The Alaskan Husky Shepherd is a mixed breed, so they don’t have history as their own breed. Both parent breeds, however, are well known and loved. The Alaskan Husky is a sporting breed originating, as their name suggests, from Alaska. They are powerful working dogs, bred for activities such as sledding, not for conformation in show. As such, they can have a wide variety of weights and coat appearances. The German Shepherd was once used as a herding breed, as their name implies; however, their use has expanded over the years, first in the military and then as service animals. Their popularity in the United States grew exponentially after the success of the Rin Tin Tin series.