Saturday, 31 May 2014

Sepia Sibe Vibe - Husky babysitter?


Hiya everyone!
Happy Saturday!

We have a great husky fact for you today on the vibe!

But first, a big thanks to Ruckus the Eskie for hosting this pawsome blog hop!
Sepia Saturday is a place for you to come and share some sepia edited photo's of, basically whatever you choose to share with us! Have fun, and link up!


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!

My kids and my huskies are best furiends. There is nothing more amazing then the bond between child and dog.


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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48 comments:

  1. I don't think it is weird at all! We would love to have a husky as a babysitter!!

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  2. Such interesting facts today! Makes me think of the saint bernard on Peter Pan :)

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    1. Riiiiiiight! I didn't even think of that!!!!
      Thanks for your comment Ann!

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  3. That is really interesting and we would have thought it would have been the other way round, good guard dog not so good babysitter. Fancy that you learn a new thing every day in Blogville. Have a super Saturday.
    best wishes Molly

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    1. Many people do think that! When in fact huskies make very poor guard dogs! They would show a stranger right through your door, and probably put the coffee pot on for them! BOL!!!!

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  4. That sure was interesting! I didn't ever imagine a dog being a babysitter… Like Molly, good guard dog sprang to mind though! Your pack sure are a friendly bunch though, and from looking at the photos you posted, look like a child's best friend!

    Lots of Woofs from Earl and I at Earl's World!

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    1. That's for sure!
      I like doing these sibe vibe posts with some great facts about huskies. There is so much I have learned about them from doing research plus living with them, I am anxious to share with my readers!

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  5. That is very interesting about the Chukchi people and what a great photo of a Chukchi family you shared. We're working hard on teaching our grandchildren to treat Toby kindly and not scare or hurt him. The payoff is seeing them treat other animals gently too.

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    1. Exactly! It's so important to teach our kids to respect animals.
      Thanks for your comment :)

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  6. That is such a good post and a lot of it is not only applicable to huskies but all dogs everywhere! Thanks so much!

    Dina Mom

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    1. Thanks!
      Your right, it definitely goes for all dogs, and even just all pets everywhere.
      Thanks for coming by today! :)

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  7. I love to read the history of different dog breeds, it is so interesting. You are doing your children so much good bringing them up to love and respect dogs. Their relationship looks so great and special, yet you are still cautious which I think is the right thing to do.
    But hey, wouldn't it be cool if your dogs could babysit? That could save you some money if you didn't have to hire a babysitter! LOL
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. BOL!!!! Money saver for sure!!!! hahaha!
      Thanks for the compliment BTW! I am definitely doing the best I can to teach my kids how to respect animals. My daughters and my dogs AND cats all love each other so much. It took a lot of work with my youngest daughter (who is 3) but it pays off for sure!!!!!!

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  8. Very interesting history of the Husky. When I was younger I probably would have preferred to have a Husky as my sitter instead of the mean old lady from across the street.

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    1. hahahaha!!!! No doubt!!!! I think if you were a kid, having a husky for a babysitter would definitely be a better choice!!!

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  9. That's some really cool info on the Chukchi tribe and their influence on the Siberian Husky. I like things like this ... thanks! Great pictures of your children feeling the Sibe love :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm so glad you liked our post! I love filling people in on the history of the husky. You are fairly new to our blog, but we do Siberian Husky facts every Saturday. Although I am running low lately!! haha!

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  10. Well I thought it was obvious that huskys don't make good guard dogs,every thing to them is one big game and having fun,its nice to read the history of the breed though,thanks for a great post,xx Rachel

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    1. Some people have no idea about huskies not being good guard dogs.
      They are a playful breed, thats for sure!
      Thanks so much for coming by!

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  11. you really made some super good points, and I loved learning more about huskies and their background. I have always thought they were gentle dogs, don't know why people would think anything else! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Caren. My guess would be, people judge by appearance. People see a major resemblance between the husky, and the wolf, and that puts an instant fear into them. Which is perfectly normal, but it just goes to show, you can't judge a book by it's cover!!! Thanks so much and i'm glad you enjoyed the post!

