We have around 30 Alaskan Huskies living with us and their origin is in Alaska in the early 20th century. They are good-natured by nature and want to get along well with other dogs and people. As slim and dainty as they sometimes are and it seems that they prefer to lie around comfortably and calmly, as soon as they are harnessed to the sled, their extremely sporty and energetic character comes to the fore.
There is no stopping them, the most adverse circumstances cannot stop them, with their fur and undercoat they can also withstand temperatures below minus 20 degrees.
The Alaskan Husky was “designed” to be the perfect sled dog, for example native dogs (wolf-like) were paired with Arctic dogs and Siberian Huskies in Alaska. This gave rise to dogs in the early days that were, above all, strong, could walk long distances, and had a good winter coat that could withstand the cold well. So that the requirements for speed and longer distances were also met, greyhounds, for example, were later included in the pairing.
The Alaskan Husky is mainly used as a long-distance dog and can achieve this in a very short time. They tend to be taller and leaner than a Siberian Husky and are very good eaters.
Unlike Siberian Husky or Arctic dogs, the Alaskan Husky is easier to handle, friendlier and more adaptable.
They are absolute adventurers and each one has a different character, meaning we have over 30 different MEs with us :). But that also makes it exciting and it’s just nice to find out what needs each individual dog has. A colorful potpourri that keeps us busy every day and gives us so much joy.
Alaskan Huskies live between about 11 and 15 years of age and because they are athletes they also require special and loving attention, nutrition and care. Our training is also specially tailored to this breed of dog.