Siberian Huskies: Pros & Cons
Siberian Huskies are a wonderful, majestic breed of working dog. But, is a Siberian Husky the ideal choice for you and your family? Here, we take a lighthearted look at the pros and cons of having one of these wonderful dogs.
With their blue eyes, Siberian Huskies are simply stunning! If you’re into aesthetics, you’ll be hypnotized by beauty every time you look at your dog.
The hypnotism will soon wear off when you come home and find out ol’ blue eyes has chewed your house. Siberian Huskies can often be destructive when bored or left alone.
Huskies are affectionate and love people of all ages. So if you don’t mind lots of wet kisses, they can be great dogs for active families with children.
Huskies are not good guard dogs. They rarely bark and they’re more likely to make friends with an intruder and give them a tour, rather than protect your home.
Huskies are the social butterflies of the dog world. They love attention and do best in homes with a dog companion or human to cuddle up with. Some even cuddle polar bears but that’s not recommended.
Huskies shed. A lot. If you’re allergic, there could be tears. That said, some allergic people do okay with Husky fur. But that’s not a reason to get one if you’re a couch potato with no friends.
If you’re robust and athletic, guess what? So is a Husky. It could be a match made in heaven if you’re prepared to wear them out. Which may take way more than it takes to have you crawl back to the sofa.
It’s one thing to see yourself as robust and athletic. But if the reality is you’re glued to the couch with a beer, a Husky is not for you. Unless you want the sofa eaten out from under you. Did we mention they can be destructive?
Siberian Huskies like to run. And run. They were bred to run hundreds of miles. But don’t let them off-leash or they may not come back! Look how happy these huskies are running. The pet parents chasing them may not be smiling as much.
Siberian Huskies are sometimes known as the Houdini of the canine world. They are escape artists. Some may stop and hang out on the fence for a while, but don’t count on it. Most will be off and — you’ve guessed it — running.
Ultimately, if you’re looking for a reliable, obedient and loyal dog, the Siberian Husky may not for you. People often think they’re stupid because they can be mischievous and stubborn…
But if you’re a fit, experienced dog parent who can appreciate an easy-going free spirit with a playful outlook on life, you may have found your perfect match with Siberian Huskies.
If you’ve decided that a Siberian Husky is for you, visit Vetstreet.com, or contact your local rescue group.
Remember… Adopt! Don’t Shop!
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Originally published on January 13, 2014.