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Barry in IN    3

Hi,

New here.  My wife has given the OK to look for another dog.  Good thing I have been looking already.  I hate being caught unprepared.

 

I'd like a Husky.   We once had a Husky mix, and she was the best dog we ever had.  Wonderful dog in all respects.   Since we've never had a pure Husky and I know it's not the same, I've been researching a bit.  That led me here.

 

One question:

I keep reading Huskies don't make great watchdogs because they won't bark and love everyone.  

 However, I was wondering:   

We have two smaller dogs that do watch/listen/bark/etc.  Although a Husky may not instigate it, would a Husky join in?   Sort of a picking up on the pack behavior thing?

 

 

 

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CocoStorm    35

Not likely. I have an older Shiba that barks at anyone walking past. Husky just continue with what ever he is doing. Husky also cuddle up to everyone but looks intimidating and scary to non dog lovers.


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spoiled62912    22
Hi,
New here.  My wife has given the OK to look for another dog.  Good thing I have been looking already.  I hate being caught unprepared.
 
I'd like a Husky.   We once had a Husky mix, and she was the best dog we ever had.  Wonderful dog in all respects.   Since we've never had a pure Husky and I know it's not the same, I've been researching a bit.  That led me here.
 
One question:
I keep reading Huskies don't make great watchdogs because they won't bark and love everyone.  
 However, I was wondering:   
We have two smaller dogs that do watch/listen/bark/etc.  Although a Husky may not instigate it, would a Husky join in?   Sort of a picking up on the pack behavior thing?
 
 
 

Mine just barks at anyone new for a while until she gets used to them. And that time length varies.

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BingBlaze n Skyla    12,904

I had a staffy that used to guard the house n bark every time the door went etc , my huskies never copied , the only time I've heard my husky woo when the door went is when I went over to walk them n had to knock on the door to get in but he knew it was me

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Emma    11,052

I guess it depends on the dog. I had Brooke my staffy who would bark at the door every single time someone came to our house. Neither Ice nor Bear picked up on it. They just ignored her.


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Jay    5,971

Hello and welcome!  I think it depends on the individual dog, but I would not count on a husky becoming a watch dog by imitating the others.  I have 3 pure huskies and they just sit quietly and watch people walk by, even other dogs.  I joke that if someone broke in they would show them to the safe as long as they have treats!

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Rachael_Astro    1,426

As above really, I have a husky/German Shepherd cross (Astro) and a husky (Koda). Astro barks at the door, Koda doesn't copy he just sits there!


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spoiled62912    22
Hello and welcome!  I think it depends on the individual dog, but I would not count on a husky becoming a watch dog by imitating the others.  I have 3 pure huskies and they just sit quietly and watch people walk by, even other dogs.  I joke that if someone broke in they would show them to the safe as long as they have treats!


That last part I would believe!!

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goingsolo    1,891

Mine hides round corner till he knows it's safe

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mattman17    48

Mine is afraid of:

Shadows
Mailboxes
Trashcans
Cars
Garbage truck
Recycle truck
Sprinklers
People on bikes
Loud noises close
Loud noises far
Horns
Etc etc etc etc etc etc etc

All that said, if you come in my house without me there she would have no problem growling at you and raising her Mohawk up at you. Lol. Guard dog she is not but she does look terrifying if you didn't know better.


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PaulG    723

I have 3 dogs two shepherds and a husky mal, the old man shep is always on duty as a guard dog in the house the young girl shep might woof if she see's some one out the window, the husky probably only way he would protect the house is by being a hazard and triping a burgler up as they broke in in the dark

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Barry in IN    3

Great.  Our little Pomeranian doesn't want anyone near the door, but a Husky wouldn't care.    Just great. 

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PaulG    723

husky would make a great draft blocker though

huskys idea protectinga  door is to lay in front of it to trip folks up

other than that they will just find some where comfy to sleep the couch bathroom kitchen etc

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Rachael_Astro    1,426
Great.  Our little Pomeranian doesn't want anyone near the door, but a Husky wouldn't care.    Just great. 


To be honest, if I was going to break into a house I would be more scared of a small dog than a big dog anyway


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PaulG    723

ask any rspca dog warden type person what dog has bit them

the dogs that bite the most are always below knee hieght its a breed thing the smaller the dog the bigger that atitude hence why you get jack russles that think they can savage rotwillers shepherds etc

 

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spoiled62912    22
husky would make a great draft blocker though
huskys idea protectinga  door is to lay in front of it to trip folks up
other than that they will just find some where comfy to sleep the couch bathroom kitchen etc
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This is my girl to a T!

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wolfpup    308

Lunar (Ute) guards not only my house - but the two neighbours and one across the street as well, barking like mad  - then howling.   Marley will only give one small bark but joins in enthusiastically with the howling.   He won't initiate the barking though.    Marley would not only welcome a burglar in  -  but show him where the fridge is for treats.

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amyf27    314

I have a 24 lb puggle along with two Siberian huskies (full blooded). They are by no means a watch dog. They are a good deterrent though as most unsuspecting people think they look scary .

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At our dog park, a guy with another purebred unfortunately had his home broken into when he wasn't home. When he arrived, his husky was casually sitting on the bed eating from a box of dog treats

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Ours do wail and carry on when an6 family members come home. Usually it is started by a bark from the puggle, then huskies chime in. Sounds like a wild zoo lol

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Barry in IN    3

Still waiting.   Haven't even seen the new guy yet.  I sent an adoption app, but they are 2-3 weeks behind on processing them.  

 

I suppose it's selfish to hope he doesnt get a home before then.  

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Barry in IN    3

Still waiting.   

I did hear back from the shelter.  They had some questions about our adoption application.  (A call to our vet showed our dogs overdue for vacc, when they had in fact just been there.)

That was a week ago.  During this wait I've watched some Husky videos...and laughed a lot.   

 

I had been planning on naming this dog after a friend who took his life almost three years ago.  The anniversary of that date is fast approaching.   If we get this dog very close to that day it will be emotional for sure, if not a little creepy.  

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Jay    5,971

Good luck!  Sorry to hear about your friend :(

 

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