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Country of Origin, History of Alaskan Huskys
The Alaskan Husky is not so much a breed of dog as it is a type or a category. The breeding of the Alaskan Husky are planned breedings and are technically pedigreed, however they are not consider pure and are not registered by the AKC or CKC because they are sometimes crossed with other Northern and non-Northern breeds to produce the best working dogs possible.
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Description of the Dog
This moderate-sized breed Some of them superficially resemble racing strains of the Siberian Husky breed (which is undeniably part of the Alaskan husky genetic mix), but are usually taller and larger with more pronounced tuck-up.
Alaskans may be of any possible canine color and any pattern of markings. Eyes may be of any color and are often light blue. Coats are almost always short to medium in length.
Height: 21.23.5 inches.
Male: 46 to 60 pounds (21 to 25
Female: 38 to 42 pounds (17 to 19 kg)
Temperament of the Dog
These ever-youthful and beautiful dogs are gentle, energetic, cheerful, playful, willful, clever, sociable, loving, easy-going, docile mischievous, loves to roam, hates being left alone and very fond of his family. They are good with children and other pets if socialized from puppyhood and are friendly with strangers. This dog will take advantage if he can. This breed likes to howl and gets bored easily. Huskies are thrifty eaters. Alaskan Huskies can make wonderful companions but are not meant to be watchdogs.
How active is the breed?
Alaskan Huskies need a fair amount of exercise, including long daily walks. Extra acre should be taken during hot weather.
Huskies are very intelligent and trainable, but they have a mind of their own and will only obey a command if they see the point. Training takes patience, consistency and an understanding of the Arctic dog character. Huskies make an excellent jogging companion, as long as it is not too hot. Huskies may be difficult to housebreak.
They are not usually recommended for apartments as they prefer being in packs. However they can live in apartments if well trained and properly exercised, and provided with air conditioning. Alaskan Huskies are very active indoors and do best with a fenced-in large yard. This breed prefers to live in packs.
The coat does not need much regular care. However, twice a year, during the heavy shedding seasons, they have to be combed thoroughly with a metal comb.
The Alaskan Husky is generally a healthy dog. Some strains are prone to genetic health problems including PRA, hypothyroidism, etc. Dogs with an esophagus disorder, termed "wheezers" are sometimes found. This disorder makes the dog unable to bark and makes him produce a low-pitched howling noise. The defect is genetically linked, appearing rarely, and only in white coated blue-eyed dogs.
Life Expectancy: About 12-15 years.
Group: Working Group
AKC Popularity Ranking: Not recognized by AKC
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