Siberian husky


Si·​be·​ri·​an husky sī-ˈbir-ē-ən- How to pronounce Siberian husky (audio)
: any of a breed of medium-sized thick-coated compact dogs that were developed in Siberia for use as sled dogs and that have erect ears and a bushy tail

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Canine participants are malamutes, Siberian huskies and the generic mixed-breed husky. Alice George, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Mar. 2020 His Siberian husky, Sabrina, is a fan. Washington Post, 21 July 2021 Harbor recently transported 29 dogs including two Great Pyrenees, one German shepherd, one Siberian husky, a Chihuahua and a Maltese plus several puppies. Harriet L. Blake, Dallas News, 1 June 2021 Late one night in December 2018, Ayanna Brooks and her Siberian husky, Neptune, took a stroll with her boyfriend after his bartending shift. al, 15 Oct. 2020 UConn's official Twitter account posted a photo of the proud dad alongside the team's mascot, a Siberian husky. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2023 Examples of this group include the Siberian husky, boxer and Bernese mountain dog. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2023 Charlie greeted Ranger, a Siberian husky sled dog provided by Free Spirit Siberian Rescue of Harvard. Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 21 Feb. 2023 Communications Biology found that the dogs more closely related to wolves genetically, such as the Siberian husky, respond to wolf howls more than dog breeds like labrador retrievers which are more split from wolves genetically. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 6 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Siberian husky was in 1930

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“Siberian husky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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Siberian husky

Si·​be·​ri·​an husky sī-ˌbir-ē-ən- How to pronounce Siberian husky (audio)
: any of a breed of medium-sized dogs that were developed to pull sleds and that have a thick coat and a bushy tail
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