About the Breed: A husky is a medium to large-sized dog breed that is known for its thick fur coat and striking blue or multi-colored eyes. Huskies were originally bred by the Chukchi people of northeastern Asia to pull sleds and serve as working dogs in cold climates. Temperament: Huskies have a strong, athletic build and are highly energetic and intelligent. They are often used in dog sled racing and other competitive sports. Huskies are also popular as family pets due to their friendly and affectionate nature, although they require a lot of exercise and can be stubborn and independent.