Wow, I see the difference.

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  1. Tahla9999

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    I like the american ones better. but thats only because im only in it for the looks! the coat looks prettier and fuller lol and those pups at the top of the page are just too cute for words
     
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    The Swedish Siberian Huskies look more like wild wolves. They probably make better working dogs and have more stamina.
     
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    The swedish ones definatly look ready to work.. But the americans seem more equipped for harsh weather , and in the sled dog world, thats a major priority.. lol
     
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    The Swedish ones would do fine it almost all harsh weather. Its the density and texture of the coat as much as how much coat the dogs have. You do not need to be fluffy to handle some pretty bad conditions.

    Look at the Alaskan Husky. Those are running/winning most of the long sled dog races and they have less coat than either of the linked Huskies. Some might get a coat though, while camping in the coldest weather.
     
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    PixieSticksandTricks Athletic Labs. They Exist

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    Interesting dogs. If that's what european sibes look like, then I can see how the "utonogans" in england can get so wolfy looking compared to american sibe/gsd blends.
     
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    My girls all american and looks like the swedish. I think the american site had some plain fat,out of shape dogs on it.
     
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    Joce I was going to say the same thing My siberians look nothing like on the american site they are very fit I exercise them every day if possible they are in the fourty pound range within the breed standard, and those dogs on the web site i can bet you that most of those are over the standard weight.
     
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    Its there coat which is different but to tell you the truth most people dont understand the complexity of there coat my sibes coats look alot like the sweedish ones when its hot during the summer months, and more like the american fluffier coated ones during the winter months they blow there coat twice a year. And then there are wooly siberians that are totally diff. But we wont even go there.
     
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    After looking at those pics I kinda wonder if its just that we present ours a bit differently to. I know a couple huskys who look just like my girl but get them ready for a show and they fluff that hair up and it makes them look bigger and way fluffier than they are lounging around at home.

    Our contact through the rescue does all husky work and there is a difference in coats just outta the dogs he gets in.

    I'd be interested to actually feel the coat on the swedish ones.

    If only there was a husky that didn't shed:p Thats when you've really got me interested!
     
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    hey Joce my male sibe has not started shedding yet but then again he is only about a year so his coat might not all be there, But my three year old sibe was blowing her coat for the first time at a year, and he has hardly shed any hair at all.
     

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