There are plenty of videos of huskies playing with their puppies, arguing with their owners about bath times and playing with babies. There is no shortage of husky love on the internet, but how did huskies get to this point?
Siberian huskies came to America in 1908, and a year later there was a team of them in the All Alaska Sweepstakes Race of 1909. A Russian trader named William Goosak entered the dogs in the race in Nome, Alaska. The race was 408 miles with a $10,000 prize. The dogs were small compared to other teams, with each husky weighing around 45 pounds each. Despite long odds, Goosak’s team took third in the competition. Rumors swirled that bettors paid off the sled driver, a Danish sailor named Louis Thurstrop, to slow down towards the end because, at 100 to 1 odds, a victory by Goosak’s team of huskies would have wiped out the Bank of Nome.
Thus, the legend of the Husky was born. Fox Maule Ramsay, a Scottish entrant into the same race, was impressed by the huskies’ showing. He traveled to Siberia in the summer of 1909 where he bought 60 of the best specimens he could find and returned to Alaska with them. The Siberian husky’s presence in America took off from there.Source: Shareably | Youtube | Shca | Akc
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