There are various breeds of these dogs, but husky is the general name for sled-type dogs. Huskies are known to howl rather than bark. That trait and their markings are due to the sharing of genetics with the gray wolf.
Their energetic and athletic nature made them (perfectly) suited to fulfilling the role of sled dogs in both Inuit and Siberian cultures. A thick double coat of fur keeps them insulated in the freezing climate.
If these tattoos weren't cute enough, watching a husky pup learning how to howl will totally fulfill your daily cute quota.