The Siberian Husky as their name suggests originates from Eastern Siberia where they were used as sleigh dogs by the Chukchi. Known for their tremendous stamina and good looks, the Siberian Husky is a very popular choice both as a family pet and companion dog. They are athletic, alert and enjoy being around other Huskies rather than being on their own. The Siberian Husky is not the best choice for first time owners, but in the right hands and living with people who are familiar with the breed and therefore known how to train and handle them, they thrive in a home environment making them a good choice as a family pet.
During the 19th century, the Chukchis used the Siberian Husky as sleigh dogs and they treated them extremely well with both man and dog living alongside each other in complete harmony. They depended on one another to survive in what is often extremely harsh conditions. Siberian Huskies were first seen in Alaska early in the 20th century and at that time they were still called Chuckchis. Because these dogs proved themselves to be incredibly fast at sled racing which was a very popular sport during this period of time, Siberian Huskies were soon to taken to compete in the States where they were renamed "Siberian Huskies".
Huskies are known to be one of the oldest known breeds on the planet and over time the breed has not changed from the dogs seen way back in the 19th century. Today, the Siberian Husky has become a popular choice as family pets and companion dogs both here in the UK and elsewhere in the world thanks to their lovely looks, affectionate and loyal natures.