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Siberian Huskies For Dummies Paperback – Dec 5 2000
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From the Back Cover
Find out about your Siberian Husky's special needs
Get the lowdown on keeping your Husky healthy and content
Lively, curious, and headstrong, the Siberian is an active breed that loves the outdoors. This fun and friendly book provides insights into the Siberian Husky's temperament, sensible advice on taking care of and training your dog, tips on participating in a variety of dog competitions, and much more.
Praise for Siberian Huskies For Dummies®
"As an owner, trainer, and rescuer of Siberian Huskies for over 25 years, I highly recommend this book for all owners, especially new ones."
"An accessible text worth your time and money. You will emerge knowledgeable about and more appreciative of the qualities of your dog."
Jean Holland Lindblad, longtime Siberian Husky owner
Discover how to:
Choose the right Husky for you
Manage your new puppy
Maintain good health and diet
Exercise your dog
Handle behavioral problems
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About the Author
Diane Morgan is a writer, college professor, and longtime owner of many breeds of dogs. The Siberian Husky, with its spectacular beauty, engaging personality, and fascinating history, is one of her favorites.
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I would pick this book up as an addition to your library but, if you are going to really research these great dogs, I recommend buying one or two others to go along with it.
My Sibe was a rescue who originally came from a pet store - he was not the product of good breeding practices and has many health problems as a result. Personally, I would not buy an animal from a pet store and I don't think that this book is necessarily condoning this method either. The fact of the matter is that dogs will continue to be sold in this manner so long as there is a demand - the authors realize this and simply take the time to point out the risks associated with buying dogs from stores. They also provide advice for people purchasing their dog from a pet store - what info to look for, what to be wary of, etc... I would rather have an informed dog buyer at a pet store than an uninformed one.
This book does not claim to be the "be all end all" on husky info... it repeatedly states, "Do your research." So read this book, read others, talk to breeders and owners, go to shows, sledding competitions and you may get a glimpse of life with a husky. But nothing prepares you like living with one!
The thing that annoyed me is that the author suggested that buying a puppy at a pet shop was OK, and also said something about Alaskan Huskies being awful pets that no one should adopt. As a person who has owned both Alaskans and Siberians, I found this comment untrue and annoying. Many Alaskans make wonderful pets, even retired sled dogs. In fact I recommend adopting a retired sled dog if you are interested in a recreational mushing- I did. It reminds me of what people used to say about Greyhounds 20 years ago, that they make awful pets. That is also untrue! Why put a stamp of approval on puppy mill pet shop Siberians, while keeping well cared for Alaskans from getting a chance at a good retirement home? Maybe she thought pet shops would not carry her book if she criticized pet shop puppies.
However, if you look at the book as a lifeline for a first time owner surviving thier Siberian's puppyhood, the book can literally be a lifesaver. She says yes, the puppy will grow out of many behaviors- hang in there! Your Husky needs company and training, please provide these things! It's a working breed, please let it work if possible! In these areas, the author does a good job. I just didn't like the untrue comments on Alaskan Huskies ( many of which are part Siberian) and the wishy-washy acceptance of the puppy mill industry and buying a Siberian puppy that way. That's a BAD idea and really brought an otherwise good book way down in my eyes. Find a good breeder who cares about the dogs, either racing or show, or try a rescued Husky if you have the time to deal with an unknown background.
Most recent customer reviews
Love this book, it's simple enough and full of information which is accessible to regular Pet owners like me.Published 15 months ago by Lizzie Scott
Excellent condition. I was surprised by how relevant the information pertaining to Husky's was. The History Section was very interesting.Published 18 months ago by Lisa Vogelgesang
I got my first Siberian Husky and I didn't know how the book was going to help me but I didn't regret one bit of buying this book. It tells you a lot of interesting stuff. Read morePublished on May 28 2013 by Kindle Customer
Recommended by our breeder. This book is easy to read and gives great advice and training ideas on raising a happy husky.Published on Aug. 9 2012 by Brenn87
SOO easy to read. Gives it to you straight and easy to reference from time to time. Fairly thick but won't take you more than 1-3 days to get through.Published on March 8 2012 by Arslan
My fiance and I recently got a siberian husky puppy. She confused the heck out of us with the things she was doing. When we got this book it solved alot of our problems. Read morePublished on July 3 2004 by Cara Bernard
A great book with a wealth of information. It touches on almost every problem you will come across with your husky.Published on Sept. 4 2003
I bought this book cause i need a good review of what to expect from my new siberian husky. the book has a nice history and a few 'story' related to huskies but this is as far as... Read morePublished on Sept. 15 2002 by Natali Gotlieb
I got my first siberian almost 5 years ago... so I'm still a fairly newbie to the world of sibes. But even from my experience everything I was reading brought a smile to my face -... Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2001 by J. A. Maucieri