Husky Village Sled Dogs
Nordic dogs in Valtellina
Tireless athletes of race and noble lineage
The Husky Village is now home to about 60 sled dogs, all from the world of dog sledding. Some of them come from Alaska and Norway, where they have participated in the most important European sleddog races as a team, others were born here in Valdidentro but can boast a very strong genealogy, since they are descendants of great athletes who have performed incredible feats: many of their ancestors have run the Iditarod, the legendary sled dog race in Alaska, 1800 km long, on the track covered by Balto and Togo, the most famous huskies ever.
Here at the Husky Village, between Bormio and Livigno, we take care of them every day dedicating our whole life and commitment to these wonderful animals, who live happily in their ideal environment.
The Husky Village Valdidentro does not practice any form of trade in dogs or sale of huskies: all animals live in our structure all their life.
Intelligence, loyalty, endurance: the characteristics of huskies
Alaskan dogs used to the most extreme dog sledding competitions
The huskies that live at Husky Village are Nordic dogs (Alaskan Husky and Siberian Husky breeds) highly selected to be able to pull sleds in the snow. Huskies are dogs that love cold, winter and cold temperatures: running for miles and miles in the snow is in their nature (they can pull 35 to 50 kg each for hours) and it's what makes them happiest. Here at the Husky Village we offer them a peaceful life, together with their companions and full of comfort, thanks to a spacious and modern structure designed for animal welfare and daily excursions with the mushers and those who participate in the sledding experience.
Like real athletes, our sled dogs follow a training program, preparing for the winter season after the summer rest and increasing their muscles, according to a professional training based exclusively on voice commands, without any coercive method.