Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

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Dedicated to the Siberian Husky, the world’s consummate sledding dog, beloved for his affectionate, people-loving personality as well as his endurance on the race, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.

Each Smart Owner’s Guide offers a description of the breed’s character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy’s homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. Obedience training for basic cues (sit, stay, heel, come, etc.) and solving potential problem behaviors (barking, chewing, aggression, jumping up, etc.) are addressed in separate chapters, as are activities to enjoy with the dog, including showing, agility, therapy work, and more.

Entertaining tidbits and smart advice fill up colorful sidebars in every chapter, which the editors call “It’s a Fact,” “Smart Tip,” “Notable & Quotable,” and “Did You Know?” Real-life heroes and rescue stories are retold in full-page features called “Pop Pups” and “True Tails.” Recipes, training, and care tips are highlighted in the “Try This” feature pages.

The Smart Owner’s Guide series is the only series that offers readers an online component in which dog owners can join a breed-specific online club hosted by At Club Husky, owners of the breed can find forums, blogs, and profiles to connect with other breed owners, as well as charts and checklists that can be downloaded. More than just 20,000 pages of solid information, there’s a host of fun to be had at the club in the form of downloadable breed-specific e-cards, screensavers, games, and quizzes.

The Resources section of the book includes contact information for breed-related organizations and rescues, as well as practical guidance on traveling with dogs, identification, and locating qualified professionals to assist the dog owner, such as pet sitters, trainers, and boarding facilities. This information-packed Smart Owner’s Guide is fully indexed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593787806
Publisher: CompanionHouse Books
Publication date: 11/02/2010
Series: Smart Owner's Guide Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 756,811
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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The experts from Dog Fancy® magazine, the world’s most widely read dog magazine for almost 40 years, brings you the ultimate series of dog breed books. With the collaborative minds of Dog Fancy® Editors resulting in the creation of this exceptional line of up-to-date, interactive and information-packed books that will set the standard for all breed books.

Table of Contents

K9 Expert Education 4
By Allan Reznik, Editor-at-Large, Dog Fancy magazine

The Bold & Beautiful 6
The Siberian Husky has the temperament of a wonderful family companion, athletic sled dog and lifelong best friend.

The Siberian in Short 20
Our simple two-page guide gives you all the necessary information about the Siberian Husky — in 300 words or less!

The Husky’s History 22
The Siberian Husky has a long and fascinating history, from Russia to the Alaskan gold rush to becoming an iconic American hero.

Selecting a Siberian 34
Find out how to choose a reputable breeder and pick a healthy puppy, or maybe you’d like to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue organization. Either way, there are plenty of Siberians out there waiting for homes.

Home Essentials 48
You need to puppy-proof, or husky-proof, your house, as well as make sure that you have all the things he requires to be comfortable, such as bedding, toys and lots more.

Successful Housetraining 64
Your first job is getting your Siberian Husky to do the doo where you want him to. Using a crate — aka a modern-day den — will expedite the process.

Vet Visits and Everyday Care 76
Selecting a vet means doing some research and planning your Siberian’s first vet visit.
Also, learn what to do when everyday bumps and bruises come about.

On the Topic of Health 88
Learn how to deal with external and internal parasites, skin problems, and common medical and behavioral conditions.
Supper for Siberians 100
With proper knowledge and know-how, you can feed your Siberian Husky a sound diet so he won’t end up a pudgy pooch.

Husky Handsome 112
From nail clipping instruction to brushing and bathing basics, we’ll have your Siberian Husky looking handsome.

Time to Train 126
Every husky needs to learn the basics of sit, down, stay and come, and additional training advice will make your dog obey without hassle.

Changing Bad Behavior 140
A well-behaved dog isn’t born that way. When problems arise, prompt training will turn bad habits into appropriate behavior. Teach your dog that there are better ways to get attention, and you’ll save yourself a lot of headaches.

For the Fun of It 154
The high energy of the Siberian demands exercise and attention, and his athletic and strong body makes him perfect for dog sports, from sledding to agility.

