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Husky and a Cat

 

siberian_husky_and_catCats and dogs typically live together harmoniously, provided the introduction goes smoothly. The introduction is important because it establishes the dynamic that will prevail between the two animals. Dogs are territorial and may respond negatively if they think the cat is making a claim on their territory. This is why the introduction must be handled sensitively by you and your helper. Huskies by nature are predatory and the American Kennel Club recommends they be supervised when introduced to small animals, but even predatory breeds can be trained to live alongside cats

  1. Put a leash on your Husky. Huskies respond quickly to movement. The reaction of your dog to a new animal in the house is hard to predict. In most cases, the dog will be inquisitive and possibly agitated. Prevent any sudden lunges by keeping it leashed. This way, if the dog lunges you can do two important things; prevent the dog from getting to the cat and correct the unwanted behavior or lunging.
  2. Stand next to your dog at the end of the room and act as normally as possible. Brace your legs. If the dog makes a break for the cat, you need to be well-balanced to restrain it. Huskies are extremely pack-orientated and retain a strong pack instinct. Your Husky may look to you as pack leader. If you are agitated or acting differently, your dog will pick up on this. By standing at the far end of the room, you give the two animals a longer period where they are aware of each other without being in close proximity. If the cat is brought into the room and immediately has to contend with an inquisitive dog, agitation is likely.
  3. Close all doors except the door to the room you are in. Leaving the door open is important because it gives the cat a chance to escape if it feels threatened. Forcing a cat to endure the presence of a dog when it doesn’t want to is counter-productive for both animals. Closing the other doors prevents the cat from escaping the house.
  4. Issue praise to the dog for as long as it remains calm. If the dog becomes aggressive or tries to get at the cat, issue a firm “No” and gently tighten your grip on the leash to make sure the dog can’t move beyond your reach. If the two animals approach each other, allow them to socialize. A typical cat is agile and smart enough to get away from a dog if it wants to, provided it has a clear exit route. After five minutes, remove the cat and praise the dog. Feed both separately. Repeat the process daily, extending the contact period by a minute each day.
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Husky and Coyote Similarities

 

Coyote6RCThe Siberian husky, which developed as a sled dog breed in northeastern Asia and came to Alaska and northern Canada in the same role, is one of the more feral-looking strains of domestic dog, seemingly not far removed from their wild brethren. One of those relatives is the slightly smaller coyote of North and Central America, a supremely adaptable canine that has flourished alongside human development. The two are quite similar looking in a general sense, though important physical differences easily distinguish them.

Head

In a rough sense, the head of the husky and the head of the coyote much resemble one another. They both have erect, pricked ears, though those of the coyote are larger in proportion to their head than the dog’s. Both have prominent long muzzles, but the husky’s is somewhat broader and more round-edged than the sharp, narrow snout of the coyote.

General Shape

Both the Siberian husky and the coyote embody the classic form of the archetypal canine: lean and long-legged. Those slender, muscular legs that power the husky’s relentless energy in a race or the coyote’s dogged pursuit of a jackrabbit or elk calf are strikingly different from the heavy, muscular ones of big cats or the squashed legs of weasels. Dogs are cursorial predators: They chase down prey, capitalizing on their excellent endurance. Thus they are strong but stringy, their paws designed for slapping the earth rather than grappling with prey, like a cat’s. Huskies typically have a fuller chest than a coyote and are generally stockier.

Tail

Both coyotes and Siberian huskies have thick, bushy tails. One difference lies in the distinctive curl most husky tails exhibit, often so tightly contoured that they wrap over the dog’s hindquarters. Coyotes tend to have straighter tails, sometimes held rigidly behind them but more often angled downward. That angle of the coyote’s tail, incidentally, is a diagnostic difference from the gray wolf, the ancestor of the Siberian husky: wolves usually hold their tails straight behind or even toted upwards when running, while coyote’s usually have them down.

Howl

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nd huskies both howl, which associate them with the wolf’s iconic song. A husky might be prompted to howl by a fire engine’s siren; coyotes howl to keep in touch with one another, to display dominance in a particular territory, or, as with a dog, simply to convey excitement or other emotions. Th

e dog’s howl is often more full-throated and wolfish than the coyote’s, which generally manifests more as a wild, reeling amalgam of yapping and high-pitched barking.

