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Old 10-11-2013, 02:20 PM
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I must be insane

For years I've wanted a Siberian Husky. Years. However, I always felt my kids were too young to have one or that my house was too small or it just wasn't the right time. They're active, which would force me to get off my lazy can and do something.

Well I've started looking... no more excuses. I want a Sibe... and I may have found the one that fits. I'm waiting to hear back from the breeder. She's a retired show dog/retired breeder.

Wish me luck!
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:24 PM
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AWESOME! They are BEAUTIFUL dogs!
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:24 PM
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Good Luck,

Beautiful dogs!!
Feathers and dog hair, you sure will be busy!!
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:26 PM
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Oh I had a Siberian for 16 years! A red/white with blue eyes. She was beautiful! However, you'll have to be careful with the birds, she managed to kill one years ago ....

I LOVE huskies!!!
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Gina, you ARE crazy for not getting an entire team of them. Hey, with your winters, you can take them sledding. They can pull you on your skies, too. BAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

GOOD for you!!! I hope it all works out.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:46 PM
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Re: I must be insane

I'm on my 3rd and 4th husky. They're wonderful dogs and GREAT with kids, NOT good with birds!!!! My girl actually protected my old neighbor's 2 year old at one point and growl at her parents cause they were coming too close to the baby. My huskies are very good children dogs and they would require a fenced in yard to run. They're escape artists!!! They're diggers too!!! If you have a mole problem, well, they won't be there anymore....And be sure to brush brush brush, lots and lots of hair to deal with....lol
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If you move to Alaska, you might start a new hobby -- sledding. lol.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:17 PM
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Gina, you ARE crazy for not getting an entire team of them. Hey, with your winters, you can take them sledding. They can pull you on your skies, too. BAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

GOOD for you!!! I hope it all works out.

I'm working on it Wendy. Baby steps. Let me sneak this one in first and if he doesn't notice, I can add another. Besides, if we end up moving to Alaska, I'm going to need a team just to get to the end of the driveway and check the mail!

Seriously, I'm excited. I've been researching the breed for a few years. I think I'm ready for the responsibility of an active dog and I'm really partial to the arctic breeds. With this one being a retire show dog, at least she's trained in obedience already, which is why I'm going that route instead of a baby.
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Re: I must be insane

I do dog training and I have never meet a husky with out a high prey drive. You can work with it, just be very aware.
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Re: I must be insane

I have owned 3. Love them to DEATH. They are brilliant, they are great escape artists no matter how much they love you, They go insane and MUST have HIGH INTENSITY activity EVERY DAY (I hope you like running!!) and will chew all of your things if they don't get it, they have the attention span of a gnat, and all in all they are angel dogs and have a super special place in my heart!!! Just a suggestion based on years of owning them - consider and electronic collar. Not necessarily one that shocks, but at least a vibrating one. The reason is, with such a high energy level you will have a very VERY hard time giving enough activity while on a leash, if that is even possible. However, they are HIGHLY distractable dogs, so off-leash is a very dangerous option, even for a well trained one. The electronic vibration can get the attention of a distracted dog and is a more humane option than keeping them on a leash. of course, if you live in the country and have lots of land for your new snow angel to run on, then you should be fine without one Best of luck!

P.S. They can seriously escape from almost anything - mine could dig out from under anything, squeeze through impossibly small holes, CLIMB FENCES, jump really high, and UNFASTEN her collar - I suggest you get the buckling kind that fastens like a belt, not the snap on kind. Mine loved us to death, but she needed more activity than we could possibly given her (She has 1-2 hours of walking/running every day, and played with kids the rest of the day). Sometimes she would be home before we knew she was gone, like if we had been at the store she would get out, go for a run, and wait for us on the front steps, all pleased with herself and ready for her evening walk.

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