1. History of Husky dog's origin
According to documents, it is believed that Husky dog originated in the northeastern Siberia of Russia - one of the coldest places in the world. The first Husky breeds were bred by the Chukchi people with the aim of creating superior breeds capable of towing vehicles in extreme weather conditions such as snow.
In 1908, the Husky breed began to appear in Alaska, a US state and quickly became the most popular towing dog here. Along with native Alaska Malamute dogs, they became the main transport force in gold mining in Alaska lands.
Husky was recognized in 1930 by the American Breeding Association (AKC) as "Husky North Pole ". Until 1991, they were officially renamed Husky Sibir, meaning the breed originated in Siberia - Russia.
The name is associated with Husky until now. Another name is Husky Wooly (or Wooly Husky) to refer to the line of Husky dogs with the probability of crossing with Alaska dogs.
Today, Husky puppies are mainly raised and trained as domestic pets. Because towing work is no longer popular. They are always among the most popular ornamental dogs in the world, including Vietnam.
2. Appearance characteristics of Husky breed
Height and weight of Husky dogs
There are many people who cannot distinguish between Husky and Alaska because they have relatively similar appearance. But if you find out, Husky has a much smaller body than Alaska when the average height is only about 53-55cm and weighs 20-25kg (usually male Husky will have a body slightly better than the females).
The fur of Husky dogs
Husky originates from cold land, so their feathers are quite long and thick. Husky fur sets usually have 2 layers. The inner layer is short, soft, thick covering the entire body, and has the effect of keeping heat. The outer coat is longer, harder and especially waterproof. Husky dogs often shed their hair twice a year. They are also often called with the beloved name that is Husky fluffy dog.
Husky's fur usually has two distinct colors. In it, the most common is white - black, then gray - white, sepia - white and pink - white . The most rare is white and "Agouti ". In particular, Husky's face and 4 legs always have white fur. This is also an important feature for you to know between pure Husky and hybrid.
The nose of Husky dogs
The nose color of Husky dog is not fixed. Most will have color following the coat color. Specifically, " coat color - nose color " of Husky dog is as follows: black fur - brown nose, gray fur - black nose, reddish brown hair - crimson nose, white fur - pale gray nose.
Husky dog's nose is more special than other dogs because it can change color over time. In the summer, their nose has the same color as the original. But when winter, cold, Husky nose has a tendency to turn brown or light pink. Husky's nose is always a little wet.
The eyes of Husky dogs
Like Alaska, Husky's eyes are almond shaped and slightly slanted upward. Because of the ancestors of the native wolf, Husky's eyes often exude a cold, wild, somewhat scary look.
In addition to brown eyes like Alaska, Husky also makes an impression with blue eyes such as blue, green, amber, ... In particular, there are Husky individuals possessing two eye colors: one on the blue and a brown side. These Husky 2-color eyes are very rare, and are most interested and hunted by those who love this breed.
Tail of Husky dogs
Looking at the eyes, Husky's tail is quite big compared to the body. But the reality is not so. Their tail is mainly due to the long, rough and bushy coat covering the outside. The tail section with white-spotted fur looks like a pretty little round ball.
The special thing is that Husky's tail is always in a drooping state whether standing or moving. When they wagged their tails, they were slightly curved but never exceeded their back. You should pay attention to this when you want to buy a pure Husky dog!
Ears of Husky dogs
The ears of the Husky dog are moderately large, balanced against the face. The ears are triangular and always forward. Short, touchy hair will feel soft, velvety and smooth like velvet.