A forum for owners of the Siberian Husky.
 
HomeFAQSearchRegisterRegisterLog in
Congratulations Miya and Jane!, our October HOTM winners! HOTM - November : TBA!
Husky of the Month
Congrats Miya and Jane,
our October HOTM Winners!
Spooktacular Huskies!





Thanks to all for this month's entries!
Forum Rules
1. Here we prefer clarity to agreement. Obviously not everyone is going to agree on a topic; here we prefer to talk out our differences in a respectful manner to ensure mutual understanding and respect.
2. Read the Stickies and Announcements. Each sub-forum may have specific rules which trump the Forum Rules in cases where there may be conflicting information. Read the rules of each board before you post so that you are clear on the expectations of the staff.
3. Respect ALL Staff and Admins. These people volunteer of their time and MUST be respected as well as their word adhered to. They are responsible for maintaining a free, open, clear and organized forum. Anyone found to be openly undermining any official ruling by a staff member will be warned.
4. Signatures: One picture only and no links. Images: To keep the forum looking neat and tidy, we ask that members insert just one picture only in their signatures. The picture should be no more than 200x500 pixels and should be of an appropriate subject, for example, your dogs and their names. Should you need assistance creating an appropriate signature, please PM an Admin and we would be happy to help! This is to ensure that signatures remain a welcome addition to our forum instead of a cumbersome distraction. Links: Hyperlinks in signatures--unless to a personal blog or photo stream of your dogs (like Flckr or Piscasa, for example)--are strictly prohibited. Please PM a staff member with any questions or concerns regarding this rule.
Rescue Spotlight
Our current rescue spotlight is:

Free Spirit Siberian Husky Rescue!

Top Dog Website Award Winner!

Top Website
for
Siberian

Huskys


Share | .
 

 Littermate mates good or bad idea ????

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Edwards Daniel
Newborn
Newborn
avatar

Join date : 2016-05-31

PostSubject: Littermate mates good or bad idea ????   Tue May 31, 2016 6:41 pm

Hi I put a deposit down on siberian husky cross cocker spaniel puppy and my partner fell in love with one of her litter mates and really wants him aswell but we have been warned against it by a friend has anyone got any experience with having brother and sister all help and advice will be greatly appreciated
Back to top Go down
jbealer
Husky Stalker
avatar

Female Join date : 2009-05-29
Location : Denver, CO

PostSubject: Re: Littermate mates good or bad idea ????   Tue May 31, 2016 8:07 pm

Google littermate syndrome, as well I know we have a post or 2 on here about it. It can be tricky but if trained right and given alone time with out each other it can work out.


that is quite the mix.... was it an accident breeding? cocker spaniels have a lot of health issues from bad breeding, not sure how well that mix will work out, any CS i have ever met has been crazy.

_________________
Back to top Go down
Artic_Wind
Senior
Senior
avatar

Male Join date : 2014-07-23
Location : San Diego, California

PostSubject: Re: Littermate mates good or bad idea ????   Tue May 31, 2016 8:11 pm

Two of my last huskies were littermates, a brother and sister. I honestly, never experienced anything negative about having litter mates, and i think in some ways, there are actually some positives. At the moment, I have two huskies who are a year apart in age, and there is not a big difference between having them, and having littermates, except maybe that the littermates didn't need to be watched as closely in playing and stuff because the size difference/potential to accidently hurt the other wasn't there, but the advantage to having one older than the other, allowed some *training* to be done by the older, in addition to me. Much like adding another pup to a household where another dog already exists, you will probably want to train both together and seperately, give each it's alone time with you, but really, I can honestly say there isn't one negative I can think of in having littermates.
Back to top Go down
HuskyLear
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2013-02-21
Location : Ohio

PostSubject: Re: Littermate mates good or bad idea ????   Tue May 31, 2016 10:04 pm

I do not have any history but have heard a lot about litter mate syndrome. I would look that up like Jenn said. I have heard some bad incidences.

_________________

Back to top Go down
simplify
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-08-02
Location : Louisiana

PostSubject: Re: Littermate mates good or bad idea ????   Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:07 pm

The biggest thing you have to do if/when you get litter mates is to make sure you spend quality ONE ON ONE time with each puppy. Problems arise when they spend all of their time together and they develop separation anxiety if they are away from each other. It's twice as much work but with the proper time given to each puppy it can be managed. You want to be able to forge a bond with each puppy and not have them bond so strongly that it creates issues. Also training one on one also helps to determine if they are on the same learning level.

It's not recommended to get litter mates, however, if you're willing to dedicate the time to each puppy as an individual, it can be fine.

_________________

Back to top Go down
Mobezilla
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2012-08-29
Location : Ohio

PostSubject: Re: Littermate mates good or bad idea ????   Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:28 pm

Honestly I dont recommend it especially if you're new to the breed. Many adolescent sibes are rehomed in their teenage years. If you can handle one, great, then get another. But you don't want to be stuck with two and then have double the frustration, and double the work when it comes to training them. More time, more training, more persistence is needed with two. And for a lot of people, one is enough work as it is.
Back to top Go down
Demon&Dakota
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2011-08-04
Location : Aurora, CO

PostSubject: Re: Littermate mates good or bad idea ????   Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:06 am

Our first venture with huskies was with littermates. There were definitely challenges in being able to spend enough one on one time with each of them. They also have a very close bond, but are very capable of socializing with other dogs and humans. On the flip side, I think it also helped by giving them playmates when we were unable to do so.

I think it's going to come down to how much time you have to dedicate to them and what you feel you can handle.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Littermate mates good or bad idea ????   

Back to top Go down
 

Littermate mates good or bad idea ????

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» Training Classes Good or bad idea????
» Electric Yellow Cichlids for a 29 gallon? ?
» Me and the wife getting 2 sister litter mates
» Is a good idea to use a double layer of garden fabric / weed blocker?
» Way Down South - 2WD Good BUT planning a 4x4 for next time!

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum :: Advice and Discussion Forums :: General Discussions-