Huskies are amazing pets to own as long as you know all that it is needed about this fantastic working dog breed and good care, maintenance and training is done consistently.
Huskies have a gentle nature and are friendly however, they require supervision around small children and smaller pets as their predatory instincts are still strong.
Huskies are very energetic and love being outdoors. A husky would be the perfect pet for an active outdoorsy owner.
Huskies remain calm and are less affected by loud noises and do well with boisterous families.
They adapt well to changes in routine or environment.
They make for great companions as they enjoy being around their owners. Great for people that want to share their lives with someone that will genuinely care for them.
Huskies are very loyal but not overprotective or jealous. They tend to be friendly to unfamiliar visitors.
Very sociable, huskies love being around other dogs and do well in households with multiple dogs. It is actually a good thing to raise two siblings rather than just one husky. This way they won’t get bored when you are not around to keep them busy.
Huskies are great for big families that never leave them on their own.
Huskies are very close to their owners however, they are not guard dogs. They are good-natured and sociable and accept strangers quite easily.
They will bark if someone enters their territory out of the blue, so they can be used as watchdogs over night.
Huskies are very playful and enjoy being kept busy with lots of games and toys. Their friendly manner and their tolerance to being touched, hugged frequently make them good for families with kids.
Although huskies thrive in households with other dogs, their natural instinct to catch anything that resembles prey, especially pets that jump suddenly, make them incompatible to living with cats.
In some cases, puppies were raised along with cats, from early days and they seemed to get well along. The way they are raised as well as their family traits (huskies are born with their mom and dad’s character traits) will make the decisive factor in how well they get along with cats.
Huskies are easy to feed in terms of their likes and dislikes. They do well with food brand changes and changes in their diet in their adult years (for example from manufactured processed food to homemade meals).
Huskies can be given the raw diet. It would be beneficial if they are fed a varied mixed diet - cooked and raw, with meat, plenty of fibres, vegetables and fruits.
They quite enjoy eating:
Always check for the dangerous dog food ingredients that all dog owners should be aware of (like caffeine, cooked bones, garlic, onions, grape, avocados etc.).
Adult huskies need to be fed twice a day and their appetite varies depending on the physical activities done during the day: they will eat a bigger quantity of food if they were well exercised.
In the wild, huskies live at the Arctic where their diet consisted on what they could catch :
Husky puppies need to be fed around four times a day. Their diet should be varied and contain healthy high quality cooked ingredients, probiotics, fibres, plenty of minerals and vitamins and fatty oils. Puppies also need a diet higher in calories than adult dogs.
Dog breeders will tell how much to feed your husky puppy, its feeding schedule and the type of food it needs to continue with.
Husky puppies are expensive to keep as they require a lot of attention from day one.
More information about the costs of keeping huskies can be found on ThePetTown.
Huskies are a very adaptable sturdy breed and they live around 12-15 years. There aren’t a lot of health issues related to this specific breed type.It’s good to keep in mind that your puppy inherits its parents genetic traits thus a genetic disease being transmisible to the puppy. Ask the breeder for information about the parents’ health.
Common husky health problems :
You can either choose to buy your puppy from a dog breeder, from other owners or from a pet shop.
The advantage of choosing a trusted dog breeder is that you will receive all the information related to eventual health issues, genetic information and in some cases DNA tests for eye disease or hip problems. You will also receive a vaccinated dog and comprehensive information on feeding and grooming.
If you can’t afford to buy a husky or you prefer to get a trained dog, you could choose to adopt a husky. You could do this by visiting a local pet rescue centre, dog charities like RSPCA or by answering to ads placed by owners that can’t keep their pet due to different changes in their lives (pet rehoming).
The advantages of adopting a husky are:
Siberian huskies are gorgeous dogs that will make good pets for attentive owners that enjoy an active life.
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