The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog breed, not to be confused with the Alaskan Malamute.
Even though they look similar, the Siberian Husky has a much thicker fur coat, erect triangular ears and distinctive markings and is smaller than the Alaskan Malamute.
Their blue or multi-colored eyes and striking facial masks only add to the appeal of this breed which originated in Siberia.
Full-grown males can get to 21 to 24 inches (53 to 61 centimeters) and weigh 45 to 60 pounds (20 to 27 kilograms).
It is an active, energetic, resilient breed whose ancestors lived in the extreme cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic and was used as a sled dog for its ability to pull a loaded sled.
However, it is interesting to note that the people of Nome referred to the Siberian Huskies as “Siberian Rats” due to their size when compared to the Malamute dogs.