The Siberian Husky's Origins and History Source: Wikipedia. Country/Region of Origin: Siberia Original purpose: sleddog, herding, guarddog Name: also known as Chukcha or Chuksha Historical notes: Siberian Husky dogs are one of the most ancient breeds of dog. They were imported into Alaska to be used in the gold rush as sleddogs and participated in the All-Alaska Sweepstakes to compete. They participated in the 1925 serum run to Nome which is now commemorated by the Iditarod dog sled race. The last Siberian Huskies came out of Siberia in 1930 as the Soviet authorities closed off the borders of Siberia to international trade.