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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Examples of Siberian husky in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even a Siberian husky named Chaka gets in on the action, scarfing up a vegan dog treat — every canine who comes through the door gets one. Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2024 Kauffman Breed: Siberian husky mix Age: 1 Kauffman originally came to Wayside Waifs as a puppy, affectionately named after the late Ewing Kauffman. Stephanie Baillargeon-McCurry and, Kansas City Star, 6 Mar. 2024 Shiva Breed: 91% Siberian husky Age: 2 years old Shiva was very curious as to her origin and asked us to do some research. Stephanie Baillargeon-McCurry and, Kansas City Star, 21 Feb. 2024 Kathleen Morrill The results showed that Balto was only part Siberian husky, with additional ancestry relating to Alaskan sled dogs, village dogs, Greenland sled dogs, and Tibetan mastiffs. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 27 Apr. 2023 Animal: Lucky Star, 5-year-old female Siberian husky mix; No. 893925. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Feb. 2024 His population of working sled dogs was much more genetically diverse than modern Siberian huskies, and those genetic variants might be why Balto and his ilk were so well equipped to thrive in the harsh Alaskan environment of the 1920s. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 27 Apr. 2023 Long believed to be a Siberian husky, Balto — perhaps the most famous sled dog of all time — gained superstar status for his role in delivering diphtheria medication to sick children in Nome, Alaska, in 1925. Alex Orlando, Discover Magazine, 28 Dec. 2023 One of those dogs, a gray and white Siberian husky named Tundra, had been approved for public adoption with no restrictions, but Palmdale shelter records indicate he was euthanized due to aggressive behavior, with no requests sent to rescue groups on his behalf. Alene Tchekmedyian, Los Angeles Times, 3 Dec. 2023

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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 23 Jun. 2024.

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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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