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5 Factors to Beware of Before Owning a Siberian Husky

Posted on October 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

Did you see that Siberian Husky puppy in the shop window? Those bright blue eyes and furry coat that make it the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. Don’t you just want to take her home?

Siberian Huskies are some of the most enjoyable pets that you could ever own. But there are 5 major factors that you MUST beware of before choosing to own one. Huskies are some of the most majestic and beautiful dogs in the world, but at the same time they come with a very peculiar set of characteristics and behaviors that can drive the owner CRAZY.

After reading the following list, you can decide for yourself if the “sibe” is the right fit for you. But as any experienced owner will tell you… once a sibe owner, ALWAYS a sibe owner!

So let’s start the list:

1. Shedding a Mountain of fur

Siberian Huskies shed very little fur practically all year round; while also at the same time they maintain themselves very clean as would a cat, therefore require infrequent baths. But what is of issue is that Huskies shed ALL their fur twice a year over a 3 week period each time.

These dogs have both a short undercoat as well as a longer overcoat, and it is this overcoat that they shed all at one. You can expect to sit with your dog, comb in hand for an hour while you take out clumps of fur at a time. The amount of fur they shed will be enough to make you an extra cushion.

2. Propensity to escape and RUN

Siberian Huskies are very clever and have a mischievous personality. They will take every opportunity to escape in order to go off exploring and discovering. Huskies are known to open door knobs, dig under fences, and climb gates in order to escape. But the biggest issue that you must be aware of that a Husky has the propensity to RUN. Whenever outside, a Husky must NOT be taken off it’s leash. Even championship trained Huskies have been known to run out the gates. This make the Siberian Husky one of the most commonly lost dogs in the world, unfortunately making them a common sight at rescue centres.

3. Predatory instincts

Siberian Huskies have an ancestry of dogs that survived using their hunting skills in the Siberian environment. To this day, these dogs are born with a predatory instinct that makes them chase and hunt small animals including rabbits, birds, squirrels and even CATS. Does this mean your Husky can’t get along with your pet cat? Yes he can. As long as the Husky is bought up from a young age amongst smaller animals like your cat, your Husky will learn to accept the animal as “part of the family”. In fact your Siberian Husky may treat your pet bird inside the house as part of the family, while chasing other birds out in the back yard.

4. Digging up your garden

Back in the day when Siberian Huskies used to live in sub-zero temperatures in Siberia, they survived by digging themselves a whole big enough to curl up inside and protect themselves from the harsh outside climates.

This ancestry has given the modern Husky the tendency to dig, dig and DIG! If you have a well-manicured garden in the back yard, then don’t expect it to be recognisable later if you let a Siberian Husky free to roam. Your pot plants are not safe either, and neither are small plants or shrubs. Some Husky owners choose to provide their dogs with a patch of dirt as a “digging area” in the back yard while also fencing underground to stop their dogs from escaping.

5. Destructive when bored

Siberian Huskies are very intelligent and social animals therefore they make the most enjoyable and cheerful family pets. The flipside is that due to their need for socialising, these dogs are prone to getting bored, especially if left by themselves. When a lone Husky becomes bored, you can expect your furniture to become the target of some “husky treatment”. Siberian Huskies have been known to damage furniture, walls, carpet and anything else when left to their own devices.

When left indoors by themselves, a Siberian must be temporarily contained in a suitable dog crate in order to ensure the safety of the dog itself as well as safety of your house and furniture.

So there you have it! The 5 factors that you MUST beware of before becoming an owner of a Siberian Husky. If considering owning a Husky, it is recommended that you learn as much as you can about the species first before making the purchase.

Husky Breeds – Are There More Than One?

Posted on October 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

You may hear reference to a variety of husky breeds, but there is only one true and original breed of this wonderful dog, and that is the Siberian husky. Sure, there are Eskimo dogs and other sled or sledge dogs, there are winter companion and working dogs who resemble this abominable breed, but the Siberian is the one true husky. Dogs which are often mistaken for husky breeds have no reason to feel other than privileged at the comparison and the vote of confidence, but alas they have their very own standards to live by and should therefore be placed in the correct family, for starters. The Samoyed, for instead, is often mistaken for one of the husky breeds, but he is of no relation and stands in a class all his own.

