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    Smile Hi all

    Just a quick intro ..

    I've grown up around dogs all my life, always had them in the family, but Jan this year I decided I needed a companion of my own. I'm not a very social person and my idea of a good time is a time when I can just do whatever I want. I'm a bit of a geek when it comes down to it, doing my own electronics design, computer programming, all that boring stuff and spend most of my time around the house (when I can).

    I've always found Siberian Huskies to be such lovely dogs, in personality, quirks and of course their looks. I'm also not gonna deny that I need whatever exercise I can force myself into, so he's definitely keeping me on my toes which is awesome. I stumbled across some pups for sale in the local paper for a nice price and decided to go check them out. Of course I knew in the back of my mind I would be coming home with a dog that day, but

    This breeder would probably be considered a "typical" back yard breeder, but to be honest I'm quite impressed with how they handled the whole thing. They brought all the remaining puppies along for me to have a look at, as well as the mother, and unfortunately the father had become victim to a paralysis tick a few weeks before their birth. I already had all the gear to get started, but the breeder went out of their way and supplied a new bag of dry food they had been eating, a lead and collar, a chew toy that my pup had picked out from a bunch of different toys and of course the first vaccination certificate. WHat really stood out though was they definitely knew each of their pups personalities. In my case he absolutely loves water. The breeder gave me a shallow bucket they used to put down for him to play in. The pups were due to be microchipped the next day, but I had agreed to meet with the breeder the day before. As a result he said he'd let me keep a $50 and I could go get him chipped myself, which I did along with the 12 week vaccinations. Overall I was very happy with them and the pups, wouldn't regret it at all.

    Loki has been growing nicely and is by far the best behaved pup I've ever seen personally. He has his occasional moments of over excitement, but he's very calm apart from that, definitely the opposite of what I was expecting when doing my research on huskies. My one goal is that he gets to spend the rest of his life with me. Might be difficult at times but I'll make it happen

    After having some not so great experiences on other forums, I'm searching for a place with people that just loves dogs for what they are, and of course are willing to share their pics and stories

    Looking forward to getting into some discussions, and also looking at others' pics too

    Dan
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    Welcome to the forum!!

    Huskies are gorgeous dogs, I don't think i'd own one myself, but they are up there on my list of favourite breeds

    Would love to see pics of your pup, he sounds gorgeous

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    There's so many breeds on my list of favourite breeds I'd love to own, but 1 dog is my limit for now

    I definitely have no shortage of pics, though

    When I first got him and his water obsession:





    Grown a little bit .. I did mention he loves water right?



    And a pic from a few days ago:



    I have many more but I'm working on putting them on my website, otherwise this thread would be 30 pages long just getting started

    Edit: Just dumped a bunch of pics into my user album for now http://www.dogforum.com.au/members/t...bums-loki.html
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    He's stunning!! His colour really darkened as he got older, looks great

    I love his eyes! I've never had a pet with blue eyes, even though blue is my favourite colour in animal eyes.

    Be prepared for lots of shedding When i get huskies come in to be groomed i have to wear a face mask when i'm using the force dryer on them, the hair just goes everywhere, its like a snow storm made of fur

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    Weird, my last post seems to have disappeared? But still says 5 replies in this thread and my post count is 3 .. maybe I hid it accidentally somehow.

    Yeah his unique markings are great, he stands out in the husky crowd

    His hair loss is on the increase at the moment, I have noticed his undercoat has really thickened up now being in winter. Even a 10 minute brush every afternoon and he's still leaving hair everywhere .. but I don't mind
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    Haha, just you wait until shedding season Sounds like you're pretty prepared though!

    Love his name too, it really suits him

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    All tiled floor, a decent backyard and a vacuum cleaner makes pretty easy work of it The hair tends to just collect into tumbleweeds and roll into whichever room the breeze happens to be going to. Kind of my indicator when it's time for a clean up

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    Hi Thingz and Loki. Welcome aboard.

    Stunning pup. Congrats. Dont worry to much about the backyard breeder thing. While its not the ideal way to go .....Your pup was born and needs a new home and well, thats exactly what he was lucky enough to get with you !!! Lets just hope the breeder dosent keep doing it one after the other.

    Thanks for sharing the pics. We love lotsa pictures here so your off to a great start.

    One of my boys loves water too. But its actually a pain now because he's constantly emptying out the water buckets LOL. I have 3 big buckets off water and you can be sure he'll empty out each one every day. Even to the point if i tie a bucket to a verandah post he just breaks the bucket apart !!! Hopefully Loki will realise if he wants a decent drink he wont do what my goof does.

    Good luck with your new pup and keep us updated with how he goes.


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    Welcome to the forum! Good to hear pup is doing so well.

    I know what you mean about it being a good thing that dogs force you into exercising. I like walking and riding my pushy and being outside but if I didn't have a dog I'd probably very rarely do it. I still groan every morning when I have to go out in the cold, but I usually really enjoy it because mornings are so beautiful and I just love seeing the dogs run around and being happy. I think the walks are actually one of my main reasons of wanting to own dogs.

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    I think I got quite lucky with him as he's more than happy to just lounge around the house during the day, be it out in the yard or on my foot. He's just so calm for a puppy which is weird to me

    I honestly don't have a problem with back yard breeders provided they're doing it for the good of the dogs and not just for the money. They clearly knew everything there was to know about the breed and their own pups, and were charging a very reasonable amount for the puppies (Almost ripping themselves off I'd say). Getting to meet them directly you can judge the sort of people they were, not like if you were buying from a pet shop. The mother looked healthy (well, as healthy as a mother can get with so many new pups around ). Wish I'd been able to meet the father as I suspect he's responsible for most of my pups colouring, but the paralysis ticks are pretty unforgiving up here. Especially where they lived in fairly dense rainforest. As much as people say Sibe's don't need frequent bathing, it's a chance for me to really wash any possible flea/ticks and their eggs out of his coat if there happen to be any, using "flea treatment" shampoo and also frontline afterwards. He gets a wash every fortnight or so.

    And yes I agree with the whole "Well the pup is born now, it needs a home" thing. I see some people returning pups because they might have a slight "fault" and their dog is going to be a bad pet because of it. I'm not a fan of things like (competitive) dog shows for this reason, and people that select pups purely for said reason .. but that's a whole nother topic

    Re: the water, when he was younger he used to dig in his waterbowl and I'd come out to find the whole kitchen floor soaked. We used to just put a towel under his bowl, and I think be enjoyed soaking it then laying on it as it was nice and cool. He doesn't dig in the bowls anymore though. I have one of those kid pool things out in the back yard - but usually he just gets his feet wet - unless the sprinklers are on

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