• List Price: CDN$ 18.99
  • You Save: CDN$ 7.60 (40%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Siberian Huskies For Dumm... has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 6.49 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Books Squared
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ships from the USA. Please allow 14-21 business days for delivery. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Book Selection as BIG as Texas.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Siberian Huskies For Dummies Paperback – Dec 5 2000

4.3 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
CDN$ 11.39
CDN$ 9.34 CDN$ 0.14

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • You'll save an extra 5% on Books purchased from Amazon.ca, now through July 29th. No code necessary, discount applied at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

  • Siberian Huskies For Dummies
  • +
  • Siberian Huskies
Total price: CDN$ 21.79
Buy the selected items together

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (Dec 5 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764552791
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764552793
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.7 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description

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."
— Peg Wheeler

"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

Get smart!

  • Find listings of all our books
  • Choose from many different subject categories
  • Sign up for eTips at etips.dummies.com

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.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
My wife and I are VERY new at the Siberian Husky thing (we just adopted our first guy last Saturday from a rescue - a two year old named Yukon), but decided to pick up a few books to read up on them. Maybe we didn't buy the right books, but it really seems like this one has a lot of information that other do not have. I also suggest "Siberian Husky: A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog (Kennel Club Dog Breed Series)," as it is a great, comprehensive look at the breed, and includes information found in "Siberian Huskies Complete Owner's Manual" (which is itself a good book, but tends to skimp in a few areas).
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.
5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I have been deeply involved in the dog world as a trainer, exhibitor (conformation and obedience), owner, fosterer and rescuer for a number of years and I love this book series. As a relatively new Siberian husky owner, fancier and rescuer, I found this book to be accurate, frank and totally fun to read. That last quality is especially important because I am finding increasingly that many people who acquire puppies or dogs have no real idea of what is involved in dog ownership. This seems to be especially true with a beautiful purebred like the Siberian husky. This book pretty much tells it like it is, from the fact that NO husky can be trusted not to run away if not on leash or fenced (they are bred to "run", after all)to the idea that Siberian huskies help remind you what is important in life--as long as it's not keeping a perfect house (they DO shed). It also has more information than any other single book I have found on general dog care, health, first aid, behavior, training (much of it specific for Siberian huskies--a great plus). This book even contains chapters on grooming, "working" huskies for fun and also very interesting information on the history of the Siberian husky as a breed. I would give this book 5 stars (or more) except for two things: 1) I would have liked to have seen more emphasis on finding and acquiring homeless Siberian huskies from rescue programs. This was mentioned, but only briefly. Siberians frequently find themselves homeless (I guess because not everyone has read this book and is prepared for them!) 2) I found the section on whether to have a Siberian husky live inside or outside--a major decision with great ramifications for the dog's life and the family's enjoyment of the dog--somewhat confusing.Read more ›
One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
For anyone thinking of adopting a husky, this book is a good resource. It does not intend to scare potential owners away from this awesome breed, but it does accurately present the joys (and hardships) of owning a Sibe. Sibes are wonderful, but they are definitely not for everyone - especially for the lazy. Far too many people adopt dogs without properly considering the time and commitment that goes into their care. A husky can be a challenging dog (as opposed to other breeds) for a first time dog owner. They need a lot of exercise to keep them fit (physically and mentally), they are food thiefs extraordinaire, they are not to be trusted off leash, and escape artists (yes, they can climb a 6 ft chain link fence or dig under it). Huskies that don't do at least some of these things are a rarity indeed. Potential owners need to be ready to deal with these issues or they could have a lost or injured dog on their hands before they know 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!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
By A Customer on Oct. 14 2003
Format: Paperback
Well, this book is a good dog primer, with a lot of material specific to Siberians. I really liked the fact that the author covered both history and the wonderful sport of mushing. The training and medical info is also useful and well done if basic.
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.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse

Most recent customer reviews