04-29-2015, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by hkvik
if HK means Hong Kong (where I live), I strongly advice against buying a puppy unless you import it from overseas. Literally all pure-breed puppies here are from mills, even though you might not see if since there's usually a few people in the middle. Not only will you be supporting an industry which creates a lot of suffering, you might be purchasing a big problem as well - 50% of all puppies bought here ends up at the vet with serious problems within the first week. And if you do want a husky, the shelters are filled with them anyway since they are out of fashion nowadays and are being dumped so people can get fashionable shibas. Also remember that in hot,humid and crowded HK it's not easy to give a husky the exercise it needs.
I always advice getting a tong dog here - natural selection don't make mistakes - you'll have a healthy, strong, unique looking dog without all the problems related to poor breeding. Obviously I'm biased being heavily involved with rescue and shelter
. But if you absolutely must get a purebred puppy, import it from overseas.
Thanks for your advice - yes HK = Hong Kong. I am fortunate enough to live in a house, so space is not an issue. My chief concern is if a husky will be able to tolerate the summers here - as mentioned above, the alternative would be a German Shepard. any opinion/advice here would be great!
As for purchasing pure breeds from overseas - i have a couple of questions:
1) will the flight from xyz country to HK be very stressful for a puppy?
2) Any recommended breeders or countries in particular? (many stores in HK claim their dogs are bred in TW)