Thursday, January 6, 2011


Husky is a general term for several breeds of dogs used as sled dogs. Huskies were originally used as sled dogs in northern regions but are now also kept as pets. The word "husky" is a corruption of the derogative term "Eskie", also given to the Esquimaux tribes that came into contact with Europeans who made early expeditions into their lands. The most common huskies are the Siberian Husky and the Alaskan Husky.
Females weigh 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg), and males weigh 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg). Males height is about 21–23+12 inches (53–60 cm), and females are 20–22 inches (51–56 cm). The husky's life span is about 12–15 years.
Huskies are known for commonly having different colored eyes, known as heterochromia. The most common eye colors they have are brown and light blue. Huskies have thick fur to protect them from the harsh, cold weather, but it protects them against heat as well,although they like cold weather most.
Huskies are good family pets, but must have a patient and devoted owner who will spend lots of time training and playing with them. Husky owners must make time for training and exercising. These dogs may present difficulties for first time dog owners or people who are shy in public.

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