Alaskan Husky vs Siberian Husky…
Wait, there are two different types of Huskies?
As their names suggest, the Alaskan Husky and Siberian Husky were developed on two continents.
Difference between Siberian Husky and Alaskan Husky temperament
Regardless of their lineage, Huskies are all well-known for their wolfy looks and high energy.
Does that mean that there is no difference between Siberian Husky and Alaskan Husky temperament, though?
The answer is certainly “no!”
And it’s got everything to do with what the Alaskan and Siberian Husky were each bred to do.
Siberian Huskies were originally bred to be working and hunting dogs.
But once they became a registered breed, they were subjected to much more scrutiny and fine-tuning.
Alaskan Husky temperament
On the contrary, Alaskan Huskies were bred to be and remain loyal sled dogs.
As such, Alaskan Huskies may not enjoy life inside the home.
That’s not to say that you shouldn’t keep one as a pet.
But it does mean that they require a lot of exercise and stimulation in order to keep their minds and bodies healthy.
They may also be want to chase after wildlife, and they are known to leap over fences as gracefully as deer or to dig under a fence as stealthily as a Beagle.
Siberian Husky temperament
Siberian Huskies also need a few hours of exercise each day – they are akin to long-distance runners.
And they may also try to escape and chase after wildlife or other pets in your home.
Siberians are a little less “all work and no play” than their Alaskan counterparts.