There are 3 kinds of huskies recognized by the American Kennel Club: Malamute, Samoyed, Siberian Husky Alaskan Malamute, Samoyed, Siberian Husky . . . dogs of strength, intelligence, courage and perseverance . . . a fitting mascot for the students and staff of Horace May who demonstrate these qualities on a daily basis.

Alaskan Huskies love to be with humans. They love to run outside, to play and pull. They are happy and loving dogs.

Siberian Huskies were first used for pulling sleds. It is a quick, athletic, agile, strong and tireless worker. It is also considered a very dependable and energetic dog. They are medium-sized, compact and powerful working dog bred in northeastern Siberia. These dogs love to howl together. They are sometimes called the Arctic Husky.

Alaskan Malamute were first used for pulling sleds. It is a powerful, strong, energetic dog bred for stamina and endurance. It has a thick double layered coat that protects if from the very cold winter weather. The Alaskan Malamute is friendly and affectionate to people.

The Samoyed was first used for herding reindeer. It was bred in the far north of Russia near the Arctic Circle. It has a very full, thick, wooly coat of hair that has a creamy-white color. It has along tail with long hair that it carries over its back. The Samoyed makes a good pet and a great sled dog.

Words to remember about the Husky:
Happy, Loving, Powerful, Strong, Energetic, Enduring, Friendly, Dependable, Athletic, Hard-working