There is nothing sweeter than a cute little Siberian Husky puppy, don’t you think? I bet you do! These gorgeous little fur balls, who wouldn’t fall in love with them at first sight? Honestly, I could go on and on with compliments a whole day, but that’s not why we are here. So, let’s get straight to the point. If you’re reading this article right now, I assume you’re the one looking to buy a Siberian Husky puppy or you’re already an owner. No matter which one of these you’re, I’ll try to answer all your burning questions about our little friends. But before we go onto the actual tips and what not else, let’s learn some things.
Average Siberian Husky Litter
There’s no precise number on how many puppies can a Siberian Husky have in an average litter. It can greatly vary from 1 to 10 (or even more in some cases), but in an average amount the number is from 6 to 8. It, however, depends on various factors – seasons, natural environment, etc. The first litter should be lower in number of pups, but that’s not the strict rule either. My dog had 9 puppies in the first litter. and I was like – “my God, this is armada!” :) Anyway, no matter how many puppies are in a litter, the breeder needs to respect certain rules in order to ensure their healthy living.
It is very important that puppies stay with their mother during first two months of their lives (three months should be the norm), so they can spend a proper amount of time drinking mother’s milk. It will provide them with all the necessary vitamins, minerals, and proteins for steady growth and good health. Another reason why this is so important is because of their hygiene. Huskies are known to be very clean dogs (well, in most cases), and that’s why their mother will take all the necessary measures to keep them clean and warm. Keep this in mind, when you’re about to buy a Siberian Husky puppy! Always check with breeder how old puppies are, and please don’t buy them if they’re too young!
Buy Siberian Husky Puppy
Where to buy a Siberian Husky puppy? As you can guess, you should always buy a puppy from accredited breeder. Take note that there’re many backyard Husky puppies breeders, so you should make your choice carefully. So, how to find a quality breeder? Well, there’re many ways you can do it. First of all, they have quality websites with lots of activity on them. Their customers are waiting in line, so it is no wonder their websites are the best example of their credibility. Also, they often like to endorse themselves on confirmation shows or dog-sled racing shows, which is, of course, a perfect guarantee of their quality.
Another thing, you should pay your attention to, is the way breeder talks to you. The good and respected breeder will literally bombard you with questions, suggestions, and all the information necessary. In other words, he will give you all the answers you need even before you ask your questions. This will be a great proof of his commitment, so look out for these, they’re undoubtedly your perfect choice. Once you pick one, you need to know what to look for in a breeder. Accredited breeder will provide you with all the necessary registration papers of a Siberian Husky puppy – appropriate documentation on dog’s health, dog’s pedigree papers, health clearances of both puppy’s parents, and Kennel Club registration forms.
Also, the breeder must fulfill all of his obligations. Quality breeder will always ensure that puppies are treated for worms and other parasites as well as that all puppies are vaccinated as it is described below. Label of every vaccine should be stuck in the health certificate of your dog, together with veterinarian stamp and signature as a proof. Also, all three anti-parasite treatments (with the name of the medication used for it) should be properly noted on the health certificate. Also, Husky breeder needs to ensure proper nutrition for puppies as well as to protect them from the elements. Some registered breeders ensure that the puppies are micro-chipped. I honestly suggest you check with a breeder about this if you buy a Siberian Husky puppy! As I’ve already written here, they are true escaping artists, so this will be a great precaution in the case your dog ran away.
Puppy Health Care
Siberian Husky puppy health care, which includes the necessary vaccination and anti-parasite treatments, IS A MUST no matter what. As it is the case with all other purebred dogs, Husky puppies should be treated for parasites and infectious diseases. This, for the most part, is Breeders obligation, but it’s good to know some details, which can be very useful, especially when you decide to buy a puppy. Anti-parasite treatment has to be done three times in the first two months of puppy’s life. First one approximately at 2 weeks of age, followed by the second one 2 weeks later, and the third one when they’re a month and a half old.
