Siberian Husky Essay, Research Paper
Siberian Huskies are thought to have come from Siberia
when there was a land bridge between Alaska and Siberia.
The Siberian Husky has some very unusual characteristics.
Some of the characteristics are behavioral and some are
physical. Overall the Siberian Husky is a beautiful, trustworthy
and loyal companion to its master and family.
Some of the Siberian Huskies unusual physical traits can be
found in their eyes. The Siberian Husky can have blue eyes or
brown eyes or one of eye of each color (to have one of each
color is a physical flaw). It also has a strong compact body
which help them trap and kill their pray; strong straight legs,
which enable them to run with long hopping strides; a deep
chest, which allows them to knock their pray off their feet; and a
curved bushy tail, such as a fox. (Sled Dogs, 21-2). The
Siberian Husky has two layers of fur; an under-coat and an
outer-coat. The under-coat is designed to protect them from the
rain and snow and keeps them warm in the winter, therefore,
allowing them to be able to be sled dogs. The outer-coat is to
protect them from stinging bugs, ticks, thorny bushes and ice.
Some of the unusual behavioral traits that Huskies are known
to have are their relationship with their masters is one that must
be built over time. The Husky does not trust immediately, their
trust must be earned. The Husky likes to explore new areas and
are curious animals by nature. They wonder from their domain
in order to conquer new territory. The Huskies are strong-willed
and stubborn dogs. They are very territorial but also remain
gentle and friendly with their master and family. If their master
abuses them they will become very aggressive and are likely to
turn and attack their owner. They are very good family dogs,
they are especially good with children. (Animal Behavior
This particular dog is used for dog sledding because it is
strong, can run long distances and their bodies can withstand the
bitter cold weather. In addition, the Husky is used for hunting
and as a watch dog. Huskies have keen senses, they can hunt
well and can run fast. (Compton s)
The Siberian Husky is a hunter by nature. They hunt for
their meals, and eat a variety of different wild meets and weeds.
Some of the most common foods of the Husky are snow rabbits,
deer and raw meats, unless they are domesticated. A
domesticated Husky will eat processed dog food and/or table
scraps; which ever the master desires to feed them.
Some accomplishments of the Siberian Husky are that in
1909 the first all Siberian Husky dog sled team was formed to
race in the All Alaskan Sweepstakes Race. The Husky was
recognized as an official breed by the American Kennel Club in
1930. (The Complete Dog Book 113-7).
I think the Siberian Husky is an excellent dog for a family to own. It will
provide a good companion as well as an effective watch dog because it is
very protective of its owner and family. From experience I have found out
that the Siberian Husky is a very loyal and intelligent dog. They listen and
learn well as long as the proper amount of time is devoted to the Husky s