Meet the Siberian Husky is the first official publication endorsed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) on this very popular companion breed, whose claim to fame is being history’s greatest sled dog. Eleven chapters detail the history, characteristics, and special requirements for owning this native Siberian breed, heavily illustrated with beautiful color images of puppies and adults. A chapter devoted to the purchase and selection of the Siberian Husky puppy gives the reader specific guidance on how to locate a qualified breed and to recognize a healthy, sound puppy. Two separate chapters serve as a primer to training the puppy--house-training and obedience work, favoring positive-training techniques as the best and most successful way to educate dogs. Chapters on grooming, feeding, and healthcare present indispensable information for new dog owners. As an official publication of the AKC, Meet the Siberian also explains the many vital programs offered by the country’s leading canine organization to all pet dog owners, including the S.T.A.R. Puppy and the Canine Good Citizen programs, as well as descriptions of various dog sports such as conformation showing, agility, obedience and more. A detailed resources section offers recommendations for websites, books, periodicals, and club affiliate programs, all of great interest to responsible new dog owners.