|Husky of the Month|
Congrats Nikita, Archer, and Cheyanne,
our November HOTM Winners!
Thanks to all for this month's entries!
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Our current rescue spotlight is:|
Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue!
Join date : 2014-04-08
|Subject: New to siberian huskies Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:28 am|| |
We are patiently waiting till April 27th to bring home our Tika, she'll be almost 8wks old then. We have 3 chihuahuas and 2 cats that aren't going to know what hit them but they'll adjust. We hope we'll be able to bring her on our horse back rides on the trails when she is older. My wife will post pics when we have some of her. So much to learn it seems with this breed?
Join date : 2013-02-11
Location : NYC
|Subject: Re: New to siberian huskies Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:03 am|| |
Well, to be honest with you, I can't really imagine a husky going with you on horseback rides. First off, they aren't really off leash dogs, and secondly they have a super high prey drive, so trying to imagine him or her staying with you while you're on a horse and not chasing the horse is a stretch. I'm not trying to be mean or harsh, but given your lifestyle, what made you decide you wanted a husky over a more traditional farm dog, like say an aussie, or cattle dog? With a husky, I'd say snowshoeing or hiking on the trails is more likely than horseback rides. I think you need to do a ton more research before you bring your puppy home, because some of your expectations are out of line with their inherent breed traits.
Join date : 2013-06-14
Location : Missouri
Join date : 2013-03-29
Location : SW Missouri
|Subject: Re: New to siberian huskies Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:10 am|| |
Everything Jen said.
Siberians are GREAT at being friends. They have the best personalities by far (in my biased opinion) but they are not the type to follow you around or be subservient. They have minds of their own for sure... I think of it like having a big cat (kind of). You wouldn't have a cat around a mouse and you certainly wouldn't expect a cat to follow you around unless you had some sort of restraint to encourage it.
They are VERY active dogs, love to work (run, pull) , but don't like to be subservient... at all....which is what I love about them but it certainly isn't for everyone.
Join date : 2014-04-08
|Subject: Re: New to siberian huskies Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:23 am|| |
Misunderstood wife she doesn't want to have her go on the trails with us,but to go to horse events so she isn't left alone at home. We'll see how she handles growing up around horses,knew we would have some problems maybe with the cats and the other three dogs being small.
Join date : 2011-07-01
Location : Denver, CO
|Subject: Re: New to siberian huskies Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:46 am|| |
As long as you properly socialize, the cats and small dogs shouldn't be much of an issue. It takes training and consistency at the beginning, but we have 2 Huskies living with 2 cats and a Cocker Spaniel
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Join date : 2013-02-11
Location : NYC
|Subject: Re: New to siberian huskies Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:53 am|| |
I think someone may have had a cell phone finger flub and clicked bad advice on the first post.
I just evened it out... I don't want crowkillr1 to think that someone looked down on him for asking a question.
|Subject: Re: New to siberian huskies || |
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