Husky origin

Husky origin

Husky origin  Siberian Husky dog has been brought to Alaska from eastern Siberia in 1909. For northern nations pulling dog was important to tow sled which carried hunting and transportation. The first mention of the Siberian Husky is associated to the  Chukchi tribe (Siberian Apache). Chukchi people take great care about farming because they wanted to breed dogs that will meet their needs: that in a short time can move a greater distance, to have a good sense of direction, to withstand extreme cold and lack of food, that is polar climate conditions. 

Husky origin ChukchiThey made selection of puppies immediately after a few months of their lives, they killed the poor dogs and the best dogs while left towing and steaming. During the growing, Chukchi people made further selection of dogs which was performed by observing the dogs through their work activity when towing a sled. With that proceedings they have got the dogs with the current characteristics of the Siberian Husky, strong, fast, durable, with good orientation, which submitted by a variety of difficult living conditions, and other important husky facts.

 Most of people thought Siberian Huskies are weak and small dogs, but because of their ideal characteristics soon people realized that the Siberian Huskies dogs are ideal for towing the sled. Because they are small and durable dogs and because of husky temperament they are the most ideal for hauling sledges, but some dog breeders are not accepted that and they came sled racing competitions in which sled were pulled with different dogs. 

 The first race was held between the two hunters when they wanted to prove to each other that have faster dogs. The first recorded race was held between the two cities in northern Alaska (Nome & Candle) in 1908 and the track was long and 408 kilometers traveled for 119 hours. 
Husky origin BaltoHusky origin Balto The event which opened the door admission Siberian Husky occurred 1925th year in Alaska in Nome, which was engulfed with disease diphtheria. The problem was that the city didn't have any cure, and the cure should result from a neighboured town who was 600 miles away. At that time there was no air transport and other ways to get to that place. So on this cold and snowy north, the only remaining option to save the sick, was that the sled dog cross 1000 miles and bring drugs. In this impossible mission embarked Gunnar Kasson second February 1925th with his team of dogs. About this event a lot of people has heard around the world, and immediately wanted to join with their sleds. In one of the teams has been a dog who has become famous because of his successes all over the world. His name is Balto, and he crossed the distance to the city Nome driven by his owner Gunnar Kasson. In this way the Siberian Husky, Balto, with his intelligence, instinct and sense of orientation has saved many times the life of its owner. And not only him, but he also came to the place, and so saved the people from the catastrophe.
  In 1973, in his honor, in Central Park in New York, was placed the sculpture and also was made the film about this event. 
Husky origin Balto sculpture
  Every year there is a race in his honor, and the race is on the same route as the teams of dogs went a first time.
 Because of their unique characteristics Siberian Husky breed was accepted by the AKC (American Kennel Club) 1930. And the first official standard have been published 1932.

   In the mid fifties Siberian Huskies came up to Europe where they  began to grow and gain their lovers. From that time are also began to hold races in Europe with huskies.

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