Siberian huskies and husky mixes have been popular pets since 1925, when an epic, lifesaving trek across the Alaskan wilderness immortalized sled dog team-leader, Balto. Whether honoring his mushing heritage, celebrating his inner wolf, or paying homage to your favorite Jack London character, your husky's name should be as suited to his personality as his thick, furry coat is to the Arctic cold.
North to Alaska
The list of potential names for your male husky may stretch from Anchorage to Nome, but when it comes to naming your snow loving pup, it's hard to resist the call of the wild. Buck, Spitz, Dave and Sol-lex have been done, as has that other famous Jack London dog characters, White Fang. Other names inspired by the Last Frontier include Juno, Tundra, Eskimo, Yukon, Denali, Kenai, Klondike and Kodiak.
Dashing Through the Snow
Names of favorite sled dog characters from the movies, in addition to Balto, are Demon, Dewey, Diesel, Jenna, Mac, Max, Maya, Nana, Old Jack, Shorty, Sniff, Truman and Yodel. Other popular monikers inspired by snow, ice and wintry weather include Glacier, Snowball, Snowflake, Storm and Blizzard.
- American Kennel Club: Get to Know the Siberian Husky
- Vet Street: Siberian Husky
- PBS Nature: Sled Dogs -- An Alaskan Epic -- Balto
- Siberian Husky Club of America: The Siberian Husky -- A Brief History of the Breed in America
- Visit Nome Alaska: A Race for Life -- Balto and the Hero Dogs of Alaska
- Dog-Names-And-More.com: Our Famous Movie Dogs List
Christy Ayala writes about recreation, sports, aquatics, healthy living, family and parenting, language development, organizational change, pets and animals. Ayala holds a master's degree in recreation administration from Aurora University’s George Williams College, a graduate certificate in organizational change from Hawaii Pacific University and a bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.