The Siberian Husky (Russian: сибирский хаски, "Sibirsky hasky") is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
AKC Video (link - https://youtu.be/UHVDHWi5Fjo😞
View more videos on AKC's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmericanKennelClub
SCC Video (link - https://youtu.be/4I_XIxInkHM😞
View more videos on SCC's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKR90_uWp8dUNpGTfQ_y_Zw
See: The German Kennel Club (VDH) for information and video (if available).
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Video (link - https://youtu.be/5bVpvc5gYcA):
This and other breed videos are available in full length here: www.meisterpetztv.de
SHCA Illustrated Standard: https://www.shca.org/illustrated-standard-1
Other Names for Breed:
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Country of origin: Russia
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
2.Finland: FKC Database: https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?R=270
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch (Category 2)
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Finland: Jalostuksen tavoiteohjelma 1.1.2017-31.12.2021 Siperianhusky
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages:
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Finland: Suomalainen Siperianhusky seura
Sweden: SPHKs Rasklubb för Siberian Husky
US: Siberian Husky Club of America, Inc