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Siberian Husky & American Husky

Are All Huskies Siberian

When people think of huskies, they often think of the majestic Siberian Husky. However, there are many types of huskies, and not all of them are from Siberia. In fact, there are several different types of huskies that come from all over the world. In this article you will learn about the two most popular breeds of Husky.

Where are Huskies From?

The Siberian Husky is a type of dog that was originally bred in Siberia. As their name suggests, they are well-suited to cold climates thanks to their thick fur coats and require frequent grooming. They were originally bred as working dogs and were often used to pull sleds or herd reindeer.

Nowadays, Siberian Huskies are still used as working dogs in some parts of the world but are also popular pets. They are known for being friendly, social creatures that get along well with people and other pets, including cats. However, they are high-maintenance when it comes to grooming, exercise and training.

What Types of Huskies are There?

There are two predominant types of huskies, Siberian and the Malamute. These two species of Huskies differ greatly in size but not so much in temperament.

Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is certainly an impressive breed with a fascinating history. Their wolf-like appearance and huge size make them stand out among other sled dog breeds, and their close association with wolves can be traced back to the Mahlemute tribe’s deliberate mating practices thousands of years ago. These strong and resilient dogs were not only used for traditional tasks such as hunting and hauling, but also forged a unique bond with their owners as companions and sources of warmth in harsh Alaskan winters. Though they may require more space and attention than your average domestic pup, it is easy to see why the Alaskan Malamute remains a beloved breed to this day.

Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is a beautiful and popular dog breed that originates from Siberia in Russia. They are famous for their stunning eye color, and they have a longer coat than their cousin, the Alaskan Husky. Siberian Huskies are also known for being very active and requiring a lot of exercise, so they are not the best breed for people who live a sedentary lifestyle. Siberian Huskies also require regular brushing, especially during seasonal transitions, to keep their coats healthy and prevent mats from forming. Finally, Siberian Huskies can weigh up to 50+ pounds, so they are not suitable for apartments or small homes.
While Siberian and Malamute are the most popular types of husky, there are many other types of huskies from all over the world, including the following:

  • American Klee Klai
  • Chinook
  • American Eskimo Dog (Standard, Mini & Toy)
  • White Husky
  • Samoyed
  • Agouti Husky
  • Alaskan Husky
  • Sakhalin Husky
  • Labrador Husky
  • Akita Inu
  • American Akita
  • Keeshond
  • Norwegian Elkhound
  • Shepsky
  • MacKenzie River Huske
  • Canadian Eskimo Dog
  • Utonagan
  • Pomeranian Husky
  • Hug Dog
  • Sakhalin Husky
  • Swedish Vallhund
  • Utonagan

Huskies are a type of dog that come in many shapes and sizes from all over the world. Whether you’re looking for a working dog or a loyal companion, there’s sure to be a type of husky that’s right for you! If you are looking to adopt or foster a Husky please make sure to contact us.