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anyone here have a siberian husky?

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really tempted to get one. whats your experience with them, nice dogs? Read More
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banned8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
really tempted to get one. whats your experience with them, nice dogs?
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#1
i love them (the look and temperament) - pity i have never had them. a classmate used to bring his to school (yeah he brought it here to live with him from norway!)
#2
I don't but relatives have had them...they are amazing ...look like wolves imo (or german shepards lol) they are so nice and have thick coats so can obv cope with the winter here nicely.
#3
you will need to exercise it like twice a day or they get restless and go mental, they are hardworking dogs.
#4
they get very hot in the summer and grow to be HUGE...good 6 stones
banned#5
phatboy123
you will need to exercise it like twice a day or they get restless and go mental, they are hardworking dogs.


yeh i can manage walking it no problem. i like to have a jog myself.
banned#6
magicbeans
they get very hot in the summer and grow to be HUGE...good 6 stones


thats ok, makes me cringe when my mum talks about getting a dog the size of a cat..
#7
http://www.iwannapet.com/siberian-husky.jpg

the puppies look a little less amazing ;)
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/art/Siberian%20HuskyArt.jpg
banned#8
yeh the pups dont look as good.. still cute tho :)
#9
Hi DangerGod, if you are really looking to get a husky, speak too Brigid.
She knows her stuff:thumbsup:.
#10
http://www.siberianhuskyclub.com/images/SHCB-logo-over-30-years.gif
Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain
common questions/faqs
http://www.siberianhuskyclub.com/faq
#11
kippy
http://www.siberianhuskyclub.com/images/SHCB-logo-over-30-years.gif
Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain
common questions/faqs
http://www.siberianhuskyclub.com/faq


I shouldn't laugh
Via the link - look under common questions (LHS) and click on Husky damage.:oops:
These things you should know before taking on a husky as they get destructive, if left alone.
banned#12
kippy
http://www.siberianhuskyclub.com/images/SHCB-logo-over-30-years.gif
Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain
common questions/faqs
http://www.siberianhuskyclub.com/faq


Thanks kippy :)
banned#13
tigerallstars
I shouldn't laugh
Via the link - look under common questions (LHS) and click on Husky damage.:oops:
These things you should know before taking on a husky as they get destructive, if left alone.


holy cow !! lol
#14
beautiful dogs.....pics if you get one! x
#15
Hi,

I used to have these, worked them in harness. They are a WORKING dog not just a cute cuddly pet.

The best advice is to read the SHCGB site, you will find all the very important info you need there.

Had to laugh when I read that someone said they weigh 6 stones! any husky that weighed that much would hardly be able to walk let alone work! they should weigh about of half that.

Yes they are gorgeous, but pleeeeease do your homework 1st.
banned#16
ChiliDog08
Hi,

I used to have these, worked them in harness. They are a WORKING dog not just a cute cuddly pet.

The best advice is to read the SHCGB site, you will find all the very important info you need there.

Had to laugh when I read that someone said they weigh 6 stones! any husky that weighed that much would hardly be able to walk let alone work! they should weigh about of half that.

Yes they are gorgeous, but pleeeeease do your homework 1st.


Yes i understand they are not just for show. and need to be treated correctly. and of course will do my homework before buying... thanks for your input :)
#17
they seriously hate cats
apparently giving them ice cubes in the summer helps them cool down
they need a LOT of excercise

they are well cute as pups..... but then they arent puppies forever!!
#18
they arent cheap/.... look thru epet or something
banned#19
magicbeans
they arent cheap/.... look thru epet or something


yeh thats cool i dont mind forking out... my mum will probs pay most anyway
#20
be prepared to give up your life for 10 years if you want one this aint the sort of dog who will sit at home in the corner with the odd walk
banned#21
kungfu
[COLOR="Red"]be prepared to give up your life for 10 years [/COLOR]if you want one this aint the sort of dog who will sit at home in the corner with the odd walk


bit extreme?
#22
My friend had a few of these at different times, one of them was really vicious and had to be rehomed because there was a baby in the house - they had them all from pups and treated them all the same, so not sure why that was.

They need plenty of exercise

The one she has now is very protective of her and doesnt like men in the house. Is ok with her husband, but growls at him if he tries to go near my friend!
#23
DangerGod
bit extreme?


fraid not bro, this dog will need serious time with you and will not be happy being left for even a few hours especially the first 3-4 years , also it will be very destructive when its young so be prepared for £££ loss at first
banned#24
kungfu
fraid not bro, this dog will need serious time with you and will not be happy being left for even a few hours especially the first 3-4 years , also it will be very destructive when its young so be prepared for £££ loss at first


yes i guess, shame really they look great
#25
It's true what they say, a dog is a way of life.....as for being destructive, not all the time. Do your homework, and start training as soon as you get the puppy.
Nobody has mentioned grooming, but you will have to do this on a daily basis, Huskys have a very thick undercoat, and once it starts to get matted, roll on the problems you will have....skin irritation, costly dog grooming bills to name a few.
Vets bills will be and are a fortune.....vaccinations, worming, flea treatment, boosters, then the added illness's and injuries. So make sure you get pet insurance, which in itself is about 25ish quid a month.
Then you have to buy food, bedding, toys, lead, collar, training aids etc etc.....its not a cheap family member!
Do your homework before you get one, don't just think, "boy, that looks cute, i want one!"
HTH and if you need help on what to look for, when choosing a puppy, then give me a shout :)
#26
kelly_o_fanatic
My friend had a few of these at different times, one of them was really vicious and had to be rehomed because there was a baby in the house - they had them all from pups and treated them all the same, so not sure why that was.

