Loyal, Mischievous, Outgoing
- Height at shoulders: 21-23.5 inches (male), 20-22 inches (female)
- Weight: 45-60 pounds (male), 35-50 pounds (female)
- Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
- Group: Working Group
A Siberian Husky is a dog breed and pronounced [sai·bee·ree·uhn huh·skee].
The Siberian Husky (Russian: Сибирский хаски, tr. Sibirskiy khaski) is a medium-sized working dog breed.
The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly furred double coat, erect
triangular ears, and distinctive markings, and is smaller than a very similar-looking dog, the Alaskan Malamute.
Siberian Huskies originated in Northeast Asia where they are bred by the Chukchi people for sled-pulling, guarding, and companionship.
It is an active, energetic, resilient breed, whose ancestors lived in the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic.
William Goosak, a Russian fur trader, introduced them to Nome, Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush, initially as sled dogs.
Reference: Siberain Husky Breed, tag: Siberian Husky Breed
Reference: Siberain Husky Origin, tag: Siberain Husky
Inquisitive, Bold, Lively
- Height at shoulders: 6-7 inches
- Weight: 3-7 pounds
- Life Expectancy: 12-16 years
A Pomeranians with a very fluffy coat. The appearance of Pomeranains may vary.
Pomeranians is a small dog breed and pronounced [pom·mer·rain·nee·uhn].
The Pomeranian (often known as a Pom) is a breed of dog of the Spitz type that is named for the Pomerania region in north-west Poland
and north-east Germany in Central Europe. Classed as a toy dog breed because of its small size, the Pomeranian is descended from larger Spitz-type dogs, specifically the German Spitz.
It has been determined by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale to be part of the German Spitz breed; and in many countries, they are
known as the Zwergspitz ("Dwarf-Spitz").
The breed has been made popular by a number of royal owners since the 18th century. Queen Victoria owned a particularly small Pomeranian
and consequently, the smaller variety became universally popular. During Queen Victoria's lifetime alone, the size of the breed decreased by half.
Overall, the Pomeranian is a sturdy, healthy dog. The most common health issues are luxating patella and tracheal collapse. More rarely, the breed
can have Alopecia X, a skin condition colloquially known as "black skin disease".
This is a genetic disease which causes the dog's skin to turn black and lose all or most of its hair. As of 2013, in terms of registration
figures, since at least 1998, the breed has ranked among the top fifty most popular breeds in the US, and the current fashion for small dogs
has increased their popularity worldwide.
Pomeranian, many eons ago, in a land that bordered Poland, Germany and the Baltic Sea, there was a place called Pomerania.
This was a derivation of “po more,” a Slavic word, meaning “on the sea” or “by the sea.”
Many still refer to it technically, in recent times, as a place found in Poland; it goes by the name – “Gdansk.”
While it’s still sometimes referenced today as a region located in Poland, it’s technically a historical region replaced
by the popular Polish city – Gdansk. The name Pomerania is a derivation of the Slavic term “po more,” which means “by the sea” or “on the sea.”
Pomerania was mainly covered by lakes, farms, small towns and forests. However, once World War I and II, the Pomerania
region had to be split and this caused major shifts in the population.
Reference: Pomeranian Breed, tag: Pomeranian Breed
Reference: Pomeranian Origin, tag: Pomeranian Breeding History