Husky-type spitz dogs originated from Siberia's frigid Chukchi Peninsula to haul cargo and accompany Chukchi and other Siberian tribes.
When settlers arrived in Alaska during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush era, Siberian sled dogs proved indispensable for Arctic travel and transporting heavy loads.
Breeds like the ancestors of today's Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute pulled life-saving delivery sleds to isolated Alaska
The 1925 Nome Serum Run, a sled dog relay transporting vital medicine 675 miles demonstrated the heartiness of these spitz breeds.
As transportation modernized, the Siberian Husky, Malamute and related Samoyed migrated south as beloved family pets and show dogs
Today, Northern dog breeds like Siberian Huskies and Malamutes retain their wolf-like appearance, thick coats and strong prey drive recalling their sled pulling past.
Looks & Temperament
Truly all-weather, all-terrain canines having journeyed across Siberia and the Americas alongside indigenous peoples and intrepid pioneers