i want to know how to take care siberian husky dog, what is they like and dislike ?

I live in apartment and have 4 years boy, it is dangerous to have a siberian husky dog ?

First, a Husky LOVES people. Assuming the dog has been decently bred and well socialized the husky will get along with kids. The real question is will the kids (being kids) get along with the Husky?

When my daughter was an infant, the male (all 90 lbs of him, he was a lot bigger than a normal Husky but he was AKC) that I had at the time loved it when she crawled all over him and pulled on his tail etc. He would just roll over wag his tail and give that husky smile. She has a baby now and he has been introduced to all of our current kids who love him to death. Huskies do play ROUGH among themselves, but will normally tone it down with small kids and even members of their own pack who can't play that way. We have several older Huskies who can't play real rough and the younger ones do sense it. And I have never had one turn aggressive as it got older. The ONLY aggression we have had is food aggression, and yes you do have to watch small kids if that is the case.

Being in an apartment is not the best scenario but could possibly work. The dog will need a considerable amount of exercise several times a day, every day. Will YOU be up to that? With a 4 year old?

Don’t get me wrong, the Siberian Husky is a great breed of dog, and I wouldn’t have anything else, BUT ask yourself, why do you want a Husky? Because of a couple of movies maybe? It doesn't sound as if you have done enough if any homework on the breed. These are NOT "starter" dogs by any stretch of the imagination. They REQUIRE a very experienced owner!

Huskies are a special breed that most definitely is not for everyone. Yes, they are beautiful. Everybody loves them until they get one and find out how much work they really are. Then they wind up in a shelter or worse due to no fault of their own.
They have many good points as well as bad.

Some of the good points:

1. They love all people of all ages.

2. They love company.

3. They are extremely intelligent.

4. They are easygoing and forgiving.

5. They are clean with little or no “doggy” smell. Some people who are allergic to other breeds can live with Huskies.

6. They are generally quiet. They rarely bark except in playing, but will “talk”
or howl like their wolf ancestors for no reason.

7. They don’t require a lot of food. (get good fuel mileage)

8. They are honest. Their body language and voice can be taken at face value

9. They are not fussy eaters and will eat pretty much anything that doesn’t eat them first. But they do require a proper diet. (see # 6 below)

10. They usually get along with other well adjusted canines but they will take up a challenge if offered.

Some of the bad points:

1. They love people …. any people. This is sometimes seen as a lack of loyalty.

2. I do not believe that there is a type of dog that could be friendlier than a Husky. A Husky may alert you by his actions (running to a door or window etc) but he is not a watchdog by any stretch if the imagination. On the contrary, he will invite the bad guy in and show him where the good stuff is. And then help carry it out! It's in the breeding and I doubt that you can train them otherwise. Even if you abuse them (we have several that were very abused) they do not become mean … they will just shy away from you. It's possible that they may (or may not) defend you against an attacker (more likely with an animal attacker). He very well may be a deterrent to someone looking to do bad stuff …. a “hungry wolf looking” dog looking back at them through the window ….

3. They have a STRONG desire to run. This was bred into them over many hundreds of generations. It cannot be trained out of them in a few months of obedience classes. They MUST be kept in a secure area. And taken out in open areas on a leash. They are escape artists like a hairy Houdini. They have been known to jump or climb over 6 foot fences. If they can’t go over it they will go under it.

4. They are extremely intelligent and mischievous. You have to be smarter than they are to stay ahead of them. Don’t laugh. It’s true, they are smarter than
most people.

5. They are too independent and strong willed to make it through obedience training. (see # 4 above). They will know and understand the command but if they don’t see the point in carrying it out they won’t.

6. They are very keen and efficient hunter / killers.

7. They must be kept occupied. A BORED HUSKY IS A DESTRUCTIVE HUSKY! (see # 10 on below)

8. They shed. A LOT! Year round. Then twice a year or more they will “blow” their coats. This takes shedding to a whole new level.

9. They dig …. A LOT! You could rent your yard to NASA to train astronauts on.

10. They play ROUGH! Very rough. And they sometimes can draw blood. But it is still play.

11. They need company, either human or canine and will be miserable without it. Though they can survive outdoors they really need to be inside with their “pack”……. YOU!

12. They can live 12 to 14 years. Maybe longer. This is not a bad thing. But can YOU live with a 2 year old that long? That’s what it’s like with a Husky in your life.

Again DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Know what you are getting yourself into. If you can't handle the challenge unfortunately it will be the Husky that pays the price.

If you do decide that you can handle the challenge, go through a rescue group. DON'T go to a pet shop or a back yard breeder.

25 years of being owned by Siberian Huskies. I currently have 16 Huskies most of whom were rescued by us from people who didn’t know what they were getting into

8 Responses to “i want to know how to take care siberian husky dog, what is they like and dislike ?”

  1. Karen M says:

    Positive Traits:

    •Siberian Huskies are intelligent and adept at problem solving.

    •Most Siberians love people and make excellent family dogs.

