Labrador Husky

The Labrador Husky is a medium size Spitz type dog originating in Labrador region of Canada. Bred to be sled pullers, the dogs are very strong and hard working with great endurance. Unlike what the name of the breed may suggest, it was not developed from Labrador retriever and Husky dogs. This is a purebred dog that was brought to Labrador region of Canada by Inuit people who came to this area in 1300s. Once closely related to other northern breeds like Siberian Huskies, these dogs became isolated and developed on their own. Some Wolf blood was added to make the breed stronger. Later blood lines of Alaskan Malamute and German Shepherds were also introduced to make this breed larger and smarter. That is why this dog resembles Siberian Huskies but is much larger and more wolf-like.

This is a strong and large dog that stands between 20-28 inches and weighs about 60-100 lbs. A large and round head starts off this breed and leads to long and narrow muzzle. Both the head and muzzle are profusely covered with fluffy fur. Pricked ears are pointed. It has a thick but sleek body with wide and heavy boned chest. The dog's long legs, strong feet and webbed paws allow it to be swift on snow when pulling the sled. It has been living under very cold conditions successfully due to its very dense double coat that comes in black, white, black & white, red & white and grey & white.

This breed is not well known outside its region of origin and is NOT recognized by AKC or any other major kennel club.

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