Alaskan Huskies are not an actual breed of dog. Rather, they are a group of working dogs that are categorized by their ability to perform a certain function. Alaskan Huskies are proficient sled dogs that are usually larger and leaner than Siberian Huskies. They have long, muscular legs and a substantial tuck-up. Their coats are short or medium in length, and they are usually not as dense as those of the northern purebreds. The color and markings on this breed’s coat will totally vary. Their eyes can be blue in color, but are usually brown.
Predominately bred for work, Alaskan Huskies are intelligent, trainable, and have an independent streak. They are willful and stubborn, but also very gentle and kind. They have a cheerful disposition, and they make very loving pets. They are especially good with children and social with strangers. They do not bark much, and they aren’t particularly good watchdogs. They are laid-back, clever, and docile. Sometimes prone to getting bored or lonely, an Alaskan Husky needs plenty of companionship (ideally with other dogs) and a patient trainer. Alaskan Huskies generally make excellent companions, as long as an owner is understanding and dedicated of the breed.
The Alaskan Husky may become destructive if under exercised and under stimulated. Be sure to provide plenty of actives and chew toys.
Specific health concerns for Alaskan Huskies cannot be determined because they are not an actual breed. But as with any other sled dog, it’s important for Alaskan Huskies to be protected from the harsh, cold weather they work in. They frequently race in belly protectors and wear booties on their feet. Because this breed’s coat is less thick than that of the purebreds, they frequently require more care and attention on the trails. Their average life span is 12 to 15 years.
Alaskan Huskies are a crossed breed of dogs. They are derived from a mix of northern purebreds, most notably the Siberian Husky. Some lines may be descendants of wolves, but the breed is not considered to be a wolfdog. Alaskan Huskies are specifically bred for sledding and working. They are technically pedigreed, but are not considered pure.
Alaskan Huskies require little grooming. They are generally combed twice a year during heavy shedding season with a metal comb. The breed needs substantial exercise, but they shouldn’t exert themselves in warm weather. They require a large yard with a fence.
More brushing may be required in a warmer climate. They have a double coat with a softer undercoat that acts as a thermal layer. They need weekly combing to maintain a healthy coat. Some may need bi-daily combing.
If properly trained and sufficiently exercised, an Alaskan Husky can tolerate any size of environment. They are active both indoors and outdoors, and they prefer to live in packs. They are used to cold climates and are not comfortable in warm weather conditions.
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