Siberian Husky History

Siberian Husky HistoryNative to Siberia, the Siberian Husky was brought to Alaska in 1909. The Siberian Husky was originated by the Chukchi people of northeastern Asia as an endurance sled dog. When changing conditions forced these semi-nomadic natives to expand their hunting grounds, they responded by developing a unique breed of sled dog, which met their special requirements and upon which their very survival depended.

In the winter of 1925, when a diphtheria epidemic broke out in the isolated town of Nome, Alaska, a relay of dog teams brought life-saving serum from distant Nenana. This heroic endeavor earned national prominence for the drivers and their dogs. One of these drivers, Leonard Seppala, brought his team of Siberian Huskies, descendants of the original imports from Siberia, to the United States on a personal appearance tour. While in New England he competed in sled dog races and again proved the superiority of Siberian Huskies over the native dogs. The New England drivers and pioneer fanciers acquired foundation stock, earned AKC recognition for the breed in 1930, and founded the Siberian Husky Club of America in 1938.

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Unfortunately, there is a need for Siberian Husky rescue groups because their owners are not familiar with the breed or informed as to their characteristics and traits.
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South Florida Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization. We assist in finding homes for abused / neglected and abandoned purebred Siberian Huskies.
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South Florida Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc. operates on a simple philosophy: We believe that every dog deserves a chance for a quality life.
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A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352.
Florida State Registration number is #CH12548. 100% of each contribution received by SFSHR, Inc. goes towards the care and placement of the rescue dogs in our care.
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