Sociability

Siberian huskies developed as sled dogs, which by their nature act as a team to pull a load long distances. Thus they are supremely sociable, though, as they are hierarchical, this can involve intense aggression. Coyotes, too, are highly social, although in certain regions they may be relatively solitary as adults. They often form packs that are essentially extended family groups, centered around a mated alpha pair.

 
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Husky Bath

Siberian_husky_15Siberian huskies have thick coats that can hide dirt which has their owners washing them too often. This dog’s coat produces natural oils which helps keep the coat attractive and reduces the risk of infections. Bathing a husky more than twice a month can cause elimination of its natural oils and skin irritation. Although giving a husky a bath can be somewhat challenging because of its thick fur, your dog will love you for bathing it.

  1. Brush your husky with a dog brush until there are no tangles or rats in its hair.
  2. Place your dog in the bathtub. Wet its coat with water using a plastic pitcher.
  3. Apply five or six drops of dog shampoo to the husky’s coat. Work into a lather by pressing and squeezing the coat to reduce tangling the fur. Lather all areas including its belly, legs, feet and tail. Apply more shampoo to its coat if needed.
  4. Brush the dog’s fur with the rubber curry brush. The brush will help loosen dirt deposited deep in its thick coat.
  5. Rinse the dog off until there are no more suds and the coat no longer feels slippery. Wet its face and add a small amount of shampoo, working it into a lather. Avoid its eyes and inner ears. Rinse off its face.
  6. Let your husky shake itself off. Towel dry any excess water off, then allow it to air dry.
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Husky Breed

 

siberian_huskies_4Siberian Husky breed was developed in Siberia, the vast portion of Russia that extends all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Husky is a medium sized dog that can survive in extremely cold weather, was first used by tribe members to pull sleds and herd reindeer. In addition, this sturdy dog slept with family members to help keep the children warm during cold nights.

Siberian Huskies have a wolf-like appearance but are generally a very gentle and loyal dog. Because of their affectionate nature, the Husky does not make a particularly good watch dog or guard dog. Although they can make excellent pets, the Siberian Husky can be a challenge to train. This breed is energetic, most interested in running.

Temperament

The Siberian Husky is an affectionate breed. The dog’s gentle nature makes it a good choice for families with children. It is important to get your Husky from a reputable breeder because early socialization is important. A young Siberian Husky must be comfortable with people and other dogs from the beginning. The Husky also has a lot of energy, again loving to run. Therefore, the dog should never be left to run free, for its own safety.

Most owners with Siberian Husky experience report that this can be a difficult dog to train. In truth, the breed is quite intelligent and loves people, but most Huskies will respond to firm and consistent training only if they see a point to the task. For this reason, training a Siberian Husky may take a lot of patience. In addition, Huskies do not like to be left alone and if this happens, the dog can be destructive due to boredom and loneliness.

Size and Color

Siberian Huskies are a medium-sized breed, sturdily built and able to withstand cold temperatures. The male usually stands from 21 inches to 23 inches tall with the female about one inch shorter. Adult male Huskies weigh from 45 pounds to 60 pounds, while the female of the breed generally weighs from 35 pounds to 50 pounds.
Most dog groups accept a wide range of coat colors. You may find white Husky, or such variations as black and white, sable and white, or gray and white. Eyes can be blue, brown, black, or a combination of two colors. The undercoat is thick and wool-like, while the outer coat is softer.

Feeding and Grooming Requirements

Huskies do not generally need, as much food as an owner might think is best for a medium-sized, sturdy dog. Some experienced owners characterized the Siberian Husky eating habits as “thrifty,” meaning they make the most of slightly less food than the owner feels the dog should have. This trait, too, may be traced to the origins of the breed, as members of the Chukchi tribe developed their dogs to pull a light load at a fast pace over great distances in low temperatures on the smallest possible intake of food. Top quality commercial food or fresh meats and some vegetables are a good place to start with the Husky diet.

While the Siberian Husky coat does not need much in the way of clipping and trimming. However, the coat is shed once, sometimes twice, each year in great quantity. A good combing at this time is recommended. Overall, the Husky is a very clean dog, not prone to the usual “doggy” odor or common parasites.

