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sepperro

United Kingdom
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Posted - 05/01/2012 :  03:57:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit sepperro's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Guys,

This is a very interesting slideshow I found on the web, I am posting part 1 just now and the following parts a little later. Hope you find it informative.

http://www.sepperro.com/siberian-husky-news/

Kind Regards,

Craig

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Uniting the Sled Dog Community.

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sepperro

United Kingdom
11 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2012 :  4:49:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit sepperro's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Please find parts 2 and 3 now online: http://www.sepperro.com/siberian-husky-news/

Kind Regards,

Craig
www.sepperro.com

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IN

USA
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Posted - 05/04/2012 :  09:06:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit IN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am not sure who you are, but your effort to try to educate the general public through your web site is appreciated. I did not look at your health videos (too time consuming for me), but I did glance through your description of the Siberian husky and Alaska husky breed. You are WRONG in many statements about those dogs. For example:

Alaska Husky:
These huge dogs are actually very gentle and are good to have around children. However, they can be a bother to other household pets as, owing to their hunting instincts, these huskies can playfully turn on them with disastrous results. Also, huskies are not at all good as indoor dogs and consider getting one only if you have close access to open grounds or if you live in the countryside.

Siberian husky:
Siberian husky is a proper, distinct and registered breed of working dogs that are primarily used for pulling sleds in the Northern tundra. Bred for obedience and hard work, Siberian huskies do not make good indoor pets but are excellent as outdoor working dogs!

There is more, but this is just what jumped out. I am sure others will give you their opinion as well.

IN
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gonetodogs

Canada
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Posted - 05/04/2012 :  9:52:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ouch.

My first thought is that maybe there was some confusion of an Alaskan Malamute (hence huge) with an Alaskan Husky. To be fair, dogsled sports and are likely not as popular per capita in Scotland as in northern North America, nor would all the permutations of modern racing sled dogs be as familiar to everyone.

Most huskies can certainly be a bother to most household cats and rodent pets.

Maybe send Craig photos of all the different models of the current Alaskan husky. I'll start by referencing a document with some great photos of the burly 1860's Royal North West Mounted Police Canadian huskies:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22220/22220-h/22220-h.htm

And for comparison, a Alaskan husky (sprint model) I know it says Samoyed they've a nice photo of a sprint dog:

http://www.samoyed.org/ows/images/sledding6.jpg

PS...I am currently discovering that retired Alaskan sprint huskies make pretty good agility dogs.
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