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Siberian, Agouti, Seppala VS Alaskan Huskies

Siberian, Agouti, Seppala VS Alaskan Huskies

Whether you agree or disagree dogs are one of the most helpful and friendly animals in the world, this domesticated descendant of the wolf has earned its title to become man’s best friend as the famous King Frederick quoted that: “The only, absolute and best friend that a man has, in this selfish world, the only one that will not betray or deny him, is his dog.”

One fact about dogs is that it is one of the oldest animal as well as the first and only large carnivore species

Dogs are also the most loyal animal to humans and one of the most intelligent animals in the world. Dogs have many uses like they are used as guards as well as their incredible sense of smell can sniff any medical problems.

Husky is one of the loyal, helpful, and intelligent species of dogs. Generally speaking, Huskies are stated to have four main types or categories: Siberian, Agouti, Seppala, and Alaskan.

Although these types seem pretty similar, they all have many differences between them. So, let’s have a look at it.

Siberian Huskies are usually larger than the Alaskan Huskies, with a more variety of both coats and eyes. Siberian Huskies usually have longer coats than Alaskan Huskies. Siberian Huskies are show dogs and are better pets than other dogs. Talking about Seppala Huskies, they share their ancestral base with Siberian Husky and are a type of Husky. Whereas, the Agouti is only a color that occurs often in Seppala Husky.

These are just a few differences between types of Huskies. To know more about the facts and differences between Siberian, Agouti, Seppala, and Alaskan Huskies. Read till the end as I will be covering all.

What are the Siberian husky and its features?

Siberian huskies are a species of dog that originated from Siberia they are medium-sized working dogs and it belongs to a Spitz genetic family. They are described as thick furred double coats, special markings, and upright triangular ears.

They were bred by the Chukchi people who lived in Siberia for sled pulling and championship. They first got introduced to the world by a Russian fur trader William Goosak as sled dogs for the mining field, But nowadays, these species of dog are mostly kept as a pet. They cost about 500$ to 1200$ when purchased from a professional breeder.

Huskies originated as working sled dogs over thousands of years by the Chukchi people living in the Siberian peninsula of northeast Asia.

According to the Chukchi people, two Huskies guard the gates of heaven.

The Siberian became famous in 1925 after Siberian Husky sled dogs heroically and bravely brought lifesaving serum to defend against a diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska

In World War II US Army Used Siberian sled dogs to carry out Arctic search and rescue of downed pilots and cargo.

Siberian huskies are high-energy and extremely athletic, and they can be professional escape artists.

The characteristics of a Siberian husky are:

                               Characteristics
Other namesSibe and husky
OriginSiberia
HeightMale: 21–23.5 inches (53–60 cm)
Female: 20–22 inches (51–56 cm)
Weight        Male: 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg)
Female: 35–50 pounds (16–23 kg)
CoatThick double coat
ColorMostly it has the color Black and pure white including many different shades and markings.
Litter Size4-8 puppies
Life span12-14 years
Characteristics of Siberian Husky

What makes Siberian Huskies unique?

Siberian huskies are a traditional northern breed.

They are brilliant, but also obstinate and independent. They thrive in human companionship, but they require strong, compassionate training from the time they are puppies. These are dogs raised to run, and their need to run may sometimes outweigh their affection for their guardians.

An Image of Siberian Husky
The Siberian husky has upright ears and brown to blue eyes, or maybe one of each.

What are Agouti huskies and their characteristics?

Agouti Husky is referred to a Husky with wild type coloring. Agouti Husky is also called Wolf sable, its each hair has several bands alternating in black and tan color.

Despite being a Siberian husky due to its attractive look and its rareness they are much more expensive than a normal Siberian husky. Agouti Husky has the same characteristics as a normal Siberian husky but it has a wild-type coloring.

A pup of Agouti Husky will cost you around you about 1000$ to 3000$.

Hukies being used for sledding
Agouti Huskies can be seen helping people using sleds.

The gene for the color Agouti

Agouti is a gene that may be found in a variety of species, including horses, mice, and dogs.

It controls the amount and distribution of melanin which is responsible for producing their black or darker color.

Different expressions of the gene can allow a dog to seem fawn or sable like a German shepherd that has tan tips or has a wild-type coloring.

