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Old 12-26-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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Default Siberian or alaskan husky

My kids got a 2 year old dog for christmas and i was wondering what kind of breed it is it looks like a siberian and an alaskan husky how can you tell the difference in color and size?

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Old 12-26-2011, 04:58 PM   #2
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From the Northern California Siberian Husky Club:

What is the difference between a Siberian Husky, an Alaskan Malamute, and an Alaskan Husky?
Although all of these breeds (and a few others) trace their heritage to northern climes, there are some distinct differences between them. The Malamute is a large, draft animal. Although similar in appearance to the Siberian, you will find some notable differences: the Malamute is about double the size of a Siberian; the ears of Malamutes are also set much lower on a much broader head; and Malamutes tend to bark more than Siberians. The Alaskan Husky is not a pure-bred dog. Generally, the name "Alaskan Husky" is one given to a cross-bred animal produced for sled dog racing. This is generally some sort of hound (for more of a sprint-racing animal with longer legs) crossed with a Siberian (for more ability to survive in the cold). Siberians are a pure-bred dog, domesticated long ago by the Chukchi natives of northern Siberia. They are more of a distance runner, and a much more moderate dog than the Malamute.
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darkanjel76, welcome to the forum! How about posting a picture of your pup?

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