    •Siberian Huskies are athletic and make good walking/hiking/jogging partners in cool weather.

    •Siberian Huskies have a pronounced sense of humor. They usually use it to humor their owners!

    •Siberian Huskies are attractive dogs with an exotic look.

    •Siberian Huskies are poor watchdogs. They love everyone!

    Negative Traits:

    •Many Siberian Huskies possess a high prey drive which manifests itself by chasing small animals, such as cats. Even a Siberian that lives with a cat indoors may chase a cat or other small animal outdoors, causing injury or even death.

    •Even trained Siberian Huskies, when off-leash, usually will not come when called. Some Siberian Huskies are escape artists. Once free, they may take off for hours…or they may not even return at all.

    •Some Siberians require a genuine fortress in place of a regular fence.

    •Siberian Huskies have lots and lots of fur that sheds at least twice a year.

    •Siberian Huskies are gardeners. They dig really big holes!

    •Siberian Huskies are poor watchdogs. They love everyone! Siberian

    •Huskies are very pack-oriented. They cannot tolerate long periods of isolation.
    References :
    http://www.huskyrescue.org/isahuskyforyou.shtml

  2. macaquelover says:

    Its not dangerous it would just be a hassle for you and the dog. A big dog like a Husky needs lots of room to run and they really prefer outside also they love water.
    so maybe you should wait tell you get a house so you can have a place for it to run and be a dog. Maybe you should consider a smaller dog?
    References :

  3. PaIgEeEe DuDeEe =] says:

    no it is not dangerous but i would not advise it, we was going to get a Siberian husky but they molt allot, get easily distracted and need a big garden and i live in a quite big bungalow so if you live in an apartment its abit unfair on the dog, also if a dog is in a small place it might get very aggressive because its bored.
    References :
    why dont you go on google and write in about siberian huskies ? :)

  4. ^j^ Heart says:

    With any very small child, it can always be "dangerous" that your dog may accidentally harm the smaller than himself .

    I once saw a child put a tinker toy in a gentle Great Dane's ear, and the dog only meant to "warn" the child it HURTS!
    and his tooth hit the little girls face and she required stitches.
    The dog did not "bite" her, just turned fast.

    A big dog could knock a small child over, and the child could get hurt somehow.
    It would be foolish of you to take the chance.

    If you already have the dog, I would take every precaution to NOT allow them to play together, or be alone together until your child is at least 3 feet tall and steady on their feet.

    Be wise. Your child is first.

    .
    References :

  5. austinvillegirl says:

    You need information from Phil W, Nekai, Loki and others here on YA!

    The best advice I can give you is that not everyone is ready for the commitment a Siberian requires. They are one of the most abandoned breeds….

    First and foremost: Siberians need to be with their ‘pack’ —— this means with you (not tied or kenneled outside).

    They require LOTS of exercise. They are frequently bored. This gets them into trouble with chewing and destroying things. Often they won’t respond to commands – not because they don’t know what you want, but because they don’t feel your request is worthy or important. They shed in snowstorm style 2 times a year, minimum. They need fenced yards – they are runners and will run and run without thought of you or cars or anything else. They are diggers. If you want a beautiful yard, don’t consider a Siberian! They like people – any people! This is often seen as being unloyal. Because of these things, and more, they are often found in shelters and rescues.

    Please do your research before bringing a Siberian home.I also suggest you find a mentor (an experienced Siberian 'parent') and work diligently with them to provide the best home you can. There are many very knowledgeable Siberian owners on YA – "talk" with them as well. (See above)

    Siberians are a tough dog for a beginner owner. Please know and understand the commitment that is required for this breed!
    References :
    Mom of Bo – a 14 year old Siberian who is the blue-eyed love of my life!

  6. jlatuska says:

    Karen pretty much nailed this one to the wall. Siberian huskies are GREAT dogs. Very friendly dogs. They are however pack oriented and need a LOT of space to move around so I REALLY wouldn't advise one in an apartment. If you already own the dog then the only thing I could really advise would be to walk the dog daily. They are escape artists and CANNOT be trusted off a leash. They can also jump quite high so the standard 6ft fence usually won't do. Hope this helps.
    References :

  7. Loki Wolfchild says:

    A Siberian husky is not "dangerous", but I would NOT recommend one in your situation.

    As others have said, they require consistent exercise, and can become noisy and destructive when bored/underexercised.

    They MUST have a fenced-in yard. They CANNOT be allowed off-leash.

    Although I have heard of people keeping Siberians in an apartment successfully, this is not the ideal situation for them, and I would never sell a puppy or place a rescue dog with someone in an apartment. They need a yard, or someone who runs miles on a daily basis and can get them out.

    As far as your child — Siberians are generally great with children, although I would never leave *any* dog alone with a small child. A Siberian may knock a toddler over in their exuberance, but they are a friendly breed. However, having a Siberian puppy will be just like having another child — are you prepared to spend the time required to properly train and exercise the dog? With a 4-year old, I'm not sure you can.

