At Nature Travels, we regularly receive questions from our guests regarding the huskies used on our dogsled tours. Typical questions include:
- What’s the difference between a Siberian Husky and an Alaskan Husky?
- What kind of huskies will I have on my tour?
- Will the huskies in my team be “pure-bred”?
Siberian Husky (along with Alaskan Malamute, Greenland dogs and Samoyeds) is a recognised breed (and can therefore be registered), while Alaskan Husky is not recognised as a distinct breed and the term is often used more generally to describe dogs suitable for and used in dog sledding. Alaskan Huskies can therefore be quite varied in terms of their size, build, colouring, etc.
The characteristics that make a good show dog are not necessarily the same as those which make a good working sled dog. Working dogs are bred and selected for qualities such as tolerance to low temperatures, stamina…
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