wolf tribe´s kloker
E.(Finnemarka´s guy x vicky A.( Zero´s ruehoe x Unisak´s flash))
It is said that long ago when man hunted reindeer, packs of wolves
followed the hunt hoping to get some of the food.
In time, man and wolf started working closely together on the hunts.
The Siberian Husky's ancestor was developed by the Chukchi,
a tribe who carvedtheir villages out of northern Siberia's stark,
inhospitable terrain. This tough, resilient and swift dog was
ideal for pullingloads no matter what the weather.
The Chukchi often travelled far, looking for seals and other
animals to hunt, so they neededa medium-sized dog that could
work in a team, pull moderate loads and
complete the job with a minimum of energy expense.
The husky's speed and endurance saved the Chukchi
from being conquered by the fierce Cossacks who expanded into
the fur-rich territory. The Chukchi loaded their possessions
and families on dog sleds and kept ahead of the marauders from the south.
Siberian Huskies made their debut
in Alaska with musher Leonhard Seppala early this century.
The word 'musher' is said to come from the French word 'marche'
meaning 'walk'. Several of Seppala's Siberians were part of the heroic
team that rushed life-saving diphtheria serum the last gruelling miles
to Nome, Alaska in 1925. Balto, the lead dog in that team,
is memorialised with a statue in New York's Central Park.
Today's well-bred Husky maintains the personality,
the stamina and the courage of his ancestors. Huskies are double-coated,
with a soft,downy coat next to the skin protected by a longer,
stiffer, guard coat. These dogs also have magnificent tails, often
curled over their backs, which protect their noses when they sleep.
Full-grown males measure 21 to 24 inches at the withers
and weigh between 45-60 pounds. The total picture is one of balance,
grace and athletic ability. The eyes are brown or blue and
can be one of each colour or speckled.
history will continued.............