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Labrador Husky Dog Breed

This is a rare and purebred dog, despite most misconceptions about the breed. The Labrador Husky originates from Coastal Labrador, Canada, and belongs to the group of Northern working dogs like the Samoyed, Alaskan Malamute and the Canadian Eskimo Dog. It has been bred with native wolves in Labrador to preserve the desired qualities for the working breed, namely, strength, vigor, stamina and intelligence. Because of this the breed resembles the wolf very closely. It weighs from 60 to 100 pounds and has a height range of 20 to 28 inches. It has a round head with a narrow muzzle, a wide and deep chest and a thick body that is covered with fluffy fur. Its ears are triangular and prick and the legs have solid, heavy bones. Its double layer of coat ensures protection from the harsh elements and the colours vary from solid white, solid black, black & white, red & white, gray & white.

Bred as a pack animal, the Labrador Husky loves working side by side with other dogs. There is little known about its temperament and often misunderstood as an aggressive dog. However, given its intelligence and trainability, it can be socialized and can actually make a fine household companion even for children. Labrador Huskies were used as sled dogs to carry heavy loads and were the favorite companions of the Inuits of Alaska. Life expectancy for this breed is estimated from 10 to 13 years.

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