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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?

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    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!)

    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.

    you will need to exercise it like twice a day or they get restless and go mental, they are hardworking dogs.

    they get very hot in the summer and grow to be HUGE...good 6 stones

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    phatboy123;4501543

    you will need to exercise it like twice a day or they get restless and go … 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.

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    magicbeans;4501579

    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..

    http://www.iwannapet.com/siberian-husky.jpg

    the puppies look a little less amazing
    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/art/Siberian%20HuskyArt.jpg

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    yeh the pups dont look as good.. still cute tho

    Hi DangerGod, if you are really looking to get a husky, speak too Brigid.
    She knows her stuff:thumbsup:.

    kippy;4502062

    Siberian Husky Club of Great Britaincommon … Siberian Husky Club of Great Britaincommon questions/faqshttp://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.

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    kippy;4502062

    Siberian Husky Club of Great Britaincommon … Siberian Husky Club of Great Britaincommon questions/faqshttp://www.siberianhuskyclub.com/faq



    Thanks kippy

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    tigerallstars;4502130

    I shouldn't laughVia the link - look under common questions (LHS) and … I shouldn't laughVia 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

    beautiful dogs.....pics if you get one! x

    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.

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    ChiliDog08;4503259

    Hi, I used to have these, worked them in harness. They are a WORKING dog … 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

    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!!

    they arent cheap/.... look thru epet or something

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    magicbeans;4504069

    they arent cheap/.... look thru epet or something



    yeh thats cool i dont mind forking out... my mum will probs pay most anyway

    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

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    kungfu;4504085

    [COLOR="Red"]be prepared to give up your life for 10 years [/COLOR]if you … [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?

    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!

    DangerGod;4504103

    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

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    kungfu;4504219

    fraid not bro, this dog will need serious time with you and will not be … 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

    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

    kelly_o_fanatic;4504184

    My friend had a few of these at different times, one of them was really … 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 exerciseThe 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.

    kelly_o_fanatic;4504184

    My friend had a few of these at different times, one of them was really … 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 exerciseThe 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.

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    Lulu'sMammy;4504331

    It's true what they say, a dog is a way of life.....as for being … 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;4504982

    I would just like to say that this is definately NOT a Breed thing, but a … 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

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    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!

    I have a Sibe
    got him from the pound.

    Edit - here he is


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

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    looks a nice example damnome.

    magicbeans;4504060

    they seriously hate catsapparently giving them ice cubes in the summer … they seriously hate catsapparently giving them ice cubes in the summer helps them cool downthey need a LOT of excercisethey 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:

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    DAMNOME;4508054

    I have a Sibegot him from the pound.Edit - here he is



    nice dog man!

    that's a very handsome dog - dont they molt a lot in the summer?

    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

    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)

    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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