For my first dog breeds 101 post I thought I’d write about my favourite dog breed the Siberian Husky.
Lets start with the basics a Siberian Husky is a medium size dog who are known for being particularly healthy living between 12-14 years. A Siberian Husky puppy will set you back around £500 if they are Kennel Club registered, with this price being slightly lower if they aren’t registered.
Going through the pros and cons of the breed.
Huskies are very friendly and good with people and children. They love company and are playful throughout their entire lives. Huskies are highly intelligent breed however if not properly stimulated this can lead to naughty behaviour. They are extremely easy going and laid back in their nature and one of the things many people love is that Huskies lack that signature ‘doggy smell’.
However, although all of this sounds great there are of course some cons to the breed as well and these need to be considered before bringing a Husky into your family.
Because Huskies love company, they do not tolerate being left alone for long periods of time and because of their extremely friendly nature do not consider a Husky a guard or watchdog as they will want to greet everyone they meet. For this same reason, Huskies are not the most loyal of dogs; they love everyone. Also, because of the demands of Huskies they are not advisable for first time dog owners. They require a serious amount of exercise per day (we’re talking at least an hour run) and they are mischievous and so will take an unsure dog owner on a wild ride they will only result in frustration for the owner. Huskies also do not bark but will definitely howl just for the fun of it. Siberian Huskies are also known to suffer from separation anxiety and so are likely to trash homes and gardens when left alone or unattended, and if you aren’t a fan of dog hair then definitely steer clear of the Husky as you will be constantly hoovering and brushing up hair.
All in all, Siberian Huskies are an extremely demanding breed that are best suited for experienced owners who are home most of the day.
If you need any training tips or further information don’t hesitate to ask, I’ll happily answer any queries you may have.