The huskies stand apart from the hound type dogs.
“Take me to the winter area, provide me with a dog sled and keep the rest yourself!” – once said a famous traveler, Knud Rasmussen, who managed to make the biggest dog sled travel ever (it routed from the Hudson Bay to Chukotka peninsular). In general, they made 18 thousand kilometers.
It was once that people tried to replace the hound dogs with technical equipment. Fortunately, the dog sleds become popular again all around the world during the last years. Today you can find a racing sleddog kennels in every part of the world, starting from the Buffin Island in the Canadian Arctic archipelago and ending up with Japan and Australia; from Sweden and Norway to Germany and Italy.
The traditional Alaskan sled dog racing that took place in the last century, are now wide popular even in the countries with no snow. The dogs are put into the special sleds in those countries.
The following hounds are known worldwide: the Norwegian grey and black hounds, Samoyed hounds, the Siberian Huskies (in America the word “husky” means “Eskimo”), Greenland hounds and the Alaskan Malamute dogs.
The sled dogs, which don’t relate to some specific species and are considered to be large half-breed dogs that are well-adapted to the northern weather conditions – are good helpers in taking the extensive off-road trips. The hound dogs are not aggressive towards people unless the human interrupts them while the race. They are quick-learners, work hard and live according the pack law.
All the sled dogs are not demanding in food, very tolerant, can starve for a while, and sleep in the snow and still do their best.
The husky dogs are independent, man-cooperative, and try to do everything equally.
You shouldn’t keep a husky in the flat, though, if you keep it in the countryside conditions they seem to be priceless.