Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Posted May 14, 2016
A Husky is a rewarding pet for the right owner. The Siberian Huskies, as well as the Samoyed and Alaskan Malamute, are all descended from the original sled dog.
Russian fur trader William Goosak imported Huskies to Alaska from Russia. The breed eventually found it’s way into the rest of North America.
Though the mother of my dog was half Rottweiler and Chow, she embodies the temperament, look, and character of the Husky perfectly—with a little added attitude.
She’s a friendly, family-orientated dog. Huskies have a strong need to feel part of the pack. If you ignore your Husky for too long, you might receive more cries for attention than you bargained for; or, like in my case, you’ll have angry eyes staring a dagger in to your soul.
Fear not, Husky’s are easy to train. They are intelligent, inquisitive and respond well to Positive Reinforcement training.
Husky’s are very vocal dogs. If you want a dog that will not bark or howl much, you might want to look at something else.
Husky’s are also notorious escape artists. They have a strong prey-drive, and love meeting other dogs. Make sure you have a large fenced in yard. Also, remember to periodically check that your Husky hasn’t wandered off.
Huskies are relatively clean dogs. They love running and splashing, but they’re coats are pretty easy to clean. One issue you will encounter is shedding. Huskies can shed like mad. I found that a good comb and de-shedding shampoo worked wonders. Make sure you bath your Husky with the de-shedding shampoo, and brush their coat regularly, and shedding wont be a major problem.
All-in-all a Husky is a wonderful pet for someone who doesn’t mind an active, vocal playmate that just wants to be part of the family.