♥️ It's time for our @huskysquad #HUSKYAWARENESS post 🐺
👉 So, you want a Husky?
**TAG A FRIEND WHO LOVES HUSKIES!!!**
It’s been over 8 years since having our first Siberian Husky, Tidus, and over the years, we have become very experienced with this breed. We get many messages and comments about raising them, so here’s some quick info!
🐺 Very friendly (and do not make good guard dogs)
🐺 Free spirited & playful
🐺 Very athletic and fast runners
🐺 Excellent escape artist (if the house door is open, they are gone!)
🐺 NOT OFF LEASH DOGS – they love to explore, and their instinct to run far distance and chase prey is very strong
🐺 Strong pullers (they are bred for this!)
🐺 Stubborn, independent minded, and intelligent (takes patience & persistence to train)
🐺 Guaranteed heavy shedders! Huskies blow their entire undercoat twice a year! We’ve made full size pillows from their fur! - Donate ALL your dark clothing! 😂
♥️ Close family bonding with humans and other family dog(s)
♥️ DAILY vigorous exercise such as very long walks, running, or hiking
♥️ Daily mental stimulation such as training, mind games, exploring, etc
♥️ 6ft+ fenced & secured yard
♥️ Coat brushing twice a week
♥️ Cooler climate is ideal, they suffer from heat (they are snow dogs!)
🚨Huskies are very cute puppies, but they DO NOT make good surprise gifts! Don’t be THIS person that gets a husky puppy just because they’re cute (that’s how 1000’s of dogs end up in kill shelters). A strong lifelong commitment must be made by the new guardian after learning about the Siberian Husky breed. Their cuteness unfortunately works against them as many purebred husky puppies get dumped in (kill) shelters before they reach their first birthday. That adorable puppy will grow up to be an intelligent, stubborn, high energy, large (shedding) dog, and if they don’t get their needs met, they are known to become destructive due to sheer boredom and pent up energy.
If you’re prepared to bring this breed home, you can FOSTER first (from your local rescue) to see if this husky life is for you before making a lifelong commitment. Once you’re sure - more in the comments 👇👇👇