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    Types of Huskies and Differences Between Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute

    Articledog breed guidesWednesday 23 April 2014
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    Huskies come in a number of different forms, shapes and types.

    The name “Husky” is actually used to describe a number of different sled dogs. Originally used in northern regions of the planet in the snow, it is now relatively common to find Huskies all over the world.

    See the following information about the different types within the Husky family but focusing mainly on distinguish the Alaskan Malamute from the Siberian Huskies.  

    Siberian Huskies

    This is a medium-sized variety of Husky that, as the name suggests, originates from Siberia.

    Siberian Huskies have a wolf-like appearance and come in numerous colours, including: black and white, red and white, grey and white, or just white.

    These dogs howl rather than bark, as they still carry certain traits from their wolf ancestry.

    They require a lot of attention and regular training.

    Alaskan Malamute

    Often mistaken for Siberian Huskies, this type of the breed is quite large and has a different personality.

    The coat is harsher, but their colours are the same.

    The Malamute is still used as a working sled dog, but is now increasingly becoming a common family pet.

    As with most Huskies, the Malamute is highly independent. 

    Other Huskies 

    • Greenland Husky

    • Mackenzie River Husky

    • Sakhalin Husky

    • Tamaskan Dog

    • Akita Inu

     

    Related content:

    Husky Puppies: Care Guide

    Siberian Husky: Behavioural Guide

    Siberian Husky: Breed Guide

    Husky Puppies For Sale: Breed Tips

     

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