Koruridge Rhodesian Ridgebacks & Siberian Huskies

History of the breed

History of the breed

The Siberian husky descends from the Chukchi Sled Dog, whice was bred in the Soviet Artic for over 3000 years before it was introduced to North America. The nomadic tribes taht bred the dogs used them to pull sleds and herd reindeer. Like all sled dogs, the breed is able to work hard for long periods of time with little food. In the late 1800's, a fur trader named Olaf Swenson brought the first Chukchi's to North America and began a successful breeding. The dogs soon gained popularity as excellent participants in the growing sport of sled-racing. The most famous team driver of the time was a Norwegain, Leonhard Seppala, who won the All-Alaska Sweepstakes three years in a row. He later moved to the States and contributed a great deal to the breeding program of Siberian Huskies on this continent. The breed was officially recognised and renamed the Siberian Husky in 1939. Since then, the popuar breed has worked its way into the hearts of many families as a devoted pet.

Temperament: The Siberain Husky is very friendly and gentle. This dog is neither overly aggresive with other dogs nor suspicious of strangers.

Upkeep: This is an active dog, bred to run tirelessly for miles. It needs ample excercise, either in the form of a long jog or a long run off leash in a safe area. It loves to pull and enjoys cold weather. It can live outdoors or in cold climates, but ideally it can divide its time between indoors and out. Its coat needs to brushing one or two times a week - daily during periods of heaviest shedding.


Contact Details

Liz & Tivon Coles
Tauranga, NZ
Phone : 021 2505487
Email : [email protected]