We have a great husky fact for you today on the vibe!
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My husky fun fact of the day :
Long ago, the Chukchi tribe used Siberian Huskies for companions / babysitters for their children.
Yep, you read that right. A husky for a babysitter.
Sounds strange, I know.
The origin of the Siberian Husky lies with the Chukchi tribe.
The husky was originally bred to withstand freezing cold temperatures, as well as being capable of pulling moderate size loads (by sled) over long distances.
However, after some time, the Chukchi loved and cared for their huskies so much, the dogs were then invited into their homes, and used for companions for their children, and guardians of the tribes belongings.
|The Chukchi people : Image source|
One thing I will say about that, is that it is a well known fact nowadays, huskies do not make good guard dogs. So there is no way the Chukchi people would be putting the sibes in charge of their belongings anymore! To learn more about why huskies do not make good guard dogs, see one of my previous Sibe Vibe posts HERE.
The part about huskies making great companions for their children really interested me.
There are many people out there, who seem to have the wrong impression about huskies and children.
The Sibe is a very loving gentle breed.
They can be 'mouthy' when they are young pups, but if you take care to monitor your husky and your child at all times, you can avoid any nipping while they are pups.
Huskies make great family dogs! They are people persons . . . or people dogs, I suppose.
They love to be around their family, and as long as you have taken the time to teach your children how to respect your family pets, they love the attention they get from their little mini humans.
As I was researching this fact, it is said that the reason huskies make such amazing family pets nowadays, is exactly because of the Chukchi people bringing them into their homes to interact with their children.
Thank you Chukchi!
Don't get me wrong, the idea of allowing your dog to be any type of babysitter to your children is so off the wall, and just unthinkable. But being a family pet, has literally been bred into our huskies for over 1000 years!
I would like to be clear for a moment. Your dog is a not a babysitter of any kind. You should never leave a dog alone with your young children for any amount of time.
I often hear people debate with others, that their dog is a trusted member of the family, and there is no way they would ever bite.
I understand that. I do not think my huskies would bite my kids either. Not in a million years. But my faith in my dogs still would not make me leave my kids with them alone. Things can happen.
I have read news clippings where there has been tragic incidents involving kids and dogs.
But what do the humans say?
"Well, I just went to have a quick shower. The dog has been in our family for years, and has never shown any aggression."
That may be true, but it doesn't take an aggressive dog to bite when they have just had enough.
That being said, it is just as important to train your kids how to respect your dogs, as it is to train your dog how to respect your kids. There is a section in a post I did quite some time ago you can check out to learn some great tips about dogs and children, and some things you can do to avoid any incidents, HERE.
Let me tell you, the rewards of having kids that know right and wrong when it comes to their pets is phenomenal. To see how happy they all are when they play together, and watching my little 3 year old trying her best to ask them to 'shake a paw' it is just beautiful. Koda and my little one play dress up sometimes. Against my better judgement, but Koda doesn't mind, and I allow her to put one shirt on him, (while I take a photo of course) and then I put a stop to it. He is a good sport!
Whether they are playing outside in the snow with my youngest daughter . . .
Or taking a walk down to their fav area with my oldest daughter and myself .
My huskies love their mini humans!
The Chukchi were definitely onto something with this beautiful breed.
That wraps up another Sibe Vibe, I hope you enjoyed learning some more about the Siberian Husky.
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