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Old 10-11-2013, 05:58 PM
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Re: I must be insane

Here's my huskies....they're chewers when young but once they mature they're not bad chewers, they can be taught to leave things alone to stop the chewing.

Here's Alexis a red and white with green eyes, she'll be 9 years old on December 5th. We had her since she was 5 months old.



Here's Rocco he just turned 6 last month on the 25th, he's all white with bi-colored eyes. We've had him since he was 5 months old as well.

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Old 10-11-2013, 05:59 PM
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Re: I must be insane

Yes, definitely count on challenges containing a husky - fences just seem to encourage them to get over! If things don't work out with the breeder, there are good Sibe rescue groups - mainly because people fall in love with the adorableness that is a Siberian Husky puppy, and don't do any research to find out they can be strong, stubborn, crafty dogs with a need to run, and often a strong prey drive!
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:02 PM
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Re: I must be insane

I have 2 huskies, both red and white. They're actually half siblings...they share the same dad. Mishka (10) is currently blind, but that doesn't stop her much. Apollo (9) is the biggest love bug ever. He is such a sweetheart, and they're both wonderful family dogs.

They can get out of anything. So fences need to be tall so they can't jump over, and it has to be the right material so they can't climb over. They are seriously prey driven and have killed any small animal that have wandered into their dog yard.



and this is what happens when you leave them unsupervised with furniture...
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:06 PM
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As a husky rescuer for 18 years, and a current owner of 5 huskies, I have to disagree with Silver Sage that keeping a husky on a leash is not humane. I would never let one of my dogs off leash, even with an e-collar. They are so escape oriented and prey driven that they will run away if not leashed or contained by a fence. Maybe not the first time, but they will. I can not tell you how many lost huskies have come in with e-collars on. And, sadly, how many hit-by-car DOA's, too. To me, the most humane thing is to keep my dogs safe, and that means on a leash or in a secure fence.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:28 PM
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Re: I must be insane

I also keep my huskies either in a fenced yard that can keep them in, or on a leash...they are never allowed to roam "free" because like others have said- they have the attention span of an ADD gnat and are extremely prey driven that regardless of their training, they would chase after something and just run and run and run and who knows where they'd end up. However- my good friend has a malamute that she's had since a puppy (2 yrs now) and trains her VERY well and I've seen her off leash- she behaves amazingly well; I was VERY impressed.

I also can't use certain collars and harnesses on mishka because she's figured out how to get out of certain ones lol
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:41 PM
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I have found malamutes much easy to work with, they HAVE a attention span! LOL But the off side is they are a little more "one family" type dog and are no where as out going and social as the husky.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:46 PM
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Re: I must be insane

I have to agree to keep them leashed while outside unless you want to lose them. But I have actually witnessed a very well behaved Husky that listened to her owner and does not run away at all.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:57 PM
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Re: I must be insane

Oh my gosh! They are SO beautiful! I want one so bad but mum and dad sad no so yaaa but Good Luck!!!
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:50 PM
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Re: I must be insane

I've been talking to 3 different breeders to gain knowledge and see if I can find a dog that's a good fit for me. For the moment I'm thinking of a retired show dog that's pointed in obedience. This way the training is done for me.

At some point, I might get into sled dogs, but again, more knowledge and more research. I do have 2 people that are willing to mentor me in mushing. Who knows.. this could be the start of an interesting sport!
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:01 AM
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Mushing would be awesome!!
Just a suggestion as you are gaining info: also talk with some rescuers in addition to breeders. You will get another perspective on the breed which can help in your decision.
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