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PostSubject: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:09 pm

My 2 year old husky is having a hard time getting along with dogs that are not her breed she is the only dog in our home and she is quite spoiled but we take her to the dog park as often as we can as well as take her for walks, lately she has been in altercations with other dogs mainly small dogs but larger ones as well, and when she was a puppy she was able to play with the other dogs but now she just plays way to rough other dogs do NOT like it.  We are currently dog sitting two other breeds and she looks and them and attacks i am not sure why or how i can prevent this from further happening.  BUT when i took her to see a friend of ours' husky she played fine.

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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:43 pm

A lot of us go through the same thing. Some huskies tend to play a lot rougher and mouthier than a lot of other breeds (Lycus is the same way). I just end up hoping that there are dogs crazy enough to play with Lycus when I take him to the dog park lol. For him, generally boxers and pit bulls are the ones who can handle him.

Dogs have personalities as well, and like people, they have to find the right ones that they get a long with.

As far as the dogs your babysitting, I don't really know what to say. Maybe she is being territorial if she's fine in other places.
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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:24 pm

my only thing with the dog sitting is that we are staying at the pups house and they are quite alright with nala but she just shows teeth and all when they are in close contact so we keep them separated. I'm also scared that when she has puppies she will not let me and my boyfriend touch them because she is so territorial over EVERYTHING not sure what i should do there she wont even let me near her when shes eating.
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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:11 am

^^I was gonna ask if she was fixed. Unaltered dogs can have aggressive issues and this may be your problem. I was gonna suggest getting her fixed if she wasn't already lol.
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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:32 am

we wanted to breed her but now we are thinking about getting her spayed she is getting way too aggressive i had no idea that affected her behavior. will getting her spayed make her gain weight?
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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:45 am

@RachelNala1694 wrote:
we wanted to breed her but now we are thinking about getting her spayed she is getting way too aggressive i had no idea that affected her behavior.  will getting her spayed make her gain weight?

I have been having some of the same aggressive with other dogs issues that you have been having with my dog, Kenzi. She would attack on sight any dog regardless of breed. We were told that she was fixed by the shelter that we got her from but it turns out that she wasn't and it's believed that her aggression, especially around her heat cycle, could be greatly diminished by getting her fixed and come spring I am going to have her fixed in hopes to mellow her out. She too is an only dog but when I got her was okay with other dogs then suddenly she stopped being okay with other dogs. Sometimes with adult dogs, Kenzi is between 3 and 4, it takes longer for them to mellow than if fixing them young but everyone I've talked to said even they will calm down. Fixed dogs do not have to get fat after being fixed. They are just more prone to. Keep up on her exercise and regulate her food and you shouldn't have any problem. I've never had a dog that was fixed get fat on me.

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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:29 pm

okay good! thank you so much we are scheduling an appointment to get her fixed now Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:11 pm

Question for anyone, are red huskies difficult to find? i really want to get Nala a brother or sister but i want a red one i think they are GORGEOUS!
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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:15 pm

My experience is that reds are the least common.  I have known/seen about 12-15 Huskies around Seattle and only one was red, whereas the other common colors are represented by multiple individuals.  

They seem to very common in Ohio for some reason.  Search for the Ohio Huskies thread and it is like a red playground.  

The popularity of colors is somewhat related to trends in the show ring and right now lighter grey is really popular.  

I see mostly greys and blacks out and about.

Ideally, we want our #2 to be a red.


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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:16 pm

I would focus more on finding a reputable breeder then looking for a specific color
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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:20 pm

Well yes, there's that.  But there's nothing wrong with having preferences for a color, especially if  you can find both.

Sound health should be priority #1, absolutely.

In fact, many breeders I interacted with refused to accept deposits from folks who demanded this color coat, that color eyes, etc.

I support this refusal wholeheartedly.
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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:33 pm

I have never seen in person another red and have only met one other person that has owned a red, but I do see them pop up in rescues some. Easiest way to find one would probably look to adopt one unless you are adamant about getting a puppy. Just my 2cents from what I've observed.

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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:03 pm

i think with Nala since she is so aggressive towards other dogs i want to get a puppy so she can grow to love this dog instead of just bringing another older dog into her space, otherwise i would totally adopt another. Now i have only seen maybe 2 red huskies before and they are SOOOOO pretty i also love the copper brown. I want a pup from a great breeder as well as a red pup. thank you all for the advice. i am from the Michigan area not a lot of people around us have huskies so in general they are difficult to find.
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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:10 am

It sounds like your dog has food aggression and that is a pretty serious thing. I would suggest working on that. I'm not sure if you know how to deal with it, but i'm going to act like you do not and I will give you tips on how to rid her of her food aggression. And if you already know how then you can completely ignore what i'm about to say! Smile

You will need to start with every time you feed your dog throw a few treats in her bowl while she is eating. You will want to keep your distance at first if she already has food aggression. With time, move closer and closer to her face, while still popping a few treats in her food bowl during meal times. Work up to the point where you can put your hand in the bowl to place the treats in them. Once you can do that successfully, remove the treats and while she is eating just move the food around with your hand. Once you can do that successfully, start slowly picking up her food bowl and placing treats in it and putting it back down. Eventually you should be able to pick it up, move her food around, and have your hand right in her face while she is eating and she shouldn't care!

