July 28, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
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lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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Siberian Husky Dog & Puppy Breed Information
Siberian Huskies average 23” of lithe muscle wrapped in a luxurious wolf-like coat. He is the roadster of sled dogs, capable of great speed and endurance as proven by the heroic diphtheria serum transport which saved human lives in Nome, Alaska.


Siberian Husky Puppy & Breed Information


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The Siberian Husky evolved in Alaska from Chukchi (Asian) sled dogs.  The sport of sled racing may have saved the swift-footed Husky from extinction and the now-famous Iditarod race cemented his utilitarian fame.


Siberian Husky Coat, Color, Care: The dense, double coat is medium length, non-matting and easy care except when shedding.  The Siberian comes in all colors, from black to white and all shades in between.  Markings are of no importance to the ability of the breed although silver-grey and reds are popular for the dog show ring.


Siberian Husky Personality: The breed is friendly, gentle, alert and outgoing. Non-territorial, the Siberian Husky is not a guard dog but he is a traveler that requires a fenced yard.  He accepts strangers and gets along with other dogs once pack order is established.  Siberians love to sing (howl) and like Malamutes, can be delightfully talkative! 


Exercise Requirements: Make no mistake, the Siberian Husky was made to run.  He requires strenuous exercise to stay mentally and physically fit.  Summer carts and snow sleds for the sheer fun and healthy exercise are popular with owners.  A Siberian Husky deprived of his heritage will become unhealthy, frustrated and even destructive.


Health Concerns: Health Concerns: Hip dysplasia and luxating patellas (knees) are common with fast growing breeds (like Huskies) but can be modified by diet and proper exercise.  Eye problems (entropion, ectropion, PRA) and other disorders are considered hereditary and puppies should be from cleared parents.  Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is most often the result of environmental factors, including medication side effects.  A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.


More Siberian photos, puppy pictures, the Official Siberian Husky Breed Standard, national club information, and Husky puppies for sale from Gold Star Breeders.
Siberian Husky AKC Standard
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