Three Siberian Huskies named Princess, Chase, and Jag, and one dog named Zarro who is a mix of Husky and Alaskan Malamute, accompany Bill on his adventures.
Siberian Huskies have a long history as sled dogs. During the gold rush in the early 1900’s, Siberian Huskies were brought to Alaska to mush in the All Alaska Sweepstakes–a 408-mile race. The Huskies gained instant popularity because they were (and still are) amazingly fast. They are the most common dog to run in the Iditarod, the sled race that takes place yearly in Alaska.
Alaskan Malamutes are commonly confused with Huskies. They share a similar history as sled dogs, but because Malamutes are more strong than they are fast, historically they were primarily used for pulling freight instead of racing.