Origin of Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky, Samoyed, and Alaskan Malamute are three related races, direct descendants for sledding. They belong to the oldest races in the world. The first mention of this breed is related to the Siberian people Chukchi, who selected the best dogs in order to create a hardy, fast and strong dog with good orientation, which eventually led to the creation of the Siberian Husky.

Siberian Husky dog walking in snowy winter pine forest
Beautiful Siberian Husky dog walking in a snowy winter pine forest

In 1908, the first sleigh race was held by these dogs, the track was 408 km long, and it was covered in 119 hours.

The rise in popularity lasted until the 1930s when the Soviet government banned the export of this breed. Then breeders began to cross the first generations of Chukchi dogs with the rural dogs of the Athabaskan Indians, Malamutes, Aleutians, and that is how today’s Siberian Husky was born. From one litter, a smaller female would be registered as a Siberian Husky and a larger male as an Alaskan Malamute.

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