Origins of Siberian Huskies by Kevin D

Siberian huskies are a type of working dog that originated form eastern Siberia. They are very unique in that they bear great resemblance to a wolf. Other identifiable features of a Siberian huskies are thickly furred double coat, upright triangular ears, various distinctive markings on their fur as well as a sickle shaped tail.

They are known to be very energetic and can withstand extreme cold. Their ability to live in both cold and hot weather by adjusting their body temperature has ensured the survival of the Siberian husky up to date.

Siberian huskies originated in eastern Siberia (as the name would suggest) and made their way around the word from this point. Their predecessors lived in the Siberian Arctic, one of the harshest places on earth.

It is these origins that accumulated in a strong and resilient species. They were originally bread by the Chukchi in Northern Asia. They used the Siberian huskies as working dogs, which pulled heavy loads through rough and snowy terrain. They were favored for their ability to withstand extremely cold weather as well as their high energy that got work done fast.

The dogs caught the attention of fur traders who worked in the area and exported them to other parts of the world. The dogs were then taken to Alaska, and later spread into the United States and Canada. The dogs were purposely used as sled dogs in both Canada and Alaska, a trend that still continues today. In the United States, Siberian huskies are mainly kept as pets.

The Siberian huskies are direct descendants of what are called the original sled dogs, and have not changed much in appearance or otherwise since the beginning of their existence. The name "husky" originated from the nickname "Esky" which is short for Eskimo. The word husky was originally used to describe Eskimos but with the popularity of the Siberian husky among these peoples, the word was used to describe their dogs.

These dogs ensured the survival of an entire people by providing them with reliable transport to look for food. The dogs also facilitated for the migration of Eskimos and other people. The migrating nature of humans also meant that the dogs spread around the world.
The Siberian huskies proved their worth in 1925 during an outbreak of diphtheria epidemic in Nome Alaska.

The dogs proved invaluable during this time as they were reliable in transporting medicine and personnel through otherwise inaccessible terrain. Doctors were able to give medicine to those most in need, a task that they accomplished successfully thanks to the Serbian huskies. It is after this event that the world really took notice of these dogs.

In the early 1900, Siberian huskies were used by Admiral Byrd during his famous expeditions in to the Antarctic. The dogs were also used by the army during the Second World War for rescue and retrieval purposes in the Arctic.

It is therefore clear why Siberian huskies are so well talked about and loved. They have proved to be invaluable through out history and up to date. These particular dogs have played a role as pets and work dogs. Siberian huskies continue to be admired for their beauty, intelligence and free spirit.

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I own a lovely Siberian husky and I love writing about them. You can learn more about husky training on my site.

Is Siberian husky Puppy a Right Choice for You? by naveen

Siberian husky is a member of the Working group. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly-furred double coat, sickle tail, erect triangular ears and distinctive markings. The ideal Siberian husky is about fifty pounds and twenty-two inches high at the shoulder. The coat is double layered and not too frizzy, silky or too long. All of their body parts in proportion give them a look of a smoothly flowing, athletic little wolf.

They are square dogs, built to efficiently keep in body heat. Their double-layered coats shed out completely once or twice a year. They come in almost all colors of the canine rainbow (Harlequin is about the only color not seen - yet).

They look strong and ready to run. By nature they are gentle and liveliness. Huskies are independent, stubborn, energetic, pack animals that require specific care and training to maintain their happiness and health. Siberian Huskies, like wolves, have a pack mentality and are unhappy and bored without constant interaction with either humans or other dogs.

To train Siberian Husky Puppies is somewhat difficult as you cannot force them to obey you due to their strong will and independent thinking. Also Siberian husky puppies are easily bored with repetitive tasks. They will be happy to obey you as long as there isn't something more interesting to distract them. To train them properly, you will require a lot of persistence and patience. Their ability to think for themselves and for the pack (or team) is a bigger drive than many to wander and explore.They can be persistent at stealing food and should never be left in the kitchen unsupervised. You must be the undisputed pack leader with this breed!

