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Need some info. GF's sister has a year old Husky. Is moving and wanting to give us the dog. Don't know a thing about a Husky but at one year old he is big.
Any info on this kinda of dog I would thank you. We get 300 foot of wireless fence with him and the dog has already been fixed. Know it was a high dollar pup but thats about all I know about the dog.
Old 02-01-2013, 01:14 PM
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Lived with a Husky/Malamute mix for ~5 years. Highly intelligent, actually became a decent hunting dog. No amount of coercion/discipline would prevent him from doing what he wanted to do though, like eat everything that wasn't hidden(got the butter off the top of the frig once). Full moon he didn't go out without a leash(and chewed through a few of those) or he'd be gone for days. No issues of aggression with humans, but male dogs were another matter.

All in all "Bear" was an awesome creature.
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When we were kids, my cousin, who lived nearby, had one. Beautiful dog; strong as an ox and stubborn as a mule. They had him chained to a steel pipe in the back yard, using about 15' of hardware store chain. I can't tell you how many times he literally broke a link in that chain, trying to chase anothe dog wandering by.

He also went completely through the plate glass window of the door on their house, also after another dog, wandering by. Amazing. So I'd say they are very "territorial" as well.
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Loyal, playful and loving dogs, with a temperament a lot like a Lab......
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No direct experience but I hear they need lots of exercise. Like, tons.

You seem to be on the move quite a bit. Could he go with you?

If not, how big is your acreage? Is it fenced?
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No direct experience but I hear they need lots of exercise. Like, tons.

You seem to be on the move quite a bit. Could he go with you? Stuck in the motel in Manassas VA with a PMS truck right now. Not sure I'd be much fun.....;?...........

If not, how big is your acreage? Is it fenced?
He's been fixed so I hope that solved the sand bar problem....
Lot of land here. Have 12 acres by myself and that invisible fence is part of the package deal. Gf is there most of the time by herself and even though I have that security system from fort knox, my thoughts were if the dog was protective that would be a added plus and they hear what we can't ..
Not a lot of stray dogs down there in my area.
How are they about water? Do they like it or like most dogs. ?
Left it up to the GF so its her choice but know with as many of us as there are on here, some of you guys have had experiences with them. Beautiful dog, but the one time I seen him he was wide open, and that worries me but he was still pup..
Think that photo is about 3 months old. Thats him and GF's sister.

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will kill any fury thing he sees - will run untill he dies-- and hes faster than a cat- or 3 cats- ask my wife how we know that--
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Neighbor had one, what a beautiful dog, great temperament, good around kids, but that dog would dig holes in his yard the size of craters.
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Husky,Chow, Malamute, Golden Retriever
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Originally Posted by liveaboard74 View Post
He's been fixed so I hope that solved the sand bar problem....
Lot of land here. Have 12 acres by myself and that invisible fence is part of the package deal. Gf is there most of the time by herself and even though I have that security system from fort knox, my thoughts were if the dog was protective that would be a added plus and they hear what we can't ..
Not a lot of stray dogs down there in my area.
How are they about water? Do they like it or like most dogs. ?
Left it up to the GF so its her choice but know with as many of us as there are on here, some of you guys have had experiences with them. Beautiful dog, but the one time I seen him he was wide open, and that worries me.
No direct experience with Bear(mentioned above) and an Invisible Fence, but I doubt it would be a deterrent, especially during a full moon. But hey, they're all different. ;?

Bear loved the water too.
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Kodi all grown up. Best dog I ever had.
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O lord.. I have folks using my place to get married at.. Have another wedding this summer and holes and Luke will not mix. Proveick, did yours have a issue with digging?
Total animal lover here so I could never put a chain on a dog... Gf is the same way.
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Not a digger. Just a gem.
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Not a digger. Just a gem.
Cool. I'd already e mailed the gF to ask her sister about that issue.
Love the view behind Kodi.. Top of the rock in Flagstaff AZ looks like that and is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.
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I had a male that lived for 14 years. They are smart, and very stubborn. Good protectors and very intimidating because of their wolf-like appearance. They need lots exercise and will eat just about anything. Mine ate a 2 oz sinker and his favorite was toilet paper. He didn't bark much, but he did howl like wolf on cold and windy days. Hated water.
He didn't like other dogs but loved children. Constant shedding especially in the warmer months. I miss him very much and would get another.

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buy a Dyson animal vac if he's gonna be an inside dog.
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My experience they are escape artist!!

Had one myself, never did figure out a way to secure him. I built him a dog house, chained him to the dog house, came home from work one day to find a dog house being drug down the road.
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I had a male that lived for 14 years. They are smart, and very stubborn. Good protectors and very intimidating because of their wolf-like appearance. They need lots exercise and will eat just about anything. Mine ate a 2 oz sinker and his favorite was toilet paper . He didn't bark much, but he did howl like wolf on cold and windy days. Hated water.
He didn't like other dogs but loved children. Constant shedding especially in the warmer months. I miss him very much and would get another.
Sister said the pup already does not like to come in with it as cold as it is. Says he loves the AC in the summer time so I see they love winter.
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ours would lay right on the edge of the hill where the wind blew the hardest- below zero- - tuck his nose under his tail and sleep at night - in the morn he would be covered with snow - but as i said before - he hated any other animal-- killed my wifes barn cats - he was given away-- at the time we lived in the catskill mts -upstate ny.

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