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Why do Huskies have blue eyes?

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According to Allugas Siberians, a Siberian husky breeder, blue eye color depends on the genetics of the mating adults. Some breeders strive to produce only blue-eyed dogs, but the American Kennel Club also acknowledges huskies with brown, green and amber eyes. In addition, eyes of two different colors, such as one blue and one green, or one eye containing two colors are also approved.

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Why do Huskies have blue eyes?
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All Siberian husky puppies are born with blue eyes but within 6 weeks of birth, the color either stays blue or becomes gray before turning to its final, permanent color. Siberian huskies originated as work dogs for Chukchi tribe members who lived in the eastern peninsula of Siberia. Husky fur, which is heavy and dense, protects them from the harsh weather conditions, such as sub-zero temperatures and heavy, wet snow. Huskies are compact and agile, they enjoy working in teams, and they work for extended periods without tiring.

Fur traders introduced Siberian huskies to Alaska. The breed participated in the first 408-mile long All-Alaskan Sweepstakes race. In 1925, the dogs transported needed medicine during a diphtheria outbreak in Nome. They have headed up Antarctic expeditions and served as search and rescue dogs during World War II. In 1930, Siberian huskies were recognized by the AKC.


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