We Buy a Husky (Siberian husky)
1. do I have a lot of time to devote to raising, walking and grooming a dog and that the dog will not be left home alone for more than 6 hours
2. I have a garden, but it is not my pride and love, I live as far as possible in harmony with the moles and other pests
3. I am not looking for a guarding or defensive dog, the new member of the family has to be first of all a companion and friend
4. there are no poultry roaming the yards in the neighborhood
5. I am not allergic and the sight of dog hair does not drive me crazy
6. accept that my dog will be fastened to me with a leash during walks and that my garden will be properly secured against escapes, even at the expense of reduced aesthetics
If the answer to any of the above questions is NO , better look for another breed. Otherwise, you may face a great disappointment, which will suffer the least guilty – the dog.
REMEMBER AND TELL OTHERS:
A husky is an active dog and needs a lot of exercise every day
a husky is a pack dog, it tolerates loneliness and parting with its family very badly
a husky is not a sheepdog, it doesn’t do tricks, guard and doesn’t always come when called
Now that you know what owning a Husky entails, it’s time to get ready for your new family member. It is known that a dog at home means new responsibilities. Think again whether you have enough time (and funds) for: frequent and long walks, healthy feeding, vet visits, vaccinations, proper upbringing and socialization of the dog, necessary accessories (bowls, leashes, harnesses. ).
WITH OR WITHOUT A PEDIGREE?
Another issue is pedigree. Most people planning to buy a dog are faced with a choice: pedigree or "pedigree without pedigree". The answer should always be: PEDIGREE. If you think it is unnecessary "expense" (it is a well-known fact that dogs with a certain origin are more expensive), better visit the nearest shelter – there live a lot of abandoned, devoid of love cute little faces. And why there is so much noise around "a mere piece of paper"?
First of all: a pedigree gives you a guarantee that the little one will grow up to be a real husky, a typical representative of the breed, both in terms of character and appearance. His parents and grandparents and great-grandparents (and so to many generations back) were huskies and yours will surely be too.
Second: HEALTH. In good kennels there is no mating of dogs with defects or sick dogs. What you save by buying a dog without a pedigree, you can spend later on treatment. I emphasize that this is about good breeders (how to distinguish good from bad? about this later).
A dog bought without a pedigree may not have one for several reasons. If the parents have a pedigree then either:
"breeders" did not want to go to dog shows (treating it as an unnecessary expense), or went but. dogs didn’t get qualifying marks for breeding either because of bad character (aggression, timidity) or bad conformation (malocclusion, long hair, bad structure – proportions, bones). Pedigree parents, but children can’t also testify that. mom and dad are representatives of two different breeds. When buying such a dog we save only at the moment of purchase. The cost of maintenance (feeding, vaccinations, veterinarian) of a dog with and without a pedigree is exactly the same, except that in the case of the first one we have a much greater chance that he is healthy and actually represents the Siberian husky breed, and we have more opportunities to use his abilities and predispositions.
As terrible a choice as a dog "pedigree without a pedigree" is a puppy with a pedigree, but from a pseudo breeding. In such places, puppies are mass-produced, usually in fashionable color schemes – black and white, blue-eyed. Females are mated every heat, so twice a year, puppies live far away from people, have no chance for proper socialization, are neglected (fed with the cheapest possible food) and entries in vaccination books are not always proof that the dog was actually vaccinated. That’s why the price of such puppies is lower than those from good breeding.
How to recognize such pseudo breeding? There are many possibilities
1. Pseudo-breeders very often offer puppies of various breeds, mostly those that are currently fashionable. In such a kennel never quantity goes into quality. Avoid them from afar.
2. Public opinion. In places where breed lovers gather (mailing lists, forums, clubs) you can always get advice on the breeding that interests us. Experienced breeders with achievements will never recommend you "hatchery"
3. Calling a kennel. If the breeder only talks about the color, price without mentioning anything about the achievements of the parents, does not ask you specific questions about the conditions that you can provide the dog, you have the right to suspect that you just called one of the producers
4. Visit to a kennel. Nothing stands in the way of paying the breeder an unannounced visit. If he doesn’t want to let you in – you know immediately what is going on. And if they let you in, you can easily judge if the dogs living there have decent conditions. Pseudo-breeder is reluctant to show the parents of puppies, usually sells dogs not in a kennel but in other places.
5. Pedigree dog shows. It’s enough to look through reports from several exhibitions and check what notes were given to dogs from a given kennel. At shows you always see cars and crates full of puppies. IT IS ALWAYS PSEUDO-BREEDERS. A good breeder will never expose puppies to stress, being in bad weather, in a place where it’s not difficult to catch an infectious disease.
6. Advertisements in magazines. Be careful. Carefully examine what lies beneath a few lines of dead text. This is the second, after dog shows, place where pseudo-breeders appear. A good breeder also gives ads to the newspapers, but usually at first glance you can distinguish his ad. Contact the advertiser and ask about everything.
