Monday, June 21, 2010

Alaskan Husky

Took my son's dog while he ran his race this past weekend in Duluth, MN. It was a rescue dog and he was told it's an Alaskan Husky mix (not to be confused with Siberian Husky).

Alaskan Husky is not so much a breed of dog as it is a type or a category. It falls short of being a breed in that there is no preferred type and no restriction as to ancestry; it is defined only by its purpose, which is that of a highly efficient sled dog. That said, dog drivers usually distinguish between the Alaskan Husky and “hound crosses”, so perhaps there is informal recognition that the Alaskan Husky is expected to display a degree of northern dog type."

Cooper, the dog, has a lot of hound in him and seems to catch people's eye. I must have heard "What kind of dog is that?" and "He/She sure is a beautiful dog" a few dozen times over the course of the day.

Checking out Lake Superior.

Chris at the finish. Not sure what the guy? behind him is up to. Oh well, all in fun!

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