5 Important Questions To Ask a Husky Breeder
If you have been thinking about getting a husky puppy it’s important that you know what to ask potential breeders when you are interviewing them. Buying your first puppy can be a bit overwhelming and if you are considering husky puppies then there are some breed specific questions that you definitely need to ask. It would be a good idea to learn as much about husky puppies on your own before you decide to talk to a breeder. Being armed with information will only help you.
- One of the first questions you’ll want to ask a husky breeder is what type of lifestyle they feel a Siberian husky would require. Huskies are pack dogs and it’s in their nature to crave companionship. A good response to this question would be that huskies require a good deal of attention. They will not do well on their own for long periods of time. If human companionship isn’t readily available having another canine to keep your husky company may be something you would want to consider.
- You will most certainly want to ask about the grooming requirements for husky puppies. Siberian huskies have very thick coats. They need to be brushed quite often, especially during their shedding periods, which will occur twice a year. Otherwise, occasional brushing your husky will help with shedding. Huskies have long fur that can get matted if it is not brushed and kept clean. Having your husky pups bathed three or four times a year will help maintain their coats shine and this will also cut down on the shedding too.
- One of the most important questions you must ask a husky breeder is regarding the type of exercise that huskies require. Huskies will require ample exercise to keep them happy and healthy. A brief jog in the park or a brisk daily walk will do. Playing ball, tug-a-war, and frisbee are some other games that husky puppies will enjoy.
- It’s a great idea to ask the breeder if you can meet the puppies parents. A reputable Siberian huksy breeder will have the husky puppies parents on the premises. If a breeder is reluctant about showing you the puppies parents, then they probably do not want you to see them or they do not own them at all. What ever the reason, this is an immediate red flag.
- You’ll want to know how many different breeds of dogs are being bred by the breeder. Breeders usually stick to only selling one type of dog. If a breeder has husky puppies for sale along with chihuahuas, beagles, labs, rottweilers, shih tzu’s, etc. then they are probably in it for the money not the dogs. Most people breed dogs because they are passionate about dogs and they have a deep love and respect for that particular breed. So, having to many too many breeds is also a no-no!