About the Breed
Before adopting a Siberian Husky puppy, please watch the videos in the links below. They will give you some idea of what you are getting into with your new family member!
Do your research! If you don’t understand the needs of a Siberian, you could end up with this.
Dog Whisperer, Siberian Husky Episode:
Siberians blow their coats twice a year. Below are some examples of what to expect during this time:
One thing that is controversial is the use of the “Furminator” brush on Siberians. It is true, this is a good tool to pull out the loose hair. However, the teeth on this brush are very similar to a stripping blade. This can damage the Siberian’s coat, and I have even seen photos of some Siberians whose coat has not grown back in the same. Therefore, we do not recommend a “Furminator” brush be used on a Siberian. A slicker brush or a rake brush work very well with no concern to damaging the coat.
Never, EVER shave your Siberian!
They need plenty of exercise! Even a trained & disciplined show dog can still get a little stir crazy!
I always recommend microchipping your Siberian. However, many shelters and vet offices do not scan for microchips. Microchipping alone does not guarantee your Siberian will be returned to your family if he/she escapes. I highly recommend one (or both) of the products below, FurCode and TAGG. FurCode is a tag that attaches to your pet’s collar and can be scanned by a smartphone, bringing up all your information. TAGG is a GPS system that attaches to your pet’s collar and allows you to track his/her movement on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Please check them out!