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The Siberian Husky Breed Standard

October 11, 2010 on 2:10 am | In Siberian Husky | No Comments

The Siberian Husky Breed Standard

Never get a Siberian Husky puppy from a pet store or Internet site, because that supports inhumane puppy mills. Get a Siberian Husky from a breeder or rescue, and know the breed standard when you go. Siberian Huskies come in a wide variety of colors. They should look like they are strong athletes that can pull sleds on marathon runs. Other faults for show-quality Siberian Huskies include too curly a tail, floppy ears and cow hocks. It is very hard to find a show quality Siberian Husky.

If you are thinking of getting a Siberian Husky from a shelter or Siberian Husky rescue, a good place to find out about the kind of dog you are getting is through studying the breed standard. If you want to show your Siberian Husky, then you really should get your dog from a reputable Siberian Husky breeder. If you do go that route, then you will need to know the breed standard just to be sure you are getting your money’s worth.

Never get a puppy, Siberian Husky or any other kind, from a pet store or an Internet site that sells puppies and ships them to you anywhere in the country. These places are usually supplied directly by puppy mills, and the Internet sites are usually fronts for the puppy mills themselves. In a puppy mill, dogs are stuck into wire cages stacked on top of each other so the dung and urine passes through. The owners perform all veterinary functions. They are grisly places.

It has only been in the last few decades that Huskies were bred for looks rather than for function. This shows in a great many purebred Siberian Huskies, which is one of the reasons why they can be abandoned. Some people not only want a purebred Siberian husky, they want one that looks like the fictional ideal of the Siberian Husky set out in the American Kennel Club. For the most part, Siberian Huskies are abandoned through no fault of their own.

The ideal Siberian Husky is about fifty pounds and twenty-two inches high at the shoulder. His or her coat is double layered and not too frizzy, silky or too long. He or she does not have dewclaws, knock-knees, an overbite or a muzzle that is either to pointed or too blunt. All of his or her body parts in proportion to give a look of a smoothly flowing, athletic little wolf.

According to reliable Siberian Husky information, not all purebred Huskies have pointed ears. The puppies are born with floppy ears that do not stand up until the puppy is about six months old. But sometimes, the ears just stay floppy. Huskies also should not have a tightly curled tail for showing, or have too low a tail set however, this happens a lot in purebred Huskies.

Huskies should have jaws that match each other with what’s called a scissors bite. They should not have an under bite like a bulldog or an overbite. Huskies should appear athletic and ready for action. Huskies are built for economical speed in harsh climates. They should stand squarely. Purebred Huskies can get a disqualifying fault called “cow hocks”, which are knock-knees of the hind legs. Many purebred Huskies fall short of the breed standard somewhere. This is why a show quality Husky is so hard to find.

Andrew Preston collects and researches about dog breeds, including Siberian Huskies. The Siberian Husky breed has very specific standards as laid out by the American Kennel Club. If potential owners had more Siberian Husky information before getting a dog there would be far fewer abandoned.

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Are Siberian Huskies the Pets For You?

October 1, 2010 on 3:38 am | In Siberian Husky | No Comments

Are Siberian Huskies the Pets For You?

Siberian huskies have become increasingly popular in recent years since their introduction to the United States in the early part of the twentieth century. In deciding whether Siberian huskies are the pets for you, it is important to consider a number of factors including the level of commitment you are willing to put in as well as the physical environment in which you live in.

For starters, it is of primary importance to assess the level of commitment which you are willing to put in to raising your Siberian husky. It is important to note that the amount of commitment required to raise a Siberian husky is in many cases considerable and would include looking after the dog’s nutritional, training, health and social needs. Training needs for instance requires time to accomplish in order for the Siberian husky to be a fully trained dog. Also, given the sociable nature of the dog, time must be spent in interacting with it in order for it to develop healthily. Thus, for individuals who are not prepared to commit to looking after the dog’s various needs, it would not be advisable to adopt a Siberian husky.

