Siberian Huskies are strong, hard-working dogs. As their name suggests, they come originally from Northeast Siberia, where they were bred to withstand extreme arctic conditions, and they came to the United States by way of Alaska in the early 1900s. Huskies are best known for their job as sled dogs, and their love to be outdoors in the cold weather. They love children and make excellent family pets. While highly intelligent, these dogs also have a mind of their own and may require some patience while training. Huskies are medium sized, and typically weigh in at around 40-50 lbs.