Athletic, resilient and powerful, the Alaskan Husky is a strong worker of unmatched speed, stamina and tenacity. These dogs are bred for work and not looks, so a variety of types exist, from shorthaired, medium-sized dogs to those that are tall and richly coated. Ears are usually erect, but some specimens can have drop-ears.
The coat is weatherproof and dense, coming in a variety of colours. Average height is around 23 inches, although larger examples exist.