Wild Siberian Huskies have no habitat because they do not exist. Siberian huskies are purebred working dogs in the Spitz family. According to the Siberian Husky Breeders Association, this breed was created in Siberia from sled dog stock. Its close genetic relatives include the Alaskan Malamute and the Samoyed, which are also descendants of ancient sled dogs.
Siberian Huskies have two coats of dense fur. The top layer consists of thick, coarse hair, while the bottom coat contains softer, thinner hair. This double coat offers excellent protection from freezing temperatures and strong winds. It also benefits huskies in hot weather because it reflects hot sunlight. Other features characteristic of Siberian Huskies are a crescent-shaped tail, pointy ears, white face and white paws. The most common color pattern is a white undercoat and black overcoat, although the American Kennel Club accepts several other color combinations.
Siberian Huskies are naturally strong. Their propensity for cardiovascular endurance and willingness to work make them popular sled dogs. Huskies are not shy around strangers and are excellent with children. Huskies are poor guard dogs because of their inherent sociability and cordial nature.
Although they are gentle and affectionate with humans, Huskies have strong predatory instincts around rodents and small mammals. These dogs possess an indomitable running instinct and love to dig holes. Their drive to run is so strong that the Siberian Husky Club of America urges owners to restrain their pets with leashes, lanyards or high fences for the dogs' own protection, particularly in areas with heavy traffic.