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What were Siberian huskies used for?

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Siberian huskies were originally bred for use as sled dogs in Northeast Asia. The Siberian Husky breed was bred by a group of people in Asia known as the "Chukchi people." The breed is still categorized as a working breed by the American Kennel Club. They are extremely energetic and need a great deal of training to channel that energy.

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Siberian huskies were used to make transportation of people and their possessions across the snowy and icy expanses easier when the native population of Northeast Asia was forced to move outward and expand their hunting grounds. Huskies have had a historical role in the 20th century as well, winning the 400-mile All Alaska Sweepstakes race in 1910 and bringing in needed diphtheria medicine to Alaska in 1925. In 1930, the American Kennel Club officially recognized the breed. The Siberian Husky is considered to be an affectionate, strong, intelligent and curious dog breed. Although they have many positive qualities, they are difficult to train and not recommended for first-time dog owners due to their intelligent and indifferent nature.

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