We've created this website as a resource for people thinking of inviting a Siberian Husky into thier lives and as a tribute to our first Siberian Husky - Melandar Black Majik. Majik was born in Ashburton, New Zealand and bred by Shona Prebble (a well respected judge and breeder of Siberian Huskies for over 15 years). Majik's mother is Cha Cha (Dam) and her Father is Lancer (Sire).
So, what is a Husky? Many people mistake the Siberian Husky for wolves or Alaskan Malamutes. A Siberian Husky is neither. The original breeders of the Siberian Husky, the Chukchis an ancient Siberian hunting people, breed thier dogs for multi-purpose work such as hunting, herding and hauling light loads. Because the Chukchis had reindeer to pull heavy loads, they developed the Husky for speed, endurance and agility, rather than brute strength.
The Malamute has an entierly differnt history from the Husky. Malamutes were developed by the Eskimo people known as the Mahlemiut - they are larger, slower and more powerful than Huskies, and they never have blue eyes. Malamutes can also have a very different temperament to the merry, easy going Husky. Irresponsible people have bred wolf-hybrids, a cross between a wolf and a Husky, Malamute, Akita or German Shepherd. Wolves are dangererous animals and having a wolf-hybrid for a pet is definitely a bad idea.read more