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Hey there! I'm interested in adopting a Siberian Husky puppy, and since I've never owned one before, I was hoping to get some advice when it comes to breeders. I have been searching for quite a while to find the perfect puppy, and I thought that I had, but later I was idly searching for husky pictures and came across a forum on this website, in which another user had in a similar situation to mine requested advice and discovered that his dream puppy may actually be riddled with health issues, and with your guys' help he decided on a much safer puppy. I'm hoping to have the same wonderful advice, so here he is! The breeder is Breeders name removed, and from what I could tell, they seemed very legitimate, with AKC certified parents and Champion Bloodlines, and the puppies looked healthy to me, but again, I am new to the world of huskies and am likely overlooking obvious health issues. I attached first the 3 photos of the puppy, an 8 week old male, and following those are the photos of Jax, the father, and Kita, the mother. Following those are the health guarantees they offer. I called them as well, and they seem genuinely interested in finding safe and suitable homes for their huskies, and were happy to help me. What do you guys think-is he a safe bet? Are there any questions I could ask the breeder to clarify anything in regards to his health? Thanks in advance!!
Hi! My partner and have debated at length for the last year and a half about getting either a husky or a husky collie mix. We currently own 4 cats and 4 guinea pigs. We live on 6 acres of land (which we can use for doggo) that are horse exercise paddocks along with a back garden of about 700m2. My in Laws own and live on the land in a bungalow next door with a Wheaton and a Miniature Schnauzer, both love other dogs. I run fitness boot camps in the garden and visit clients in a gym for a maximum of 1-2 hours per day, but my partner in normally home when I’m rarely not! We’ve done a TONNE of research, although I know that we will never be 100% prepared. I grew up crate/agility/obedient training dogs and have no problem being an alpha, stern with positive reinforcement and providing 2+ hours of exercise. We want a husky because of the work; we understand the reward! We’re prepared to be in snowstorm when the coat sheds and have already looked in to the money for stupid amounts of toys, raw vs non raw food etc... the elephant in the room is our pets. Ultimately I don’t care how much I want a husky if I think my cats will get killed it’s game over. We have a “cat wall” which would be great for them to climb up and hide in hidey holes and on ledges. We’re talking about putting a cat flap on the lounge door and keeping it as a no husky zone. I understand that no matter how much I trust my dog after a decade we can never leave them unattended together. My question is, I’ve heard horror stories and successes. Even with all my plans, daily classes, training, exercise, toys, crates, cat escape routes and hyper vigilance.. am I living in crazy town thinking this is possible? Thanks in advance (sorry about the length of the post!!) Maddie
Hello! New to this kind of stuff, Husky and these kinds of forums. I would like some advice. I've done some research on this breed, it was quick research as we needed to decide very quickly if we wanted our new puppy or not. After about an hour of short research, we got her, to which they informed us in the buying process that she is fully potty-pad trained (I'm not a fan of pee pads and I've never worked with them and while I follow the instructions, I still have issues). We have had her since Valentines Day (7 days today). She sometimes has trouble, or could just be her being spiteful, keeping her to pee on the pee pad we have in place and finds little puddles in our bathroom a lot (never placed a pad in there). Seeing as I'm used to labrador mixes and pit bull breeds, I have no idea on how to train our new puppy (Her name is Blake and she is 3 months, 4 months on March 9th). Also, what is with all the chewing?! I take her for her morning and evening walks and she has a plethora of chew toys but she chooses to chew on our covers and has made about 4 new holes and pulled out a lot of cotton and I have even caught her eating it and then she runs when i try to take it from her! I would really appreciate any advice you guys can give. I would also like some advice for those who have huskies with smaller pets, like cats and small dogs. I have 2 cats and a 14-year-old Shih Tzu who wants nothing to do with her and has snapped at her when she tries to display the humping dominance thing. This is entirely new ground for me. She is fine with the cats.... when she's not being overhyped and chasing them when they leave to go eat or be left alone.