21 Reasons Why You Will Love to Own a Husky
Are you thinking of getting a dog in your life? Do you think that a pet will make your life happier and more joyful? What about a Husky?
You’re so right! It is one of the best things you can do! The new pet, puppy or not, will fill your life with so much joy that probably you will not understand how it took you so long to make this decision.
And you will not remember how your life was before that!
It will be a big adjustment to your lifestyle and unfortunately, many people don’t put too much thought on it.
It is a commitment for many years, you will be 100% responsible for all aspects of the life of your new friend, such a deep connection, an act of love!
Love that you will get it back in double, triple, unconditionally, all the time! When you’re happy, when you’re down, when you’re sick or tired, there will be a happy tail wag, a smile, a lick, a cuddle.
There will be lots of fun, play time, cuddle time, nonsense time, photo time, walks in the park, shopping for all sorts of doggy things!
And there will be not so pleasant times of cleaning up after them, teaching the house routines, their bathroom rules, dealing with damages from chewing your furniture and learning what their personalities are like, sometimes with some not so nice surprises.
I am a dog lover, as you can tell. With all my heart and soul, my husband and I look after our 2 Huskies, (update 2019 – 3 Huskies) one of the best dogs we ever owned. We used to have German Shepards, beautiful, loyal and intelligent dogs until we had to deal with a very aggressive one.
It was a difficult and painful experience that made us change breeds and directions in our love for these furry beings.
Read our full Husky story here.
We adopted Turbo, who had been rescued from the street, he is a gorgeous half German Sheppard and half Husky, or something along this line. And we fell in love with his goofiness and sweetness combined with a sense of independence and stubbornness that makes him so unique and adorable.
One year later we rescued Stella from a backyard Husky breeder. She was just the cutest thing ever but early in her life we discovered her back knees were getting out of place all the time. She had to be operated on both knees when she was only 9 months old. We had to find a surgeon specialized in this specific kind of surgery. It was very expensive but for us, there was no other option.
She had her early share of pain after the surgery plus physiotherapy sessions and a long recovery period. It broke our hearts to see her enduring that pain, bravely and humbly. The surgery was a success, she will never be as strong as other dogs but she can run, walk and pull (she thinks we are her sled) very well.
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And with her, we definitely learned a lot about the Husky breed, which I will share with you.
Siberian Huskies Facts
Huskies are such gorgeous puppies that many people buy them, by impulse, just to find out that they really can’t deal with their high energy, the constant shedding or whatever other problem.
Training Huskies is not an easy task.
They love to be free and can run away in an eye blink. It is heartbreaking seeing so many ads of people that after a few months, when they have lost their puppies look, want to sell them, getting rid of the 4 legs that thought were protected and had a home…
So, although I am sharing with you these 21 reasons to own a Husky, with humour and playful comments, I feel obligated to state that, as beautiful as they are, every family should consider their own lifestyle to determine if this is a breed for them or not. It is just not right to offer a dog a home just to get rid of it later on.
So enjoy the tips and make a responsible decision! You also can find tons of great detailed information here.
21 Reasons why you will love to own a Husky
1- They steal your heart with one single look! Those blue eyes…
Huskies beautiful blue eyes might be the first thing that attracts people. They are way more than a beautiful face though. They will offer you unconditional love, like all dogs do, but its is a complete package that comes with fun, sweetness and companionship.
2- You really can’t stop touching them, they are way too soft!
Yes, their fur is something in between cat’s fur and dog hair. Thick and soft, even shedding a lot, there is nothing nicer and more soothing than patting a Husly.
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3- Your vacuuming skills will be elevated to “expert” mode very quickly.
They do shed a lot (3 times a year). Profusely! My solution is to vacuum every day.
I own 3 vacuumers: The main one is not cordless, I need lots of power to vacuum the carpet in the upper floor, since, of course the dogs sleep in our bedroom.
This vacuum is heavy duty for all the dog hair that gets deep in the carpet. My second best friend is this tool. Mine is an older version of this, we bought 7 years ago and will last you forever.
And the third wireless vacuum is light and I use for the hardwood floors downstairs. It is an easy job that only takes me 10 min.
I might one day write a full post on how to clean a house with 3 Huskies!
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4- You will learn to love their independence.
You might need to reinforce your fence and keep them always on a leash. Their drive to explore and be free is beautiful to watch but also dangerous.
You do need to have high fences in your backyard.
5- They don’t bark, they howl! Beautiful howling songs, all lengths, and rhythms!
They do talk back to you and can have temper tantrums arguing about what they want or not to do.
6- They are not food oriented, no begging for food!
For this reason make sure to feed them with high-quality food, grain free, packed with good proteins. Or spoil them rotten cooking some homemade food, as we do.
7- They love the winter and the snow, of course!
You don’t have to pack them up for walks in the freezing temperatures and they make a wonderful companion for your winter activities, enjoying every minute.
8- They love to swim and play, they will gladly give up cookies for it!
