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The Pros And Cons Of Siberian Huskies

Jun 26, 2008
Siberian Huskies have lived so long with mankind, that they are very human in their reasoning and personalities. They are extremely intelligent, problem-solving dogs that are quieter and more serious than other dog breeds. They still feel the pull of the wild strongly, and are apt to often be distracted or seem to be ignoring you. These are not dogs that will fall all over you lovingly at first sight. They will probably not be very impressed by you during your first meeting. You have to earn the love of a Siberian Husky.

Siberian Huskies were bred to be tough, self-reliant and to run for miles and miles through the tundra every day. They were not bred to curl up on the living room rug and behave without question. If you have never had a dog before, do not get a Siberian Husky. If you have physical problems, do not get a Siberian Husky. If you live in an apartment, RV or other small home, do not get a Siberian husky.

Siberian Huskies do not make good guard dogs, although they can put up a spectacular racket when they want to. Siberian Huskies have been bred to be friendly with all people, so they do not care about whether someone is friend or foe. But Siberian Huskies were also bred to be tough and to be extremely intelligent.

These dogs not only need at least a half hour walk every day, but they need time to run and play, whether in a fenced yard or in some sort of closely supervised situation. It is not a good idea to let a Siberian Husky off lead in a park or a wooded trail.

Siberian Huskies are wary of strangers and tend to avoid them. They will often seem like they are either ignoring you or are staring at you as if to say, "You're a complete idiot and I know it". Huskies and Husky-types are considered hard to train, so you must be patient and persistent. Huskies are big, strong dogs that can quickly figure out how to be the boss if you don't act like the boss.

Even though all dogs take their own time in learning anything, it generally is agreed in reliable breed information sources that Siberian Huskies take longer to train than most dogs. You must act confidently and speak firmly when giving commands in order to get their attention. Siberian Huskies will quickly bully a timid person, because they can see that a timid person does not deserve to lead a dog pack.

In the cult movie classic, The Lost Boys, there is a beautiful Siberian Husky named Nanook. Nanook protects his young (and stupid) master from vampires.

Siberian Huskies behave better when they get lots of exercise and attention. They were bred to pull heavy sleds for miles upon miles - so they are always ready to go. They need a big yard with a huge, sturdy fence. Siberian Huskies have been known to leap six foot fences, so if your fence if six feet or under, then you need to supervise them when they are in the yard.
About the Author
Andrew Preston is a passionate lover of the Siberian Husky and has a popular website where you'll discover how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Siberian Husky. Among other topics at this website, you will find out more about Siberian Husky Personality plus a whole lot more.
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