The Polar Dog, or more commonly know as Husky is
a general term for several breeds of dogs used as
sled dogs. Huskies were originally used as sled dogs
in northern regions but are now also kept as pets.
The word "husky" is a corruption of the derogative
term "Eskie", also given to the Esquimaux tribes that
came into contact with Europeans who made early expeditions
into their lands. The Siberian Husky, Samoyed, and
Alaskan Malamute are all breeds directly descended
from the original "sled dog".
Huskies are known for commonly having different colored
eyes, known as heterochromia. Huskies have thick fur
to protect them from the harsh, cold weather, but
it protects them also against heat. Huskies are an
active, energetic, and resilient breed whose ancestors
came from the extremely cold and harsh environment
of the Siberian Arctic.