Siberian, or Arctic Husky – is the fastest and hardiest breed among Alaskan sled dogs. And specially began to plant Huskies in New Hampshire for Antarctic expeditions.
The first husky in the former Union was smuggled from Finland.
Siberian Husky was bred in Siberia and is the ancestor of the polar dog of the Chukchi tribe.
Husks, after a history of serum from diphtheria, became so popular that almost all were taken to America after 1925.
The first Siberian Husky was brought to the USA in 1908.
Siberian Husky is a real star of books and films. The story of the Siberian husky Balto, leader of the team, who delivered the serum from diphtheria to Alaska in 1925 during the epidemic of this disease, is shown in the Disney cartoon.
The bronze statue of Balto stands at the entrance to the Central Park of New York.
Although all the glory went to Balto, he was not the only hero of the “Great Race of Mercy.” Relay for the delivery of serum formed several teams of dog teams.
The wail of the Siberian Husky is most like a wolf’s howl.
One of the distinguishing features of the husky is the color of the eyes – sky blue. However, there are dogs with yellow-brown eyes, and also with heterochromia – a phenomenon that manifests itself in a different color of the eyes. In fact, there is only a brown pigment in the structure of the iris of the husky. If it is a lot, then the dog’s eyes will be brown, if not enough, then blue.