The husky dog is a name of several types and breeds of dogs that are normally used as sled dogs in countries like New Zealand, Alaska and some parts of the United States of America. Bespoke to the northern regions of the world as sled dogs, their popularity as home pets have increased of late.
Now no more is their visage wrapped in plastic in many products and mascots for sports teams, the loyal and strong husky dog is now a prominent feature in many a dog lover's house and home all over the world. There are more than 5 breeds of huskies, from the popular Alaskan husky, the Mackenzie Rive Husky, the Sakhalin Husky and of course what list would be complete without the Siberian and Tamaskan Husky.
Huskies are considered the perfect companion by many of their owners, probably because of the fact that they are extremely loyal and especially the older breeds - which are very alert to their owners need and extremely well behaved in most situations.
Alaskan huskies are very energetic, which makes them excellent for families with energetic kids and they are one of the choice dogs for pet owners who need someone to have their daily run with. As dogs go, these breed of dogs are really very energetic, so they need a lot of space to run and play.
In much less sedate areas of Alaska, huskies are used by moose and humans alike to serve as sentries, warning if an oncoming large predator like a wolf or a bear is approaching. Like many dogs, when they form an attachment to an owner, they are very protective dogs and form a very instantaneous reaction with little kids and children.
Nowadays, the Siberian husky breed is gaining popularity as one of the best companion dogs in the world today. They are very strong and very industrious dogs, also a member of the Spitz family. Known to be a very gentle and playful dog, often cheerful with a cheeky and wilful side to it, it is an extremely docile dog and does very well with children and families. Like the Alaskan husky, it is also very protective - probably because it is known for its watch dogging capabilities in Russia.
Now many dog houses offered very cute and very tame Siberian husky. With a smooth and dense coat and some markings on the head, the Siberian husky is an easily recognisable dog. Health wise, you need not worry much because most members of this breed and the Spitz dog family are extremely healthy in any condition.
Afflictions that come with old age are inevitable but it does not suffer from normal dog related or breed specific problems. It all depends on the climate and the sort of food you feed the husky. It normally prefers to live in cooler climates and doesn't like apartments that are closed in. If you have a yard, it would be great. You will find that the husky is a perfect companion dog in every sense of the word.