This is my first 'husky' (actually a husky/malamute mix or alusky). I was looking specifically for a dog who could join me for daily trail runs of 12-20k, and for hikes of 20-40k and, if possible, for mountain biking (although I know huskies are not great off leash so my pup might not be able to get into this activity). Also a dog who has a high prey drive for doing Search and Rescue work.
I had told a friend who trains police and military dogs that has been keeping an eye out for a pup that would fit my requirements. Two weeks ago, I was told about a pup who had been shifted rapidly between two homes (don't get me started on people who get a dog and don't understand it's physical needs and temperament) and was not doing well (anxiety, tail chewing). I went to see him and took him in three days later.
I named him Kodi (as in Kodiak). So far we've simply spent as much time together bonding through play (tug o war), and long walks (play walks where he can stop, sniff, etc). He's 10 months old in two weeks from yesterday (Monday May 6th). We've also done a ton of socializing work with people, of all ages and cultural/linguistic backgrounds and all sorts of animals: rabbits, geese, ducks, small, medium and big dogs (male and female). He's been utterly stellar with all of them (really quite shocking). I believe this is probably due to his malamute temperament (he's less husky like and more malamute like in temperament). I love him so much and can't wait until he's 18 months old so I can start him in a 'dog, couch to 5k training plan'