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Siberian Husky

Breed background

Once a generic term for a sled dog, the Siberian husky is now a breed in its own right. Today it may be bred for looks rather than speed and pulling ability, but the modern husky retains many of its working ancestors' characteristics, including the ability to shrug off cold temperatures and snowy ground.

Lupine looks

The husky is a member of the Spitz family of dogs, distinctive for their wolflike muzzles and ears, thick fur, and curled tails. Alaskan Malamutes are often mistaken for Siberian huskies, but the husky is smaller, with a lighter build. Like other northern dog breeds, the husky has a double coat, with a warm undercoat and a top coat of guard hairs. Coat colours include pure...

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