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, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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A Siberian husky that went missing in Dubai ended up for sale on an online Arabic website recently.
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On February 3 and 4, they will have the chance to compete at a rally at Pembrey, near Llanelli, organised by Michael Clarke and Sue Lowe.: FROM PAGE 21: 'Mushers' pray for snow in the forest so they can enjoy the full Arctic experience:The 2007 Arden Grange Aviemore Sled Dog Rally, which is organised by the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain, is run around Loch Morlich, deep inside the Cairngorm forests.
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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.
A mini long haired Daschund in the show ring; Tracy Ansell from the Midlands team with 'Somanic on a mission for Chalkwell; A line up of toy dogs at the show; 'Trooper' the Bloodhound (left) with 'Buttercup' and 'Thistle' the Dandie Dinmonts; The Siberian Husky stand; Dog tired Irish Wolfhounds; Kaye Parkinson (3), with Laurel, a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
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As I read them, I couldn't help but think John was describing Ruble, the Siberian husky who was my pal for so many years.

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