A pure-breed husky can cost thousands of pounds
A Siberian husky found tied to the gate of a beer garden in South Yorkshire was originally from New Zealand.
The dog, being called Nadia, was found outside the Cocked Hat pub in the Attercliffe area of Sheffield.
A microchip in the animal has revealed she was registered in New Zealand and it is thought she could have been brought to the UK as a show dog.
Nadia is being looked after at the Barnsley and District Animal Welfare Centre until her owners can be traced.
She has been identified by experts as a husky, a breed more used to the freezing conditions of Siberia and hard work, pulling sleds across frozen tracks in the wilderness.
Rebecca Penn who found the dog at the pub said: "She looked so sorry for herself and as soon as everybody started petting her we got some towels and dried her down - she soon started cheering up.
"We took her into the pub and gave her some pork scratchings although she didn't like those - she just sucked on them and then spat them out.
"To be honest, when someone told me where she'd come from I thought it was a wind up.
"I couldn't believe a dog had come all the way from New Zealand and I'm left wondering how she got here."
The active and energetic breed are renowned for their resilience.
Buying a pure-bred Husky can cost thousands of pounds and transporting one half way around the globe would cost an estimated £4,000.
Paul Silver, who runs the animal centre said he was keen to find Nadia's owners.
"We're assuming she's been brought in as a family pet, as a breeding dog or possibly as a show dog.
"Given her condition she could quite well be a show dog."
Anyone with information about the dog's owners or who recognises the animal should contact Mr Silver at the centre on 01226 701559.
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