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The Siberian is the smallest and fastest of the northern breeds. They were built to carry lighter loads (such as killed game) at high speeds over amazingly long distances. At the end of the 19th century Americans started hearing about these exceptional working dogs and a team was imported and participated in a major Alaskan sled race in 1909. These dogs were winning nearly all the races, easily beating the larger, more powerful, but slower malamutes and Eskimo dogs. Soon to be regarded as the supreme racing sled dog.
Everyone knows the story of Balto (left)). But, because of the movie, some major details of the run are being overlooked. The famous diphtheria run took place in 1925 when there was a serious outbreak in Nome, Alaska. Balto was one of many dogs used on this journey. Another lead dog being Leonhard Seppala's Togo (right). Lives were saved because of these teams and a statue commemorating these dogs stands in Central Park in New York. This event is what made the breed widely known, and only a few years later, the breed was finally recognized by the AKC.
Words used to describe this dog include tireless, dignified, athletic, agile, friendly, gentle, independent and alert. The Siberian Husky reveals its wolf-like personality in the way that it rarely barks, but does enjoy bouts of communal howling. wrong,backyard breedersdon't care or know the quality of the dogs they are breeding
The Siberian Husky is a working dog that is VERY pack oriented. This is not a dog to be put in the yard on a chain or runner to live its life away from you. If you are going to be bringing a Siberian Husky into your family, you have to give the dog a job. It's highly recommended that these dogs are put through some kind of training. They need mental stimulation! An hours worth of training can drain the dog like he has been running non stop for hours. I have seen this happen in person with my own husky. She can run at the dog park for hours, and yes I had her at the dog park for 6 hours once! But an hours worth of mental work teaching her new commands she is ready to just climb on the couch and take a nap. A tired husky is a happy husky. There are activities you can do with your husky that you can both enjoy as well. Urban mushing, scootering, bikejoring, canicross, hiking, flyball, and agility just to name a few. It
Huskies have bad reputations when it comes to training. They are hard headed and stubborn BUT they are extremely smart. They pick things up very quickly. As long as you stay constant and just as hardheaded as they are you can accomplish a lot with a Siberian Husky. You can reach out to a professional trainer in your area to guide you in the right direction on how to work with your dog as an individual as not all dogs are the same. Siberians can be taught to pull when you are working either in urban mushing or canicross to pull the line tight, as well as to heel and walk nicely on a leash. There are even Siberians used as service dogs! Never doubt the abilities of your dog. If you are determined and willing to stick to a training schedule with your dog you can achieve anything. The picture on the left is a rescue volunteers dog doing a 'touch' command during her advanced obedience training on her way to becoming a service dog.
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Cathy has been the pet columnist for the San Antonio Express-News since 2003. Her entertaining and informative (with an occasional essay on popular current animal issues) provides readers with insights into animal behavior. She offers solutions for the most common animal behavior problems; deals with neighbor-to-neighbor issues concerning animals; provides relationship information to keep pets and people together; and educates readers on humane pet care—hopefully keeping pets from being abandoned on the streets or at the local humane society.