字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 I'm training a sled dog right now. My friend sasha is curating a pack of cute cuddly sled dogs, that she's training to be a team. I was told to turn around as soon as I got to the polar bear warning sign. Sasha gave me this vest and said that if you leave the settlement without a gun you have to be wearing something bright to scare off polar bears... Okay. Now I'm running with a dog named little snowball. Come on Little Snowball, let's do this. So it Sasha's goal to curate a group of Russian dogs. This dog is named Dan, and he's giving me a run for my money. Here's a tricky thing about these dogs being Russian dogs: even though they have an origin in Russian traditional culture meaning these breeds were literally created by Russian communities many years ago - even though that's the case dog breeding in the 20th century became this very official enterprise and with that came all this authority and bureaucracy surrounding and it's kind of these international conventions and authorities to set the parameters of what is a husky? And what is a golden retriever? Excuse my ignorance I don't really know many dog breeds. But during this time, when dog breeding became super official and international, the Soviet Union was isolated from the world. People from the Soviet Union couldn't go to dog shows in Spain and Portugal and the United States and so because of that the Western world kind of co-opted these breeds. So, all these Russian dogs that we're looking at here, are technically under the authority and administered by the Nordic Dog Union. It's kind of a strange irony. I'm not going to tell Sasha that, it might burst her bubble, but to me little snowball you'll always be Russian. Here we are again with Tor, who happens to be not only Norwegian and Nordic but also the son of a world-renowned dog breeder and dog show judge. So Tor, are these dogs Russian or do they belong to the authority of the Nordic Dog Union? Yeah, so I've talked to my mom about this and she was like oh yeah they're all Nordic. But then I was like, but it's Siberian husky and it's Samoyed and it's from Siberia. Like, clearly these are Russian. I think they're Russian. They're developed 3,000 years ago by Inuits and Siberian peoples and then some Europeans just "discovered" them or take them away from the Communists and just say like oh we're going to take over from here, good job. I think they're Russian.