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Can anyone with experience comment on huskies? I want to get one someday and I'm not completely sure what to expect.
@Kolarbear, oh man huskies are the best! I had one when I was growing up and she was amazing. Her name was Sam she had bright blue eyes and thick coat. They're such fun and weird dogs. If you don't mind never wearing black clothes again go ahead and get one. It was probably one of the best experiences of my life having her as a dog. RIP Sam 2004-2015
@Kolarbear, attitude. Lots of attitude
@Kolarbear, first off, they are very loud and can bark, growl, howl, and "talk" for hours without stopping, especially when they're young (also Siberian huskies tend to be more vocal). If you live in an apartment or have neighbors that complain about noise, then forget it completely. I've gone some sleepless nights because of that damn dog.
Second, huskies are very high maintenance. They require lots of exercise and training as they're energetic. They're obedient and good with training, but this takes a lot of time and attention.
Other than that, they're great dogs. They're fun, sweet, gentle, and people pleasers.
It all depends on you. If you live in an place where you have to keep noise down, or have a stringent work/school schedule, then forget it. If not, it's your choice. Personally i would recommend other breeds before huskies.
@Kolarbear, I have a half husky half German Sheppard so I can't exactly speak for just huskies but he is easily the best dog I've ever had. He sheds so much that his fur breaks all of my vacuum cleaners but it's 100% worth it.
@Big Hat Brogan, I get my border collie/austrailian shepherd to howl all the time. I live in the Dallas Texas area and we have weather sirens go off every other Wednesday at noon and he howls right along with it. I've also heard him doing so with fire truck and ambulance sirens. It's so fun to watch. I'll even howl with him too.
@Enigmatic Soul, I once drove 9 hours straight from New Orleans to Houston because the bridge on the border of LA/TX was flooded. When I got home at 2 am, my sister's husky started barking and didn't stop until 10 am when I had to go to work. I swear I almost killed that dog that night, but she's been great ever since she got older and trained
@Big Hat Brogan, mine is stubborn as hell. Also if I sleep on the couch, he runs straight into me, jamming his nose into my face.
@Kolarbear, Also you shouldn't underestimate their hunting instinct. Most huskies I know can never get off the leash except in totally fenced dog exercise areas.
Your best bet would be to talk with breeders or look into (sled) dog forums. I hope it helps you. I love huskies too they're beautiful dogs but I would never own one.
@Good Ol Days, man o want a huskie so bad but I live in Australia and it got to 38°c the other day and we haven't eve officially hit summer, so I feel it would just be cruel to own one
@Kolarbear, super active. Be ready to take it running. They needs lots of exercise.
@IdeasAreHard, yeah i feel pretty bad having a chihuahua in michigan. Its way to cold for him here for several months of the year. I gotta put sweaters on him when i walk him
@Kolarbear, shedding. Lots of shedding. Like, you could make a whole 'nother dog from all the fur your dog produces. And boundless energy. If your not willing to run/exercise your Husky e-v-e-r-y day, there are other breeds you should consider first.
I don tell you all of this to talk you out of getting a husky but I have met many owners who didn't go in with clear expectations.
If you decide to get one (or two) please make sure you do obedience training and enforce rules. They can be obnoxious if not handled properly.
On the last one: What about the ears, tail, and nose/snout?
My girl is outside in the cold and won't come in. I assume she's having a good time.
I'm currently reading Call of the Wild, and this made me rethink the whole story.
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