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Playing with the Big Dogs
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PostSubject: Re: I am starting to think my dog Nanook isn't a purebred husky?!   I am starting to think my dog Nanook isn't a purebred husky?! - Page 2 EmptySun Jan 26, 2014 1:54 pm

wpskier222 I think that was very well said I was going to add to it but I think you said everything I would have said even better.

ShadeTheWolf94 breeding really is an topic that people get worked up about keep in mind most of it is because we all love dogs so much. Any one who has worked in rescue or with a shelter really worries about overpopulation and excess breeding because they don't want dogs to end up in rescues or shelters.
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wpskier222 summed it up very well. I just wanted to say that my own belief is that you should only breed if you're truly passionate about your breed, not your dog itself. If you're passionate about the breed you'll be more likely to be able to take a step back and look at your dog in a more unbiased way. The Siberian Husky has a breed standard, like every other breed out there and it is important that it is being followed for multiple reasons.

I can really understand why you'd want a puppy from your own dog who you love so much but what about the rest of the puppies that are born?

I don't mean any offence with my comment, I just want you to really reflect over this.
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PostSubject: Re: I am starting to think my dog Nanook isn't a purebred husky?!   I am starting to think my dog Nanook isn't a purebred husky?! - Page 2 EmptyMon Jan 27, 2014 2:02 am

@Hollyfrost wrote:
wpskier222 summed it up very well. I just wanted to say that my own belief is that you should only breed if you're truly passionate about your breed, not your dog itself.


I couldn't agree with this more. I LOVE my Shaqua, but I know she has some breed faults and she would never be a dog to breed. I know there are a lot of dogs out there to adopt but I chose to get my pup from a quality, reputable breeder who LOVES the siberian husky breed, is knowledgeable in the genetics of the breed, and takes good care of her dogs as well as shows them.

That being said, it is obvious that I am *not* anti breeding. At all. I would prefer to get a quality pup from a breeder because I can expect the proper temperament, dog size, and qualities I have come to love from the siberian husky breed. I have found the tendencies of the Siberian Husky to fit with my personality perfectly. If I rescued a dog I couldn't be certain that it would get along with the happy home that I have well established. I ENCOURAGE everyone to consider adopting, but I knew it just wasn't right for me. Not with a nearing-12 year old husky who knows what she likes and what she doesn't. I knew that by going to a reputable breeder they could match a pup to Shaqua and I that would succeed.

I AM anti-impromptu breeding. I can't count the number of people who tell me that because they have an AKC registered dog they want to breed it. If you are in love with your dog spend that energy loving your dog, don't feel the need to produce puppies from it. If you don't know the full genetic background of your dog, enough to question if it is full-blooded or not, then your dog has no place reproducing.
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PostSubject: Re: I am starting to think my dog Nanook isn't a purebred husky?!   I am starting to think my dog Nanook isn't a purebred husky?! - Page 2 EmptyMon Jan 27, 2014 3:41 pm

I agree with what everyone has said above, especially Jen. Just think about the future puppies. you don't know what kind of genes Nanook could pass on. Wouldn't you feel awful if one of the puppies that you sold to a family or something came down with some health problem and cost that family an insane amount of money and only to have them pass away early or something. Would you really want to put another person through that, just because you wanted to breed your dog?

Plus where Nanook is already big for a husky, you don't want to pass a long future hip problems because that will make the puppies uncomfortable and in pain in the long run.
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I agree with everyone above me. Also I don't see any malamute in him. Please please please do not breed. I would hate for that aspect to be passed down to future litters because it can lead to future problems for future litters.
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