Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is a breed that often gets grouped in with breeds such as the Alaskan Malamute and the Samoyed. This is due to the fact that they are all thought to be direct descendants of the original sled dog. Like the Alaskan malamute, DNA researched has discovered that this is one of the oldest surviving breeds of dogs in documented history. When Caucasians made expeditions to Inuit land they called the people of the Inuit tribes “huskies”. The word husky in the breed was named after these tribes. Siberian in this dog’s breed’s name comes from Siberia, as it is thought to have come from the idea that sled dogs or Eskimo would cross the “land bridge” of the Bering Strait, which is on the way to Alaska.

A lot of different breeds that have been thought to be descendants of these dogs are found all over the Northern Hemisphere. Some of these places include Siberia, Canada, Greenland, and Labrador. Although, it is not that uncommon to see one of these dogs in Chicago these days as breeders are doing a great job at making them available to dog lovers.

The Siberian Husky has many of the same characteristics of the Alaskan Malamute as well as many other husky breeds. These dogs, due to their natural environments throughout history have a much thicker coat than a lot of other breeds. This can prove to be troublesome sometimes if in the heat of a Chicago summer. They tend to come in many different colors and patterns. Most commonly they have white markings n their paws, tails, and face. Some of the colors that this breed commonly comes in include white or black and white, copper-red and white, grey and white, and pure white. Although it is not uncommon for some of these dogs to have a blondish color in their coats, and this tends to give them a wolf like appearance. One of the most stunning features of this breed is their eyes. Typically they are either brown or blue, but in some cases they will have one blue and one brown eye. A lot of owners and breeders prefer the dog to have one of each color eyes due to the fact that they are rare, thus unique. The eyes also tend to be an almond like shape.

These dogs have adapted quite well to city living in Chicago considering their natural habitat is pretty much the polar opposite. They are extremely loyal dogs; however they require a lot of attention that might not be possible if you are the type of person that leads a busy Chicago lifestyle. They are extremely active and require a lot of space to exercise, so the average apartment won’t really give them what they need. It’s important to note that they are instinctively guard dogs and quite protective. However they can be very friendly towards everyone, including children, it trained properly. A lot of people in Chicago are looking for a unique dog that will stand out amongst a crowd. If this is the case, than this might be the perfect pet for you. If you are willing to put the time in that’s necessary to train and take care of this breed it can make the perfect family dog for any Chicago household.