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Followed closely by Border Collies

Out of interest, how much would a husky pup cost and are they easy to find?
When I got my first one, around 6 years ago - it cost £800 and I had to travel from Manchester to Northumbria to get him...
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When I got my first one, around 6 years ago - it cost £800 and I had to travel from Manchester to Northumbria to get him...
Did you have to give him much training? I hear they have qualities that are regarded closely linked to wolves rather than domestic pets(howling/athletic/restless) etc
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Huskies are really hard work, but if you put the effort in and continue to do so - it's worth every second
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Huskies are really hard work, but if you put the effort in and continue to do so - it's worth every second
I want one
With blue eyes!
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oh wow they're beautiful, those puppies are so cute with their flappy ears
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I think so too. They're like the Children of the Damn for dogs.

okay, that was uncalled for!

srsly, they're not all bad. yes, they do have a desire to roam, but if you live in the countryside, or near a park, a good 60-90 min walk will pretty much get it done.

and they don't like being inside for long (except during summer, when they lie directly over the a/c vents to keep cool!) and if you leave them alone in the house uncrated, they'll basically eat the place up! and they hate television and noise, particularly after dark.

the ideal solution would be to live in colder climes, where there's plenty of space and not much noise...and to invest in a good-sized kennel -- preferably one built for two, since they come with a pack instinct.

but other than that, they're great!
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Nah. Alsatians.
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Chihuahua!

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Nah. Alsatians.


What's an Alsatian?


Like a herding breed, or a shepherd dog?
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I always heard that they're really unloyal and will leg it and not come back.
Yeah, I have one and he'd run away and never come back if he had the choice.

That being said, Huskies are cool. Pretty intimidating to a stranger, too.
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Chihuahua!








THE GREATEST CHIHUAHUA MOVIE OF ALL TIME! :yep:
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What's an Alsatian?


Like a herding breed, or a shepherd dog?

http://wolfparadise.blog.cz/0811/nemecky-ovciak (scroll down a bit)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GSD_and_a_baby.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ge...erd_Vienna.jpg
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Oh wow!

They're so beautiful! *adds to list of faves*

But i guess you'd have to learn German commands.
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I prefer alsations and dobermans im afraid.
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I prefer alsations and dobermans im afraid.


Dobermans are vicious and evil.





The only proper response to a Doberman is to fear them. :woo:
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Absolutely gorgeous dogs! Someone down my road has one and I see him taking it for walks and it is so cute, just want to dognap it :p:
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Dobermans are vicious and evil.





The only proper response to a Doberman is to fear them. :woo:
Absurd myth. Lovely creatures.


Edit: Just realised, from the picture, you might be joking
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Yes

But I'd run a mile if I was on the same street as one .. but then it'd probably bite me :sad:
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staffordshire bull terriers anyday of the week!
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They're beautiful, of course. But, generally, they are not suitable as an average family pet. They are, first and foremost, bred to be working dogs, and the average family environment is not stimulating enough for a Husky. However, there are some exceptions to the rule, of course, as I'm sure people have stated. I mean, I have a Border Collie, which are also working dogs, but she's beautifully behaved (she does get walked 3-5 times a day, though), so I'm not saying that ALL Huskies don't make good pets, but most don't.
I work at kennels, and every time we get a Husky in, it tries to escape and a lot of them are very territorial, which is a dangerous, horrible trait in a pet. In fact, we get a lot in the sanctuary, most of whom can never be re-homed because they have such bad behavioural problems.
A Husky breeder has moved to my area, and lots of people who are pretty unexperienced with dogs are buying them because they're 'oh so cute!' as puppies.
Huskies need an experienced owner with a lot of free time, but unfortunately, some people just buy them because they're such beautiful animals. Also, barely anyone trims their coats in summer, because it's not part of the breed standard and they 'don't look as gorgeous'. Hello? They are meant to live in Arctic conditions, pulling sleds. Their coat is destined to keep them warm in very, very cold temperatures. It's just downright cruel to leave them with such a long coat in summer, the poor dogs spend most of the summer panting. Somebody has already proved this point about a Husky spending summer by the AC vent. If you had a fur coat that long in 25-30C heat, then you'd do anything to try and keep cool.

I wasn't trying to rant there, by the way. I realise it didn't sound very friendly, and it wasn't directed at anyone in particular.
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