Jada asked in PetsDogs · 10 years ago

Is my husky siberian or alaskan?

She is tall lean and white blue eyes and so cute and all the funny faces she makes . She likes the outside but she rather be inside with me and my daughters. http://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1685765616728...

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  • 10 years ago
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    Unless you are a musher or purchased your dog from one, I would not classify your dog as an Alaskan regardless of heritage. Alaskan is a term that is based more on function than on type or pedigree - if it has four legs, pulls a sled, and isn't a purebred something else, it is an Alaskan Husky. Conversely, it doesn't matter the breed or mix, if it doesn't pull a sled and wasn't born in a musher's kennel, I don't care the mix, it's not an Alaskan Husky. Mushers will often add Siberian Husky, various hound breeds, and Pointer to their lines in addition to all sorts of who-knows-what that pull sleds well and quickly (or steadily in the case of the endurance racer), so your dog's physical description (tall) makes me think more of the type often seen in some lines of Alaskans than in correct, stockier Siberian Huskies. I would call her a "Husky Mix" and move on with life, personally, but here are a few photos of Siberians and Alaskans so you can see the physical differences.





    Alaskans (showing great variation in type):






    Information on the "land race" of Alaskan Husky:


    Source(s): dog trainer in northern state, know working Alaskans & Siberians
  • 10 years ago

    Link doesn't work.

    Alaskan Huskies are mutts. They are mongrel dogs bred primarily from siberian huskies, but mixed with various shepherds, sighthounds, and anything else that possesses certain traits a competitive musher is looking for. They vary in size, shape, and temperament. Many don't look like huskies at all.

    The Siberian Husky is a purebred dog. Google Siberian Husky. If your dog does not closely resemble those dogs it's likely a mix. Note that being a husky mix is not necessarily what makes a dog an alaskan husky. Alaskan huskies are selectively bred with maintained pedigrees. They are bred primarily for working drive and traits that lend to a better sled dog.

  • Dogzzz
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    The Siberian Husky is a breed of dog. The Alaskan Husky is a type of dog often bred for sled dog racing. Where did you get your dog, and what were you told she is?

  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Photo link does not work.

    Right click on the actual photo

    Click Properties when the box pops up

    The go to Image Url and copy the link

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Please upload a legit photo?

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