Siberian huskies have become increasingly popular in recent years since their introduction to the United States in the early part of the twentieth century. In deciding whether Siberian huskies are the pets for you, it is important to consider a number of factors including the level of commitment you are willing to put in as well as the physical environment in which you live in.
For starters, it is of primary importance to assess the level of commitment which you are willing to put in to raising your Siberian husky. It is important to note that the amount of commitment required to raise a Siberian husky is in many cases considerable and would include looking after the dog’s nutritional, training, health and social needs. Training needs for instance requires time to accomplish in order for the Siberian husky to be a fully trained dog. Also, given the sociable nature of the dog, time must be spent in interacting with it in order for it to develop healthily. Thus, for individuals who are not prepared to commit to looking after the dog’s various needs, it would not be advisable to adopt a Siberian husky.
Moreover, your living environment is also a key consideration when it comes to adopting a Siberian husky. Siberian huskies are dogs which are used to the outdoors and require wide open spaces to run about. This point can be best emphasized when considering their large physical build as compared to other dogs. It would definitely not be a good idea to adopt a Siberian husky if you are living in a cramped apartment in the city as there would not be enough space for your Siberian husky to move about freely. In contrast, Siberian huskies would make an excellent choice for a pet if you are living in the countryside with a large mansion. As such, it is important to place due consideration to space constraints before deciding to get a Siberian husky.
You would also need to consider whether you have small house animals in deciding whether to adopt a Siberian husky. While generally warm and friendly towards humans and larger pets, the voracious hunting instinct of the Siberian husky comes alive with small house animals. These include hamsters, guinea pigs, squirrels and rabbits. Siberian huskies can cause serious harm to these animals if placed in close proximity with them. As such if you do have these small house animals, it would certainly not be a good idea to adopt a Siberian husky.
If you are looking for a watch dog and think that the Siberian husky would make a good one because of its large physical build, then you might be mistaken. The friendly, warm nature of the Siberian husky towards people means that these dogs are devoid of suspicion towards people and can interact freely even with strangers. If you are looking for a watch dog, then you might want to consider other breeds of dogs such as a German shepherd.
Rounding things up, it is important for you to assess your level of commitment, living environment and needs before making the decision to adopt a Siberian husky.