A: If you guessed the Great Dane, you’d be wrong. The tallest breed is the Irish Wolfhound.
Q: An impressive statue of a dog in New York City’s Central Park honors the lifesaving heroics of which breed of dog?
A: As Isis would proudly tell you, it’s the Siberian Husky! A team of sled dogs saved the town of Nome, Alaska from a diphtheria epidemic in 1925 by delivering life saving serum. Sled dog teams were the only way to transport the serum to Nome during extreme blizzard conditions. The lead dog of the last relay team to reach Nome was a Husky named Balto. The Central Park statue is of Balto, and honors the sled dogs and mushers that risked their lives in treacherous conditions to save the people of Nome.
We took Isis to Central Park in NYC this Fall. She was thrilled to see the statue her idol, Balto! The plaque on the statue reads “Dedicated to the indomitable spirit of the sled dogs that relayed antitoxin six hundred miles over rough ice, across treacherous waters, through Arctic blizzards from Nenana, to the relief of stricken Nome in the Winter of 1925” “Endurance Fidelity Intelligence "