Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Siberian Husky Q & A #Revamped

A couple of years ago, I created a fun article covering some common questions regarding Siberian Huskies. Today, I thought it would be fun to revamp that article with a few touch ups while we're at it! So kick back, perk up your ears, and learn some fun husky facts with us!

Lets begin!

Q - Do huskies make good guard dogs?
A - Nope!

If you are looking for a dog who will protect you from all those bad guys trying to break in your home. You might as well keep on looking! In general, a husky would be more likely to show the robbers where your finest jewelry is, and make a pot of coffee for them, rather than protect your home! #NoJoke

Siberian Husky Q & A

Q - Do huskies shed a lot?
A - Yes!

I think this question goes without saying... but aside from the fact that Siberian Huskies have gorgeous thick fur which does shed year round, some people may not realize that twice a year, huskies literally blow out their entire undercoat. During blowouts, fur will be falling out of your husky in clumps. Daily brushing helps yes.... but be prepared for FURRRRRR!

Q - I have heard that Siberian Huskies can be destructive, is this true?
A - Yes... in a sense.

Huskies have a bad rep for being destructive. Online, you will see numerous photos of huskies who have literally ate a hole in their humans couch. And while it is true that they can become destructive, there are ways to prevent it. The number one way to prevent your husky from destroying your home, is to exercise them as much as you can. A tired husky is a well behaved husky.

Q - Are Huskies aggressive?
A - Are you serious?

Ok.. this subject is a bit touchy. Believe it or not, a lot of people out there think that huskies are mean, aggressive dogs. One reason being their close appearance to wolves. The second reason being - those top 10 most aggressive dogs lists you see out there... yep, huskies are on a few of those lists. In my humble opinion there are no born aggressive dogs. There are dogs who need some extra care and attention. There are dogs who have special requirements, such as additional exercise needs, etc.. there are dogs who are simply not for first time owners, but how that dog behaves and/or is trained is generally up to their humans. That being said, keep in mind that some dogs have neurological issues and things like that which can definitely trigger some bad behaviors. When it comes to Siberian Huskies, they are incredibly lovable, friendly dogs. These pups love their humans, and were even considered babysitters back in the early 1900's for the Chuckchi families.

Q - Will my husky always pull on the leash because that is what they are bred to do?
A - No.

In some cases, huskies can be a bit tricky to loose leash train, due to their natural instinct to pull, pull, pull! But is it impossible? No. Any dog of any breed can be trained on a leash.

That wraps up our Q & A for today. If you guys enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments, and I will do some more in the future!

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  1. When mom was growing up, their house was robbed. The husky was home and watched the entire thing - definitely not a guard dog. One other time, Mom's little brother left his lamp on, knocked it over in his sleep and the heat on the carpet eventually started a small fire. My gramma woke up because of the smoke smell and saved everything. Where was the husky? He was lying next to the small fire watching over it. We know a bit about the husky, fun, but not necessarily guard dogs.

  2. Great post. We had a Norwegian Elk Hound which is a type of husky. That article describes her well. She was the sweetest dog ever as long as she had an abounding amount of exercise, and lived her life to the fullest until the very end. Oh, she did defend her territory, but she was just as likely to offer coffee.

    Sarah and Shadow

    Sarah and Shadow.

  3. Excellent points! I would also emphasize that they are Super high energy & must get lots of exercise. Only running around a small yard work t cut it for a Husky. Icy is currently blowing her coat & our vacuum is choking, lol!
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