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The Piutre Lifesize, Large and Lifelike Animal Collection is unquestionably the finest collection of realistic stuffed animals in the world. The faithfully replicate their real-life counterparts in form, coloring, dimensions, and expression. Each piece is sewn, shaped, and finished entirely by hand in Italy, using the finest European-made materials, resulting in a beautiful keepsake animal to treasure for a lifetime.
All of the animals in this collection are made with fire-retardant fabrics and stuffed with pure acrylic fibers; therefore, they are hygienic and washable. The synthetic, soft-to-the-touch plush is true to life, and each piece is hand-trimmed and hand-finished for an exceptional degree of realism. The eyes and nose of each animal are extraordinarily lifelike, too—and, of course, safety-anchored.
These astonishingly realistic animals are hand-made in Italy using the original patterns and models created by an Italian firm that came to be known the world over for its highly realistic—often life-size—plush renditions of dogs, cats, and other animals.
A highly skilled artist is responsible for each animal and personally sees each one—from the tiniest mouse to life-size polar bears—through all the exacting details of the production process. Only when an artist is completely satisfied that their animal has been superbly executed does he or she tag and package it—in essence, a gift to the individual who will ultimately touch and treasure it.
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Handmade in Italy by Piutre
Item # 2211
The Siberian Husky is a medium-size, wolf-like, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in eastern Siberia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognisable by its thickly furred double coat, sickle tail, erect triangular ears, and distinctive markings.
Huskies are an active, energetic, and resilient breed whose ancestors came from the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic. Siberian Huskies were bred by the Chukchi of Northeastern Asia to pull light loads long distances through difficult conditions. The dogs were imported into Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush and later spread into the United States and Canada. They were initially sent to Alaska and Canada as sled dogs but rapidly acquired the status of family pets and show dogs.
Siberian Huskies are still used as sled dogs in sled dog racing. Siberians are still popular in races restricted to purebreds and are faster than other pure sled dog breeds such as the Samoyed and the slower but much stronger Alaskan Malamute. Today the breed tends to divide along lines of "racing" Siberians and "show" Siberians. Racing Siberians tend to have more leg to enable them more reach when running. Show Siberians tend to be a bit smaller.
Apart from sled racing, they are very popular for recreational mushing and are also used for skijoring (one to three dogs pulling a skier) and European ski-hi. A few owners use them for dog-packing and hiking.
In the United Kingdom and Australia, due to the lack of snow, Siberian Huskies are raced on forest tracks using specially designed scooters with two wheels for one or two dogs, or three-wheeled rigs for three or more dogs. This sledding can be a good hobby and sport for a pet Husky. There are many clubs across the world for sledding.
Siberians gained in popularity with the story of the 1925 serum run to Nome, which made dogs Balto and Togo famous.
Several purebred Siberian Huskies portrayed Diefenbaker, the "half-wolf" companion to RCMP Constable Benton Fraser in the CBS/Alliance Atlantis TV series Due South.
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