Moreover, your living environment is also a key consideration when it comes to adopting a Siberian husky. Siberian huskies are dogs which are used to the outdoors and require wide open spaces to run about. This point can be best emphasized when considering their large physical build as compared to other dogs. It would definitely not be a good idea to adopt a Siberian husky if you are living in a cramped apartment in the city as there would not be enough space for your Siberian husky to move about freely. In contrast, Siberian huskies would make an excellent choice for a pet if you are living in the countryside with a large mansion. As such, it is important to place due consideration to space constraints before deciding to get a Siberian husky.

You would also need to consider whether you have small house animals in deciding whether to adopt a Siberian husky. While generally warm and friendly towards humans and larger pets, the voracious hunting instinct of the Siberian husky comes alive with small house animals. These include hamsters, guinea pigs, squirrels and rabbits. Siberian huskies can cause serious harm to these animals if placed in close proximity with them. As such if you do have these small house animals, it would certainly not be a good idea to adopt a Siberian husky.

If you are looking for a watch dog and think that the Siberian husky would make a good one because of its large physical build, then you might be mistaken. The friendly, warm nature of the Siberian husky towards people means that these dogs are devoid of suspicion towards people and can interact freely even with strangers. If you are looking for a watch dog, then you might want to consider other breeds of dogs such as a German shepherd.

Rounding things up, it is important for you to assess your level of commitment, living environment and needs before making the decision to adopt a Siberian husky.

Clarence Clark is an avid Husky dog lover providing valuable advice at http://www.huskytime.com for fellow Husky dog lovers. Where he shares Husky info and training tips with Husky lovers worldwide. Click Here to gain FREE access to this Husky networking website.

Siberian Huskies: Extreme Attitude

September 27, 2010 on 12:57 pm | In Siberian Husky | No Comments

Siberian Huskies: Extreme Attitude

Be sure you can tolerate the Siberian Husky’s personality before adopting one. They are great dogs, in their own special way, which is not for everyone. The purpose of living in Artic conditions is why the Siberian Husky acts like he does. Despite their bossiness, Siberian Huskies prefer to follow than lead. Never hit or abuse your Siberian Husky.

Siberian Huskies are incredibly handsome dogs. They look like tame wolves, often with ice blue eyes or even odd-colored eyes. They are unmistakable and attention-getting. No wonder they have been one of the most popular breeds of dogs ever in the Western world. However, they are also abandoned in the thousands every year. To keep yourself from abandoning a Siberian Husky, please read as much Siberian Husky information as you can, especially about their personalities.

Siberian Huskies were bred to be tough, self-reliant and to run for miles and miles through the tundra every day. They were not bred to curl up on the living room rug and behave without question. If you have never had a dog before, do not get a Siberian Husky. If you have physical problems, do not get a Siberian Husky. If you live in an apartment, RV or other small home, do not get a Siberian husky.

Siberian Huskies do not make good guard dogs, although they can put up a spectacular racket when they want to. Siberian Huskies have been bred to be friendly with all people, so they do not care about whether someone is friend or foe. But Siberian Huskies were also bred to be tough and to be extremely intelligent. Huskies often had to fend for themselves in extreme wintry conditions that would quickly kill most other breeds of dogs. Siberian Huskies still have one foot in the wild. It is unlikely that will ever be bred out of them.

Siberian Huskies are wary of strangers and tend to avoid them. They will often seem like they are either ignoring you or are staring at you as if to say, “You’re a complete idiot and I know it”. Huskies and Husky-types are considered hard to train, so you must be patient and persistent. Huskies are big, strong dogs that can quickly figure out how to be the boss if you don’t act like the boss.

Even though all dogs take their own time in learning anything, it generally is agreed in reliable breed information sources that Siberian Huskies take longer to train than most dogs. You must act confidently and speak firmly when giving commands in order to get their attention. Siberian Huskies will quickly bully a timid person, because they can see that a timid person does not deserve to lead a dog pack.

Siberian Huskies do not suffer fools gladly, but they will be loyal to the death for those they decide to follow. Siberian Huskies are not comfortable being leaders, despite their bossiness. They are more relaxed, less prone to loosing weight and engaging in bad behavior when they know their place. You must earn their loyalty through body language, persistence and positive reinforcement. This dog does not respect force or abuse of any kind. They either will defend themselves or (most likely) will become permanently frightened.

