Alaskan Husky is one of the most common sled dogs in the world

The Alaskan Husky is an athletic working dog that arose from a cross between several similar yet distinctive breeds, most likely originating almost 10,000 years ago.

Genetically, it’s a close relative of the Alaskan Malamute and the Siberian Husky.

It was later crossed with a few European breeds, including German pointers and the Saluki. Some of these animals even have some recent wolf heritage.

It was bred to perform specific tasks needed in areas of Alaska and Canada, like transportation, hauling logs, sled racing, and delivering supplies to remote locations.

Capable of enduring the harsh climates of the frigid north, the Alaskan Huskies are excellent sled dogs and companions that belong to the spitz group.


The spitz dogs are characterized by thick white fur, pointed ears, long muzzles, and curled tails.

However, because there isn’t a set breed standard, the Alaskan Husky can come in many different physical permutations and characteristics.

It’s also covered with a mixture of white, black, gray, brown, and even red fur.