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Sakhalin Husky Dog Breed Information

The breed, Sakhalin Husky, was originally developed in Japan, and was used a sledge dogs in earlier times. This breed is also known as Karafuto-Ken, representing their native land Japan. This dog is one among the Japanese splitz type dog. The average height of this breed is noted to be 56 cm to 67 cm, and the average weight of this breed varies from 30 kg to 40 kg. Sakhalin husky, has small and pointy ears, in some dogs, they are seen slightly tilted, and in some other they are seen hanging. This breed is available in varieties of colours starting from black to rusty red. The coat covering the body of this dog is very thick, and is also covered with dense hair. The body of this breed is very similar to that of the Greenland dogs. This breed is considered as one among the rare breeds of dog due to the ill effects caused during World War II. This breed is rarely found even in their native country Japan. They gained their fame over the Japanese Expedition to Antarctica in the year 1958. This mission was considered to be a failure, as it was asked for immediate evacuation and about 15 of Sakhalin huskies were left in the way back. They researchers who left for the expedition thought that the rescue team would come back to rescue these dogs back, and they left the dogs with a short supply of food, Anyways the teams was not able to rescue these dogs as the weather turned bad. Later after one year, when another expedition team arrived at the spot, they found that two among the fifteen Sakhalin Huskies, namely Taro and Jiro, managed to survive. It is after this that the breed acquired fame all around the world. These dogs are not suitable to live in hot climate as they have very thick coat which is only suitable for cold climate. They are working dogs, and are not well known to be family dogs or companion dogs. Even so if they are trained and socialized properly from an early stage, then they might be suitable as a family dog.

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