TULARRAHBLUE SIBERIAN HUSKIES & ALASKAN MALAMUTES
 

Please read this to decide whether a Siberian is right for you.  Please  do not purchase a Siberian just because you are enchanted by their beautiful looks. Whilst they are beautiful they do have faults and we would be irresponsible not to tell you about them. A Siberian Husky is not the dog for everyone.

ADVANTAGES OF OWNING A SIBERIAN HUSKY

1. Friendly with people of all ages. 

2. They do not require as much food for their size as many other breeds. 

3. They have no guarding instinct and will greet and kiss an intruder the same as any other visitor. 

4. They love company. 

5. Youthful in outlook, they're life span is somewhere between 10 to 15 years, sometimes more depending on how you've raised them. 

6. Robust & athletic. 

7. Good travellers, new sights and sounds do not upset them if socialized as a young pup. 

8. Intelligent and mischievous. 

9. Easygoing and forgiving. 

10. Clean, little or no doggy smell. Some people allergic to dogs can tolerate Siberian Husky fur. Sometimes they are known to be completely covered in mud and 1/2 hour or so later clean. 

11. Easy to groom (they do not require clipping their coat off as they will shed this according to the season). 

12. Get on well with other well adjusted canines. However they will take up a challenge if offered. 

DISADVANTAGES OF OWNING A SIBERIAN HUSKY

1. Not a one-man dog - any human will do - they just love the attention. 

2. They will not guard your home or property. 

3. Strong desire to run. If they get free they will more than likely run so far that they may become lost, if not hit by a car or truck, or shot by a farmer. 

4. Cannot be relied on to return to you on command. They will decide whether or not to return, knowing that you may not catch them. 

5. A independent dog, although stubborn to train and can become bored easily. Training must be fun so only train for 15 to 20 minutes per session. 

6. Keen and efficient hunter and killer. Cannot be trusted with non-canine pets or livestock of any sort. Has been known to accept into the pack a cat that he is brought up with, but all others will be regarded as fair game. Please note - Some Siberians have been known to kill cats, that they have lived happily with for many years, for no obvious reason. 

7. Like any dog - Siberians must be exercised to keep fit and contented, if this is to done out of your yard always have your Siberian on a lead. Daily exercise is a MUST for a Siberian Husky (but not in the heat of the day).

8. Can be very destructive, especially when young and/or if left alone for a long time if not properly contained to an area.

9. Definately needs company, either human or canine, and will be miserable without it. This means, you can not just tie a Siberian Husky up outside and forget about them. They are a pack animal and need to be included in your lifestyle. 

10. Needs a safe enclosed exercise area. Your yard must be fully fenced and secure. Five to six foot high fence is USUALLY enough. Check neighbors will not object to high fences. Take care they cannot dig their way out beneath it, and do not leave wheelie bins etc, against or near the fence as they may use them to get over the top. Best to fence your yard at the side of the house and all of the back as people (by law) still need to gain access your front door (experienced this quite alot - people forgetting to close the gate behind them) and whoosh out goes your Siberian. Always lock your side gates as well as your front gate when you go out and this will ensure your Siberian is safe in your yard. 

11. Your garden is likely to be remodeled (plants removed, chewed, loves to escavate parts of the yard). 

12. They need correct feeding - breeders will be able to tell you which foods suit Siberians and which can cause problems. 

13. They can shed their coat heavily twice and sometimes three time a year. The quantity of fur they shed can surprise you.. 

14. You need an understanding and experienced Veterinary Surgeon. Siberians are sensitive to some drugs, particularly anesthetics, sedatives and tranquilizers. This is due to their relatively low metabolic rate and lack of body fat. Also the bulk of their fur can lead vets to over estimate their weight and so overdose them. Siberians should always be weighed accurately beforehand to avoid this.

15. They do not often bark, but they do howl like a wolf - often just for the joy of it. This may be a disadvantage in some neighborhoods as it maybe loud. 

SO OUR POINT OF ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES IS: IF YOU DON’T THINK YOU CAN HANDLE ANY OF THESE POINTS…..THEN A SIBERIAN HUSKY ISN’T FOR YOU. THEY MAY BE TOO COMPLEX IN SOME WAYS BUT…..THE LOVE THAT THEY HAVE TO GIVE THEIR FAMILY AND BEAUTY THEY POSSESS ALWAYS OUTWEIGHS THE NOT SO EASILY THINGS TO DEAL WITH ESPECIALLY IF YOU KNOW ABOUT THEIR TRAITS.

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Chief Stewards (Dog Section) for the Esk Show Society Since 2000 - Current
Chief Stewards (Dog Section) for the Lowood Show Society 2009/2010
Lockyer Valley Kennel Club Inc starts it's Show Training nights on Wednesday nights at 7.30 pm at the Coominya Recreation Reserve for those interested in attending please phone club President Alan-John Knight. Always looking for new members to the Lockyer Valley Kennel Club Inc if you would like to join Membership is only $6 per year please email me.
May 2008 Alan-John Appointed as a committee member to Canine Control Council's Judicial Tribunal Committee

2009 Karen appointed Life Membership to Lockyer Valley Kennel Club INC for her hard work.

2010 Alan-John appointed Life Membership to Lockyer Valley Kennel Club INC for all his hard work.

2012 Alan-John appointed Councillor - Canine Control Council

2013 Alan-John appointed to the Dog of the Year Committee.
 
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