Resources 166

Index 174

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Siberian Husky 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect for beginners. Goes into depth about every area of dog care.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You're a dumb little b@$tard Bramble.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hry peps of the world
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brookheart is a motherf***er that sucks dicks for breakfast lunch and dinner also dessert dont even bother trying to post the same cuz it dont really matter what you do and say cuz i will always and i mean always better than you could ever be! HA !
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These dogs are creepy because smile dog is one. If you don' t know what that is, look it up online. It will kill you. SPREAD THE WORD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant find my clan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u like these dogs u will love this book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goldstreak is a traitor!!!!! See my post in res 3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Karma  I say we just eat him.>:{D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SIBIRIAN HUSKIES ARE THE BEST DOG BREED EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EaglefallXCF More than 1 year ago
Nvm. Not leaving. Me staying. Hornetfur: *rolls eyes* Serpentfang: Sil, you are very random. Especially in Pug. Owltalon: O: No. *rubs cheek against hers, purring* what she said were all more reasons to love her. Sil, what pet do you want me to buy? :) my parents will just have to deal with it if they flip, Mason, if that's what ur gonna ask. And that's exactly what they'll have to do when I don't stop posting. Cuz I'm never leaving Sil. Brookheart: I've always wanted to go on strike for something. Goodnight people! Graystorm: :( *curls up beside Brookheart and falls asleep* Serpentfang: ..?
LastPost1 More than 1 year ago
Okay, I post on a cell phone. Can someone tell her to go to pug in Dog Breed Profiles??? Serpentfang: okay did you read the jadefeather fight? :( Brookheart: O: ... O: ... O: Morningpaw: lol Brookheart: O: Morningpaw: Err... Brookheart: :D Morningpaw: Okay...
last-posts-number-one More than 1 year ago
OH MY F * * * * I N G GAWD!!!!!! Dawnpelt, go to Pug, Dog Breed Profiles and tell Jadefeather the one not from my crew to shutz up and leave my crew alone. Actually don't do that. I need a hug :( *wraps arms around Dawnpelt* Go to Dog Breed Profiles and go to Pug then help convince the Jadefeather from my crew to let me stay. Brookheart: ... GRRR!!! Serpentfang: lol Honeysong: ..... I love you, Thornblaze. :) Brookheart: :( Owltalon: SILLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please go to Pug under Dog Breed Profiles. Arrowtail: Wolfsong, Goldendust, and Crisppaw too. Pollockpaw: Its not fair! I never even got to ask Crisppaw to be my mate! :( :( Darkbramble: ... I .... :( ..... Goldendust.... I.... help me... please. I love you... I love you so much... I don't want to leave I cant! I love her too much! I'M NOT LEAVING!!!!!!! Please don't make me... :( Jadefeather: Sorry, Logan. Darkbramble: O.O NO! I'm not leaving! YOU CAN'T TAKE ME AWAY FROM HER!!! Please! I love her... you can't do this... its not fair... *presses against Goldendust protectively* I'm not leaving. Never. I can't... Brookheart: logan... Darkbramble: STOP! GO AWAY! I want to stay with her! Please... I love her so much :( she means everything to me. *twines tails with Golden and presses cheek against hers* I'm not leaving. Arrowtail: My mate's about to have kits... I can't leave. I love her and I need to be with her right now the most. *slides tail along Wolfsong's side sadly and longingly* if I leave I'll never forgive you, Taya. Jadefeather: O: Owltalon: If you make me leave, I'll die. I'll starve myself or something. Please. I love Sil. You know that. Please. Jadefeather: Oh gawd. I'm leaving. Its too depressing here. Tigerstrike: Okay where is Windfeather??? Songpaw: Olivefrost! WHERE ARE YOU PLEASE ANSWER :( D: Darkbramble: ............ Pumafang: WHERE IS SPARKFOOT???????????????????????????? I NEED HER NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Has anyone seen her?????????? Brackenscratch: Spidy??? Where are you??? :( I'm trying to be calm but if you are inactive right now I'll flip out. I really need you... please....
