The decision to purchase a dog, especially a Siberian husky, should only be made after
you have taken the time to evaluate the suitability of that breed to your home and daily
life. The following questions may guide you in your evaluation.|
Does owning a dog suit my life-style?
A good owner must train the dog thoroughly in the basic commands and supply it with
daily love, attention, adequate housing, and an outlet for its energy. The Siberian husky
is not a good breed for those who work long hours and leave their pets alone. To thrive,
Siberians need companionship. They also need ample space and a good dose of exercise.
Owners must make a lifelong commitment, meaning plenty of personal attention and
daily walks for approximately the next ten years.
Can I properly care for a Siberian husky?
A husky can be quite expensive to maintain. Aside from the initial purchase price, which
can range anywhere from $300 to more than $1,000, an owner must supply routine
veterinary care and an ample, nutrious diet. Such costs are considerable and
constant throughout the dog's life.
Is a puppy wanted by everyone in the household?
Despite good intentions, owners sometimes find that other family members view the
household pet...especially a puppy....as a nuisance. This usually spells disaster for the
dog, so think carefully and discuss how owning a dog may affect the existing household
routine with all members of the home before you commit to pet ownership.
Do I really want a puppy?
Puppies require a significant amount of attention, monitoring, and training while young.
They will need frequent walks and access to the outside during the housebreaking
process. There will be "accidents"; there may be damage from chewing. An older dog
may be more appropriate for those who cannot be home during he day.
If you have answered "yes" to all the preceding questions...the search for your puppy can