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Husky Ride

From Media Storehouse, great husky prints as  Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters, Photo Gifts or  Phone Covers
Dogs - Husky as Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters, Photo Gifts or Phone Covers
Dogs - Husky
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Alaskan Husky Dogs - x three young pups sitting in snow as Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters, Photo Gifts or Phone Covers
Alaskan Husky Dogs -
three young pups sitting in snow 

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Siberian Huskies as Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters, Photo Gifts, Phone Covers or Wallpaper+Backgrounds
Siberian Huskies
also available as Wallpaper+Backgrounds 

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In January, the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally takes place.  Dogs race in teams of two to eight over a forest course.  First held back in the mid 1980s, today the event in Aviemore is the largest husky race in the UK, with a barking 1,000 dogs and 200 teams - that's an awful lot of woof power.  Alaskan malamutes, samoyeds, Greenland dog and Canadian Eskimo dogs usually take part in the event and could reach up to speeds of 20 mph. 
The Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain organises the race, which is a growing sport in the UK. If you want to give it a go yourself, the good news is that there's an opportunity to try husky rides in Gloucestershire & in Aviemore itself.

Here are some husky experiences in the UK - plus some husky dog-sledding holidays, if you'd like to go further afield!  IntotheBlue list a couple of husky gift experiences for the husky lover in your life, in Sussex (near Horsham) and in Gloucestershire. 
 Husky Rides, Sussex

Husky Rides, Sussex
Available from Into the Blue
Enjoy the thrill of having a pack of fun-loving huskies pulling you along on a sledge through the nature trail at this farm centre near Horsham in West Sussex.  The huskies here adore running together, so they often howl with delight as they know they are about to go a run.  Your'll pass other farm residents on your way - llamas, cows, sheep, even Kasper the donkey!  Your hosts Rob and Christine are both dedicated and experienced Siberian husky mushers and handlers. You will be introduced to the dogs, shown how the sledge works and then taken off for a 25 minute husky ride taking in the Sussex countryside as you go. After your ride you'll be invited to watch a fascinating short film on husky racing, where the dogs are at their competitive best!  Click here for more information

Husky Mushing ,Wales
from £85 for one
Head to North Wales for your Husky Experience! Come face to face with this loveable family of husky dogs - there's plenty of time for cuddles!   Get your sturdy footwear on, and head for a rig ride (about 25 minutes ride) around the woodland tracks of Wales.   There's a Welcome, an introduction and a safety briefing plus instruction on how to ride the rig.  Snacks and hot drinks are provided. You need to allow about 2 hours on site for this experience with around 25 minutes on the rig.  This experience can also be combined with a falconry session, from £120 for one person.  Go to Into the Blue for more info and to buy this experience. 

Sleddog Experience

Sleddog experience in Aviemore, Scotland
This would make a great winter activity (it runs from November to March) for a couple who love to try something different.  This two to three hour experience takes place in the area of Aviemore in Scotland.  Start off with a video & talk in a traditional grass roofed cabin, before you enjoy hands-on time with the sleddogs.  Indulge in a  nip of whisky or a hot drink before you have a remote forest trip with 12 sleddogs lasting about an hour.  Click here for more info from Activity Superstore. Please note the medical notes Activity Superstore provide before you buy this experience

What about a husky safari in Finland?

What about a husky safari in Finland?
Online travel directory Responsible Travel list several husky safaris in the beautiful Nordic country of Finland.  It is a stunning country - and if you really want to escape from routine and work, this could be a really great way to take a break to remember.  You could even combine your husky adventures with the Northern Lights...  Click here to see holidays in Finland listed with Responsible Travel