Sunday, April 19, 2009

Siberian Huskies in Singapore

Hi Zsa-zsa and Eva ;-)


Getting up close with my Tamron SP90 ...


Gorgeous!


"Stay!" ... Cool trick eh?


Wikipedia
The Siberian Husky (Russian: Сибирская лайка, Sibirskaya Laika) is a medium-size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in eastern Siberia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly-furred double coat, sickle tail, erect triangular ears and distinctive markings.
An active, energetic and resilient breed whose ancestors came from the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic and were bred by the Chukchi of Northeastern Asia, it was imported into Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush and spread from there into the United States and Canada, initially as a sled dog. It rapidly acquired the status of a family pet and a show-dog.

The Siberian Husky has been described as a behavioral representative of the domestic dog's forebearer, the wolf, exhibiting a wide range of its ancestors' behavior. They are known to howl rather than bark.
Hyperactivity displaying as an overactive hunting drive, a characteristic of kenneled dogs, is often noticeable in dogs released from their captive environment for exercise - a behavior welcome in hunting dogs but not in the family pet. The frequency of kenneled Siberian Huskies, especially for racing purposes, is rather high, as attributed through the history of the breed in North America. A fifteen-minute daily obedience training class will serve well for Siberian Huskies.

Siberian Huskies are a very stubborn and dominant breed of dog. Siberians need consistent training and do well with a "Nothing In Life Is Free" training program. They are extremely intelligent and after learning a new skill will often decide when to show off this skill when asked to perform it. They rank 45th in Stanley Coren's The Intelligence of Dogs, being of average working/obedience intelligence.
They tend to run because they were at first bred to be a sled dog.

6 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

those are the perfect names for them dogs! so gorgeous their coats hor? is one eye blue and one eye green?

Julian Si said...

They are lovely, with awesome coats (hence loving that fan on the floor-level!).

Eva has brown eyes ...
Zsa2 has grey eyes.

Blue/Green must be caused by my Speedlight SB-600 flash!

sumosumo said...

perfect names.... heh heh...

Lara said...

Those are beautiful pictures. You really took the best sides of these babies. So cute. I love the pictures.

Julian Si said...

Sumo2 and Lara - It was my pleasure! :-)

Precious Pea said...

I want a dog like that!!! Maybe getting a Husky can intimidate Pumpkin a bit and stop being a brat.