Alaskan Huskies are carefully bred to produce the best working
dogs possible. The breeding of the Alaskan Husky are planned and
are technically pedigreed, however they are not considered pure
because they are sometimes crossed with other Northern and non-Northern
breeds to produce the best working dogs possible.
Alaskan Huskies are usually somewhat larger than other Huskies
or similar breeds. Alaskan Huskies are usually leaner in build than
Siberians. Siberians often have blue or any combination of blue
and brown eyes; where as Alaskan Huskies often have brown eyes.
Alaskan Huskies are primarily bred as working dogs. They have greater
endurance in sled racing than Siberian Huskies. Gentle and playful,
this cheerful dog is very fond of his or her family. A puppy at
heart, they are clever, sociable and loving, easy-going and docile,
although they do generally have a lot of energy, especially as puppies.
Good with children and friendly with strangers, they are not watchdogs,
for they bark little and love everyone. Huskies are very intelligent
and can be trained easily but they have a mind of their own and
will only obey a command if they deem it necessary and the person
commanding demonstrates leadership.
To be able to educate and train the Alaskan Husky takes much patience,
consistency and an understanding of the Arctic dog character. If
you are not firm, confident, and the pack leader required the Alaskan
Husky will take advantage if he can, becoming over bearing and naughty.
Huskies make an excellent running companion as long as it is not
This breed likes to howl and gets bored easily. They do not like
to be in the house for too long by themselves so if this is the
breed for you, you may want to consider having two for companionship.
A lonely Husky or a Husky who is not allowed the level of exercise
required can become bored and develop problems.
Remember that the Husky is a sled dog in heart and soul. They are
good with other pets if they are raised with them from puppy hood.
Huskies are thrifty eaters and need less food than you might expect.
This breed likes to roam. Alaskan Huskies can make wonderful companions.
Height: 66 – 71cms.
Weight: 34 -41 kg.
Given the correct exercise this breed should not have health problems
remaining in good health.
They are not usually recommended for small dwellings or flats.
Alaskan Huskies are very active indoors and do best with a fenced
large garden. Because of their heavy coats, these dogs prefer cool
climates. One has to use common sense with respect to maintaining
them in the heat by providing adequate shade and air conditioning.
This breed prefers to live in packs.
Alaskan Huskies need a fair amount of exercise with at least two
long walks allowing them to run.Take caution excessively exercising
in warm weather. They need a large garden or outside space with
a high fence, but bury a boundary at the base of the fence because
they are likely to dig their way out and go off hunting.
About 12-15 years.
The coat does not need much care except during the twice a year
heavy moulting season, when they have to be combed thoroughly with
a metal comb.