WORKING HUSKIES


The Siberian Husky Loves To Work.

 

The popular Siberian Husky descended from the Eskimo Dog, an ancient sled pulling dog that also contributed to the Alaskan Malamute and the Samoyed breeds. White Siberian Huskies are a result of specific breeding practices. All types of Siberian Husky dogs have one thing in common in that they can trace their ancestry back to the sled dogs of the Northern Hemisphere. These early sled dogs were also called "Esquimaux dogs / Eskimo dogs". Other descendants of the ancient Esquimaux dogs include the Siberian Husky, Samoyed and Alaskan Malamute. All these modern sled dogs originated in several Northern Hemisphere countries like Siberia, Canada, Greenland and Labrador. The Siberian Husky gets its name from the Siberian region and from an Inuit tribe, called "huskies" by early Caucasian traders.

White Siberian Huskies were valued for their ability to blend into the snow, helping to thwart predators. Proving themselves time and again as one of man's best friends, the Siberian Husky made it possible for man to extend his reach across lands that would otherwise have been unreachable.


Siberian Huskies still fit the description of a "working breed". The dogs are rarely entered in dog sled races today, except those races restricted to the Siberian Husky breed. A type of Siberian Husky mix, the Alaskan Husky, is the fastest sled dog for contemporary dog sled racing, so it is the most popular racing dog.

Today's Huskies work as recreational mushers, exploring snowy trails with their sports-loving owners. 

 

In the United Kingdom, the dogs race through the forest pulling tricycles ( known as rigs ) specially made for dog racing, with teams from as little as 2 dogs to 12 dogs.  Siberian Huskies are sometimes used in teams of two or three for skijoring, or pulling skiers through the snow. Scootering or canicross are  also a fantastic way to enjoy your Husky if you only have 1 or 2 dogs.