It's a new year, and that means we're bringing back breed features! Check our blog weekly to catch features on all different kinds of dog breeds, from the popular to the obscure.
This week's breed feature is on the Siberian Husky.
What They're Famous For: Being mischievous. If you have ever known a husky then you know that they can get into just about any kind of trouble. If you own a husky, you better have a secured yard because they are sure to find a way out. They're even known to bust out of fences. They're very intelligent, almost too intelligent for their own good.
History: Siberian Huskies broke American ground in 1908 when they were used as sled dogs in Alaska. They were all imported from Siberia, where they were also used for transportation. While some huskies still have sled-dog careers, many are now loving couch potatoes.
Size: Large. Huskies can grow quite big, standing at about 22 inches high and weighing up to 60 pounds.
Appearance: These dogs have a very furry, fluffy coat. Huskies are typically black and white, brown and white, or grey and white.
Who They're Perfect For: Huskies are perfect for people who have endless energy and lots of determination. Since huskies can be hard to train, they need someone committed to teaching and disciplining. They're also ideal for those who live in more rural areas, since there tends to be more land and less traffic. Because of their thick fur, they would also do well in a colder environment.