I would strongly suggest working on this. The reason I say that is because kids are not always good with boundaries when it comes to dogs. If your dog goes to eat and the kid becomes curious, wants to pet the dog, or even comes too close to the dog, the dog could snap and that will but you in a bad position with a possibility of a really hard decision to make. (Putting the dog down for biting a kid)

I would NEVER want you to have to be faced with something like that.
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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:18 pm

@seattlesibe wrote:
Well yes, there's that.  But there's nothing wrong with having preferences for a color, especially if  you can find both.

Sound health should be priority #1, absolutely.

In fact, many breeders I interacted with refused to accept deposits from folks who demanded this color coat, that color eyes, etc.  

I support this refusal wholeheartedly.

Not to take this any more off topic, but, Jeff, we're in the same boat as you in that we want our next pup to be red; however, sound health and proven lineage are higher priorities, of course. That said, I also support breeders who will not accept deposits from people who are only buying on the basis of looks.

We wanted to rescue our second dog but since we want a red husky, it seems unlikely we would find one in the time frame we're looking at. We have a good relationship with the (reputable) breeder we got Layla from, and she's having a winter/spring litter due to be born in late February. Based on the pedigree, each pup has a 50 percent chance of being red. Both parents are proven lead dogs. Well, we're now on the waiting list.  bounce
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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:54 pm

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@seattlesibe wrote:
Well yes, there's that.  But there's nothing wrong with having preferences for a color, especially if  you can find both.

Sound health should be priority #1, absolutely.

In fact, many breeders I interacted with refused to accept deposits from folks who demanded this color coat, that color eyes, etc.  

I support this refusal wholeheartedly.




Not to take this any more off topic, but, Jeff, we're in the same boat as you in that we want our next pup to be red; however, sound health and proven lineage are higher priorities, of course. That said, I also support breeders who will not accept deposits from people who are only buying on the basis of looks.


We wanted to rescue our second dog but since we want a red husky, it seems unlikely we would find one in the time frame we're looking at. We have a good relationship with the (reputable) breeder we got Layla from, and she's having a winter/spring litter due to be born in late February. Based on the pedigree, each pup has a 50 percent chance of being red. Both parents are proven lead dogs. Well, we're now on the waiting list.  bounce



I support breeders that won't take deposits on eye color for sure, and looks depending on the situation. But I would be a little bummed, because we want a third that is red down the line, and I would be a little upset if a breeder wouldn't take my deposit on the color that I wanted since I have a proven track record with my huskies. I can see them doing it for just a random person who has never had a husky because they don't want them only bought for looks, but I would think if you have a good track record, and are going with a reputable breeder, I do not think that the deposit situation would then be fair. Just my opinion though.
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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:28 pm

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They seem to very common in Ohio for some reason.  Search for the Ohio Huskies thread and it is like a red playground.

Literally laughed at your comments, Jeff. It's quite true too, we go to meets and there's all shades of red. We have a red rainbow almost, from the lightest shades to the darkest xD

As far as color preference goes, I most definitely hope my Natsu will be a red. I know that the entire litter is going to be healthy and sound, so I just have my fingers crossed that a little red boy will be mine to call my own, as it is most definitely possible from the pairing. But like most everyone here I will take health and structure over color, I would much rather take home a black boy coming from my breeder, than a red boy coming from a byb. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:09 pm

Thank you Gena that helps alot acutally my fiance and I will start working on it does that work with water as well how about toys lol, she has a problem with those three things. She doesnt like things being taken from her either say toys or bones or if she gets my shoe she wont let me snatch it from her i have to tell her to "drop it" then she will.


and with the red huskies, i would much rather prefer a happy healthy pup i would never base my decision on solely on looks even though that is a plus Wink i just love the look of them they are beautiful!!
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PostSubject: Re: My Husky with Other Breeds of Dogs   Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:35 pm

Start with the food first, just so you can at least get your hand close enough to her mouth without her snapping at you. Then with water you can start by bringing a treat to her face so she can have it and slowly start moving her water bowl on her. Eventually you should be able to lift it up, have her sit and wait, put it back down and then give her the cue to continue drinking. With toys, same thing, move treats to her face, eventually you can remove the toy, give her a treat and then return the toy.

She may think that by you removing the toy her playtime is over. Start by returning the toy to her after you give her a treat, it shouldn't take her long to not be aggressive anymore. Especially if you're working on the food, water, toys, etc. all at the same time, she will catch on very quickly that just because your hand is coming close to her and whatever is in her mouth, does not mean it is a bad thing. Just be consistent.

As for the shoes, you can trade them with treats at first, but I would move away from that as soon as I could. She may think that if she grabs your shoe she will get a treat, which is rewarding to her. So try to put them in a place where she can't get at them so there is no temptation for her.

Also try, when you're playing with her, to occasionally open her mouth with your hand (gently), check her teeth, touch her gums, etc. Get her used to that as well, that way she will REALLY be used to your hands around her face and mouth and she knows that she will be fine. I do the same thing with the ears. The reason I do that is so when I bring her to the vet, the vet will have no issues checking her teeth or ears for infections, sores, ticks (in the ear, not the mouth. Weird. haha)

Anyway, any other questions, or something isn't clear, you can totally private message me as well!! Smile

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