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Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Husky puppy coat
dvflyer

Replies: 14
Views: 1872

Search in: General Discussions   Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Husky puppy coat    Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyThu Aug 22, 2019 11:13 am
@Sarafine_and_the_flock wrote:
& lostmaniac wow is it really that bad? 😯😯😯

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It's worse. Very Happy Honestly, one dog won't be too bad. It's just amazing how much hair comes off their bodies. Smile

Pro-Tip: Get your dog used to the vacuum. Start slow (unless they don't mind it). Use the vacuum to suck up the hair as you brush them.

I've also taped the hose to the brush/ comb. Think of it like another tool for the vacuum. I think Bissel has one specifically designed for this, but only fits a certain sized hose.

Pro-Tip #2- Brush them while hiking in the wilderness. I've heard the birds and other wildlife will use the fur to build their nests and dens.
Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Best Breeder options - questions
HappyKida

Replies: 7
Views: 932

Search in: General Discussions   Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Best Breeder options - questions    Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyThu Jun 06, 2019 5:44 pm
@dvflyer wrote:
Good for you digging deeper into the breeder history and doing your research.

I think you'd have to do a lot of research into the lineage to really know the history and, therefore, possible issues a pup might have.  That's where choosing a good breeder usually comes in because they've done the research.  I think it would be quite hard to do that research by ourselves.

I wouldn't worry so much that a more expensive pup is "better" because breeders will sometimes price pups differently due to coloration, breed standard etc.

As buyers, I think our research would be best spent looking into the breeder (as you're doing now).  I'd buy a pup from a more established breeder v.s. someone who had no history- assuming the "better" breeder had a pup I wanted.

Lastly, let us know what breeders you're looking at.  It may be that someone here knows them.

Lastly #2- keep in mind, all other things being equal, the money spent on the pup is a one-shot thing.  In other words the extra $1000 spent on a dog- spread out over the life of the dog- is really minimal.


If you google "Sky Limit Ranch Oklahoma" they are the first link (I'm a new member so I can't link stuff) and they have 3 pups right now. I can't find any info on them. All the other breeders I'm in contact with are in Colorado - my state - and it would be wait listing for the next litter (these are all recommendations from the AKC Breeder Referral person with the Rocky Mountain Siberian Husky Club, or connections from some of the breeders off the SHCA Colorado listing. Some have yet to get back to me, but all are going to be standard price 1-2.5k, so if the ones at the site above are of similar quality from a breeder who's not considered reputable yet but is working on it, I would be okay doing that as it saves me some money and can help them as a breeder, assuming all goes well I'd happily become a reference.

BUT only if they are doing things the right way. From what their site looks like - not super fancy - and the small puppy count, it doesn't strike me as a Mill front, but of course I could be wrong. And even if not a Mill, the "Sky Is The Limit Ranch" could just be not very good at breeding, etc.

Would love any input on this, thanks!
Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Best Breeder options - questions
dvflyer

Replies: 7
Views: 932

Search in: General Discussions   Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Best Breeder options - questions    Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyThu Jun 06, 2019 11:27 am
Good for you digging deeper into the breeder history and doing your research.

I think you'd have to do a lot of research into the lineage to really know the history and, therefore, possible issues a pup might have. That's where choosing a good breeder usually comes in because they've done the research. I think it would be quite hard to do that research by ourselves.

I wouldn't worry so much that a more expensive pup is "better" because breeders will sometimes price pups differently due to coloration, breed standard etc.

As buyers, I think our research would be best spent looking into the breeder (as you're doing now). I'd buy a pup from a more established breeder v.s. someone who had no history- assuming the "better" breeder had a pup I wanted.

Lastly, let us know what breeders you're looking at. It may be that someone here knows them.

Lastly #2- keep in mind, all other things being equal, the money spent on the pup is a one-shot thing. In other words the extra $1000 spent on a dog- spread out over the life of the dog- is really minimal.
Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: HOTM November Chat: Contorted Huskies
jbealer

Replies: 15
Views: 883

Search in: HOTM Discussion Forum   Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: HOTM November Chat: Contorted Huskies    Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyMon Oct 22, 2018 5:42 pm
@aljones wrote:
Just a couple of comments regarding topics for HOTM:

Would someone put up a list of the past topics and, if possible, the activity generated.  We've tried to avoid duplication of HOTM topics but HOTM was begun in July 2010 so with 96 different topics (12 topics per year for 8 years) that have been used, it seems as if a duplication of topics is necessary.  Possibly selecting from some that have been used with good effect might help participation.

In the past the charity has been the choice of <someone> after a request for suggestions.  How about getting some more member participation by making a poll of those suggestions and letting the membership decide where the funds go?


#1-I have a copy of the list, not updated, but i do refer to it when members are trying to pick a topic and i help them with coming up with one that will work.

#2- the Rescues for the donation are suggested if you buy a calendar. if you buy more then one the rescue gets that many votes. i truly put all the names in a box and pull one out. i never pick one by choose. that is the draw to buying a calendar. i do not think a poll is the way to go.

i do hope we hit the 25 needed to place the order this year.....
Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Happy 15th Birthday Sierra
jalepeno

Replies: 16
Views: 684

Search in: General Discussions   Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Happy 15th Birthday Sierra    Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyTue Mar 06, 2018 8:44 pm
Picture #2- Sierra looks so happy!
Cherish the days!
Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum Topic_readTopic: Reputable breeder or no??
HuskyMom09

Replies: 4
Views: 1772

Search in: General Discussions   Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptySubject: Reputable breeder or no??    Topics tagged under 2- on It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum EmptyThu Sep 29, 2016 8:31 pm
Red Flag #1- No accomplishments on the dogs they are breeding and yet claims to "CH Bloodlines". If you search any pedigree far enough back to find CH bloodlines.....what are they doing now to prove the dogs they are breeding are even remotely up to those same standards? Which also leads me to wonder where are links to any sort of pedigree on the dogs they are breeding?

Red Flag #2- No health testing listed on any of their dogs...it's nice they offered registered names on their dogs...but even a basic OFA search comes up with nothing.

Red Flag #3- Not much for evaluation worthy photos of their dogs, but what you do see are dogs that deviate from the standard and quite a few with obvious structural faults.

Red Flag #4- AKC Inspection.....though a lot of shady breeders advertise they have been and passed AKC kennel inspections, two things the general public should know is that the AKC doesn't inspect kennels unless there are complaints filed or they are breeding high volumes. The standard is registration of 25 litters per year gets you an inspection. Thats an alarming number of puppies produced.

If you are looking for reputable breeders I suggest starting with the Parent Club's referral directory. http://www.shca.org/shcahp4f.htm and reading the Guidelines for Ethical Breeding as a reference to assist you in identifying these red flags Smile http://www.shca.org/shcahp4b.htm
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