1. Huskies are born to run.
When–the–semi-nomadic–Chukchi–people–of Siberia had to–expand their–hunting grounds–some 3000–years ago, they–sought to–breed the–ideal–sled–dog.–These–dogs had to–have endurance, high–tolerance to–cold, and the ability–to survive–on very little–food. The–resulting–pups could–carry loads–over–long distances without–food or warmth. While there–is controversy as to how–pure the lineage–is, Siberian–Huskies are widely believed to be the closest–to the original–Chukchi–dogs.
2. Their skills impressed Alaskans.
Huskies–made–their–American debut in the–second year of the–All Alaska Sweepstakes–Race in 1909. Rumor–had it that these–canines were–superior–sled dogs; they proved the gossip true by–dominating the–racing competitions–in Alaska for the–following–decade.