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Grooming: Occasional brushing and combing, especially when coat is moulting is sufficient for Huskies. The coat tends to look better when dog is kept outdoors in a kennel.
Exercise: Substantial exercise is essential for these dogs and they are an ideal breed for anyone wishing to be involved in sport of dog-sledging. Huskies are well known for their speed and owners usually exercise them in front of a sledge at least twice a week. An alternative activity is having these dogs run alongside a cycle to burn energy. Siberian Huskys are known to wander and need to be kept in a fenced off backyard.
History: Much of this breed's history is unknown, but it is fairly certain that these dogs remained pure with no outcrosses for centuries. One theory suggests that Chukchis Eskimos had to develop a sledge dog capable of travelling great distances, for their ongoing search for food. Siberian Husky's were greatly admired by early explorers and were used to carry life saving anti-toxins during a diphtheria epidemic in 1925, to Alaskan city of Nome.
For anyone who is considering a Siberian Husky as a pet, it is advisable to contact a specialist in Arctic dogs and/or breed society, to help make an informed decision. Because Siberian Huskys do not like to be left alone, it is usually a good idea to get two of these dogs for companionship.
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