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AKC Standards for the Siberian Husky 

(current) 1990 & (original) 1932

This is a side-by-side comparison of the original 1932 AKC Standard for the Siberian Husky and the current 1990 Standard.

The original wording is left in place many times.  The original writers didn't include anything about Temperament.  The current version also addresses what a Siberian is NOT -- faults are listed at length. And there are changes, sometimes significant.

The original dogs had "heavy bone" and were able to travel "20-miles-per-hour for short distances."  The current dogs have moderate bone and carry a light load a great distance.  The current standard also allows for snow nose.

The current 1990 Standard is presented in order.  The Original 1932 is taken apart, sometimes sentence by sentence, for a side-by-side comparison.  But the original 1932 Standard is also presented as intended.


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