The Alaskan Husky is an actual breed of dog. The problem is, each line of Alaskan Husky can be different than another. Alaskan Huskies are a dog developed to run fast pulling a sled. Most are bred to be able to stand the cold weather of Alaska or other colder States and other Counties.
What are the breeds used to make up an Alaskan Husky Dog? Whatever the particular person breeding them wanted to use, and many folks are still working on their mix to perfect the dogs or create a faster dog. Many Alaskan Huskies, if not most, have a bit to more than a bit of wolf lines bred into them too.
We have been around many, thousands of Alaskan Huskies at Sled Dog Races and other dog events. For the most part, and of course there are exceptions to the rule, they are not a dog you want your child, small dog or cat or even other small animals around. The Alaskan Huskies will see the smaller animals as prey...that means food. They are not usually a dog that is too friendly with strangers either. It is not that they are necessarily mean, they are just different and not easily read by strangers, therefore can be a problem.
Deron once owned several Alaskan Huskies. They were his first Sled Dog Racing breed. Again, and I am still looking, but I believe we lost all of the photos of Deron's dog in moving and or the black mold we had in our home in WI. I just hate that we lost so many photos and records and books and more.
Since the Alaskan Husky is not, what they called a, Fixed Breed, meaning that they breed true to breed, (in size and build and or color, as well as temperament) and since they are barely being Registered by Large and Recognizable Registration Clubs, I can hardly tell you to buy books and read up on the breed. I would certainly NEVER recommend an Alaskan Husky for someone that lives in the city. I would NOT recommend an Alaskan Husky to someone that has never owned or trained a dog before. I surely would not recommend an Alaskan Husky to someone that has not owned and trained a dog or Northern Heritage. This breed is not for everyone. This breed, in my opinion, is not for most. The breed is a working breed, it NEEDS, as in MUST HAVE a job, a purpose, or it creates it's own.
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-- The Working Big Dogs Team
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:57:34 -0400