(Closed) For those who have or have had Huskies

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@ShutterbugCait:  Perhaps since you have the issue of him taking off/escaping, a dog that is more likely to stick close to home would be a good fit. Hopefully they would keep eachother near by. I dont suggest anydog that has a tendency to wonder. No hounds, labs, etc. they are natural hunters and they may pick up a sent and then the both of them would be gone. 

Post # 4
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

My brother has a Husky that just turned a year old. My parents’ two farm dogs are an older Beagle/collie mix, and (we think) a black lab/possibly pit mix. My brother is at the farm pretty much 24/7 as is his dog and he and the lab get along really well. The Beagle “tolerates” both of them, he just doesn’t have the energy to run with those two these days!

Labs seem to be great dogs to have around kids, too 🙂

ETA: whoops, saw you don’t want as energetic of a dog! Well maybe no lab then! 

Post # 5
36 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have 2 huskies.  When I got the second one, the separation anxiety disappeared and the extra energy was gone.  They do a great job of wearing each other out.  But there is the issue of twice as much shedding…haha

Post # 6
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Brightlight:  I agree with this, I think that you need another high energy dog or you will end up with a very unhappy match. Often dogs like Huskies (I have a Samoyed so I know what you mean about escape artist!) get those issues from being bored or lonely. No matter how much exercise and attention you give, it won’t be as much as having an equally high energied friend to play with all day. Just make sure they get along and don’t have dominance issues I’d say!

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