Whatever the breed, puppies are hard work. That is one thing you really need to remember. Beyond that their are pros and cons to getting a Siberian Husky as a puppy. The first thing you need to do is make sure you are ready for a Siberian Husky in any capacity, see our article; Should I get a Siberian Husky?
As at this point I’m sure you’re after quick snap answers, we’ve summarised the biggest pros and cons to getting a Siberian Husky puppy.
- You get the ‘aww’ factor, people will want to speak to you and fuss your new family member.
- Integration with other animals – if you have any other pets, a puppy is generally easier integrate in to your household, but this is only a positive in the short term.
- You will know its history, any issues it encounters with other dogs, people or animals will be your first-hand knowledge.
- Financial implications – generally speaking, puppies are more expensive. There’s vaccines, microchipping, neutering and training all to take it to account.
- There’s lots of poop, wee and vomit – at it will be everywhere.
- Training – do you have time and finances to deal with all of the initial training? All dogs benefit from training throughout their lives, however puppies need almost constant training and positive re-enforcement for their general behaviour, toilet habits and their interaction with people and other animals alike.
- The most important social-development stages of a dogs life are in the first 3 months. If these stages are dealt with properly, it could lead to long-term problems.
- You might get more than you bargained for – crossbreeds, poorly-bred and straight-out lies. It can be very difficult to identify the breed of a pup, so you may not end up with the pure-breed Siberian Husky you had hoped for. Even if the parents can be seen (which they should be), there’s no guarantee of your pups final size.
- You cannot predict the temperament of the dog when grown up.
- Appreciation – whilst this undoubtedly will vary from dog-to-dog, we have found that our rescue dogs have always been more appreciative of the things you do for them. Our pups can often be brattish in nature.
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