Siberian husky love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dog of a medium-sized breed, having erect ears, blue or brown eyes, a bushy tail, and a thick variously colored coat. It was originally developed by the Chukchi of northeast Asia for pulling sleds.

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  • noun breed of sled dog developed in northeastern Siberia; they resemble the larger Alaskan malamutes


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  • "Seppala--and many current Siberian owners-referred to the breed as "Siberians." "Husky" is a generic term for all double-coated, prick-eared breeds and was given to the Siberians when the American Kennel Club granted the dogs official recognition. According to Russ Tabbert's Dictionary of Alaskan English, the term Husky 'developed in the 19th century from a shortened variant of 'Eskimo' used by English speakers as a name for Canadian Eskimos. Eskimo dogs were therefore known as 'Husky Dogs' which was shortened to 'Husky'' (p. 204)."

    --Gay Salisbury and Laney Salisbury, The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race against an Epidemic (NY and London: W.W. Norton & Co., 2003), 64n

    January 24, 2017