This group is very diverse, but people from ancient times to the present have used Spitz dogs to herd, hunt, pull, or guard. Some of the smaller types were and are still used solely as pets.
Alaskan Huskies are a group of dogs bred for their working ability and not necessarily for looks to conform to a particular breed standard. They are known to be highly athletic, strong with an exceptional ability to run long distances. They are generally not as large as Siberian Huskies or Malamutes but very muscular.