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The Alaskan Husky

Sep 11, 2014 | Pet Features, Uncategorized

Thinking about getting a new dog? How about an Alaskan Husky?

Alaskan Huskies tend to vary greatly in personality as much as in color and appearance. However, generally speaking, the Alaskan Husky is a very affectionate dog, bred to cuddle with other dogs as much as with people. The Alaskan puppy will often walk right up to a strange dog and attempt to instigate a cuddle session.

Remember, they are incredibly athletic and keeping up with the Alaskan Husky energy level is a demanding task. These dogs are not suited to an urban apartment lifestyle as they need a constant source of exercise, and due to their amazing endurance, never seem to get tired.

Also, Alaskan Huskies, like Siberian Huskies, tend to wander. They are loyal insofar as they know who their pack is, but with their incredible speed and fierce independence, the Alaskan will not stick close when off-leash.

The Alaskan Husky is an adventurer and is usually very comfortable with car rides and breaking out of old routines. Alaskans tend to “jump up” on people but they are generally very good with other dogs and gentle with people.

They are ferocious eaters and can be food fixated. These dogs are happy to live outside as much as inside with their owners. But here’s a tip: don’t leave an Alaskan outside in a manicured lawn, they love to dig.

Disclaimer: Not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding the medical condition of your pet. If you think your pet has a medical emergency, call or visit your veterinarian or your local veterinary emergency hospital immediately.