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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Wed May 22, 2013 6:34 pm

Strangely enough my 2 corgis are a good match for our new husky! Although they are smaller than Zeabie, the husky, they are really fast (as they are bred for herding). It is really fun watching them play. Zeabie can certainly out run the corgis, Lennie and Zuzu, but if they work together and get an angle on him....POW!!! They take him down!!
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Wed May 22, 2013 7:19 pm

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A lot of dogs don't like "husky type" dogs. Huskies, normally, have their ears perked up and a high-ish tail set. Basically "yelling" in dog language; not very "neutral" body positioning.

This is so interesting, good call. I posted a while ago about an excerpt from a book about how Huskies, more than any other breed, can communicate best non-verbally through body language due to their dynamic, most wolf-like bodily features--as opposed to say a bulldog or pug--but I never thought of it in this specific way and in terms of play style.

It makes complete sense....they are non-verbally screaming which contributes to their rough, physical, assertive play style.

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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Wed May 22, 2013 7:50 pm

I have two husky boys and a female lab. They all get along great!
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:28 pm

Sorry to bump, but interesting thread!

I'm actually on the other spectrum as far as looking for a breed that mingles well with my Shiba. Shocking enough (not really, heh), he gets along with other Spitz types, especially Huskies and Malamutes. There is a prevalence within Shibas for same-sex aggression, so other male Shibas and him usually have pissing contests (not literally, more of a macho thing) and seeing who's more alpha than the other -- there's admittedly been a few spats between other Shibas and him, but he generally likes other Shibas. I've also noticed Boxers and Retrievers play well with him. I've settled on a Spitz as far as my second dog goes, but I'd like to comment that just about every Husky (at least from my experience in Washington) got along great with my Shiba. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:38 pm

This is interesting... if it was up to me, and I had the space I would have 3 dogs. I'd like to have 2 huskies and an Aussie. I know a few people here have Aussies, from what I have researched on both breeds, they seem similar energy, grooming and upkeep wise. Is that correct? Honestly when I set out to get a dog I was torn between a sibe and an aussie, but couldn't find a breeder that was having pups anytime in the next year near me.


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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:19 pm

I grew up with border collies/aussies/hearding breeds. Their energy is different than a husky. It is a different kinda hyper. I know my malamute maggie gets along with my parents border collie. It was the only time I could get her to be off leash because she would stay with him.

The breeds I recommend for a husky would be: malamutes, greater swiss mountain dogs, bernese mountain dogs, german shorthaird pointer, labs, vizlas, German shepherds
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:39 pm

My Standard Poodle gets along FABULOUSLY with Sheba. My Spoo is very energetic, loves to just go go go, and plays by mouthing. Her and Sheba can play for hours. She also paw slaps, so their play styles are very similar. If you can deal with the upkeep of grooming, I highly recommend a Spoo. They have a lot of similarities, but when you say "poodle", people think the ankle biters.

They complement each other's differences and have many similarities.
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:14 pm

I second the German Shepherd. They play rough and it would be nice to have a dog that listens to you/works for you rather than listening when they choose like a husky lol. If you got one from working lines they might even rival the husky in energy level too. Good balance in my opinion. Or a Malamute would be fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:08 pm

A surprisingly large number of people have Sibes and Aussies.

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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:25 pm

Blazer plays with anyone who will play with him. He even throws the ball for his yorkie brother to run after it. But he really enjoys playing with my friends boxer who is his age. Both breeds are very bouncy and full of energy.They get along great,and can go for hours.
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:53 am

Orion gets along well with boxers and mastiffs, he has only met one German Shepard so far and it did not take kindly to him Razz 
He best buddy though is a Briard Wallace, they get on famously and Wallace has even more energy than Orion! He is also twice the size of Orion so its pretty funny to see them play - I could never handle a Briard though! I would love another Husky but I doubt I will be able to get another from his lines so I was considering a Samoyed (albeit not for another year or two), does anyone have one or have any experience of their huskies around a samoyed?
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:11 pm

My Dalmatians are great with our Huskies. The energy level is just about the same also. Two of my good friends have GSD's and our Huskies love playing with them as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:21 pm

I currently have a female akita and 3 male huskies living in my house. although i would not recommed an akita to most people, it works in my house. Izzy the akita will keep the boys in line ( which isn't always a good thing in some situations) and can handle the play.

but currently we are looking into hunting breeds because from our experience have the similar energy levels. We are actually looking at standard poodles, german wire haired pointer or wire haired griffon. I have seen a lot of pointers in harness with huskies and they are commonly used for skijoring and such.

to be honest i would love another breed i could trust off lead. the aussie in the family is very skittish and same sex aggressive, but he is amazing off lead and it makes me sad that my boys have to stay leashed up.
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:25 pm

My Spoo is already a dream with her recall. I have only had her maybe 2 weeks?? Probably less (I have no sense of time), and she listens amazingly. I don't do off leash though; too many variables and more unsafe then safe for me. If you can keep up with the grooming upkeep(like I said earlier lol), Standard Poodles rock. They are basically everything huskies are not, but the play styles are very similar. Plus, they run so fast, she tires the Sibes out for me Wink. Standard Poodles are my other heart breed, so if you ever wanna learn more about my house dynamics or anything, you can always PM me.

