husky life span and facts

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A black and white male Siberian Husky
Other names Chukcha, Chuksha
Nicknames Sibe, Husky
Country of origin Siberia, Russia
Weight Male 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg)
Female 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg)
Height Male 21–23.5 inches (53–60 cm)
Female 20–22 inches (51–56 cm)
Coat Thick double coat – thick undercoat and soft outer coat
Color All colors from black to white
Litter size 6–8 puppies[1]
Life span 12–15 years

The Siberian Husky (Russian: Сибирский хаски, Sibirskiy haski, “Siberian husky”) is a medium-size, wolf-like, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in eastern Siberia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognisable by its thickly furred double coat, sickle tail, erect triangular ears, and distinctive markings.

Huskies are an active, energetic, and resilient breed whose ancestors came from the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic. Siberian Huskies were bred by the Chukchi of Northeastern Asia to pull heavy loads long distances through difficult conditions. The dogs were imported into Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush and later spread into the United States and Canada. They were initially sent to Alaska and Canada as sled dogs but rapidly acquired the status of family pets and show dogs.

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