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PostSubject: New to Huskies: we pick up our baby in 3 weeks!   Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:04 pm

We just picked out our new husky a week or so ago, and only have 3 weeks until we can pick him up! I'm so excited.

Currently, we have a 1.5 year old boxer mix and a calico kitty. We've been thinking about huskies for a while, and six months ago, almost bought a puppy from a pet store, which dealt with puppy mills--awful, awful situation. Luckily, we did our research, and have now got a beauty waiting for us at a reputable breeder's.

Anyhoo, I thought I'd introduce myself, as I'm sure I'll be poking about, asking questions, for the next X years!

Here's some more pics (sorry if blurry)--he is just over 3 weeks in these pics:
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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskies: we pick up our baby in 3 weeks!   Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:14 pm

Awh he's so cute! Congrats on the new addition Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskies: we pick up our baby in 3 weeks!   Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:32 pm

Welcome! He is just adorable, and I love the spot on his back Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskies: we pick up our baby in 3 weeks!   Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:53 pm

He is a gorgeous!! Congrats on the new pup and good job not going with the pet store! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskies: we pick up our baby in 3 weeks!   Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:18 pm

Congrats on the new puppy!
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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskies: we pick up our baby in 3 weeks!   Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:30 pm

Aww, congrats on the new puppy! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskies: we pick up our baby in 3 weeks!   Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:50 pm

Thanks all! I think the spot is unique Very Happy.

I'm not sure I won't go a little stir crazy in the next couple of weeks bounce !

Just a quick question, I've heard different suggestions on neutering. The breeder said after 6 mnths, until he's matured, but some research says that earlier might be better. Anyone have an opinion on this?

[In the past, we've had bitches, and it hasn't mattered as much as far as timing. We decided on a male because we have a female at the moment--and we think they'll get along better as opposite genders.]
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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskies: we pick up our baby in 3 weeks!   Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:38 pm

@hstead wrote:
Thanks all! I think the spot is unique Very Happy.

I'm not sure I won't go a little stir crazy in the next couple of weeks bounce !

Just a quick question, I've heard different suggestions on neutering. The breeder said after 6 mnths, until he's matured, but some research says that earlier might be better. Anyone have an opinion on this?

[In the past, we've had bitches, and it hasn't mattered as much as far as timing. We decided on a male because we have a female at the moment--and we think they'll get along better as opposite genders.]

Everyone has a different opinion I'm finding on whether or not to neuter earlier rather than later. I was going to wait and neuter my guy until after he was a year, but due to certain circumstances I had him neutered at 4 month's I believe it was. It did not stunt his growth like I originally thought it would. Actually, he's bigger than a "typical" Husky. I'm sure either way you decide is fine. it's a personal preference I believe.


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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskies: we pick up our baby in 3 weeks!   Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:04 pm

A vet tech told me on my last visit there with Lucian that she had her male dog neutered early. I think she said around 4-5 months of age. The reason being was because he hadn't started lifting his leg to pee yet, and she wanted it to stay that way. Needless to say that he still squats to pee. Something to take into consideration. Lucian will get neutered at 6 months of age.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskies: we pick up our baby in 3 weeks!   Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:13 pm

Congrats im in the same boat as you!! Im getting my puppy after christmas.. I have pix posted i u go to my old posts... But i love your pups mask!! And his spot!!! Mine has a spot to on his back but its a little smaller.. But congrats!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskies: we pick up our baby in 3 weeks!   Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:26 pm

What an adorable puppy! And congrats on finding a good breeder!

I'm getting my girl spayed at 5 months old, my vet recommended between 4 and 6 months of age and since we wont be here for most of December (going to Cali for Christmas) it wasn't feasible to get her done then. I didn't want her in any pain during the car ride.

Can't wait for more pictures!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskies: we pick up our baby in 3 weeks!   Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:52 am

@Ericobeasto wrote:
Congrats im in the same boat as you!! Im getting my puppy after christmas.. I have pix posted i u go to my old posts... But i love your pups mask!! And his spot!!! Mine has a spot to on his back but its a little smaller.. But congrats!!!!

Congratulations to you too! Aw, he's a sweetie. So cool that you got to see him so young! I can't wait to pick our little guy up. I hate waiting for him. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New to Huskies: we pick up our baby in 3 weeks!   Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:58 am

Thanks for all the advice! We will just see how things go for a while before deciding when to neuter him. It's just so hard to know what's the "right" thing to do, so we'll base it off what is appropriate when that time comes Very Happy .

We still aren't set on a name yet. We've tossed the name "Volk" around. Solvenian for wolf, German for people. What do you guys think? Any suggestions?

I love the name wolf, but I know it's very common for huskies. I like the idea of having a one-syllable name, so he's easier to call, but that's not too important.
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