I'm getting a Siberian Husky

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    I'm getting a Siberian Husky

    I have always wanted one and I am finally down to two different ones. I have done a lot of research on them and I think they are great to have around.

    Do any of you have one?

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    Yeah, you are going to LOVE all that ****ing dog hair shedding all the time. If you lived up north I'd say go for it. Florida though?
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    My roommate in college had one. If you don't have a lot of space for the dog to run, and free time to discipline the dog... You're gonna have a bad time.

    Positives are... The dogs are beautiful, loyal, and very friendly.

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    Is that like a Rusty Trombone or something?
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    I am also wondering about a winter breed in the tropics. That dog is not going to be very comfortable. Is there a similar breed you can opt for that will fare better in the FL climate? Just something to consider.

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    My parents have one here in OK, in fact they have owned 3 of them. They all shed. ALL.THE.TIME!

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    I've talked to plenty of breeders and they all say that huskies are fine in Florida. In northwest florida, it gets down to freezing in the winter. Summers are warm, but they have a dual coat and the undercoat sheds so they are fine here.

    Will definitely be brushing her once a day.

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    Originally Posted by RockFlagandEagle View Post
    Is that like a Rusty Trombone or something?
    It's a fierce, continuous squeeze to the base of the **** until ejaculation from a giant Russian man in a parka telling you how weak you are. You'll come like never before, but you won't like it.
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    Originally Posted by soonerbornsoonerbret View Post
    It's a fierce, continuous squeeze to the base of the **** until ejaculation from a giant Russian man in a parka telling you how weak you are. You'll come like never before, but you won't like it.
    That gives you the white spots on your face....or his face.

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    I'm getting a Siberian Husky

    Get a rescue dog, for goodness sake.
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    Rescue dogs are gross
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    My ex has one. Two things: they shed and you will fall in love with it. Very loyal, fun, loving dogs. Make sure to brush daily
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    I had one for about a year. It was a red one - absolutely beautiful. She needed room to run - not an apartment dog. We went through some training but they are very smart and will behave. It's not like they're a Lab or a Jack Russel or something. Invest in a furmenator off Amazon. You'll thank me later. When I had to give mine up I gave her to someone that had a farm. She was a great dog for them for over 12 years.

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    Real ****ing selfish of you to get a Siberian Husky in Florida nolesooner, real ****ing selfish...

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    There are several Huskies that show up at the dog park here in Tulsa... and they all tend to pack up and play together. No interest in the other breeds at all, and if an outsider does try to join the fun, they usually gang up and run it out of the group. They seem very racist. Tolerant but very exclusionary.
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    Originally Posted by XxSuBLiMexX View Post
    Real ****ing selfish of you to get a Siberian Husky in Florida nolesooner, real ****ing selfish...
    Maybe he's moving to Siberia?

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    Originally Posted by RockFlagandEagle View Post
    Maybe he's moving to Siberia?
    Let's hope so.

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    I'm getting a Siberian Husky

    Originally Posted by DIB View Post
    Rescue dogs are gross
    My rescue dog has no balls to lick. May he borrow yours?

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    Originally Posted by McRib View Post
    My rescue dog has no balls to lick. May he borrow yours?
    You may be barking up the wrong tree there.

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    Are you pulling a sled?

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    Originally Posted by smot poker View Post
    Are you pulling a sled?
    I hear that Florida is the perfect place to train for the Iditarod .

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    I'm getting a Siberian Husky

    Maybe Nole should get a husky Siberian instead?

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    I'm getting a Siberian Husky

    Pics?

    (Seriously, it look twenty some odd posts to say this?)
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    we got a rescue that has a good amount of husky in him. He makes weird noises. He is also an escaper so be careful, ours climbs over fences.

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    Will you also cuss at him on a message board when you're drunk?
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    I'm getting a Siberian Husky

    Never had a husky, beautiful animal. I'm a cane corso guy when it comes to dogs.

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    Originally Posted by nlight1 View Post
    Never had a husky, beautiful animal. I'm a cane corso guy when it comes to dogs.
    Love the cane corso breed. Beautiful dogs. If i weren't addicted to the APBT i'd own one.

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    Originally Posted by jdmt37 View Post
    Love the cane corso breed. Beautiful dogs. If i weren't addicted to the APBT i'd own one.
    It's not an addiction, it's a fetish.
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    I'm thinking about getting a Polar Bear.
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    Are you moving to Canada ?

