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Thread: Rough Collies Vs Siberian Huskies

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    Gah - total BS about Huskys and the kill. ALL dogs are predators and have the ability to do damage. If a dog grows up around small animals such as cats they are LESS likely to attack them - it's called conditioning.

    I find collies too nervy - much rather have a husky - but my personality is what it is.

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    Hi Deerhound

    Good points. I guess I didn't express myself all that well and I'm speaking from my own predujices.

    I've never met a well behaved husky. I've met several that were very scary to be around including one that lives with small children. The owner didn't seem that concerned but most owners of dogs that have bitten small children think their dogs would be ok before something went horribly wrong. And if it's not small children, it seems they're fond of furniture - if you look at that web site's photos of destruction.

    The Lassie like collies I've met have often had bad coats, but I guess that's the owner's fault too. I've found them a bit vague too, but I don't know why that is - I guess they could be very owner focussed to the exclusion of anybody else.

    As for why I have a cattle dog x. Yes, I like them because I've lived with them for years, in the city and the country and I like their attitude to life. I also have a lot of time to exercise and train mine - if I didn't I'd have got something less active - at least as a puppy. I met a guy yesterday walking a boxer because his adult daughter didn't have time. The daughter and her partner got a boxer because they liked the way it looked and they had no idea it needs two hours of exercise a day to be happy/well behaved and that was sad because they both work and don't have time to do that.

    So "why a husky" is a fair question especially if Angwen is likely to be the one doing all the work given the track record with the cat.

    I guess if she gets the husky "for him", it might be a good indicator of what this guy will be like helping with children too. ( where is the pot stirrer emoticon?)

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    All the Huskies we've had in the vet have all been very puppy like and loved water. Hard to keep still, wriggles all over the table, licking faces, and completely ignoring owners commands.
    I had been told they were incredibly hard to keep concentrating, which fits perfectly with Occy's description of a cat in a dogs suit.
    I havent had any experiance with collies which I find really strange.
    Like a few other have said, all dogs have a prey drive, some higher than others.
    You dont need to worry about about any dog killing anything if they have grown up with them.
    I've pretty much just repeated what everyone else has said.
    Haha.
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    I have a friend who is an excellent husky breeder

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