January 14, 2011

Considering a Siberian Husky?

Siberian Huskies are unlike any other breed of dog. They are incredibly hyper, active, and require a lot of attention. If you are wanting to get a Siberian Husky there are several factors you need to seriously consider.

     Q. Where can Siberian Huskies live?
     A. Siberian Huskies obviously are very tolerable of cold weather, and perhaps may even prefer it. This makes outside the ideal habitat for Siberian Huskies. I would not recommend a Siberian Husky if you live in an extremely hot climate.

     Q. What safety measures do I need to take?
     A. The area in which you will keep your Siberian Husky MUST be secured by fencing at least 6 feet high. Anything shorter than 6 feet a Siberian Husky can easily and will jump over it out of curiosity. Even though they enjoy cold weather, a dog house is still required. Whether you build or buy, bedding the house with cedar works as padding and helps keep insects away.

     Q. How does a Siberian Husky's temperament differ from most breeds of dog?
     A. Siberian Huskies are very energetic. They love to jump, run, and play more so than other breeds. They also have a tendency to dig... a lot. So do not plan to keep Siberian Huskies near any gardens you may have. Having another dog can be very beneficial. Siberian Huskies are social creatures and hate being alone. With two dogs, they will have partners to play with when you are unable to.

Siberian Huskies for Dummies by Diane Morgan is a great book that teaches you about Siberian Huskies and how to take care of them. You can get it for relatively cheap off the link I provided. Be sure that you have done all the research needed and have thoroughly planned ahead before getting a Siberian Husky. Good luck!

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