Alaskan Husky


50 to 60 cm

Very different, depending on the breeding goal 17-50 kg

The Alaskan Husky is a type of dog that can be grown in different lines. Original breeding goal was finding a perfect sled dog.

Origin and History

Even with the rise of the sled -dog racing to the early 20th century began in Alaska, the local dogs ( "Indian dogs," rather wolf-like ) to cross with huskies as the Siberian Huskies to obtain the optimal sled dog for the race. In the course of time came in the breed at that hounds and greyhounds. The dogs were bred to control more precisely the requirements of the race to go.


The range of Alaskans today is very wide: from 50kg dog Trapper everything is up to 17 kg lightweight racing dog to be found. In spite of different size and different weight, they have much in common: an irrepressible, persistent desire to work, hard, tough paws, dense and weatherproof coat, frugality, compatibility with other dogs and especially to man. There are some very well-known breeding lines that already reach almost racial character and leave their pedigrees traced back several generations. Target at all is less the appearance, but the healthy, efficient use dog.

By crossing with hounds and greyhounds this type was compatible with pack comrades and the people and lost some properties of polar dogs what zugutekam the function. A similar type of dog developed in Europe: the European sled dog.

For heavy race tends to be rather lighter type has been established: females should weigh 22 to 25 kg, and one male 25-27 kg. The race performance is enormous: the Alaskan Husky was over 32 km / h hold for a distance of 50 km. For distances of 80 to 100 km is an average speed of 25 to 27 km / h can be maintained. In long races like the Iditarod, the Alaskan Husky is capable of 240 km per day for 10 or more days to run.


The Alaskan Husky is a sled dog, family dog ​​but also as a companion dog use.