Are Agouti Huskies an uncommon breed?

Two Agouti huskies
Agouti huskies have a peculiar look that makes them appear dirty.

Yes, they are really rare. Show or conformation lineages are unlikely to produce an Agouti Husky. Contacting breeders of working or sled-dog racing lines is your best choice if you want to obtain an agouti Husky.

But take note that you should also be careful if you want to have this breed.

You should never choose a dog simply on the basis of its appearance and this also applies to getting a Husky solely because of its eye color.

Huskies of various hues are high-energy worker dogs with a natural ability to sprint great distances. Most families seeking a pet and companion animal will not be a good fit for them. Do not get a Husky unless you have a lot of room and the capacity to let him run every day.

What are Seppala Huskies and their characteristics?

The Seppala Huskies and Siberian Huskies were considered the same breed with different colors, but today they have been considered as two separate breeds with a different appearances.

While Siberian Huskies are working dogs Seppala huskies are considered working line dogs, selected in breeding programs to produce top-notch dogs.

They were mainly used for pulling a sled in cold countries. Currently, they are very rare as unfortunately, they are no more active breeding programs for this species.

They have more height and are comparatively lighter than Siberian Huskies. Seppala Huskies have long erect ears and their tail gets naturally sickle curves upon any danger.

They have identical characteristics to Siberian husky, the only difference between them is that they are working line dogs and they have a life expectancy of 12-16 years.

Health issues reported

These breeds are required to do a lot of activity on a daily basis and will get restless if they are kept inside for an extended amount of time. They were designed to pull sleds, but in today’s urban environment, these dogs will require a daily stroll or a brief run.

The owner should keep in mind that the breed cannot endure high temperatures, thus exercise on hot summer mornings is not advised.

Also, these dogs also need extreme care. They are also prone to the following health problems:

  • Allergies
  • Cancer
  • Eye problems

What are Alaskan Husky and its characteristics?

Alaskan husky is a well-known species of husky, they are medium-sized-working sled dogs. Because of their performance, they are often and commonly used for competitive sled dog racing both in long-distance and short-distance races.

The characteristic of Alaskan huskies are:

                                                                                   Characteristics
OriginUnited States
Breed statusHas been confirmed as a breed by any major kennel club
Height20-26 in (51-66 cm)
Weight35-75 Ib (16-34 kg)
CoatNormally double coat
ColorAny pattern/color
Life span,10-15 years
Main Characteristics of Alaskan Huskies

Are Siberian and Alaskan huskies the same?

Although Siberian huskies and Alaskan huskies are similar they are not the same.

The differences between these two huskies are represented below:

                        Alaskan Husky                            Siberian Husky
They are not purebred dogsThey are purebred dog
Longer coats found in a variety of colorsShorter coat found in white or black
They are 40-55 poundsThey are 45-60 pounds
They have commonly brown, but in some cases they have heterochromatic.They have mainly blue, green, and brown, heterochromatic.
They are mainly bred for workThey are primarily bred for work and domestic life
Their origin is Alaska, United StatesIts origin is throughout the world mainly in Siberia
They can live up to 10-15 yearsThey can also live up to 10-15 years
Critical distinctions between Alaskan and Siberian Huskies

To know more differences related to these huskies, check out this video which will go through all the differences between them in just 4 minutes.

Video on the distinctions between the Siberian and Alaskan Huskies

What’s the difference between a Siberian, Agouti, and Seppala Huskies?

They are no such major differences between these huskies.

The only differences are that Siberian huskies are very common than Agouti and Seppala Huskies because Siberian huskies are mainly used for domestic activities while the others are used for work mainly, especially in sled racing. 

Agouti Huskies are mostly found in working and sled dog lines and they are not commonly seen in the show ring and are only seldom seen in conformation breeder litters.

Wrapping Up

Siberian, Agouti, Seppala, and Alaskan Huskies are different from each other in terms of activity and characteristics. Siberian Huskies are a comparatively more popular and tamed type of Husky.

Dogs in general are extremely loyal and helpful animals. Whether we talk about any of the dogs it is important to know how to properly care for them as for the huskies you need to be extra caring.

Whether you agree or disagree dogs have affected our life by making us caring and loving.   

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