Our 3 Huskies will decline treats if they know they’re about to go for a ride in the car, a walk or any play activity. Ideally they need to be exercised 3 times a day.
I know, it is a lot and we do what we can to provide it.
9- They love people and other dogs. All people and most dogs love them back!
It is so nice to own dogs that everyone loves. Huskies are pack oriented dogs and love people, we never ever had any incient where they would be agressive in any way. Playful and happy they always put a smile in people’s faces.
10- You might want to install that home alarm, after all.
They are not designed to guard your house, intruders will be welcome with a happy howl!
And will be invited to come in the house to play with them.
11- If you are a couch potato, they are also the dogs for you!
When they’re lazy, sofas, beds, and pillows are a must. When they’re not, get ready to provide lots of exercises, they do need to run and be active.
12- They are weather oriented like you!
They look out, it is raining, they go into hibernating for the day. Is it snowing? Playtime. Sunshine? Let’s go for a long walk!
13- They can take everything in when they go for a walk.
It is not all about their noses and smells, they do look up and out, taking the time to appreciate the landscape and what is going on around them. Also probably wondering how they would escape from you.
For this reason, we splurged on heavy duty leashes like this one. Over time they will learn how to walk with you but in the meantime, you need to control them.
14- They are sort of loners, in their own way.
They are peopke oriented but also loners when it suits them.
Huskies can spend lots of time, outside, enjoying the fresh air, by themselves, not begging for your company all the time. In the winter one of our Huskies, Stella can be found, rolled into a ball in a little nest in the snow, enjoying the “wilderness”.
15- They are escape artists.
If you’re trapped somewhere with them, they (and you) will always find the way out, dig out, chew obstacles away, destroy barriers. Nothing will stop them if they’re determined to run away.
16- You can get your own sled in the winter and train them!
I am serious! Their drive to pull is unbelievable! If you have the oportunity, training hem with a sled can be amazing. I follow many people on Instagram who do so.
Actually, you can follow our happy pack on Instagram here.
17- They can help with your gardening! They’re serious diggers.
This is a problem we have with our youngest Husky, Mary. She loves to dig and she can go deep. we have to fence up all flowers beds in the backyard and keep an eye on them when thy’re out. Only solution we found was this outdoor camera.
18-They’re athletic dogs.
They’re physical dogs, they can run super fast, jump high fences (be careful with yours), pull and walk for miles. They will join you for all your outdoor work out for hours. Don’t forget to bring their water, though, the thick fur heats up very fast and they really have a hard time in the summer.
19- They will only start listening to you around 3 years old.
As they mature (around 3 years old) and decide is ok to listen to you, they become the smartest dogs, understanding all your commands and routines. That doesn’t mean they will always comply with them though.
20- Don’t wear dark colours clothes.
You might have to tell your guests to NOT dress dark colours when they come to visit you. Keeping a brush close by always helps for when they’re leaving. Brushing them every day helps a lot!
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21. They will boost your self-confidence!
You will get many compliments about their beauty and blue eyes everywhere you go, a great conversation startup!
Do you own a Husky? Drop me a line and tell me all about it! I will love to hear!
You have hit a lot of nails on the head with this article.
Nice, enjoyed reading of your experience… much like mine.
Glad you enjoyed! They are adorable dogs, so much so, we got a third one, a puppy girl that is a bundle of joy! and trouble lol
I have a Siberian huskie too, she is 5 years now and she is best thing that happened to me? She talks walks beautifully off a leash, with a lot of training, their coats are unbelievable almost as thick as a polar bear, shedding is another whole new experience she does not like to be brushed so I take her down fields and make a game of it but never have got all I needed to get out.. they give so much like most dogs but huskies are out there in my opinion, I get people stopping to look at her saying how beautiful she is, and she is with her 1 blue /brown eye, plus her stunning coat, people underestimate their intelligence think they are stupid, but they are the stupid ones to think that, mine has got out a 4 ft stair gate which we put behind the door where cat flap WAS she had head butted the door and pulled the flap right off, then went up the stair gate- and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I come back she had got over gate and through hole in door, I still to this day don’t know how she done it…. I love her so much she is my life and I couldn’t be without her.. I would love to have another one to keep her company, but they take a lot of grooming,exercise 3xa day, long walk when it’s cooler,, and she would still keep going, and to be honest I don’t think she would like another one now she is older.. if I won the lottery I would have hundreds of them and save all of them.. they are AMAZING DOGS.
It warms my heart to hear how much you love your Husky and how smart she is. Huskies are soooo smart that they “know they have the option of being strong head” lol They are free, wild and love to be alive! Yes, if I win the lottery I will add a few more Huskies to my pack of 3! Mostly, rescuing them!
