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What is a Siberian Husky?

Top 10 Reasons To Own A Siberian Husky

10) They like to Talk back to you.
9) They like to run away.
8) They are HIGH Energy!
7) They are Escape Artists.
6) They will eat small animals.
5) They like to DIG up your lawn and garden.
4) They are NOT a watch dog!
3) They SHED!!
2) They are VERY stubborn.
1) YOU need to be smarter than you dog!



     Contrary to popular opinion, the Siberian Husky is extremely gentle and friendly in disposition. He is extremely alert and intelligent. The Siberian Husky is by nature fastidiously clean, usually free of doggie odors. They are not barkers. Remarkable for his adaptability, a purebred Siberian Husky is equally at home with adults and children, in the city or country, North or South.

     While capable of showing strong affection for his family, the Siberian Husky is not usually a one-man dog. Although he may be low in passionate loyalty, he also has no fear or suspicion of strangers and will greet guests cordially.

     The Siberian Husky is NOT a watchdog, although he may unwittingly act as a deterrent to those ignorant of his true hospitable nature. But if in general he lacks the fierce possessiveness of a guard dog, he also lacks that aggressive quality which can sometimes cause trouble for the owner of an ill-trained or overly sensitive guard dog.

     Owning a Siberian Husky can be a most pleasurable experience. A mid-sized pure-bred dog of the working breed, he makes a wonderful pet, loving and responsive to his owners. He likes the company of other dogs or people.

     Do you enjoy a dust-free, lint-free and HAIR-FREE home? A Siberian Husky changes coat at least once a year. They shed clump by clump of fur. At times it may seem that the owner wears as much of the dog’s hair as the dog himself. Remember, when you buy a dog, you buy his hair, too.

     Do you cherish your lawn, your flowers and your garden? So will a Siberian much so that he’ll DIG to see what’s in it, around it and under it. IF YOUR LANDSCAPE IS PRIMARY AND A PET IS SECONDARY, take heed.

     Of all the shortcomings found in the Siberian Husky, the most dangerous to the owner is his tremendous desire to RUN. But the very first dash that a puppy makes across the road could be his last run, anywhere. A Siberian, for his own protection, should be kept confined or un under control at all times. We just happen to believe that any dog is better off in a proper kennel than running loose all over the countryside. Yes, a kennel dog is missing a lot in life: the chance to be hit by a car; the fun of being dirty, full of burrs and loaded with worms; the opportunity to be attacked by other dogs; the joy of being sick on garbage infested with disease; the pleasure of being tormented by mean kids; the thrill of being shot in a farmyard; and finally the great comfort of never knowing how to behave or where he belongs. We don’t want to see any Siberian Husky become a TRAMP!

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