Anonymous asked:

What would you day the behavioural differences are between a Husky and an Alaskan Malamute, that is if you have any experience with them, I live in the UK and am a big lover of most Husky like dogs but I'm concerned about their behavioural traits

Hello! I have absolutely zero experience with malamutes. I did look into the breed when I was deciding which breed to get before I got River. I remember reading that they aren’t as social with other dogs as huskies are, so that’s one reason I leaned more husky. I enjoy the husky camaraderie.

But I am sure this trait varies from dog to dog, too.

Anonymous asked:

Where do you live? Looks hot from what I see (it is summer of course), but how do the huskies take to the heat? I live in SoCal and I would LOVE a husky but I'm scared it'd be too hot for them!!

Arizona! I hate it! The huskies stay inside where my overworked central A/C unit keeps the house at a nice 73 :] They do choose to go out and sunbathe often though (we have a doggie door).

Huskies can live anywhere as long as you provide for their needs (keep well groomed, inside out of the heat, shade/water outside, etc).

duchessgummiibuns asked:

How did you know when to bring in another dog? I feel like I'm ready for the responsibility of another dog but I'm not 100% certain if my poodle is ready to give up being the only dog. Having six of them, was there anything that made you know that both you and existing furry family were happy with bringing in another?

duchessgummiibuns:

6woofs:

kenobiandleia:

6woofs:

Well, it depends on the dog’s breed and personality. Huskies tend to like other dogs a lot so bringing in a new one is easy. Also, aside from when I was really young, we’ve never only had one dog, so it was always easy to add another since we already had two or three. My current pack loves puppies and are always so happy to see a new one coming into our home! (no we’re not getting another!).

One thing you could do, is foster for a shelter, to see how your dog reacts. Then you’d know if they could possibly accept a new pup into your home easily. :]

I know with Leia, I wanted to get a puppy or submissive dog when I got another one because Leia (despite her size ) is very dominant. The rescue I got Kenobi from did one week trials. So you adopted the puppy or dog and everything and if you tested it out for a week to see if your new fur member fit in with your family. No problems here. Kenobi is very submissive so it was a perfect duo. :) Didn’t mean to take over 6woofs post, just offering friendly information. :)

That’s great advice! Finding a dog with sort of an opposite personality would definitely be a big help.

Thanks for the advice. I think a more submissive dog would be better. Also I’ve heard getting opposite sexes are better?

Yes! Opposite sexes are definitely the way to go if you can make it happen. While I think each dog is an individual, they’re more likely to “put up with” one another, and/or bond better, if they’re opposite sexes, in my experience.

huskyhuddle replied to your quote post
your photos are particularly infectious! Your pups are so photogenic and you seem to catch all those adorable moments like sleeping in the water bowl! I never had any of those moments mine were a-holes and Hubble was big when we got him!

huskyhuddle Aww that’s how I feel about Charlie! I wish I knew what he looked like as a lil’ puppy ;_; There’s a photoset bouncing around tumblr that is close to what I imagined he might have looked like.

But thanks! I have a lot of photos…. ⌐_⌐ I mean seriously I haven’t even shared an eighth of all the photos I have… lol. That’s why I started flagging them on my computer to keep better track! Haha.

williondollars asked:

i hope this question isn't too personal, but how do you guys watch over the dogs? is someone always at home? i have a 1.5 year old husky at home and have been thinking about either fostering or eventually adopt another husky to keep her company since i've now become the only person in the house and still have a full-time job. would another husky help the situation (assuming it gets along with my current husky and i train it right) or only add to my problems?

No problem, I get this question a lot :] I work a normal full-time job but my mother lives with me and is retired/disabled and is home all day.

In my opinion, it would help give your husky an energy outlet and mental stimulation if you got her a friend. I don’t like seeing single huskies, myself, knowing how pack oriented they are.

Honestly all my dogs sleep all day. They fall asleep late in the morning around 9-10 or so, and sleep until 4pm or so. So if you were sure to provide exercise or heavy playtime in the AMs, I bet your pup would just sleep all day (same as if you get another of the same age). Fostering might be the way to go, that way you can see how things would work out!

If you get a young dog or puppy - good luck, you’ll need it lol. I honestly don’t know how people raise a puppy without someone home most of the day!

duchessgummiibuns asked:

How did you know when to bring in another dog? I feel like I'm ready for the responsibility of another dog but I'm not 100% certain if my poodle is ready to give up being the only dog. Having six of them, was there anything that made you know that both you and existing furry family were happy with bringing in another?

kenobiandleia:

6woofs:

Well, it depends on the dog’s breed and personality. Huskies tend to like other dogs a lot so bringing in a new one is easy. Also, aside from when I was really young, we’ve never only had one dog, so it was always easy to add another since we already had two or three. My current pack loves puppies and are always so happy to see a new one coming into our home! (no we’re not getting another!).

One thing you could do, is foster for a shelter, to see how your dog reacts. Then you’d know if they could possibly accept a new pup into your home easily. :]

I know with Leia, I wanted to get a puppy or submissive dog when I got another one because Leia (despite her size ) is very dominant. The rescue I got Kenobi from did one week trials. So you adopted the puppy or dog and everything and if you tested it out for a week to see if your new fur member fit in with your family. No problems here. Kenobi is very submissive so it was a perfect duo. :) Didn’t mean to take over 6woofs post, just offering friendly information. :)

That’s great advice! Finding a dog with sort of an opposite personality would definitely be a big help.