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Which dog breed should the average person NOT own?

Huskies.

They’re one of the world’s most popular dogs. And no shocker there, I mean look. Huskies are gorgeous creatures, known for many lovely qualities. But with that comes a lot of responsibility.

You’ll have to deal with shedding, real bad. They have thick undercoats and if I’m not wrong they’ve also got another layer. Their natural habitat is somewhere cold, ideally snow. Unless you can turn on the AC or your house naturally isn’t hot, then this dog will suffer needlessly.

Hyperactive, enduring dogs, they can’t spend the day lounging about without exercise. Their brain needs stimulation, like all dogs. But this especially applies to the Husky. Bred to be independent, nimble sled-dogs. Not a lazy family life.

Vet and food bills, health problems can also be an issue (true for any pet).

They ‘talk’. Or howl. Makes a lot of noises = not good for neighbors. Can get destructive if boredom takes hold.

Like all dogs, they need a serious commitment from their owner to make both theirs and the owner’s life as happy as possible.

The reasons I stated are because a lot of people purchase huskies without really knowing the requirements or what they’re getting into, and these dogs end up getting abandoned or rehomed (which can be psychologically damaging for them). Husky abandonment is becoming a huge problem.

However, these dogs are beautiful and make wonderful pets and excellent companions, but please do not get them because ‘having a wolf would be so cool’, or ‘I can post funny videos or pics of my dog to get likes!’ or even admiring the dogs from Game of Thrones.

These dogs deserve better than that. They are not the ‘average’ pet you want just for those cute Facebook pictures with your kid.

On a final note, if you have researched well and are certain you want a husky, please consider adoption. There are millions of wonderful huskies just waiting for a cool, loving home.


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81 Comments
Darlene Davidson
There is a mixed message in this text. First thère are disincentives to having a Husky and an aknowlegement that they are often rehomed because people realize that the dog is inappropriate for them. By the end, the advice is to get one from a shelter and adopt it. When getting a dog, people should know the breed and themselves. No dog should be a fashion accessory or ego enhancer.
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Oct 20, 2018 5:31PM
Brigitte Greenslade
Annette Hughes, you are sooo wrong! They are very loving and gentle dogs. Of course any animal can turn into a vicious animal if they fall into the hands of cruel and irresponsible humans
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Oct 17, 2018 8:55PM
abbybear
Brigitte Greenslade, you are absolutely correct. They are the sweetest, most loving dogs. We lived with a friend who had 4 pit bull mixes. Three girls and one boy. They got along great with our dogs and cats. All stereotypes are just that. Stereotypes. People create killer pitfalls and that is a crime. There are other types of dogs that will attack people with no provocation.
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Nov 15, 2020 11:58PM
Nancy Chisholm
Actually a lot of average responsible people own huskies or other northern breed dogs. They are high maintenance {and accomplished food thieves}. Another then people SHOULD be aware of when adopting a northern dog if you have other animals like a cat....be careful as they tend to view them as prey. If you have a cat it is better to get a puppy so your dog knows cat is part of the pack. I had a Malamute for 12 years adopted from the local pound and will never have another dog as Luka was so amazing and such a character. But yes be prepared for long walks on a daily basis especially when it snows and know your house will never be free of dog hair.
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Nov 14, 2020 10:40AM
dellabrodhead
Like a Husky Akitas are dogs that people purchase and return to shelters or worse let go on the streets. You really need to know what you are getting yourself into before purchasing any breed regardless of what it is. I have owned two Akita’s and did extensive research before purchasing them. They have two coats and shed twice a year, they are hard to train, they are adapt to one person as there alpha, they have lots of energy and are highly intelligent, they are very sweet and loyal, very good with children when trained, highly susceptible to bloat and many other things you learn along the way. If you don’t know these things before purchasing these wonderful animals people don’t want or tend to want to put the time needed to deal with them and in the end have to get rid of them. This leaves rescues overwhelmed and these wonderful animals on the streets left at the mercy of traffic, hunters who don’t have a heart and worse. So please do your research before purchasing your fur babies you will be glad you did. ❤️❤️❤️
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Jan 4, 2020 6:27AM
gilley
Annette Hughes, horse hockey I have a pit and a more gentle loving animal you can’t find. The dog with the most bites..... Chihuahua
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Dec 22, 2019 5:12PM
waresdreamer
Annette Hughes, not true at all. If they are raised properly they are wonderful and truly great family dogs. I know from personal experience.
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Dec 9, 2019 9:21AM
Brad Schuh
What about beagles or pomeranians? Beagles are hyper and pomeranians are way to expensive
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Nov 12, 2019 2:13PM
kedavis
Thank you for posting this. I live in Georgia and know of people who have his Huskies and I feel sorry for them having to deal with this hot Georgia summer weather. This is good information for people wanting to get a husky.
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Jul 16, 2019 10:47PM
marinaking
I don't have the energy necessary to give a dog a good life but do have the time and energy to give a cat everything it wants and needs... Lots of ❤and attention is what my cat gets!
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Jun 8, 2019 3:42PM
Lauren Durrant
Suzanne Martel, My dogs “allow” me to sleep on the bed with them. I get a teeny tiny spot.😜
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Apr 26, 2019 6:20AM
Lauren Durrant
Brigitte Greenslade, Huskies are for the most part, big goofs. Mine wants to be friends with EVERYONE and EVERYTHING.
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Apr 26, 2019 6:19AM
Lauren Durrant
Margaret Owen Kreusser, I’m with you. Nasty dogs Malamutes. I got bitten by one.
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Apr 26, 2019 6:18AM
Lauren Durrant
My son got a husky on a whim. Saw him as a pup in a pet shop and fell in love immediately. I begged him to do the research but no, got him anyway. He is the most gorgeous beast that that ever lived ( after my own dogs) and I get to have him lots as my son travels. He’s a lot of work but if you stay on top of the grooming, walk/run regularly, find cold spots and keep the food coming then you get it back in spades. Love him to bits and love it when he goes home too. Very popular when walking too. I get stopped constantly to chat about the husky. Kobe has ice blue eyes so extra striking. Big problem in New Zealand. There is two husky rescue groups and both are full. I blame Game of Thrones. Made the breed over popular and many cannot cope with a husky’s needs. The howling is not a problem though. Everyone loves the talking dog and Kobe and I have some great arguments. He always likes the last word!
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Apr 26, 2019 6:15AM
robert karel
Sandra Mcnamara, 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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Mar 11, 2019 10:59PM
robert karel
Suzanne Martel, they were bred to work. They are very energetic due to this.
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Mar 11, 2019 10:57PM
robert karel
Veronics Moss, have you considered a pet turtle?
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Mar 11, 2019 10:53PM

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