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  12. Yow mIss Jenna n sweet poochiez...we made it over to yer bloggie!! Furinallee!!!
    We reelly enjoyed reedin yer bloggie n Mum waz chucklin alot bout da Huskie factz cause hse had a Husky once n Bogart Sam cuud not guard hiz own fleez she told me, MOL!!!
    Da nayburr on our rite haz her dot-her'z Husky named Shylow n she iz bery pack ore-eented n she finkz of ME MUM as one of her pack!! Iz so cute when she lickz Mum to a state of bery wet!!! Nuffin vishuss goin on dere, MOL!!
    Wishin all of ya a pawsum sunny weekend.
    Lub Nylalbue n Sherriellen Mum xoxoxoxo

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    1. Hiya guys! So glad to see you here! Thanks for comin by!
      Love that! (could not guard his own fleas!!!) hahaha!!!! That's great!
      I'm glad we brought a smile to your moms face!!!

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  13. Love this post, Jenna! Fun trivia and important information. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Kristen! So glad you liked it!

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  14. What a fun post! I love the photos fo your girls and their Best Dog Friends! I think all kids deserve a best fur friend.

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    1. I think so to! I grew up with animals, and I think kids really benefit from that!

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  15. We have always noticed what beautiful dogs Huskies are, but thanks so much for all of the fun facts about them, and great pictures! Love Dolly

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    1. They are beautiful, thats for sure!
      Glad you enjoyed our husky info!

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  16. I did not know that bit of Husky history. Cool!

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    1. Great! I am so glad we can help educate a little more about the breed!

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  17. Gawjus fotos and vewy innewestin' histowy. Meez luvs Sibes. Hav a pawsum Day!!

    Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

    Dezi

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    1. Glad you liked! I love sibes too! Slightly obsessed! BOL!

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  18. That is interesting. Thank goodness the Chukchi brought them into their homes way back when or we all may have missed out on a great companion breed. I used to go visiting with Ma to her friends who had a Husky and a Pug. The Husky was so good with us little dogs...I used to have such fun playing with her!
    Oz

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    1. I know right!? Thank dog for those wonderful people!!!!
      Huskies love to play, and it shows that they really understand the difference between a bog dog and a small dog, and they play accordingly. Well . . . most of the time! BOL!

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  19. Great post and beautiful pictures.

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  20. Beautiful post and loved all the photo's. Wish Mollie was a people person. She is so scared of strangers and really doesn't like children. Have a super Sunday xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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    1. Thanks! Every dog is different. Some are that way because of where they came from, but some just prefer not be around children, and that ok too! But when there are young kids in the house, and that bond is there, it is a beautiful thing!

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  21. I am trying to image Lee babysitting . . . she would just leave! People really need to be careful with their young children and any dog . . . so many accidents are preventable!

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    1. BOL!!!!!! No doubt eh!?
      Your right, so many things are preventable!! We humans need to start using the brains in our heads!!!

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  22. Interestin' stuff! Never knew that about Huskies before. I learn stuff on your blog every time I visit.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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    1. Oh wow! Thanks Niss! I'm so glad to hear you say that!!!

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  23. amazes us always to hear anyone refer to a Sibe as "scary"...say what!!! Your Sibe Vibe is the best

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    1. I know right!? It is just based off of their image unfortunate. I'm sure you had your share of that with yours! I'm so glad you like our sibe vibe!

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  24. I cant see why anyone things Sibes, or any dog for that matter, are scary. I'll never have kids, my husband and I are too selfish and prefer the less demanding company of dogs and I get enough kid time at work, Im a special ed teacher. That said I LOVE seeing parents who are responsible about dogs and kids and don't forget the dog once the baby comes along

    retro rover

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    1. I know right? scary sibes? Pfffffft! BOL!
      Thanks for coming by and good for you for knowing what you want!

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