The Siberian Husky is believed to have originated among the Chukchi, a tribe of Siberian nomads. The history is relatively unknown but DNA tests confirm that Siberian huskies are one of the oldest breed. We know that the Chukchi used the dogs as fast transportation and that they interacted with the Chukchi as a family dog. Siberian huskies often slept with the children and provided warm comfortable beds for them.
This breed was imported to Alaska in 1908, and during gold rush the Siberian husky was used as sled dogs. They were used in the All-Alaska Sweepstakes, which is a 408-mile dogsled race, and continue to be an active competitor in the Sweepstakes even today.
According to some records the last Siberian husky was exported from Siberia in 1930 when the borders were closed by the Soviet government. Huskies continued to thrive in North America. Although they changed slightly from their Siberian foundation dogs, the Chukchi Sled Dog, they still maintain many of the wonderful qualities of that breed.
In 1930 this breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club and at 1938 The Siberian Club of America was founded, and then one year latter in 1939 this breed was recognized by Canadian Kennel Club.