As its name indicates it is native to Siberia. It was used, once by the Chukchi tribes as a sled dog.
It is a very sharp and efficient dog over long distances while maintaining a high average speed..
The mushers soon became interested in these features in Alaska. They were used in the first major races in Alaska and Canada.
Its fur is dense and can have all the colors. The same is true for the color of the eyes. Its average size, from 18 to 26 kg, gives it this elegant and swift look.
The Samoyed comes from the far north of Russia.
In addition to load pulling, it was used to keep reindeer herds. Compared to the Siberian Husky it is a little less resistant on long distances.
It is to be classified in the category of slow dogs. Like other Nordic it needs to move and run.
However, it requires a little more attention to maintain its long white fur.
As its name suggests, it is native to Greenland. It is also found on the Canadian coast.
It is used by local populations to perform heavy tasks and for hunting. It is a rustic dog that is used to very harsh climatic conditions. As a sled dog, it is indisputably the solution for long distances. It is intelligent but very independent.
It is a dog not to be put in the hands of the first coming. He is the one who keeps his rusticity and demands special attention in education.
It was originally called “Mahlemut”. It is used as a sled dog as well as for hunting by the Eskimo Mahlamut of Alaska.
The Alaskan Malamute is a powerful dog built to pull heavy loads. It is commonly called the snow tractor.
It is absolutely not made for speed racing but perfectly suited for very long distances. Like all Nordic dogs, he is affectionate with humans but he nevertheless asks to be educated with firmness.
The Canadian Eskimo
For centuries this breed was used as draught dog, being able to pull from 45 to 80 kg per dog over distances of 15 to 70 miles per day.
It was also used as a hunting dog for Inuit hunters, placing breathing seals at the holes.
As a hunting dog he also knew how to hunt and hold muskox and polar bear for Inuit hunters.
In summer, the dog was used as a club dog that could carry up to 15 kg.