Guess I'll throw my 2 cents into the ring here
I have 3 dogs, 2 Siberian Huskies (1 male, 1 female ), and 1 Siberian/Golden Retriever mix ( Female ).
While they are fierce looking dogs, I will agree with the poster above ( Skorpiogurl I think
) that they will not make a good actual guard dog if
you need a dog to protect you in case of attack. They are more likely to welcome the invader to the house and lick them to death.
Pros: VERY family "pack" oriented. Nothing more fun than watching a group of Huskies play together.. they are a hoot to watch. Very smart (
sometimes too smart ). Look closest to wolves of all the breeds, in fact are used as wolves in many movies. Hypoallergenic. Come in all colorings, so
if you dont like black/white, you can go all white, or silver/white or red/white etc. Working dogs. They will run until they drop ( also why a tall
fence and large play area are a must with them ). Few health issues. They dont really bark either.
Cons: Fur. OMG the fur. Did I mention the fur?
Almost too loving, they will welcome strangers like they are old friends. You almost need to have
2 of them to keep each other occupied, 1 bored Husky alone can be a very destructive force in your house. You HAVE to keep them confined or leashed at
all times. Very strong small prey drive, and like I said before, they love to run. Running becomes a game with them... "ahHA! You are catching up to
me, time to run faster..." They do howl... which can be great, and it can be annoying.
A couple of anecdotes for the dog lovers
Our female Husky is quite the character. Ive seen her stare down EVERY dog she has ever come across, and
become the dominate one. Even when she has been in her kennel and a dog from the neighborhood comes by, she stares them down to where they back off.
BUT! My wife had her out walking one day where we used to live ( Woods/Country area ) and there was a small animal in the bush, and Cheyenne ( Female
Huskies name ) darted around behind my wife and looked around her legs like "Oh man, thats scary, YOU go first" She is very smart though, and you can
tell shes always thinking. She was a REAL handful when she was younger, a real escape artist.
Our Male Husky, Kodi, would rather curl up in your lap and be a puppy than anything. Hes absolutely gorgeous, but dumber than a box of rocks.
Partially because of a medical issue that happened when he was a puppy, that has left him pretty much a perpetual puppy. Hes my lil ( 65lbs little )
boy though. Loves being held in my lap... hahaha
Our mix, Wylie, she has got to be one of the most agile dogs I have ever seen. When all 3 run around, she will be tearing along as fast as the other
two, turn on a dime and go 90 degrees to her original path. The other two cant even keep up when she starts changing directions like that. I have
thought about agility training for her, but regrettably I just do not have the time for that. Shes also what I would call "street smart". She seems to
pick up on stuff very quickly, and is super eager to please. Has a HUGE bark, way bigger than her size, which helps deter intruders I am sure.
Love my doggies. My kittehz too though
All of my animals are real interesting. hahaha
PS: If ya wanna meet em sometime Domo, you are more than welcome too. Since we are pretty close distance wise.
edit on 11/3/2011 by
MoparDanno because: Hukd on foniks werked 4 me! Now I kan reed gud!