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  4. We've had Luna about two and a half years and we both love her. She's never been an affectionate dog, doesn't come for cuddles or to be petted. In all that time we've never shouted at her or raised our voices to her, never told her off for anything even when she killed 2 hens, just shown her love and kindness because she's a lovely dog who deserves it. Last year we nearly lost her when a bladder stone ruptured her bladder, worrying times, but she's right as rain now. That said I am concerned about her. We have a dog flap and she's always spent a lot of time outside, coming in around our meal times and in the evenings to sit in the lounge. In the last 3 months or so though she spends almost all her time outside, lying behind the garden door even in pouring rain and wind. She's walked twice a day and becomes very lively when she knows she's going out and while out is doing all the doggy things like sniffing, digging and being sociable with any she meets. When she comes back though, she lies down again, she won't engage at all if you speak to her and the only thing that she'll move for is food. I tried to get her to come in this morning because it's sunnier in our back garden but no, wouldn't budge. She's clearly a dog who has never been played with, I've tried to engage her to play with squeaky toys, tug ropes and a sort of frisbee, not interested. She will occasionally chase a ball but loses interest very quickly. I'm actually worried about her and find it upsetting but can huskies be like this, just so insular? Another thing I've mentioned before is her weight, I've cut back on portion size and have bought in ready made raw so I know exactly how much she gets, she's not a big fan and will eat some but leave some. No table scraps, no biscuits, 2 small Spirit treat sticks a day. Should I be worried? I'm sad for her that she just doesn't seem interested in being involved with us except for walks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I am on bed number 4 for Luna. She has the camp bed raised off the floor, wouldn't use it, a big fat memory foam bed like a big pillow, won't use it, a big rectangular memory foam square, won't use it, the bed inside an cage with a nice soft fleece on top, used about twice. She will lay on a fleece blanket occasionally, comes in at night and gets on the sofa or armchair but during the day and evening is mostly outside on tarmac. I want her to have her own bed but I'm not buying another, spent £100s already only to have them piled in the spare bedroom! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  11. Thanks very much I made a pen for him and he seems to be enjoying it with the company of our other dog very much! I don’t think I will be neutering anytime soon, if at all. Thanks to both of you for the information and help!
  12. The results are in!! This is one of the puppy's (the one we are keeping's) family tree from Momma. Since we don't know what Daddy looked like, and the breeder we got our girl from said both of her parents were Siberian, I'm thinking Momma is the right side of the tree. Daddy I think is the left side. The "Breed Group(s)" notation is where they detect a combination/mix, which turns out to only be two Asian group breeds, Siberian Husky and Malamute. So I guess my question now is... does this mix make my puppy an Alaskan Husky or a Siberian Husky/Alaskan Malamute mix since they don't have a third factor (german shorthair, klee kai, etc)? Still learning so excuse my ignorance. Of the Eight Pups (3 pure whites, 1 white with very faint copper coloring, 1 wolf gray, and 3 tri-colored/possibly sable?): - 1 is bi-eyed - 4 has blue eyes - 1 has a mixed pigment to his eyes, both blue and hazel - 2 have light brown eyes
  13. Thanks Chelseafan. Most places are on lockdown. Will try them out as soon as they reopen
  14. Thankyou for voting. Husky Owners now has 506 votes towards this years awards and 28609 as the total number of votes for all time Please come back to www.1award.co.uk and vote again tomorrow.
  15. For what its worth I agree totally with cheaseafan. Giving them the chop before they are fully grown interferes with the growth plates and is intimated in more likelyhood of cruciat ligament problems etc. For a husky I would leave him to at least 18 months if you want to go down that route. I have one rescued husky who was neutered before I got him and another that was not - and still is not 4 years later. No difference whatsoever in their temperatments - in fact the neutered one is more likely to make a dash 'for freedom' than the un-neutered one. Both are complete lunatics. The prey-drive of the neutered one is far higher than the un-neutered one - but that is more likely to be just down the the individual dog than anything to do with his 'bits' A happy care-free husky owner has high fences and secure gates - we have expert level Houdinis for companions.
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  17. That’s entirely up to you, as long as it’s safe and secure for him, you could add extra’s to keep him occupied, his own sheltered area etc. Sent from my iPad using Husky Owners
  18. this is very useful, thank you!
  19. Can I use frontline I have very bad asthma and when does it wear of toxic in the air and safe
  20. Thankyou for voting. Husky Owners now has 504 votes towards this years awards and 28607 as the total number of votes for all time Please come back to www.1award.co.uk and vote again tomorrow.
  21. I buy my harnesses, leads, etc from Indi-dog, you can custom make them as well, plenty of choice, a variety of colours and well made. Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  22. Hi, the age that he is now is the time his prey drive is kicking in, he’ll take every opportunity he can to escape and hunt for prey. If he’s tied up for long periods of time he will become very bored and this can lead to separation anxiety, husky’s are an intelligent breed and as much as they love to be with us they are independent. Shock collars, in my opinion, are cruel and can lead to fear and aggression, using one of these will hinder your bonding with him. Neutering is a personal preference, for some dogs who’ve had the chop they can become overweight and lazy and for some it has made no difference to their behaviour at all. I’d do more research before you decide, there’s evidence to suggest it’s not as healthy for them to have it done as vets lead us to believe. I have 2 males and I decided against it after researching, one of mine had an undescended testicle and a vet I saw was badgering me to have both testes removed as she said the other one wouldn’t drop. I didn’t agree to it and it did drop. Neutering him would not stop him running off either, he was bred to run, it’s in their DNA, plenty of exercise, physical and mental is the only way forward. A fenced area is the way to go for safety and a chance for him to run his energy off, it would need to be at least 6 foot high and a horse wired fence is very strong. Husky’s can dig and are really good at it, you’d need to ensure he couldn’t dig his way out underneath the fence, they are Houdini’s! Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  23. I live by the highway near a small town, and have started having problems with my husky running off. He always used to stay close to the house but is now 7.5 months old and just wondered into town on me yesterday. I also spend a lot of my time at the farm and have him run off to the neighbours (up to 3-4 miles away) as they have female dogs. I tie him up when I can but I like him to get as much exercise as he can, and as I have long days sometimes, I don't always get the chance to walk him. I tried a shock collar that is suppose to keep him in a certain range but it does not seem to phase him. I'm told to neuter him, but i've read that it can effect his growth? Which i would like him to grow big and strong. And i've also heard it can make them more sensitive to heat/cold? Which is important as it ranges around here from -40 in the winter to +40 in the summer. I also never really wanted to neuter him just as it was a personal preference not too, but i'm starting to think its my only option other then get rid of him unfortunately. I've looked into setting up a fenced off area for him, but not sure how big it would need to be or if he would be very happy with it. Also if I neuter him will he for sure stop running off? Any suggestions?
  24. is she fixed? My girl is fixed and she still marks. It could just be her personality. I don’t think mine cooked long enough sometimes. 🤣 But now that they are 2, they have really matured. There is hope and it’s probably something she will grow out of.
  25. @2Huskyfun when she was younger I thought the same thing, he disagreed, still gave her antibiotics but nothing much changed. shes great through the night! Won’t wake up to until it’s been about 8-9 hours so I know she can hold it
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