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Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is an ancient breed that has a long history of helping mankind. The breed is believed to have started with the Chukchi tribe of Siberia, though various other tribes are occasionally credited with its development.

The Siberian Husky has been used for a number of purposes throughout history, including herding of reindeer, pulling sleds and keeping children warm. This breed was made famous in 1925 when they were used to deliver diphtheria serum after a city was stricken by an epidemic. They were also used for transporting various other medications to the ill.
Genetic Diseases that can be tested for:


Progressive Retinal Atrophy - X linked

Australia / NZ statistics:
All dogs tested so far (small numbers only) were clear of this disease - keep checking for updates

Please be aware that other genetic diseases or developmental abnormalities may still be present. A genetic test does not replace the need for ongoing clinical assessment by a veterinarian. Disease penetrance and clinical assessment of affected animals can only be performed by a qualified veterinarian.

Disease Statistics provided by breed club health committies and member bodies