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A question for those who own Siberian Huskies

Old 07-30-2014, 03:11 PM
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Can you tell me a little about their general temperament? I have been reading on line, but would like to hear from an actual owner, lol.
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:40 PM
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had a silver and greyish/black one about 35 yrs ago, Aja (asia)
very pretty, temperment was great. loved kitties, was raised with one and a shepard.
she would stamp her front paws when she wanted one. PULLED ALOT on her leash.
would talk alot to you. a mush and would sleep in bed with you. a great watch dog.
this was a purebreed.
about 23 yrs ago, had a huskey/terrier/shepard mix. a mush with my son who was 2 and a great watch dog. if a stranger walked past the house, he'd (gadget) would bark like crazy.
I think it's how you raise the dog too. good luck
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:27 PM
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Lynnie, not sure if this is the type of dog that will suit my lifestyle. I've been on a few husky forums since this post and they seem extremely demanding, whine and howl, and shed a ridiculous amount, among other things.
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I've heard that they require a cooler environment. I have a friend who has one and she keeps her AC really cold.
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:04 PM
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They do require a cooler area. It's hard on them here. They end up spending a lot of time inside. I don't know about their temperament, but they do shed like crazy! I worked in a dachshund rescue booth at dog show this year and we were across from the sled dog rescue. When they were leaving I couldn't believe how much hair was under the tables over there.
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My parents had two - Tanya the mother and Ivan her son. They were great dogs as far as temperament but shed so very much. Dog hair everywhere. Hated warm weather. Tanya was more laid back then Ivan (who was the howler). They also needed a lot of exercise. They were also beautiful with their blue eyes.
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They are smart, inquisitive and have lots of energy. They need exercise and intellectual stimulation.
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my SIL has/had two. they are very strong and want to run away when let out or are on the leash. the grand kids were not strong enough to walk the dog. and yes... lots of dog hair on everything.
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I have a Shepard/Husky cross spay named Bear, 11 1/2 years old. Probably the best dog that I have ever had. Had Alaskan Malamutes in the past. Loved them, too. Yes, they shed, lots. I don't have dust bunnies, I have dust elephants. As a breed, they are intelligent, people oriented, and runners. You MUST take the time to train them. According to the vet, at her age, if she were a Shepard only, she would be an old dog. But because of the Husky and their hardiness, she is only middle aged. She still runs every where she goes. She chased a fox around the perimeter of our electronic fenced area (3 acres) early this spring. Didn't catch him, but didn't lose ground to him, either. Last year, she tore her ACL, totally healed without surgery. When she dies, we will get another Shepard/Husky cross or a purebred Husky. I don't know that another dog can ever measure up to her, she's that personable.
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Don't forget that large dogs need LOTS of exercise. They are not good house dogs where there are close neighbors as they can howl really loud. You would need a fenced yard and lots of time to spend with them for training. They are working dogs and really need a job.
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