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Old 01-16-2010, 03:54 PM
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Looking for a dog similar to a syberian husky

Basically ive always wanted a syberian husky but I would better suit a breed that can come running with me off the lead. I love the whole black and white syberian husky look - so just wondering if there are any other breeds/mixes that are similar and better off the lead?

Im sure you get threads like this all the time but I haven't seen any advice threads stickied so thought I may aswell ask!

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Being good offleash is more a training thing than a breed trait. However, huskies are not a dog that I would generally recommend for an inexperienced owner as they can be very very independent.
Are there any other personality traits you're looking for?
Choosing a dog on looks alone is a recipe for disaster.
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I agree with the above

Alaskan Klee Kai comes to mind...
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Being good offleash is more a training thing than a breed trait. However, huskies are not a dog that I would generally recommend for an inexperienced owner as they can be very very independent.
Are there any other personality traits you're looking for?
Choosing a dog on looks alone is a recipe for disaster.
I do aggree, which is why I chose not to get a husky, and will review any look-alikes on a personality basis.

I will take a look at the Klee Kai, thanks poster
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Totally agree-having a cross I never thought I'd see one in an off leash park. There are a couple that do come-but boy do they ignore their owners. That's totally it though-very independant

Look at all the spitz type breeds-they have the look and some may have a more dependant personality.
Will this be your first dog? There are easier dogs but I do understand there are certain looks we are drawn too and I understand the husky pull They are beautiful dogs.

I really really like Akitias and they are friendly and somewhat feline American Akita - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Finnish spitz-same look, smaller, interact well apparently but are just as indpendant Finnish Spitz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Super soft spot for these guys
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These guys have the look you are looking for, and you can check out temperaments as you go

Alaskan Malamute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Canadian Eskimo Dog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Greenland Dog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Klee kai's can be a hard breed to get as they are new and more rare and not to mention up there in price. My Husband was looking into getting one of those for awhile as he LOVES huskies too and was sure if he wants a husky. He was sin the same boat as you, he loves the look and everything but didn't really want a siberian husky.
He looked into:

-Alaskan Malamute

-Alaskan Husky

-American Eskimo

Look up these breeds, they all look huskyish, expesially the Alaskan Husky. Any mix's of these would be beautiful dogs as well.

Or if you want a spitz breed dog in general, then here are some nice breeds:

-Akita

-Jindo

-Shiba Inu

Hope this helped
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The dogs with the Husky look all seem to have similar personality traits- stubborn and independent. We have a Jindo personally, it's of the same Husky/Spitz family and even though she can be extremely tenacious now that she respects us, she is super eager to please. Putting in a year or so of hard work can really pay off with these guys cuz as independant as they are, they can be uncomparibly loyal, not to mention some of the best looking in the bunch IMO
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Thanks for the replies guys and gals. Ill spend some time now checking them all out!
It wouldnt be my first dog, weve had a rescued mut now for going on 13 years she must be 14+ and you wouldnt even think she was 5. I have just left home and the parents kept her -- so as you can imagine theres that little something missing from my home now!
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While Huskeys are generally independent and stubborn, I've come in contact with a few huskeys that are laid back and extremely loyal. Contact some rescues and see if they have a huskey that matches the type of personality you're looking for. I'm also a huskey lover, but can't have one at the moment. If I can't get a huskey, I might opt for a shetland shepherd. They are very smart, loyal, dependable and beautiful dogs!
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Australian shepherds are beautiful with there colors and blue eyes too!
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