Based on these points, it is easy to create a picture of a good and true breeder who:
is a fancier, not a producer.
only breed bitches when he is sure that the litter will benefit the breed
does not use in breeding sick animals, burdened with serious defects in structure and character
he covers bitches only when he has orders for at least a few puppies
does not sell puppies at exchanges, in stores, at shows
refuses to sell when he has suspicions that the puppy will not be treated properly
she does not lose contact with buyers of puppies, she always gives them advice and help
honestly informs the buyer about the advantages and disadvantages of dogs that he breeds
does not praise his breeding to the fullest while speaking ill of other breeders
The most important thing is to never rush to buy a puppy, choose a breeding carefully checking everything to be absolutely sure. Don’t be stingy with your money. Later you will spend more on renovation of the apartment, harnesses, feeding. Even if you are not interested in exhibitions and cynology, in good kennels there are also puppies with defects, but such that do not threaten their life and about which the new owner is informed immediately! e.g. cryptic or long-haired, for which the price is always lower. If the price is an important factor for you and you want to have a dog show and breeding, ask the breeder about the possibility of buying a puppy on the so-called “free”. breeding conditions.
In this case the safest way to buy a puppy?
You have to start somewhere. List of breedings can be found on our website, in the breeding section. Such information can also be obtained from branches of the Polish Kennel Club. Choose a few and contact the breeders, ask about planned litters, parents, ask for pedigrees, photos.
Remember that a nickname is not everything. A good show puppy should be looked for by association rather than a nickname. You need to find out as much as possible. If possible visit these kennels, watch the dogs and also their progeny (this is easiest at the show, because the children of good dogs are often shown). In good breedings puppies are a combination of good exterior and will to pull. Nothing in a hurry, remember that in good kennels are often already lined up for puppies.
Once you decide. you have to be patient and wait for your dream puppy. You have to realize that even with the best intentions of the seller, it is difficult to determine what will grow from an eight-week old puppy. It depends on feeding, care and . happiness. It is not always so that champions give birth to champions. That is why it is so important to get as much information about the pedigree of the dog as possible. The more good, titled and healthy dogs in it, the bigger the chance that the offspring will follow in their footsteps.
MALE OR FEMALE?
One more choice facing future dog owners is the sex of the puppy. The difference between a male and a female dog is very clear. Dogs are bulkier and grander, with more impressive hair on the nape of the neck and neck forming a characteristic orifice. They are also physically stronger. They can be breeders. That’s why they need to be watched all year round, so that the name doesn’t cling to him "dog for a baby" – covering all the bitches in the area. Dogs are also more prone to wander and often have a strong tendency to dominate the pack. howl more often than bitches.
bitch is always more attached to the house and family, shows less desire to dominate. She is also less impressive, of smaller build. The biggest disadvantage of owning a female dog is the heat and the subsequent threat of an imaginary pregnancy. It is ABSOLUTELY untrue that a bitch should have puppies at least once in her life. As already it is either every year, two or not at all. Pregnancy is upsetting to the body, stressful and a heavy mental burden. Kittens are always wonderful but not for the mother to whom little vampires fly like flies, not giving her a moment of peace.
Often people wonder why in some kennels a puppy costs for example. 2000zl and in others 1000zl. Often, even within a single litter, the price ranges are wide. What it depends on? Above all:
1. Quality of puppies in a litter
It never happens that all puppies of the same parents or even in the same litter are identical – in terms of structure, color and character. And each of these traits has a significant influence on the general assessment of the breeding value (well, except for the colour in the case of huskies). Such an evaluation is made by the breeder and it is him who determines which of the puppies has a good chance (chance – not certainty) of a show career and which can be a dog to love (e.g. having long hair)
2. Quality of parents and reputation of breeder
The class of the parents is also important. You can not require that puppies from a bitch and a dog, which admittedly in accordance with the rules qualified for breeding, getting appropriate ratings, but nothing more, cost as much as the offspring of the triumphs of the rings. The more so that the owner of an outstanding bitch often incurs costs by traveling with her for mating abroad in the hope of a high class of puppies born from such an association.
3. Different prices in different places
You also have to take into account the saturation of the market with puppies of a particular breed in particular regions of the country, although this is perhaps a less important factor.
We have a message from the breeder, that the puppies have already come into the world. Great. You can ask if it is possible to see the puppies, before the final choice. Puppies leave breeder’s hands at the age of 7-9 weeks, earlier puppies are sold only by producers. For 7 weeks for sure we have time to prepare ourselves and the house to accept a new member of the family.
When the day has come, when we come to choose the one "our" pay attention to its appearance and behavior. He has to behave confidently, better pushy than hiding in corners. What a healthy puppy looks like?:
Let’s not be guided too much by the colour. Of course the variants: black, grey or red can be chosen, but we don’t have any certainty that in half a year’s time the dog will be of exactly the same shade, with the same mask. It is remarkable how much puppies can change. They may fade or darken, the mask may shrink, fade, and conversely, new meanings may emerge. With a breeder it is best to sign a sales contract, which will protect both parties from possible ambiguities. Soon we will put here a sample of such an agreement
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