If my son choses a siberian husky, what colors are there and eyes also. What should I ask the breeder? Is there anything I should not look for? COLOR OR EYES?
I want a wonderful pet, and one that will be with us a long time. Genetic issues, tell me all please so that we can talk to a breeder responsiblily. I dont want problems with our next pup.
looked at a red pup with brown eyes. looks good but not sure? female. (yesterday). help… mom is clear of all listed genetic issues. did not see the pra though where do I get that information?
We looked at the temperment of the mom and dad both are on premises. We wanted to know about color and genetics now. I have both the akc and name of mom and dad. did not find much on dad though. Mom is clear dad found nothing? anywhere else I can look? I did talk to the VET as we have the same. He likes the puppy we are looking at and the parents. (looked at me funny as I love the dobermans) It is for my son though.
Oh my thank you LOKI I will give that info to my son… he is doing all the study on them. He will be so excited when he gets home. More for him to do. Thank you so much!!!!
For coloration, here is an excellent web site:
There are no genetic defects associated with color in this breed, so nothing I can really warn you against. Color should never take precedence over buying from a good breeder.
The primary genetic issues in the breed that you need to look out for:
Also Hip Dysplasia. Some breeders are also checking Thyroid function, now, although not all. Ask for CERF/SHOR clearances and OFA (or PennHip) certifications.
CERF = Canine Eye Registration Foundation
SHOR = Siberian Husky Opthalmic Registry
OFA = Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
PRA is not a huge issue in the breed. Our regular eye clearances, however should cover that.
Here is some information on responsible breeding from our parent club — any breeder you talk to should do/require these things:
ADD: You're very welcome! I hope this helps!