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    Originally Posted by smot poker View Post
    It's not an addiction, it's a fetish.
    Tomato, tamato.
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    Originally Posted by The Baconator® View Post
    Are you moving to Canada ?
    He's buying a dog not losing his mind.
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    Originally Posted by KCRuf/Nek View Post
    He's buying a dog not losing his mind.


    You ever been to Canada ? it's quite nice.
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    Originally Posted by The Baconator® View Post
    You ever been to Canada ? it's quite nice.
    Yes I have.

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    We have a sable/white husky named Rocky, he is 12 now. Very loyal and protective, as others have stated they will shed all year round, and are roamers if you don't keep them well fenced in. We live out in the country and still have to keep him fenced in, granted our fenced in portion of our place is about 2 acres, you really need alot of space as they love to run.
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    Originally Posted by catfishcurtis View Post
    We have a sable/white husky named Rocky, he is 12 now. Very loyal and protective, as others have stated they will shed all year round, and are roamers if you don't keep them well fenced in. We live out in the country and still have to keep him fenced in, granted our fenced in portion of our place is about 2 acres, you really need alot of space as they love to run.
    What's your address? I'd like to come out and pet Rocky.
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    Originally Posted by The Baconator® View Post
    You ever been to Canada ? it's quite nice.
    They can ride a moose to work.

    Or a mosquito....

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    My ad at the bottom of the page is about training a Huskie.

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    You, boy? It will be you who at last becomes Friend to Beast? You who ultimately tames the vicious instinct to Kill? This is your belief?

    When you come crashing down from your pillar of Vanity, I hope to watch.
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    I'm getting a Siberian Husky

    Originally Posted by KCRuf/Nek View Post
    I had one for about a year. It was a red one - absolutely beautiful. She needed room to run - not an apartment dog. We went through some training but they are very smart and will behave. It's not like they're a Lab or a Jack Russel or something. Invest in a furmenator off Amazon. You'll thank me later. When I had to give mine up I gave her to someone that had a farm. She was a great dog for them for over 12 years.
    What exactly is a furmemator?

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    Mine is the most loving dog I've ever had. You might consider getting two of them or another breed of a dog so the Husky will have a playmate. Otherwise she will drive you nuts. And I had to hot wire my fence to keep her in. It works very well. They will shed year round though. You will have to do everything possible to keep the dog cool in the summer. It's miserable for them. Lots of cool drinking water will help.

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    Originally Posted by hottoddy View Post
    Mine is the most loving dog I've ever had. You might consider getting two of them or another breed of a dog so the Husky will have a playmate. Otherwise she will drive you nuts. And I had to hot wire my fence to keep her in. It works very well. They will shed year round though. You will have to do everything possible to keep the dog cool in the summer. It's miserable for them. Lots of cool drinking water will help.
    Problem solved.

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    Originally Posted by jdmt37 View Post
    Problem solved.

    Would love to see the rest of your spank bank, jdmt. Mods, subforum please!
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    Everything I have read says you are not supposed to cut their fur like that.

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    Originally Posted by hottoddy View Post
    Everything I have read says you are not supposed to cut their fur like that.
    Puritan

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    Originally Posted by Tug Medick View Post
    Would love to see the rest of your spank bank, jdmt. Mods, subforum please!
    I love my ****es shaved!!!!
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    Originally Posted by hottoddy View Post
    Everything I have read says you are not supposed to cut their fur like that.
    Maybe not in the winter.

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    They say it does more harm in the summer. Something about the double coat cooling them some. I admit I'm no expert though.

    http://www.sibrescue.com/tip-shave.html

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    Because double coated dogs have two types of hairs- soft, short, insulating inner coat, and long, coarse weatherproof outer coat. They grow at different rates- the inner coat is shed once (or twice in some dogs, like intact females) a year and it mostly all comes out at once. (Blowing coat, I'm sure you've seen it.) The outer coat does NOT all fall out and grow back at once- individual hairs may last as long as several years.

    The problem when you shave a dog is that BOTH kinds of hairs are cut. The inner coat will grow in faster than the outer coat, and without the outer coat protecting it, it will get matted and lose its softness. Without the outer coat hairs to give it structure, the coat just doesn't lie right either.

    Shaving a dog can lead to a cycle that repeats itself- shave the dog because it's matted, but shaving leads to even worse matting in the future, so you have to keep doing it.