Alaskan Husky

Alaskan Husky Facts:

The name “alaska” comes from the Native American tribe called the Kalaallisut. They lived in Alaska and were known as the original inhabitants of Alaska. Their language was similar to English. The word “husky” comes from the Eskimo words for dog or wolf (kulluk).

Husky puppies are born with their fur completely black. After they grow older, their fur gradually turns white. The coloration of the huskies’ coats varies greatly depending on where they live and what time of year it is. Some have lighter colored coats than others, but all have a distinctive look when fully grown. There are two main types of huskies; Siberian Husky and White Alaskan Husky.

Siberian Husky Facts:

The Siberian Husky is one of the most popular breeds today. It originated in Russia and became very popular there. Since then, it has spread throughout much of Europe and Asia. The breed was originally bred to hunt polar bears, but now they are used for other purposes such as sled dogs, search and rescue teams, police dogs, military dogs, border patrol dogs etc.. They are also used for hunting elk and moose.

They are also kept as family pets and can make good pets. Their double coat protects them from the harsh cold. It is hard for moisture to get to their skin.

White Alaskan Husky Facts:

The white alaskan husky is a less common breed of siberian husky. They are sometimes known as ghost or phantom huskies.

Sources & references used in this article:

Alaskan Husky encephalopathy–a canine neurodegenerative disorder resembling subacute necrotizing encephalomyelopathy (Leigh syndrome) by O Brenner, JJ Wakshlag, BA Summers… – Acta …, 2000 – Springer

Subacute necrotising encephalopathy in an Alaskan husky by JJ Wakshlag, A Lahunta, T Robinson… – Journal of small …, 1999 – Wiley Online Library

Genome-wide association analysis identifies a mutation in the thiamine transporter 2 (SLC19A3) gene associated with Alaskan Husky encephalopathy by KM Vernau, JA Runstadler, EA Brown, JM Cameron… – PloS one, 2013 – journals.plos.org

Seasonal variations in blood volume and circulating metabolite levels of the Husky dog by JP Hannon, JL Durrer – American Journal of Physiology …, 1963 – journals.physiology.org

Participation in a 1,000-mile race increases the oxidation of carbohydrate in Alaskan sled dogs by BF Miller, JC Drake, FF Peelor III… – Journal of Applied …, 2015 – journals.physiology.org