Admiral Robert Peary of the United States Navy was aided by the Siberian Husky during his expeditions in search of the North Pole. According to records, the Siberian Husky’s role in this feat cannot be over estimated.
In 1933, Navy Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd brought about 50 Siberian Huskies with him on an expedition in which he hoped to journey around the 16,000-mile coast of Antarctica. Called Operation Highjump, this historic trek proved the worth of the Siberian Husky due to its compact size and greater speeds. Many of these Huskies were assembled and trained at Chinook Kennels in New Hampshire.
Siberian Huskies also served in the United States Army’s Arctic Search and Rescue Unit of the Air Transport Command during World War II.