    I really don't think you are in the right situation for this breed. Please read what Karen posted about the dogs, as well as the information here:
    http://www.kaylenbergsiberians.com/ready.htm

    Siberian huskies are pretty, true, but they are not the dog for everyone!
    References :
    Siberian husky owner/exhibitor.

  8. Phil W says:

    First, a Husky LOVES people. Assuming the dog has been decently bred and well socialized the husky will get along with kids. The real question is will the kids (being kids) get along with the Husky?

    When my daughter was an infant, the male (all 90 lbs of him, he was a lot bigger than a normal Husky but he was AKC) that I had at the time loved it when she crawled all over him and pulled on his tail etc. He would just roll over wag his tail and give that husky smile. She has a baby now and he has been introduced to all of our current kids who love him to death. Huskies do play ROUGH among themselves, but will normally tone it down with small kids and even members of their own pack who can't play that way. We have several older Huskies who can't play real rough and the younger ones do sense it. And I have never had one turn aggressive as it got older. The ONLY aggression we have had is food aggression, and yes you do have to watch small kids if that is the case.

    Being in an apartment is not the best scenario but could possibly work. The dog will need a considerable amount of exercise several times a day, every day. Will YOU be up to that? With a 4 year old?

    Don’t get me wrong, the Siberian Husky is a great breed of dog, and I wouldn’t have anything else, BUT ask yourself, why do you want a Husky? Because of a couple of movies maybe? It doesn't sound as if you have done enough if any homework on the breed. These are NOT "starter" dogs by any stretch of the imagination. They REQUIRE a very experienced owner!

    Huskies are a special breed that most definitely is not for everyone. Yes, they are beautiful. Everybody loves them until they get one and find out how much work they really are. Then they wind up in a shelter or worse due to no fault of their own.
    They have many good points as well as bad.

    Some of the good points:

    1. They love all people of all ages.

    2. They love company.

    3. They are extremely intelligent.

    4. They are easygoing and forgiving.

    5. They are clean with little or no “doggy” smell. Some people who are allergic to other breeds can live with Huskies.

    6. They are generally quiet. They rarely bark except in playing, but will “talk”
    or howl like their wolf ancestors for no reason.

    7. They don’t require a lot of food. (get good fuel mileage)

    8. They are honest. Their body language and voice can be taken at face value

    9. They are not fussy eaters and will eat pretty much anything that doesn’t eat them first. But they do require a proper diet. (see # 6 below)

    10. They usually get along with other well adjusted canines but they will take up a challenge if offered.

    Some of the bad points:

    1. They love people …. any people. This is sometimes seen as a lack of loyalty.

    2. I do not believe that there is a type of dog that could be friendlier than a Husky. A Husky may alert you by his actions (running to a door or window etc) but he is not a watchdog by any stretch if the imagination. On the contrary, he will invite the bad guy in and show him where the good stuff is. And then help carry it out! It's in the breeding and I doubt that you can train them otherwise. Even if you abuse them (we have several that were very abused) they do not become mean … they will just shy away from you. It's possible that they may (or may not) defend you against an attacker (more likely with an animal attacker). He very well may be a deterrent to someone looking to do bad stuff …. a “hungry wolf looking” dog looking back at them through the window ….

    3. They have a STRONG desire to run. This was bred into them over many hundreds of generations. It cannot be trained out of them in a few months of obedience classes. They MUST be kept in a secure area. And taken out in open areas on a leash. They are escape artists like a hairy Houdini. They have been known to jump or climb over 6 foot fences. If they can’t go over it they will go under it.

    4. They are extremely intelligent and mischievous. You have to be smarter than they are to stay ahead of them. Don’t laugh. It’s true, they are smarter than
    most people.

    5. They are too independent and strong willed to make it through obedience training. (see # 4 above). They will know and understand the command but if they don’t see the point in carrying it out they won’t.

    6. They are very keen and efficient hunter / killers.

    7. They must be kept occupied. A BORED HUSKY IS A DESTRUCTIVE HUSKY! (see # 10 on below)

    8. They shed. A LOT! Year round. Then twice a year or more they will “blow” their coats. This takes shedding to a whole new level.

    9. They dig …. A LOT! You could rent your yard to NASA to train astronauts on.

    10. They play ROUGH! Very rough. And they sometimes can draw blood. But it is still play.

    11. They need company, either human or canine and will be miserable without it. Though they can survive outdoors they really need to be inside with their “pack”……. YOU!

    12. They can live 12 to 14 years. Maybe longer. This is not a bad thing. But can YOU live with a 2 year old that long? That’s what it’s like with a Husky in your life.

    Again DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Know what you are getting yourself into. If you can't handle the challenge unfortunately it will be the Husky that pays the price.

    If you do decide that you can handle the challenge, go through a rescue group. DON'T go to a pet shop or a back yard breeder.

    25 years of being owned by Siberian Huskies. I currently have 16 Huskies most of whom were rescued by us from people who didn’t know what they were getting into
    References :

The Siberian Husky Manual