Andrew Preston has interviewed many owners, vets and trainers about Siberian Huskies. As one of the most beautiful breeds, a Siberian Husky is almost always recognized at first site. Siberian Husky information can be found by visiting your local library or searching the Internet.

Kaiser’s such a drama king!!

How To Care For Your Siberian Husky

September 17, 2010 on 2:25 pm | In Siberian Husky | 25 Comments

How To Care For Your Siberian Husky

The idea of a Siberian husky pops in mind whenever one considers adopting a dog which would suit the general needs of the family. Indeed, with its gentle nature and liveliness, Siberian huskies are suitable even for families with small children. When considering whether to get a Siberian husky, it is important for families to carefully evaluate if they have the time and ability to care for the dog in the first place. The fact is, Siberian huskies do require a substantial amount of care in order to ensure their good health and physical well-being.

The first step to caring for your Siberian husky would be to provide adequately for its nutritional needs. Generally, Siberian huskies require ample supplies of fresh food and water for their growth. To meet the dog’s nutritional needs, ample supplies of white meat and fish is necessary. Siberian huskies require a great deal of protein and fat in their diet in order to prevent growth of hip dysplasia, which is a common illness found in the Siberian husky breed. High quality fresh food is preferable to commercially available food for the case of the Siberian husky. Also, supplement your Siberian husky’s diet with ample amounts of fish oil. Canned sardines provide a relatively cheap source to this and contain high levels of Omega 3 required for the husky to develop healthy coats of fur and nails.

Subsequently, it is important to take your Siberian husky to regular health checkups at the local vet. Checkups are important as they allow the vet to monitor and assess the overall health of your Siberian husky. Vets also provide valuable advice on many issues regarding your Siberian husky. This ranges from nutritional needs to training needs. Regular checkups are also an insurance against various forms of dog-related diseases. In general, such diseases are easily treated if diagnosed at an early stage. Thus, checkups are an essential part of taking care of your Siberian husky.

You would also need to make sure that your Siberian husky’s needs for affiliation are met. Siberian huskies are animals that mix around well in packs. A lonely Siberian husky would often resort to mischief such as digging holes in your garden in order to entertain itself. You could either choose to get another Siberian husky or choose another pet altogether, such as a cat as its companion. However, it is important to note that companionship for your Siberian husky should start when your husky is a puppy in order to facilitate ease of interaction with the other husky or pet. In any case, Siberian huskies are relatively well-mannered are should not have much difficulties in getting along with other animals.

At the end of the day, time, commitment and effort are of utmost importance when it comes to caring for your Siberian husky. Would-be dog owners who are unsure of their priorities should not get themselves a Siberian husky as it would often only lead to suffering and perhaps even abandonment for the dog. But for those who are able to make a firm commitment, you would definitely find the time spent with your Siberian husky to be intrinsically satisfying in the long run.

Clarence Clark is an avid Husky dog lover providing valuable advice at http://www.huskytime.com for fellow Husky dog lovers. Where he shares Husky info and training tips with Husky lovers worldwide. Click Here to gain FREE access to this Husky networking website.

This is a video I made of my “baby” growing up. LOL. Enjoy! 🙂 Edit: To future impulsive husky owners who just wants this breed for looks yet knows nothing about them ( Please disregard this if you aren’t :p ) If you are planning to get a husky, I highly recommend on researching about the breed beforehand. Many people (some I’ve known personally) impulsively get huskies solely for their looks only to find out they are difficult to care for and train. They are HIGHLY energetic dogs that are bred to run so they will RUN and PULL without proper training. Therefore, they need a lot of exercise. (Having a large backyard doesn’t count!) They are highly intelligent and have a mind of their own so training may be a struggle of power but it’s soooo worthwhile. 🙂 Although they are wonderful dogs (very sweet, playful natured), they require a lot of patience and training. If you are planning to leave your huskies outside, make sure there is a shady place, unless you live in a cool place. You can find many reliable answers in books and websites about care and training. Please research!!! Note: Pictures look better in high quality!
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