They need plenty of exercise

The one she has now is very protective of her and doesnt like men in the house. Is ok with her husband, but growls at him if he tries to go near my friend!

Because like humans, dogs have different personalitys too.
#27
kelly_o_fanatic
My friend had a few of these at different times, one of them was really vicious and had to be rehomed because there was a baby in the house - they had them all from pups and treated them all the same, so not sure why that was.

They need plenty of exercise

The one she has now is very protective of her and doesnt like men in the house. Is ok with her husband, but growls at him if he tries to go near my friend!



I would just like to say that this is definately NOT a Breed thing, but a dog thing and as Lulus mammy said it is down to personality, but also pack issues and where the individual dog feels it fits into the pack. The problems your friend has with hers would be down to these and not the fact it is a Husky. Many dogs could percieve themselves to be the leader of the pack (family) if he feels the job isn't being fulfilled by the humans.

Don't want it to feel like I'm preaching, but just didn't want people to get the impression from the above post that Huskies have a tendency to be aggresive to humans, as this is not a common thing with the breed, but most likely down to the individual dogs personality and it's issues within it's family.

The most important thing to remember is that anyone thinking of taking on a dog should research the specific breed they are looking at, as not all dog breeds suit all people, as they have characteristics and different needs to others and may not fit in with your lifestyle. The OP is doing the right thing by asking others that have experience of the breed for their opinion and if they would be suitable for them. Best place to start is always their Breed Club who will always tell you the downsides as well as the upsides of the breed.
banned#28
Lulu'sMammy
It's true what they say, a dog is a way of life.....as for being destructive, not all the time. Do your homework, and start training as soon as you get the puppy.
Nobody has mentioned grooming, but you will have to do this on a daily basis, Huskys have a very thick undercoat, and once it starts to get matted, roll on the problems you will have....skin irritation, costly dog grooming bills to name a few.
Vets bills will be and are a fortune.....vaccinations, worming, flea treatment, boosters, then the added illness's and injuries. So make sure you get pet insurance, which in itself is about 25ish quid a month.
Then you have to buy food, bedding, toys, lead, collar, training aids etc etc.....its not a cheap family member!
Do your homework before you get one, don't just think, "boy, that looks cute, i want one!"
HTH and if you need help on what to look for, when choosing a puppy, then give me a shout :)


ChiliDog08
I would just like to say that this is definately NOT a Breed thing, but a dog thing and as Lulus mammy said it is down to personality, but also pack issues and where the individual dog feels it fits into the pack. The problems your friend has with hers would be down to these and not the fact it is a Husky. Many dogs could percieve themselves to be the leader of the pack (family) if he feels the job isn't being fulfilled by the humans.

Don't want it to feel like I'm preaching, but just didn't want people to get the impression from the above post that Huskies have a tendency to be aggresive to humans, as this is not a common thing with the breed, but most likely down to the individual dogs personality and it's issues within it's family.

The most important thing to remember is that anyone thinking of taking on a dog should research the specific breed they are looking at, as not all dog breeds suit all people, as they have characteristics and different needs to others and may not fit in with your lifestyle. The OP is doing the right thing by asking others that have experience of the breed for their opinion and if they would be suitable for them. Best place to start is always their Breed Club who will always tell you the downsides as well as the upsides of the breed.


Thanks for the input guys
banned#29
one of my best mates has one.
Can be a bit tempermental.
Also they do need lots of exercise!
If you want one, go 4 it, you only live once!
#30
I have a Sibe
got him from the pound.

Edit - here he is


http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt268/ceo-shoutbox/bandito0.jpg
banned#31
looks a nice example damnome.
#32
magicbeans
they seriously hate cats
apparently giving them ice cubes in the summer helps them cool down
they need a LOT of excercise

they are well cute as pups..... but then they arent puppies forever!!



Mine likes my cat and they get on ok... though I have been told they hate cats so I'm careful when they are together..

Mine hates magpies... as i found out when he caught one and shredded it before I could do a thing,

They do love ice cubes... and the snow - as I found out this year :thumbsup:
banned#33
DAMNOME
I have a Sibe
got him from the pound.

Edit - here he is


http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt268/ceo-shoutbox/bandito0.jpg


nice dog man!
#34
that's a very handsome dog - dont they molt a lot in the summer?
#35
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/shdwhntr/DSCF1820.jpg

Thats 'The Noop'.

I think Huskies need a bit more discipline than other dogs, and I know ours can be a bit boistrous. He can be very protective/aggresive about us when other people come around. Needs a load of exercise. He howls for hours in the mornings when my parents go to work.

BTW; When we got ours from the breeder he said they barely molt at all. Ours sheds tonnes, fills the house with fur.

Get one if you can ;)
#36
haha re: molting. i remembered my college mate told me that his molted like snow flakes on christmas day (it was a puppy, but was as big as an alsation/german shepherd, and he used to have a rope instead of a collar around its neck - he also wore a similar rope as his belt on some days LOL)
#37
Here he is as a pup. This was the first day we had him.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/shdwhntr/DSCF1259.jpg

Whoever said they hate cats is wrong. Its down to how theyre trained. Mine sits quite happily with the cats. Its the cats that hate him lol

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