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3 Things you don't know about Siberian Huskies
1) T.V shows such as Game Of Thrones and Twilight are blamed for the growing of Siberian Husky popularity.
2) In the past 5 years, there has been a HUGE 700% rise in Siberian Huskies and other "wolf like" breeds being abandoned or surrendered.
3) The Siberian Husky Welfare Association claims to have struggled handling DOZENS of calls each week with people wanting to offload their huskies, and other snow dogs.
But, huskies are so beautiful, so loving and friendly!
This may be true, but a Siberian Husky is not for everyone, and definitely not fit for a first time dog owner.
The popular book and t.v series Game of Thrones stars the Stark family.
The Stark's have 6 children who had came across (and adopted) 6 Direwolf pups.
After this shows mad popularity, everyone wanted a "Direwolf"
Don't get me wrong, Game of Thrones is one of my most FAV shows, however people see the beauty of an animal on a TV show, and instantly want them for themselves.
|Game Of Thrones scene with DireWolf pups|
What breed played the Direwolves?
Through my research, I found that the wolves are being played by Northern Inuit dogs.
These can be mixes of Siberian Huskies, German Shepherds, and a variety of Inuit dogs.
Siberian Huskies, and Malamutes being two of the top "wolf like" breeds, people began adopting them like crazy, without first doing research on them.
If you take a look at my page titled "Are Huskies for you?" you can find the pros, the cons, the good bad and ugly of being owned by a sibe. As these breeds are most definitely beautiful, loving and playful, they can also be a handful if the proper care is not taken, and exercise not given.
Because people do not take the time to do the needed research, far far too many get dumped in a shelter, or even abandoned onto the streets.
What to take out of this?
If you plan on adopting a husky, you are making a life time commitment, (as with any pet) so please do your research, be sure that a sibe will fit your life style, and you and your pup can live a great life together.
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