Plus, it's nice to have ONE dog that doesn't shed like a monster Wink.
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:51 am

Dizzy has several Spoo friends and he loves them and they play very well together. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:20 am

I'm getting a GSD in Jan, I was thinking of getting another husky but my wife and I talked it over and she wants a dog that isn't as stubborn as Parker and the fact that we have a baby daughter she doesn't want to have 3 kids running around making her lose her hair lol, but we are getting another husky later in down the road when I get out the military in a year and when we get our own house.
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:30 pm

@jbooty939 wrote:
Just wondering what breeds you think do well with huskies, I am planning on getting my girl a friend as soon as I can afford to but I'm torn on the breed. From what I have read I really like the temperament of the shikoku-ken but they are extremely rare (I think there's only 3 breeders in the US) so the likely hood of finding one is really small. Just thought it would be interesting to see what other husky owners opinions are.

LoL, wish I saw this when it was first posted. Shikoku are an amazing breed and I personally feel that they do fit well with Sibes. Overall, Shikoku are a rude breed and not very savvy with doggy language. They expect dogs to tolerate having personal space invaded while not being invasive back. Shikoku are NOT a dog park breed, and generally do better in small social groups of dogs they've met before. Being that Sibes are generally dog social, makes for a perfect match to the Shikoku.

Miyu (shikoku) has always gotten along with Tikaani (husky) and is loving the new addition, Titan (husky) so long as his puppy antics doesn't break Miyu's personal boundaries.
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:57 pm

This is a great thread I'm also looking around for another dog within the next 2-3 years, so Cora is husky and part German shepherd. I was thinking I should go with a true medium sized dog since Cora is Much closer to a GErman shepherd size she is probably going to be around 65 pounds. I have my eye on either a pure bred husky so closer to 50 pounds and under or an Aussie shepherd.
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:55 pm

i to have notice that Leo prefers to play with pit bulls and Staffies. i thinks it because at puppy preschool a Staffie by the name of pearl was his best friend. he tends to stay away from other huskies; the 2 times there were other huskies at the dog park Laughing . although i don't think that 2 interactions with other huskies is a good interaction amount of time for me to say that he wont play with other huskies, but he is usually the only husky at the dog park where we live.
my mom wants to get a collie, so he or she will alert us if some one comes by. i would prefer another husky. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:22 am

Great thread resurrection.....Miya plays best with huskies. She has played with a pit bull and a boxer, and they just did not understand her play style and her wooing, lol. After much debate with my husband, I gave him 2 choices for our second....another husky or a GSD. We will be getting our little girl GSD in 6 more weeks. Good luck on your search Zoe.
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:02 pm

Thanks guys! I can't wait to see pictures of the new dog Renee!
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:39 pm

Do y'all have experience with huskies and akitas? I saw one user two years ago mention it but has anyone else put the two breeds together?
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:47 pm

@Rumflower wrote:
Do y'all have experience with huskies and akitas? I saw one user two years ago mention it but has anyone else put the two breeds together?


I don't have experience with Akitas, but they are on my "future breed" list to own and pair up with my huskies and GSDs. I would also train them to be sled dogs. I love American Akitas, as I like their look better than the original Japanese Akita Inu. There is a reputable breeder of Akitas in Oregon, which is where we hope to retire in 1.5 years.



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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:56 pm

Oh my gosh Kevin I too prefer the look of the American akita! I've always thought Japanese akitas looked kind of like large shibas lol. What's the name of the breeder you were looking into? I've been checking out one in Arkansas because she seems to do a lot of health testing and is active in the akita club of America. Have you joined akita world? I did and kind of regret it lol. I got spoiled by good info and mature attitude of this forum and those people... Not so much.
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PostSubject: Re: Companion breeds for huskies?   Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:04 pm

@Rumflower wrote:
Oh my gosh Kevin I too prefer the look of the American akita! I've always thought Japanese akitas looked kind of like large shibas lol. What's the name of the breeder you were looking into? I've been checking out one in Arkansas because she seems to do a lot of health testing and is active in the akita club of America. Have you joined akita world? I did and kind of regret it lol. I got spoiled by good info and mature attitude of this forum and those people... Not so much.

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I like the looks of their dogs. I would learn more about the breed before commiting to any one breeder, but it seems like this family is very active with showing their dogs. I would want a dog that could work as well. I'm not a big "show dog" person. I want my dogs to be able to perform, so being able to show and work is a huge plus.
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