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    Siberian sled dog is a kind of primitive and ancient dog. Because of its unique hoarse call, it is called husky today. A long time ago, husky was the most primitive means of transportation specialized in pulling sleds. He used this kind of dog to hunt and raise reindeer, or breed this kind of dog, and then brought out the frozen land where they lived in exchange for food and clothing. Typical wolf dog.

    The Siberian sled dog has thicker hair than most dogs. There are many kinds of hair colors and patterns, usually they have white claws and limbs, facial patterns and pointed tail. The most common hair colors are black with white, gray with white, copper red with white and pure white. Many individuals also have brown, reddish hair, gray brown shadow or mottled spots. It is also common to have various patterns on the face, such as masks and glasses. Despite their smaller size and softer hair, Siberian sledge dogs have a wolf like appearance because their genes are closer to the original wolf than other breeds.

    Eyes: Siberian sledge dogs usually have brown, light brown or blue eyes. Light blue eye color is a common eye color, but there are also exceptions. One dog may have one eye brown or light brown, while the other is blue, which is called “Bi eyed”; or one eye is blue and the other eye’s iris is mottled, which is called “parti eyed” by the fans of Siberian sledge dogs. The Siberian sled dog is one of the few dogs that can have different colors with two eyes. At the same time, it is also one of the few dogs with blue eyes.

    Ears and tail: its ears are triangular, thick hair, medium size, generally upright; the tail, like a brush, has a shape similar to the tail of a fox, usually in the shape of an upward sickle. Siberian sledge dog’s hair consists of two layers: thick, cashmere like undercoat and long, coarse undercoat with short, straight guard hair. They shed their undercoat only once a year, a process known as blowing their coat. The dogs that mainly live indoors usually do not take off their hair completely once a year, so there is not a lot of depilation. In addition, they don’t need to brush their hair often; since the dirty hair will naturally take off, bathing is not usually necessary. Moreover, the dog often cleans its own hair like a cat. A healthy Siberian sled dog has no body odor. Their ears are soft and they hear well.

    Nose: like all dogs, Siberian sledge dogs usually have a cool, moist nose. In some cases, Siberian sled dogs can show the so-called “snow nose” or “winter nose”. This phenomenon is technically known as “hydropigmentation” because of the lack of sunlight in winter, which causes the nose (or part of it) to fade brown or pink. It will return to normal when summer comes. Snow noses also occur in other short haired species; this color change in older dogs may be permanent, although it is not associated with disease.

    Gait: It is smooth and comfortable, and the pace is light and effortless. It is not suitable to pull too tight in the competition. It should run fast to show the good extension of the front legs and the strong driving force of the rear legs. When walking, it is not a single movement from front to back. With the acceleration of speed, the legs gradually extend forward until the toes are all on the longitudinal axis of the body. When the footprints are concentrated on one line, the front legs and the back legs are straight forward, the elbows and knee joints are not turned out or inside out, while the back line is kept tense and horizontal.

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