The Alaskan Husky - not to be confused with the Siberian Husky or the Alaskan Malamute - is typically used as a working dog, but can make an excellent companion dog, too!
In this article, I will provide you with 9 facts on the Alaskan Husky and give you an idea of what you can expect from her as a companion dog.
The Alaskan Husky is not a purebred, nor is she actually a breed of dog at all. She is defined by her purpose: for use as a sled dog.
She was originally bred in Alaskan villages from a mix of various Northern breeds, including the Siberian Husky, Greyhound, and the German Shorthaired-Pointer. She is still bred today for use as a sled dog in dog sled racing, a winter dog sport that takes place in Alaska.
She is not recognized by any breed clubs or kennel clubs and is classed as a working dog; unlike the Siberian Husky and the Alaskan Malamute, who are both purebreds, registered with the AKC and CKC and used as a show dog as well as a working dog.
There's a reason these dogs are chosen for taking part in sled racing: they can go fast. Vet Street lists the Alaskan Husky as the 7th fastest dog in the world; she has been recorded as traveling at 28 mph (45 kph).
The article also names her the ‘marathoner of dogs,’ which is another quality of the Alaskan Husky: extreme endurance. There are particular strains of Alaskan Husky that are bred to race for very long distances - of up to 1,000 miles!
Alaskan husky puppies for sale and dogs for sale too!
One girl at this time, she is black and white with blue eyes. Ready to go home the weekend before Christmas!