Sledge dogs, there are famous and less, and famous behind the sled, however, there is Santa Claus. However, let's get out of these clichés and, in unsuspecting times, let's tell what they are sledge dogs and what they do in life, besides towing.
They are very common or at least they are generally born where snowy or icy surfaces reign, i sledge dogs, the ones that the Inuit have used for centuries until they preferred the more modern snowmobiles.
Sled dogs: the story
In Europe, the use of sledge dogs it is known to date back to the end of the year 1000 and the sled itself was used as a means of transport until the nineteenth century, although some regulations such as that of the Versailles and Paris police prohibited the transit of vehicles pulled by dogs.
Sled dogs: the breeds
The best known sledge dogs I am the Siberian Husky, the Greenlandic, the Samoyed and the Malamute, but there is no shortage of rarer breeds to meet, especially rare in our area, which resemble much more wolves than to dogs.
It is nice to make their acquaintance, and who knows, maybe we will meet them around the corner, maybe in their parts. Are the'Utonagan, from the United Kingdom, vital and very intelligent dog, recommended to people with experience just as intelligent but not very docile is also the Tamaskan Dog, over 60 cm tall and with a very athletic physique. After all, he has to pull a sled.
Among the lesser known sled dogs there is also the Seppala Siberian Sleddog, of the spitz category, from Canada, while it comes from Sweden Scandinavian Hound. The Sakhalin Husky comes from Japan and the Poongsan Dog from Korea. Other sled dog names you may encounter are: Northern Inuit Dog, Greyster, Eurohound, Chinook is Canadian Eskimo Dog, of course, but only the latter, from Canada.
Sled dogs: Siberian Husky
Beautiful and elegant, with sweet almond-shaped eyes and thick and light hair, these sledge dogs they would be perfect for walking the catwalks but they are working dog, mainly, and they are very restless, they have an absolute need to be stimulated, to run and to be in company.
The Siberian Husky among the sled dogs it is one of the most connected to people and in fact proves to be a affectionate companion, sweet and lively. She has a strong character, but she also knows how to be sweet and kind and to fit into the family with sweetness. Not ideal for someone who has never had sledge dogs, or dogs in general, but active people will love it, who often stay outdoors, perhaps for jogging or hiking.
As a race it originated in Siberia among the Chukchi people who had it among sled dogs, then was introduced in the United States around 1900. The Siberian Husky however, it remains a dog not suitable for city life, like many sledge dogs: needs space, at least a large garden.
Sled Dogs: Greenlandic
Between sledge dogs, the Greenlandic is one of the oldest and belongs as a breed to spitz category. It has always been used by Eskimos for pulling sleds like all the others sledge dogs, but he is also hunting dog, specialized in polar bear and seal. By accompanying humans more and more, the Greenlander also proved to be a good watchdog.
The physique of these sledge dogs coming from Greenland is very robust and resistant, they are of medium size and with a musculature suitable to withstand the hardest efforts and extreme conditions. The hair is very thick and can be of all colors even if they are not allowed albinos. Of character, the Greenlandic he is a very courageous and tenacious type, intelligent and, all in all, trainable compared to others sledge dogs,more wild.
Sled dogs: Samoyed
Said Samoiedskaia sabaka or Samoyède, it is listed among the sledge dogs and it has been since its origins, a long time ago. Born in Russia, this animal owes its name to the people of the gods Samoyedi of the Great North, a tribe that has carried out the selection in absolute purity.
Today purebred sled dogs Samoyed they are medium in size and boast an elegance, vigor and agility not for everyone. Fascinating is the almond shape of the eyes, always dark, which together with the curvature of the lips, gives him a nice I look smiling.
Do not deceive: considering that it belongs to sledge dogs, is a very affectionate and docile one, which leads him to be considered often pet dog or for the show, as well as towing. The particular feature that makes him stand out from other colleagues at a glance sledge dogs and the white coat, covered with a straight and rough hair, very thick and dense. And then there brush tail breed index.
Sled dogs: Malamute
Pleasant and tender, obedient and intelligent, the Malamute is among the sledge dogs one of the least known among the known. It comes from the United States and is a direct descendant of arctic wolf, was selected on the northwest coast of Alaska by an Inuit tribe known as Malemutes or Mahlemuts. That's why the name of this breed was officially recognized in 1935.
Today the Malamute is a perfect dog for children and very suitable for anyone who can devote time and attention to him. And it also means making it stay outdoors for example. And throw yourself into activities like dog-trekking, sleddog, skijoring. Ready?
The strong character of the sledge dogs here it is very developed, one does not really dream of pleasing, on the contrary. And also the physique imposes itself, strong and very muscular, proud, with the head erect and the attentive and curious eyes. The hair of the Malamute it is very picturesque and colorful, thanks to the characteristic markings on the muzzle, like a cap on the head.
The eyes are always brown, otherwise it is a defect, but the hair can go from light grey, through intermediate shades up to black, sand, and shades of sand up to red. White is always the predominant color in the lower part of the body and then there is this nice tail, rich in hair, carried on the back, as if it were a waving feather.
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