I have a 13 week old Siberian Husky named Denali and he’s absolutely precious, I’ve never in all my years seen such a well behaved puppy, he’s the smartest little pup, he responds to commands pretty well, when i say “bedtime” he runs to the kennel and lays down and doesn’t even try to escape, because when he comes out the fence gate in the morning i give him a treat and positive attention, and when he goes in at night he gets lots of attention and a treat too, he’s now learning to give paw, he’s used to sit and stay, after paw I’m planning on teaching him speak and roll over, i guess the biggest key to training is tons of love and encouragement, he always seems so eager to listen and learn, he goes absolutely nuts when i get home from work running circles and jumping all over with the biggest smile on his face, and when he goes on car rides with me if he sits in the front he has to be right up against me or at least have a paw on me or he’ll start jabbering for attention, if you’re reading this and you’re on the fence about getting a husky, do it, as long as you’re willing to work with them and train them, they can be the best dogs in the world and unlike any dog you’ve ever owned, i promise you that, they’re completely different from any dog I’ve ever owned or been around, not to mention they’re MAJOR head turners, almost everyone we pass looks at him and smiles and wants to pet him because of his big blue eyes and black and white coat.
Thanks so much for your article, it was like heaven sent. I have a 6 months beautiful blue eye white Sibe girl. She’s one of my greatest joy. I was trying to get a new vacuum, but I didn’t know of one that was budget friendly. I have a question how do you do to clean your doctor couch.
I just can imagine how your puppy is making you happy!
I have had Huskiesformany years, I now have one, Max a 7 year old red husky, and recently lost the brother Shiloh a red husky too. We are very sad and Max is terribly depressed, even when we are not quite ready, but I am looking for another red Husky, I always had 2. Max is my #7, Everything you said about Huskies is true, I love the breed for a million reasons. ILDA
So sorry for your lost… Yes, it is a wonderful breed and the red ones are just so gorgeous! we just got a third Husky last month. It is being a joy to have a puppy again! She is a bundle of joy and trouble! Thanks for your comment!
Adore the Husky breed. We have had a few. We now have a black and white Wooly.
Oh… Black and White are gorgeous! Actually to me, a Husky lover, all of hem are beautiful!
I’m owned by a husky. Peanut has hetrochromia – one blue and brown eye each. Rescued her from my neighbour who was illegaly breeding her. She’s been with us for 2.5years. Loves kids, play dates, swims but loves her alone time. She lives with Cashew-nut, former puppy-mill GRT and my 3 cats. Peanut’s a lovely girl, my life changed since she came 🙂
What a beautiful story! She is a lucky girl to have been rescued by you! The same happened with our Stella. And she too, loves her alone time, either outside and inside. Since I wrote this post we went ahead and got a third Husky! Crazy decision! We now have Mary, 5 months old, filling our lives with joy even more!
what u described fits my Khi perfectly. White German/
So glad to hear! Always so much fun sharing our HUskies stories!
Hi, just got 2 male huskies 3 months old, love them , my question is what’s the best way to seperate them at night into their own cage ? They’re getting too big to be in one cage now , and the one that resists just howls for a good hour or so until he just gives up , please HELP , i would appreciate any suggestions , thank you
Wow, what a joy to have 2 puppies at the same time! But I know, it is a lot of work, lol! What I would do is to get a portable dog pan, you will find at Amazon, and mount it where you want. It will be large enough for both of them and you can put the pee pads in there. We still have 2 of those play pans, get the larger ones so you can use later on when they grow. They’re handy to keep them in just playing and sleeping during the day as well.
From my experience, it is very hard to separate them. Our youngest, Mary can’t be separated from the other 2 or from us. She is always with us or one of them. Huskies are very packed oriented and your puppies probably have never been separated from each other.
Good luck! I hope I could help you a bit and enjoy your puppies!
I really enjoyed your article. I had a white husky for 14 years and he recently passed. He is the love of my life (besides my husband of course). I keep thinking I wanna adopt another one because of the reason you stated and we know the commitment it takes to raise a husky. and there are many out there that need that love. If you want a pet companion for a long time this is the breed. And more more thought I would add, they never loose that puppy spirit.
I am so sorry to hear about your loss… 14 years, it was a long life and I am sure he was loved beyond anything by you and your husband. Yes, it is very painful to lose a pet, we’ve been through this so any times. You’re right, there are lots of Huskies that get abandoned after they lose their puppy looks and people get to know how much energy they have. It is very sad. Hope you find another Husky to fill your life with lots of love. Thanks for your nice comment.
I have a three year old white who seldom uses her voice and a one year old black and white that uses her voice for them both. They are such a joy to me and they cannot stand to be separated. So enjoyed your article. So true.
ah… Thanks! I know how much they mean to us. Huskies need badly to be part of a pack, I am so glad you have 2 in your life!
I am trying to convince my parents to get me a husky puppy. Anything I should point out to help them consider? Is there any interesting facts that I should bring up?
That they are sweet, loving, fun and rarely agressive, they love everyone. But you have to be prepared to deal with their need of daily exercise, they need to burn their wild energy. And be very careful of no letting them run away, because they will if they have a chance, they are scape artists and love to run free.