Information about the Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute and other Sled Dogs

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Top tips for Husky and Sled Dog owners!

Thinking about taking on a husky puppy or adult dog is a huge decision. Huskies require a lot of company, interaction, exercise and general mental and physical stimulation compared to many other breeds of dog.

Huskies are particularly challenging dogs in that:

All of these traits are due to the fact that huskies were bred as WORKING SLED DOGS. They were selectively bred over many generations to RUN many miles a day PULLING sleds. They were bred to THINK FAST to keep their owners safe on the trail, To SECOND GUESS and IGNORE their owner's commands if told to 'go on' when they knew the ice was too thin or there was other unseen danger. They lived in harsh areas of the Arctic, where food was scarce, and at times would have been left to CATCH THEIR OWN PREY.

All of these traits are still present in the husky and other sled dogs. If we want to keep them as pets, we have to accept that along with their stunning appearance and gentle nature, come all the inherent traits of the Sled Dog.

In our experience, there are two main types of Husky Owners;

These second type of husky owners will always find husky ownership challenging, frustrating and hard work! We are not aiming to be harsh in saying this - just realistic.

If you are willing to accept these traits in a dog, and:

...THEN maybe you ARE the type of person who would be able to live a happy, harmonious life with a husky!

............................................................................ is very much a work in progress, and will be regularly updated with new information and useful tips as we ourselves continue to learn about huskies and sled dogs... Please bear with us during our construction and do check back often!

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