The mirror of the soul
by Nikolay Zhukov, Moscow, Russian Federation
Sled dogs of the Russian Far East were first brought to Alaska in 1908. Since they had excellent racing qualities, they continued to be brought to the United States for the next two decades to participate in races and for further breeding. In the USSR, when the General register of Northern breeds was compiled, sled dogs of the Siberian North, the Far East, Sakhalin, Chukotka fell out of this register, since the policy of merging the breeds into one began, and then the sled dog was recognized as not promising, since it had to be replaced by air transport and Moto-sled. In 1934, the breed "Siberian husky" was officially recognized in the United States and it was set the standard.
Nikolay Zhukov (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)