Simple skills such as toilet training, not damaging furniture and social skills with outsiders are a must for your Siberian husky puppy. Siberian husky puppies are very enthusiastic when they meet new people. This lively and mild-tempered dog simply makes a great family pet.

Regular, scheduled checkups are necessary for the healthy development of Siberian husky puppies. Husky puppies also require a healthy, well-balanced diet. Overfeeding and corresponding lack of exercise is often the cause of obesity amongst husky puppies. Instead, choose a well-balanced diet which should ideally consist of fish and white meat. Husky puppies also need fish oil in their diet in order to develop a healthy coat of fur and nails.

Make sure you bring your Siberian husky puppy for regular exercise. Exercise is not only necessary to keep your dog in good shape and preventing obesity, it is also important in familiarizing your husky puppy with its living environment. Health problems often develop in dogs that lack exercise. Introduce your Siberian husky puppy to your neighbors. This allows it to develop greater people skills which are necessary for its growth in time to come. Under ordinary circumstances this is a high energy active dog that can live a long time without problems.

Raising Siberian husky puppies require a great deal of time, effort and commitment. It is important to make the effort to provide your husky puppies with the necessary care. Ability to do so will guarantee healthy growth of your husky puppy in time to come as well as many years of satisfaction in the future.

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How to Train a Siberian Husky by Peter Halpin

Siberian Huskies are notorious for having a mind of their own. If they think they're being forced to do something they don't want to, they'll scream as if you're trying to kill them. They will howl in protest if they don't like even your most gentle commands and will shriek as if being tortured if you sternly rebuke them. They're not the best pets to take out in public if you don't like being embarrassed.

Learning how to train a Siberian Husky can be quite a challenge, due to their strong will and independent thinking. To train them properly, you will require a lot of persistence and patience.

Siberian Huskies are easily bored with repetitive tasks. They will be happy to obey you as long as there isn't something more interesting to distract them. If you're looking for your typical adoring "man's best friend" do-anything-for-you type dog, you've got the wrong breed here! Despite this, they do bond easily and loyally to their human owners, but in their own way.

Siberian Huskies also have some bad habits. They like to wander off and steal food after digging a hole under the fence. The digging instinct is strong and that, together with a need for exercise and a natural curiosity, often leads them into mischief. You will need a strong, well sunk fence if you want to keep your Siberian Husky at home. They have a strong desire to run, so should never be left to run free without a leash, for their own safety. They can forget where home is and just run forever.

How to train a Siberian Husky is therefore a more subtle art. You cannot force them. You must manipulate them so they see you as their leader, their inspiration. The trick is teach them to perceive you as more important than them, without them knowing. The following is a sample of some everyday things you can do to achieve this.

To start with, teach the puppy his name. All instructions should begin with your dog's name, followed by the command. We all pay attention when we hear our name called.

Eat first, then feed your dog. When you play with your Siberian Husky, make sure you end up with possession of the object. Go through doors and passageways before your dog. Rite of passage is important to dogs. Don't allow your husky to sleep on the bed with you, at least not until you have trained him. You don't want him to perceive that he is your equal. If your dog is blocking your path, don't go around him - make him move out of your way instead.

You need to get your husky used to having your hands around his food bowl. Start by adding tasty treats while he is eating, then get to the point where you can remove the bowl while he is eating to add the treats.

You want to get your dog used to seeing you as dominant, but under conditions of trust. Gently put him down on his side or back and touch his ears, paws and so forth and give him a massage to make it enjoyable for him.

It is better to use a harness instead of a collar and chain for your husky. Animals attack at the throat and jugular, so if you are trying to train a Siberian Husky by tugging on his neck, he will be too preoccupied with a sense of alarm and danger, to obey you.

There are many more ways how to train a Siberian Husky, but the above are good starting points for becoming your dog's friend. Remember that security and trust are important to a dog, so good training involves these two elements.

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