10 reasons why the siberian husky is an amazing breed

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They’re strikingly beautiful and exceptionally friendly, but those are only two of the many reasons that Siberian Huskies are amazing dogs and worthy of admiration. Here are 10 more:

Huskies were developed as working sled dogs over thousands of years by the Chukchi people living in the Siberian peninsula of northeast Asia. The area is home to one of the most hostile and extreme climates in the world—where winds can reach 100 miles per hour and temperatures can drop to 100 degrees below zero. With teams of up to 20 dogs pulling their sleds out onto the ice in their search for food, the Chukchi relied on the dogs for survival, and the dogs were central to the people’s life and culture.

Siberian sled dogs were used by the U.S. Army during World War II for Arctic search and rescue of downed pilots and cargo. “Rescues of crews of planes which had crashed were often collaborations between search planes and sleds. First a recon plane would locate the wreck by the aid of radio, visual signals, or scouting. In flying back to the base, personnel on the plane would survey the quickest and safest approach for a dog team. A transport plane then loaded drivers, dogs and sleds, and landed them as close as possible to the scene of the disaster. READ MORE…

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