bandit98

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    Anna Bartram
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  1. Thank you, yes not often is best then! Will watch out for avocado skins then, he sometimes steals them out of the bucket of scraps we have in the kitchen that will be given to the chickens. Haven't let him eat them though as weren't sure, will make sure he doesn't eat them! Carrots are always a solid favourite for all of ours haha Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  2. My vet who knows my dog and I trust fully with her knowledge says citrus isn't bad for dogs in small amounts (bad for cats however!) he'll only get a segment of orange once, maybe twice a week. That's the only citrus he is allowed, doesn't mean he doesn't try to take others sometimes too, but has never successfully eaten them before we stopped him Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  3. Hello, My 1 year old Sibe eats everything he can. Not objects that aren't even food (a chair, for example) but all types of food. He sits patiently waiting at my feet when I eat an orange because he knows he'll get the last segment! Loved citrus as a puppy too, always stole lemons? Also adores all vegetables, tries to steal everything health like tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, even avocado skins! My border collie and Labrador always think they want it too when he's eating whatever it is, but soon realise they really don't like it! I'm wondering if this is normal for huskies? Should I be concerned? Should there be something like this needed in his diet more than other breeds? Is he just a food loving husky? He's my first husky so I don't know if it's normal for them haha Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  4. (So no idea if the images are laid out correctly [emoji23]) Bandit as a puppy (blue eyes was obviously blue as a puppy, other seemed green-ish as a puppy but is now brown with blue in the bottom??) Bandit now (parti-eyed) Bandit with flash Bandit's mum (left- grey with two blue eyes) and dad (right- black with two blue eyes) Bandit's sister now (two blue eyes) Bandit's other sister now (two blue eyes) Bandit's brother now (two brown eyes) Bandit's other brother now (two brown eyes)
  5. Many many things can be done for arthritis these days. In young dogs that get it early, it can actually be better to get them a total hip replacement. This will result in no future arthritis in that joint and in the long run (even though the op is expensive) it'll cost less than treating her for the rest of her life. My 1 year old husky also completely rejects all bedding. He's crate trained so sleeps on the plastic sheet at the bottom of the crate. But any bedding we ever put in, no matter what it is, he either eats, or pushes to the front of the crate so he doesn't have to sleep on it! Bizarre?! For puppy barking, it is probably the very interesting world of the night! Nocturnal creatures (such as foxes) do have routines and certain routes they use at certain times, which could explain the seemingly accurate timing of his barking. And for dogs the night is very interesting! They process frames-per-second a lot faster than us, so everything seems slow motion to them (why they have such quick reactions!) but also they can see in ultraviolet (which is in wee apparently haha!) and then there's obviously the super human hearing, scent etc abilities they're blessed with! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  6. I found it a little hard to accept my husky couldn't go off lead, as we've always had Labradors, Collies and Irish Wolfhounds, who all come back very well with training. But he is very happy pottering about on a 10 meter long line when we go to places like the beach! However I also do canicross with him as I feel I need to satisfy that urge to run and pull for him! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  7. Personally, my Siberian husky is quite lucky, he has two play mates who tire him out a lot and we have a large fenced garden, and quite a lot of fields for livestock which we let them out in. I've been very lucky, in that he isn't an escape artist and also, does come back for treats, he just takes his time and luckily never goes too far. I also do canicross with him! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  8. The key to training with my husky is short training sessions and LOTS of repetition. He's stubborn and when I say a command he'll just stand there staring at me, in case I'll let him off the hook and he doesn't have to do the command. He knows EXACTLY what I mean, so in the end if I just keep staring at him, he'll do it [emoji23] haha. I personally started off training commands with treats, and now he knows them, sometimes he gets a treat to reinforce it, but most of the time he just gets praise and lots of strokes hope this helps! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  9. To be fair his face does look at lot like an Akita but if you look at pictures of the cross on the internet your boy doesn't look much like them, but obviously there's lots of variation to how crossed breeds can turn out looks wise. He's a little mystery haha Climate doesn't actually affect a Sibe's coat length, daily brushing in hot climates should obviously be advised to help them with seasonal hair loss, maybe its coincidence the ones you've met don't have very long coats? Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  10. Also don't worry about the breed standards, they're a guideline, my 11 month old boy is 72cm rather than 61cm Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  11. I think he's possibly a crossbreed. Husky X Labrador looks a lot like this guy (they can have pricked or floppy ears), I think his coat is too short to be full Siberian Only appropriate picture I could find of the cross on the Internet Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  12. Hello, I currently have my first ever Siberian Husky. He's 11 months old and definitely a pure bred, however he's growing very fast and rather over the apparent breed standards. According to internet research a fully grown male should reach a maximum of 60cm high and 27kg heavy. My boy is currently 72cm high and 33kg. My vet says he's the perfect weight for his size, so being overweight is ruled off! She also told me that he has a lot more growing to do!! Has anyone else got oversized huskies? I'm perfectly happy with him being a large dog, I'm just worried about health and if there are any precautions I should take with him that wouldn't normally be needed for a husky, but say, more needed for a very large dog breed? Thank you!