Siberian husky


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Siberian husky,

breed of medium-sized, muscular working dogworking dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs raised by humans to herd cattle and sheep, as draft animals, as message dispatchers in wartime, in police and rescue work, as guardians of persons and property, or as guides (see guide dog) for the
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 whose origins date back thousands of years in Siberia. It stands from 20 to 23 1-2 in. (50.8–59.7 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 35 to 60 lb (15.9–27.2 kg). Its weather-resistant double coat is composed of a dense, downy underlayer and a medium-length, very dense, soft outercoat. It may be any color, but it is usually black, white, tan, gray, or various combinations of these colors. Raised by the Eskimolike Churchis of NE Siberia to pull their sleds, the Siberian also acted as a guard to their homes and as a companion. Down through the centuries this service has created in the Siberian husky a strong sense of gentleness and devotion to people and their families. The Siberian has also been popular in dogsled racing. Among purebred dogs, the term husky is properly applied only to this breed, although it is often used of any mixed-breed arctic sled dog. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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When he was roughly 11 years old and on a leisurely drive with his dad and the family dog--a Siberian Husky named Chinney-Michael Brown attended a dog show and became inspired.
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Bradley Livingstone enjoyed a stroll down the River Tees with his daughter Ivy, while Rachael, from Thornaby, captured the snow starting to lay when walking her Siberian Husky pup Samwise.