All puppies are cute and adorable, but I especially have a soft spot for Siberian Husky puppies. Their piercing eyes and striking masks make Siberian Husky puppies absolutely irresistible.
I got my Siberian puppy about 3 years ago, and I love her more and more each day. The first day I saw her, she was tussling with her siblings and giving everyone nearby licks. I was hooked!
Why get a Siberian Husky puppy?
Many reasons –
- The Siberian Husky is beautiful.
- The Siberian Husky has an independent spirit and is full of energy and verve.
- The Siberian Husky is extremely affectionate, and a whole lot of fun.
- The Siberian Husky has piercing eyes, big ears, and a goofy disposition.
- The Siberian Husky will give us many licks and always be there to cheer us up with her happy smile and wagging tail.
Really, the Siberian Husky is too awesome to summarize with just mere words.
Siberian Husky Puppies – What?
Before rushing out and buying a puppy, here are a few useful Husky facts –
- Siberian Huskies shed a lot. I have dog hair all over the house all the time. After I vacuum the floor, fur starts to accumulate as soon as the dogs come in. I also brush them regularly, but constant fur is now an integral part of my life.
- Siberian Huskies make poor guard dogs. Siberian Huskies may look like wolves but they have the heart of Casanova. Some people are afraid of my Sibe because they think she is a wolf hybrid. However, once they meet her, they quickly know her true nature and are happy to give her tummy rubs in exchange for licks.
- Siberian Huskies are independent dogs. My Sibe, Shania has an awesome personality that is only enhanced by her intelligence and ability to think for herself. However, this means that I don’t let her off leash because she will be off chasing a deer before I can shout STOP. And even if I shout stop, she will be too busy chasing the deer to listen. Siberian Huskies are not a “Yes Sir, No Sir“, type of dog.
- Siberian Huskies are extremely athletic and energetic. Sibe Shania is a 3 legged dog and she is still a crazy Energizer Bunny. I walk her every day for at least 2 hours, in rain, shine, or sleet. Ok there is no sleet here, but there is still lots of walking. At the end of the day, my Sibe still has vast amounts of energy and quickly tires out my other dog (a Shiba Inu).
Siberian Husky Puppies – Where?
Online buy-a-puppy sites are becoming more and more popular nowadays. When I do a search for “siberian husky puppies” I get back a list of online sites with Sibe puppies for sale. Word is getting out about the dangers and cruelty of puppy mills, so many of these online puppy sites now claim to be accredited breeders with show papers.
Personally, I do not really care about show papers but I do care about getting a well balanced and healthy puppy. When I was looking for a Siberian Husky puppy, I asked myself these questions –
- Would a breeder who truly cared about her puppies ship them off to pet stores and online stores?
- Would a good breeder give up her precious Sibe pups to any stranger on the internet; no questions asked?
- Is it possible for a breeder to properly care for her dogs and puppies if she is having new litters every month or every other month?
Good breeders usually spend the time to seek out good owners for their puppies from their club connections and rarely, if ever, advertise on online puppy sale sites. Good breeders do not have many litters per year. Larger kennels have one litter at most, per year.
The breeders that I talked to say they have one litter every 3-4 years.
Having a properly cared for litter of Siberian Husky puppies is stressful, expensive, and a lot of work.
Siberian Husky Puppies – How?
The best place I found to get a list of good Siberian Husky breeders is directly through the AKC site. Here is the Siberian Husky breeder referral list from the Siberian Husky Club of America.To find my Siberian Husky puppy, I did the following –
- Looked through the breeder referral list and visited websites of breeders in my state.
- I picked the ones that were closest and sent them some e-mail inquiring about planned puppy litters.
- Once they got back to me I called up the ones with current or upcoming litters and chatted with them about the breed. We can learn a lot about Siberian Huskies from their breeders. This is also a chance for the breeders to learn more about us.
- If the phone conversation goes well, we set up a date to meet the puppies and their parents.
- The face to face meeting is a great opportunity to view the condition of the dogs, their environment, and gauge the temperament of the puppies as well as their parents. This is one of the key advantages of getting our puppy from a local breeder. Also ask for health certifications of the puppy’s parents during this meeting.
- Finally, the breeder will also want to set a time to visit our house so she will know what type of environment she is sending her puppy to. My breeder brought Shania over to us so she could see our place and meet with our other dog. Then she suggested that Shania stay over for the weekend and see how things go.
Some things to look out for from a good breeder:
- A good breeder will usually want to meet up with us, or interview us over the phone before selling us one of their puppies. The more questions the breeder asks us, the better, because that shows he/she cares what kind of home the puppy is moving to.
- A good breeder will show us the mother and father (if available) of the puppies and let us interact with them. The temperament of the parents are important because it will affect the temperament of the puppies.
- A good breeder usually breeds from champion bloodlines, and will usually provide us with the puppy’s “family tree” that will contain several champions.
- A good breeder will have proper health certifications for the puppies’ parents. This will vary by breed, as different breeds will have different common genetic issues. Siberian Huskies usually come with health certifications for their hips and eyes.
- A good breeder will give us some kibble, a blanket that smells like the litter, and sometimes a crate and some toys. This will make the transition of homes easier for the puppy. The kibble and smelly blanket are especially important.
- A good breeder is usually willing to take back her dog if the need arises. Usually it is also a good idea to have a short puppy stay-over period before agreeing to anything permanent. This is especially true if there are other dogs involved.
If possible, try to get our puppy from a local breeder. A good local breeder will hook us up with local breed club activities, and also be available to help us with puppy issues.
My breeder also visits me from time to time, and we get to set up some fun play sessions with her dogs.
Siberian Husky Puppies
Another possibility is to adopt a Siberian Husky or Siberian Husky mix. Petfinder.com is a great place to start. A Petfinder search will also highlight all the nearby Siberian Husky breed rescues.
Siberian Huskies are awesome dogs, but they can be a handful because they are very high energy. They also have high prey drive, and will want to hunt cats and dig large holes in our backyard while searching for earth critters. They require long walks (> 1 hour) every day, and cannot be trusted off-leash.
But … I love my Siberian Husky.
She wakes me up with licks, and is a great exercise coach. She cheers me up when I am down, and keeps me company when I am lonely. When I get angry or frustrated, she calms me down with a single look.
Siberian Huskies are magic, and I am so glad I share my life with them!