So You Want to Adopt a Siberian Husky?
Interested in adopting a Siberian Husky? Then you’ve already heard how marvelous they are. We think you should also be told that they do have their shortcomings and may not make the ideal pet for everyone who is attracted to them.
Siberians are a gregarious lot and may need the company of other dogs or of people at all times. If you work all day, or have room for only one dog think twice before adopting a Siberian. While capable of strong affection for his family, the Siberian Husky is also very friendly with strangers. So, if you want the fierce loyalty of a one-man dog–DON’T ADOPT A SIBERIAN!
At least once a year Siberians shed their coats. If you like fur
all over the house and in the very air you breathe, then fine. If,
however, you value neatness at all times, then–DON’T ADOPT A
Some Siberian Huskies have a natural proclivity for digging holes
in back yards. If you take great pride in your landscaping efforts–DON’T
ADOPT A SIBERIAN!!!
Of all the shortcomings to be found in a Siberian, the most
dangerous to the pet-owner is their tremendous desire to RUN, but
the very first dash that a dog makes across the road could be his
last run anywhere. A Siberian, for his own protection, should be
kept confined or under control at all times. If you are one of
those people who think it is cruel to kennel a dog, or keep him
confined to his own back yard, then–DON’T ADOPT A SIBERIAN!!!!
We just happen to believe that any dog is better off in a proper
kennel or fenced yard than running loose all over the countryside.
Yes, a kennel dog is missing a lot in life–the chance to be hit by
a car, the fun of being dirty, full of bum and loaded with worms;
the opportunity of being attacked by other dogs; the joy of being
sick on garbage and infested with disease; the pleasure of being
tormented by mean kids; the thrill of being shot in a farmyard; and
finally the great comfort of never knowing where he belongs or how
to behave. We don’t want to see ANY Siberian become a TRAMP!
If you want a dog who will never stray, who, on the porch will stay,
content–even when you are gone away–then don’t adopt a Siberian!
If you have read this far and honestly feel that you qualify on all
counts, and are still determined to own a Siberian, then we take
great pleasure in welcoming you to the fold. Join the rest of us
in the smug complacency of knowing that we own the most beautiful,
the smartest, and the most nearly ideal dog in the world. It is hard to
be humble when you own a Siberian Husky.