After being reindeer's Shepherd for more than three thousand year, it was introduced to Alaska at the beginning of the XX century, when it promptly became the champion of the sleigh races. Its currently very used as a pet.
It is not appropriate for an inexperienced owner, it loves wandering and it is not impossible for this dog to jump any fence or find its way under any fence by digging. It needs a lot of physical exercises and it is necessary to teach it how to walk calmly because it tends to stretch the leash too much during walks. According to the legend, the chukchis women (at the East side of Siberia) used to breed the puppies into the family, reason why these dogs have such a good character and feel so comfortable in a familiar environment. large dog clothes
Straight and soft external hair. Almond eyes that express illusion and kindness. Ears placed high of a triangle shape, straight and very close from each other. They usually keep them tails on their back when they are in alert position and hanging when they work or rest. The feet are provided with thick pads and slightly fattened fingers. Straight and strong body with a thin, muscular and well-arched abdominal cavity.
- LIFE EXPECTANCY: 14 years.
- PHYSICAL EXERCISE: Very Intense.
- MAINTENANCE: Moderate.
- LEVEL OF NOISE: Very Noisy.
- HEALTH PROBLEMS: Ocular problems.
- HEIGHT: 51 – 60 cm.
BREED RECOGNIZED BY THE CANINE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION (CIF)