Shadowtail-RC More than 1 year ago
Creeksong, Honeysong, Dewfur, Lynxpaw, Tawnysong, Blizzardpool, Streamlight, Lightpool... lots of people... Snowcloud: lol
Tornclaw-RC More than 1 year ago
Me? Brookheart: Is it one of the girls I just mentioned??? Creeksong: is it one of Serpentfang's sisters??? Brookheart: HONEYSONG! Everyone likes her. Serpentfang: Uhhh... you guys need to calm down. Brightbeauty: :( I really like him though :( Blizzardpool: ... Serpentfang: Geez.
Brightbeauty-DF More than 1 year ago
*hugs Dawnpelt* Missed you :) Brookheart: JOE JONAS IS SOOOO NOT HOT ANYMORE!!!!!!!!! He's a CREEPER!!!!! *shudders* Honeysong: lol Brightbeauty: Umm... Brookheart: Dewfur and Creeksong both love you, Thornblaze. So does Blizzardpool, Lynxpaw, Brightwing, Tawnysong, and Honeysong. :I .... Creeksong: Hi. Snowcloud: ..... Awkward...... Oh and who were youj going to say you loved??? Darkbramble: I love Goldendust :) Snowcloud: I'm talking to Thornblaze. Heatherpool: okie? Softwing: ..... Wishflower: I'm just in love with you, - Brookheart: THAT'S THE SONG! THAT'S THE FRICKEN SONG! JOE JONAS IS SO CREEPY! Owltalon: Calm down! Jadefeather: lolz I need to read the Forgotten Warrior... Autumny: its inmy room. Serpentfang: okie. Brookheart: GRRRR! Snowcloud: Someone still jealous??? ;P Brookheart: SHUTZ UPZ! And no. I don't get jealous, thank you.
Jadefeather-RC More than 1 year ago
O: Poor Windpaw. Brookheart: lol "go pet it see what happens" How did he not take that as a "watch it kill you" sign??? Jadefeather: SOMEONE STOLE MY NAME GRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!
Seadapple More than 1 year ago
Nope. She loooooooves you. Brookheart: Stop it! Graystorm: What's wrong, Brookie??? Brookheart: Only Thornblaze is allowed to call me Brookie. Wolfclaw: lol Brookheart: I'm serious. I'll slap those s t u p I d smiles off your stupid face. Wolfclaw: What. Owltalon: Ouch.
Polarpelt-WOOTS More than 1 year ago
O: awwww! He called me Brookie!!!!! :D :D :D Graystorm: Hi, Brookie! Brookheart: You may not call me Brookie. And it's much cuter when he calls me that. Drynettle: Ouch. And to Madi: I DIDN'T DO IT!!!! HOW'D YOU FIND ME!!!!! I DID NOT THROW THE ICE CREAM AWAY OKAY????? I LOST IT!!!! In my stomach..... BUT I DID NOT DO IT ON PURPOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Owltalon: huh??? Brookheart: Austin, maybe you should take a nap... Owltalon: LOL! And if Sat's willing she could take it with you! Haha! Too soon? Okay.
Bonefall_ More than 1 year ago
PARTY ROCK IS IN THE HOUSE TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Owltalon: We just bought eight tubs of ice cream. Brookheart: ICE CREAM IS REALLY GOOD!!!!!!!!!! Honeysong: As you can see, she's eaten half of them *glares* Brookheart: I'm sad okay??? :( :( Ice cream is comfort food. Drynettle: *tries hard not to laugh* Brookheart: *glares* Drynettle: Oh I love you so much *huggles Jessica* Brookheart: Ew get off me! Owltalon: LOL!!!
Dusttrail-CF More than 1 year ago
O: I love you, Crisppaw :) Brookheart: Errrrr....... Owltalon: lol
Roseshadow-Ts More than 1 year ago
Brookheart and Serpentfang are at school for another hour.
Cougarthorn More than 1 year ago
NIGHTFURY!!!!!!!!! Serpentfang: Reunions. Lol. Brookheart: :I I need a mate. HAHAHA!!!! Except I'm the biggest rejector in the world. Hehe. Morningpaw: I bet if... HE asked you out you'd say yes immediately. Brookheart: O: No... I love playing hard to get! Serpentfang: ...??? Okie... Owltalon: LOL, Sil! Striker: I had a d I r t y dream. Jess was in it ;) Brookheart: You know what??? I have no feelings for you anymore! Owltalon: O: You never did. Brookheart: And I never will. Serpentfang: *facepalm*