The Alaskan Husky is a mixed breed that blends various northern breeds chosen for various desired skills. Other types of dogs exist under the category of the Alaskan Husky such as the freighting dogs; sprint Alaskans and distance Alaskans. The Alaskan Husky is predominantly defined by its purpose; an efficient sled dog.
The Alaskan Husky dog is considered a world-class sled dog and first choice for sled dog racing. These breeds of dogs are very valuable especially those that fulfill the demand for high-performance standards in dogsled racing. They often need dog booties when racing.
Alaskan Huskies weigh about 40 to 60 pounds for males and 35 to 55 pounds for females. Their colors and markings vary; any canine color or pattern of marking is possible. Their eyes may be of any color but their coats are almost always short to medium length, never long.
The Alaskan Husky is generally a healthy dog, hardy, and resistant to climate. However, it is prone to eat garbage because it has been bred to be a non-picky eater which could sometimes lead to bowel issues and diseases. Though there are several types of Alaskan Huskies varying in personality and disposition, they are generally very affectionate dogs.