The Siberian husky is one of the most popular choices when it comes to getting a pet dog. What with its handsome features, pleasant temperament, and overall family-friendliness, it is a hit for almost any household. But with its popularity comes demand, and with demand comes Siberian husky breeders.
Dog breeders, specifically Siberian husky breeders, are everywhere. Breeding dogs can be a lucrative business, one that plenty of people can take advantage of, not thinking of the overall condition of the dogs themselves.
So as not to encourage mass breeding for profit and to stop dog mills that churn up pups just to make money, here are some things that you should consider when buying a pup, specifically, the Siberian husky.
One of the best things to ask Siberian husky breeders is the philosophy of the breeder: do they breed solely on the purpose of selling the pups, or do they breed Siberian huskies to better the breed?
The length of time and the experience of Siberian husky breeders must also be considered when looking for one. This is because experience is the only thing that can teach breeders all about the huskys personality traits, health issues, temperaments, and so on.
If you find that a breeder is breeding the popular breed of dogs of the season, then that breeder is no good at all.
Perhaps one of the most important things to ask Siberian husky breeders is the overall environment to which his dogs are living in. Facts like how they sleep, eat, do they interact freely with dogs, do they get their exercise and etc. are imperative things to consider. Visit the breeders if not, ask for pictures.
Because breeding is their business, the number of litters they have a year should also be asked. Though it is impossible to set standards as to how many litters is good, the rule of thumb is: the lower the number of litters means the breeder has more time to take care of the litters and the adult dogs.
The Siberian husky breeders that you should be looking for must:
- Better the breeds with each new generation
- Minimize or eliminate the inherited defects
- Follow the ANKC standards for the breed
- Take into consideration the dogs health, diet, socialization, and obedience
- Constantly be doing their research and continuing to learn and grow
- Still have a connection to the dogs that have been adopted and is checking up on their condition regularly