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About Alaskan Dogs

Below you will find facts about the different kinds of breeds that we adopt. Please let us know if you have any more to add!

Alaskan Husky

  • Alaskan huskies are actually a mixed breed! Originally bred in Alaskan villages from a mix of various Northern breeds, including the Siberian Husky, Greyhound, and the German Shorthaired-Pointer. She is still bred today for use as a sled dog in dog sled racing, a winter dog sport that takes place in Alaska.
  • They have extreme endurance. Some can even race for a distance of up to 1,000 miles!
  • They're extremely active and love to exercise.
  • They're usually very healthy dogs, living up to 15 years.
  • Alaskan Malamutes

    Klee Kai

  • Klee Kai are made of four different breeds! Alaskan Huskies, Siberian Huskies, American Eskimo Dog, and the Schipperke all played a role in the development of the Klee Kai.
  • They come in four different colors: grey and white, black and white, red and white, and all white. Within these colors exists subcategories: jet black and white, dilute black and white, wolf grey ahnd white, silver and white, dark red and white, or cinnamon red and white.
  • They have separation anxiety, so be sure to keep this in mind if you intend to adopt one!
  • American Eskimo

  • They originated in Germany, not America.
  • They became circus dogs in the late 19th century.
  • They come in three different sizes: Toy, Miniature, and Standard.
  • Siberian Husky

  • Many huskies have blue eyes. They may also have heterochromia - two different eye colors.
  • They also have “snow noses”, or multi-colored noses.
  • They were used during World War II by the US ARmy to transport provisions, medice, and mail.
  • Samoyed

  • The dogs are from Siberia. Because of the cold temperatures, the iconic “smile” that they wear is evolutionary, to prevent drool from coming out of the corners of their mouths, causing icicles.
  • Their unique double coat means that they shed a lot, but the upside is the coat can be used to knit!
  • Also due to their coat, they actually partake in catlike grooming. Brushing and combing is still required, though.
  • Greenland

  • They are direct descendants of wolves. Due to this, this particular breed is not recommended for inexperienced owners. A strong, dominant owner is necessary to raise this dog.
  • They have large, bushy tails that they curl over their noses when they sleep.
  • Seppala Siberian Sled Dog

  • While they look very similar to wolves, they are actually gentle giants.
  • Like the Greenland, they require a very strong and assertive owner to raise and take care of them. They become destructive if bored for too long.
  • They shed a lot. To the point you may not see your floor. But the beautiful coat this dog has more than makes up for the mess!
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