guard dog or police dog, but on the other hand according to its history this dog loves to run. The Siberian Husky would have been delighted when the lead rope had been tied around his neck which signaled when he would walk and run. Running and pulling enough weights for Husky training can be useful to maintain the quality of this race and also maintain physicality and stamina so that his mind and mental can continue to actively work and feel.
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Siberian Husky is also a dog that is easily bored, it would be a better dog if handled by an active and creative owner providing time to play with them. The result is that they can make them a companion dog that every dog owner wants.
Siberian Husky Health :
The physicality of siberian Husky in responding to its environmental condition is considered strong enough, it is important to maintain the temperature of this dog by often combing it to knock out dead feathers especially those living in the tropics. Another thing to note is eye health, because this type of isyu health is an eye disease that decreases through DNA genes, such as juvenile cataract, corneal dystrophy, canine glaucoma and progressive retinal atrophy.