Husky breeds over the past 300 years have undergone tremendous changes, and the consistency that we see today in the true Siberian has taken much trial and error to accomplish. In the cold and barren wilderness from which these hardy dogs and their peoples emerged, there are many characteristics that the animals could only have gained from their wild forefather, the wolf. The wolf is the most feared and dominant wild dog who dares to attempt survival on the tundra and in the vast, frozen wilderness of these northern territories. It is said, therefore, that all of the husky-like northern breeds are derived strongly from the wolf. Agility, endurance, and instinct run much more fervently in these newer and less refined dogs than those in the poodle, for instance.

Aside from the Siberian husky, breeds such as the Alaskan Malamute and the Eskimo Dog are in close relation, though the Siberian is a medium sized dog who has far more energy and stamina than one would ever think possible. There is also the Samoyed to consider, though he is much smaller and was never asked to pull sleds, at least not that we are aware of. The Eskimo Dog is more of a family companion and w2atchdog as his standard suggests, but is used by his human family as a cart dog during longer shopping, trading, and hunting trips.

In short, there are no such things as husky breeds, but rather just one, and he is all the sled or companion dog you could ever want to have, wrapped up in a beautiful package. All colors are possible and acceptable, as well as a variety of face, back, chest, and neck markings. The eyes are often mischievous, and never is he to appear vicious or even cautious. Curiosity, tirelessness, and eagerness are the breed standard for this dog, and he rarely misses the opportunity to entertain his people with his playfulness and lust for anything that exercises his boundless energy.

Reasons To Select Husky Pressure Washers

Posted on October 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

Homeowners follow their own rituals in home cleaning. For some, it’s an annual deal that needs some careful planning while for others it’s a monthly habit. The majority of homeowners are willing to pay out a hundred bucks for a day of dirty work. After all, power-washing the green and black spots left behind by months of rain can be a real pain. Smart homeowners, however, invest in Husky Pressure Washers which actually do the job in no time.

You might have seen how effortlessly your local handyman does the job. In fact, you could have done it yourself. With the use of a power washer and a few buckets of detergent, you can actually clean any part of your home like a pro. No need to shell out a handful amount of money every time you need your home to be cleaned up.

In the past, owning a pressure washer wasn’t a good idea. If you owned a model, it most likely became the ‘neighborhood pressure washer.’ Manufacturers only marketed huge machines which seemed ideal only for commercial use. Furthermore, the cost of owning and maintaining a power washer was just not justified. But now, these machines have been fashioned for home use and are considerably more affordable. Husky is just one of the many brands that offer models especially designed for home cleaning purposes.

Husky Pressure Washers offer tough cleaners that come equipped with either gas-powered or electric motors that can generate up to 4000 PSI. These models are targeted for your everyday cleaning tasks hence they have more user-friendly features and low maintenance, are easily available at retail shops, and are affordable. Depending on the nature of your cleanup job, you can choose from a long list of models with the Husky label.

Of particular appeal to homeowners are the Husky Pressure Washers that generate 1,300 to 2,000 PSI and 1.5 GPM, just enough to speed-clean your home. These models produce pressure which is comparably less than that of commercial Husky power washers. Basically, commercial power washers pack some 4,000 PSI and 4 GPM. If you are looking for a power cleaner for your home, it’s advisable that you opt for models with lower than 2,000 PSI to avoid damage to sidings and other loose house details.

On the other hand, professional cleaners will best benefit from commercial-grade Husky Power Washers with gas-powered engines. Models that provide 3,000 to 4,000 PSI are great for almost every cleaning task you have. Actually, these models are used for cleaning heavy dirt on driveways as well as for stripping away paint. Except for their price, gas-fuelled pressure washers are supposedly the best. It is important that you choose a model that fits your needs. Take note that power washers do not have generic models that can be used for every cleaning task. Every model has different features especially intended for specific cleanup needs.