The Chow Chow is an ancient breed of hunting, guarding and herding dog that likely originated back as far as 150 B.C. Considered to be one of the ancient dogs of fourteen specific breeds, the Chow Chow is thought to have been a part of nomadic tribes known to move within the regions of Mongolia and China during the Han Dynasty. Once owned by emperors in China, the breed made its way to Europe in the 1800's via British merchant ships. Queen Victoria, a lover of dogs of many breeds, owned a Chow Chow. Other notable owners have been Sigmund Freud, President Calvin Coolidge and Martha Stewart. The breed has had some success at the Westminster Kennel Club show and was registered with the American Kennel Club in 1903. The Siberian Husky is a class of working dog that is often said to have a wolf like appearance. These dogs originated in Siberia, and like the Chow Chow, were faithful companions of a nomadic group, the Chukchi. The Siberian Husky was said to be an excellent companion for children as well, since when they weren’t working (sledding) they were cared for by the women and children, contributing to the non-aggressive behavior of the breed. A courageous, strong canine, the Siberian Husky has performed heroic deeds such as the transport of serum to a village over run with diphtheria. The trek was taken in 1925 over treacherous terrain in terrible weather conditions. The pack of Huskies led the way, guiding the men on the sleds toward the village in unbelievable time. Today, both the Chow Chow and Siberian Husky are widely recognized by the American Kennel Club and many other clubs for their agile, powerful nature. The hybrid however, has very little known about its origins but is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Dog Registry of America and the International Designer Canine Registry.