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Old 12-15-2015, 03:07 PM
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Hello fellow furlovers!

My boyfriend and I pick up our new husky baby, Odesza, in just 2 short weeks. She is an Alaskan Husky and you guys have no idea how excited we are for her!! I have always only had golden retrievers or golden/poodle hybrids my whole life so this will be somewhat of a change for us! I am so curious to see the difference in temperaments and also to see what personality traits the new babygirl will bring out in our 2 adult goldens:
Reagan (4yr old/male/golden-doodle)
Ares (4yr old/male/pure golden)

So, I was hoping for some husky advice?? What are some prominent traits you've noticed in your huskies?? What are the bad behaviors to look out for or bad habits to try and break early in the puppy stages? We know they are a very independent breed which might make them harder to submit but I'm hoping with our other adult dogs, they could possibly show her dominance early on?? Reagan is neutered but Ares is not and the plan is to hopefully breed Ares and Odesza in about 2 years to make a spectacularly beautiful golden husky hybrid!

Anyways, any and all husky advice would be wonderful! We are excited to be here and to start this new journey with our baby husky and with you all!
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Ares will not be ideal to mate with your new pup as he will be passed his prime for mating. Also they would not be a good mix to breed.
Husky's are very prey driven, very stubborn, require a lot of grooming, (brushing).
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they are very aloof, very chatty, they dont bark as such, lol. they are great escape artists. you will be surprised what little gaps they can get through. i have always had my huskys with smaller animals, like cats etc, so you can train them to get used to other family pets. they need allot of exercise, a bored husky gets very destructive. plus it takes quite a bit of training for them to walk well on a lead.
they dont make good guard dogs.
but they are an awesome breed to own. i love them.
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Alaskan Huskies are not a true breed (I assume you already know that), but rather a type of working dog bred for mushing/skijoring. They are usually mostly husky, with other breeds such as pointer mixed in.

Typically very high energy. Although there are always exceptions - my AK husky is actually pretty low key.

She will likely have a natural pulling instinct and will be great for skijoring.

You can expect training to be more of challenge compared to your goldens. Be prepared for a dog that is often more interested in doing their own thing than paying attention to you (even if you have food). That is how my AK husky is, at least.
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