6 Differences Between Alaska And Husky
1. Height, weight
Compared to Husky children, Alaska has a much larger muscular body due to being bred by the Eskimo to produce a healthy breed for towing. Giant Giant Alaska has a body height of over 70 cm and weighs up to 80kg when mature (See a detailed article about the giant Alaska dog). In contrast, Husky babies look smaller and more elegant than Alaska, usually about 50 to 55cm tall and weighing 25 to 35kg.
2. Tail is an easily distinguishable part between Alaska and Husky
Looking at Alaska dogs, we can see that their tails are always bent up to their backs. The tail section of Alaska with the purpose of adapting to the cold environment of North America should be thick, long and rough. In contrast, the tail of a Husky dog is often slouched when walking and only slightly curved when wagging its tail. Husky's tail feathers are also shorter and smoother than Alaska.
3. The fur of Alaska and Husky dogs
The fur of Alaska and Husky dogs is quite similar with black white, gray white, sepia, pink and pink. The difference is that Alaska's fur is usually thicker and longer. Husky has a shorter, smoother coat so it is easier to breed in tropical countries like Vietnam than Alaska.
4. The eyes of Alaska and Husky
Alaska and Husky dogs have almond-shaped eyes that are slightly slanted, balanced with their faces. Pure Alaska eyes only have 2 brown or dark brown colors. All Alaskan dogs with different eye color are not recognized by the AKC (American Breeding Association) as pure Alaska. Husky has a more diverse eye color with blue, blue, green, amber, brown colors. Sometimes there are some individuals with 2-color eyes that are half-green and half-brown but very rare.
5. Head and face of Alaska and Husky dogs
Alaska's head is bigger and bulkier with fur around and Husky looks rather thin, the muzzle longer. While Alaska looks quite fierce, Husky seems to be gentle with a friendly "Husky smile" even when they're shut up.
6. Different characteristics of Alaska and Husky
The appearance of Alaska dogs looks fierce but the personality is friendly, much easier to train than Husky. Through generations and being bred by Alaska Eskimo, domesticated to serve towing, the wild instinct almost disappeared. Husky is stubborn and more difficult. They often chase small, destructive pets, and often bite home furnishings. Husky is also rated smarter than Alaska.
These are the six factors that distinguish Alaska and Husky dogs. Hopefully this article will help you have a more detailed look at these two types of dog and avoid confusion when choosing to buy