Exercise Needs

From the start, a new owner should keep in mind that the Siberian Husky loves to run! This breed does not do well in an apartment and will be happier with a large, fenced yard to exercise in. However, the Husky is known to dig and may find a way to dig under the fence. Owners should make sure the fence extends part of the way beneath the ground.

Huskies do not do very well in extremely warm weather because of the dog’s background and heavy coat. Care should be taken to provide a cool place to rest in the summer. In addition, remember to provide plenty of fresh water!

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Husky Breeding

Siberian husky breeding is not simple and requires patience, time and research. You can find a lot of information about husky breeding, however you can‘t be a good breeder if you just read or research. Here you‘ll find just basics you need to know:

  1. Choose a male and female Siberian husky with perfect temperaments. Both huskys should match in build and personality the breed standard.
  2. Ensure that your Siberian huskys have the registration.
  3. It‘s important to research the bloodlines of both dogs.
  4. You should take both dogs to a vet for full inspection. Any problems or diseases can be passed on to puppies.
  5. Other experienced breeders can help you to determine if both huskies are a good match. Few other opinions will really help you to make the best choise.
  6. It‘s better to mate dogs when the female husky is in the second part of her heat.
  7. Do a blood test to determine if your husky is pregnant. If the test is positive – provide necessary care and high-quality food.
  8. Examine all puppies after birth. You shouldn‘t forget to vaccinated your husky puppies and regularly check their health.
  9. Get all the necessary registration paperwork.
  10. Find the best homes for your Siberian husky puppies.

siberian_husky_2So as you see, there are only frames of Siberian husky breeding. All the required information you‘ll get with experience. I can only wish you a good luck.

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Husky Buy

 

Are you interested in buying 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 need the company of other dogs or of people at all times. If you work all day, or have room for only one dog – don’t buy a Husky.

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 buy a Husky.

The Siberian Husky is not a watch dog, although those ignorant of his true nature may be frightened by his appearance. If you want a dog with aggressive guard-dog instincts – don’t buy a Husky.

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 buy a Husky.

Siberian Huskies have a natural proclivity for digging holes in backyards. If you take great pride in your landscaping efforts – don’t buy a Husky.

Of all the shortcomings to be found in Siberians, the most dangerous to the pet owner is their tremendous desire to run. But the very first dash that a puppy 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 in his own backyard – don’t buy a Husky.

People just happen to believe that any dog is better off in a proper kennel 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 burrs, and loaded with worms; the opportunity of being attacked by other dogs; the joy of being sick on garbage 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. Nobody want to see any Siberian become a tramp.

If you have read this far, honestly feel that you qualify on all counts, and are still determined to own a Siberian, then join the rest of people who know that they own the most beautiful, the smartest, the most nearly ideal dog in the world – the SIBERIAN HUSKY!

 
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Husky Capabilities

 

siberian-husky-2The dogs we now know as Siberian Huskies are an amazing example of selective breeding over time to produce a form which perfectly fits the function of the breed. Imagine the complex specifications if we tried to produce such a breed today:

  • Survive and function effectively at temperatures down to -50 degrees C without any artificial aids.
  • Pull a lightly laden sled tirelessly day after day over vast distances in arctic/sub-arctic conditions and enjoy it!
  • Survive and thrive on the bare minimum of food.
  • Be intelligent enough to take instructions from the sled driver, and also intelligent to ignore such instructions if they are likely to lead the team into danger
  • Survive and function effectively at temperatures up to 35 degrees C
  • Be capable of hunting and catching its own food if necessary.
  • Be able to live happily with large numbers of other dogs with minimal friction.
  • Love people in general and children in particular so that they can be used in winter to sleep with the children and keep them warm.
  • Look absolutely beautiful at all times.
  • Combine an infinite capacity and appetite for work with an ability to sleep anywhere and everywhere at the drop of a hat.
  • Be capable of jumping/climbing high fences.
  • Be capable of digging escape tunnels worthy of “The Great Escape” or “Colditz”
  • Be capable (if given the opportunity) of destroying almost anything in seconds.
  • Combine the characteristics of an iron-hard sled dog with that of the softest lap dog.

The Siberian Husky, which is directly descended from the sled dogs developed over a period of several thousand years by the Chukchi people of North-eastern Siberia , fulfils all these “functions” within its efficient and beautiful “form”.