The versatile Siberian Husky is has been our helper for a long time and across many, many miles! They are believed to descend from sled dogs developed and employed by the Chukchi Tribe of Siberia. Many Americans first came to know them when they were used in the 1908 All-Alaskan Sweepstakes, 408-mile long dogsled race. During WW2 they served in the Army’s Arctic Search and Rescue Unit. Siberian Huskies are generally regarded as hardy, low maintenance dogs, but they do need outlets for their boundless energy and regular brushing to keep their thick, double coats in good condition. They are adaptable, affectionate family members and do well in a variety of roles, be it pulling your sled or visiting the nursing home as a therapy dog. They have a strong prey instinct, necessitating proactive training and caution around small animals and other situations where sudden movement may incite a chase.