Our polar dogs

Adventure Dreams kennel has 26 polar dogs. Mainly Siberian Huskies and Alaskan, our dogs are from 1 year to 14 years old. A big family !

There are several breeds of sled dog, some of them with very ancient bloodlines. They can be divided into 5 main breeds: Siberian Husky, Alaskan Husky, Greenland, Alaskan malamute and Samoyed.
All these dogs absolutely live to pull. In fact, the pulling instinct is so strong that they need little training.

Siberian Husky dog picture

Siberian husky = Surely one of the most symbolic and traditionnal breed of dogsledding. These dogs originating from Siberia are effective working dogs and sociable. Many racing dogsledding teams count Siberian Huskies. Siberian Huskies like the pack life and they have sense of hierarchy.
Main characteristic : endurance.


Alaskan dog picture
Alaskan husky = most common sled dog. The breed was developed from crossbreeding between several polar and working dogs for their resistance to cold. Resulting in very good working dogs, tough and fast dogs.
Main characteristic : speed.


Greenland dog picture Greenland dogs = originating from Greenland, this breed has remained “primitive” and excels in pulling heavy loads over long distances. Robust, it's a dog made for work and endurance. These dogs have a strong temper and need hierarchy.
Main characteristic : robustness.

 

Alaskan Malamute picture Alaskan Malamute = originating from Alaska, it takes its name from the Mahlemuts tribe, Indians from the northwest Alaska, who used these dogs to move. It's a large dog, heavy and powerful with thick fur. Intelligent and friendly, Malamute dogs need the pack life.
Main characteristic : strengh.

Samoyed polar dog picture
Samoyed = takes its name from a Mongolian tribe in the north of Siberia which was using these dogs as hunting and sheepdog. It's an elegant and agile dog. White or cream, its fur is soft. It's a loving dog, suffering from being lonely, but he doesn't like pack life though. Known to be a yappy barking dog.
Main characteristic : flexibility.

 

The training starts in September when the weather cools down. By late November there is sufficient snow to switch to sleds. And then starts the winter season from December through April. From late April starts the "downtime" month, indeed, dogs won't do anything for one month in order to recover and enable every little wound to heal properly. In the beginning of June the dogs start to train on wheels for the Summer season (Husky Hike and Husky Footbike tours).

For further information on polar dogs breeds, you can have a look in specialist books or websites in our Link menu.

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