Few other dog breeds are more beautiful to look at than the Siberian Husky. Their gentle nature and playful nature make them great family pets, providing you give them the exercise and companionship they need. They are truly unique species with their strong and protective double coats, which protect their skin from extreme temperatures in cold or hot conditions. Although they are known for their beautiful blue eyes, not all dogs have this color, some are black or two, one blue, one black. As the proud owner of a 6th birthday, here are some tips I’ve learned from research and experience.
- Get a husky companion for your Siberian if possible. Siberians are stable dogs and are easy to please. They don’t want to be left alone. If you do, you may find large holes dug in your garden when you get home because Siberians can be completely destroyed during the winter. If you introduce them to another animal then it is better to adjust during the puppy hood. They will get along well with cats and other dogs that you will introduce to the youngsters. Our 6 Siberians live in peace and harmony with four cats.
- Secure the fence to your fence, making sure the base is deep and the fence is high enough for them to jump over. Huskies are avid diggers and world-class jumpers and escape shooters. Also, their favorite pastime in the garden seems to be digging in their water bowls!
- Make sure your husky gets enough exercise. Although they do make dogs, Siberians are not suitable for low-income families. However, if you have companion dogs they will enjoy playing “tag” with each other and often exhaust themselves by running around your garden, if it is large.
- Spend time and patience in learning them. Siberians are very intelligent dogs but they are also loving. They may not do something if they don’t know why they are doing it, not just to please the owner.
- Keep them on a leash at all times when out in the open. As many Sibe owners know to their cost, Huskies love to run and run, and lose track of the truth. It’s sad that many huskies are lost or injured because of this one thought, but by the time they realize they’ve run away from their owner or are too far from home, it’s too late. perhaps. Worse, they could find themselves running into the path of a car.
- Check them regularly for hip dysplasia from age 6 and up. Although they do not have many health problems, they can have hip dysplasia, even if they do not have a high level of fat and protein in their diet. The lifespan of a husky is 12-15 years. Although they are known for their ability to withstand the coldest of temperatures, their double coat also gives their skin protection from the sun at high temperatures, although with their very tight coat you may notice the situation. your favorite Husky sitting in front of the air conditioner, sleeping. on their backs with their legs in the air!
- If, like me, you live in a developing country (or an area) without western standards of animal care then pay close attention to the type of anesthetic that will be given to your Sibe. Get your doctor to do an exam if needed. It is possible that serious consequences can happen to Huskies if they are not given the equivalent of a human anesthetic – I speak from experience here. Fortunately, I have already read the dangers and therefore avoid them being neutered, because the appropriate anesthetic method is not available. However, there came a time when one of my Huskies wanted immediate surgery for a life or death situation and I almost lost him because of his bad attitude to cancer. His face and whole body was swollen and he needed to be checked for the problem. I now live in a place where there is good (humane) medicine and the local doctor understands the quirks of nature; so all were neutered without any problems.
Don’t do it
- Get a Husky if you want a guard dog. Because of their friendly nature, they love everyone, even strangers. They are good “watchdogs”, they will watch a thief come into your house and greet them with interest, then watch them leave with your TV, computer etc.
- Don’t worry too much about dressing up. They are very low maintenance, needing a little cleaning every day. However, twice a year they shed a lot and then they need more care.
- Feel your Husky on fire. But they can talk, wooing, crying and yodelling and they can make full sentences when interacting with their owners and start playing. These dogs are really talkative, you never know what sounds they’ll make next and the words seem to keep increasing as the years go by. Some of me can make complete sentences, talk about the weather and stuff like that!
- Feed them a lot. Siberians are very picky eaters and therefore do not require as much food as you might think. Because of their digestive system (remember they are digestive dogs) they are better off eating fish and white meats rather than red meat. They need fish oil in their diet, to maintain healthy coat and nails. This can be in the form of sardines or many dry foods and animal supplements that contain Omega 3 these days.
Invest time and love in caring for your husky and they will reward you with their loving, gentle and happy nature. They are loyal dogs, intelligent, good with children, love everyone and never cry.