Hi All - the big plan was to adopt a rescue Husky as part of my active retirement (lucky to be able to go at 55) and so have been doing all the breed due diligence research and getting things ready (watchtower, 12ft high fences, have bought the cement mixer to fill in the flower beds, usual sort of stuff ). Family are all bought in and we are looking forward to the adventure and welcoming the new member of the family.
Helpful as ever, eldest son comes home from college and declares that a classmate is looking to rehome their 2 year old Husky as it "belonged" to an elder sibling who is no longer at home and now the dog isn't really getting the level of attention/exercise it needs. Rather than dive in, I'm now in the process of asking a lot of questions (any issues, how did they get him, parentage, what training has taken place, out on lead behaviours, crate training, diet, health, vaccinations etc etc). So far so good......Then I hear that the dog in question joined their family at 4 weeks old (sounds way to early from what I can understand and likely many socialisation processes it would have learnt from mother & litter many not have been learned). Haven't met the dog yet as I don't want to raise any expectations on either side.
Grateful of any experiences and issues that you folks have had, or heard of with dogs that were taken from the litter at such a young age. Very much appreciated.