Three days after third anti-parasite treatment, all the puppies should be given the first shot of 5 in 1 or 6 in 1 vaccine (DHPP). This is the most important vaccine the puppies should get! This way, they will become immune against some of the most dangerous infectious diseases – Distemper (this one is the most dangerous virus for your dog), Hepatitis (Adenovirus type 2), Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus. The second DHPP vaccine should be given to puppies at 12 weeks of age. This is a very important health treatment for any Siberian Husky puppy, and some veterinarians suggest that puppy should be vaccinated once more 4 weeks later to be 100 percent resilient.
This is an optional thing, and I suggest you ask your vet for advice. To be honest, my puppies were never treated with a third vaccine, and neither one of them has had health issues as a consequence. However, it’s very important that you NEVER take your puppy for a walk before the second vaccination. This way you’ll avoid any risks of him getting some infection. Also, keep in mind that the regular anti-parasite treatments are a must. Some say they had to be done every 4 months, but I think once or twice per year is more than enough. In any case, you can always ask your vet for advice, and I strongly encourage you to do so!
How To Choose A Puppy Of Siberian Husky
When you find a proper breeder, you’ll need to know how to choose a Siberian Husky puppy for you. Now, you probably ask yourself, why is that a problem? And, when you think about that from an ordinary point of view, it isn’t. However, there are some things you should take care of when choosing your little Husky friend. Many of future owners have some preferences while choosing the right puppy, but the majority of them are looking for the best looking puppy. They have some preferences, but are mostly concerned with “cosmetics”, as I like to say. So, in most cases, they have same criteria as if they’re buying a doll – blue eyed Husky puppies, puppies with different colored eyes, black puppies, red puppies, etc. I can understand that, because the first impression we have about something or someone comes from our sense of sight. Choosing a partner anybody? ;)
However, you and I know it’s not all about the look. It’s the same thing when you’re choosing a Siberian Husky puppy – you’ll have to go a little deeper, just a little bit. First of all, you definitely NEED to learn the difference between male and female Husky. It might seem irrelevant, but trust me, it is important! Female Huskies are much more independent and less trustful, while male Huskies are a lot closer to its owners. That’s why female Huskies are more prone to escaping, so keep that in mind when choosing your Siberian Husky puppy! Also, you’ll have to put a closer look at the puppy’s behavior. So, what is it you’ll have to pay attention to?
First, you’ll have to check if there’re some pups that are, in some way, bullying other brothers and sisters. These Siberian puppies are predetermined to be future pack leaders – they are very stubborn and hard to control. If you’re not experienced dog owner, and don’t know much about dog training, avoid these puppies. Remember, you need to be a pack leader, but with these stubborn dogs you’ll certainly have problems to establish that role. Next, you’ll have to check if there’re some shy puppies. These pups are often laying in some corner, looking sleepy and lazy. I’m sure many of you would probably pick one of these dogs out of pure sympathy. They will probably be the ideal dogs to cuddle and pet, but take note that their shyness can be a sign of some health issues or unpredictable behavior. Of course, you can choose one of these pups if you wish, but keep an eye closely on it. My suggestion to all of you is to choose a Siberian Husky puppy which is not too shy nor too aggressive towards others. Such puppies, in most cases, are best to choose, no matter what your preferences are. So, definitely pick one of these cuties, and have fun with it :)
How To Prepare For A Puppy
Before you bring your Siberian Husky puppy home, you’ll have to do some preparations and buy a few things first. This is very important, so read this article very carefully in order to be properly prepared. The first thing you should do is to hide out all the things that might hurt him – sharp things, heavy, unstable things, etc. Baby Huskies like to play, or better to say, ruin things the way they like, so they can hurt themselves in inappropriate surroundings. Needless to say, by doing so, you’ll prevent your puppy from getting injured. Also, this rule applies to all the breakable things you don’t wanna get destroyed by your new little friend :)
Next, you’ll have to prepare his own bedding place, doesn’t matter if it’s crate, box, or dog house. Make sure it is appropriate, nice, and comfortable. And, please, equip it with a few toys, so he can play with them in the off time. Prepare two bowls, one for food, one for water. Also, don’t forget to obtain some quality food, but before you do, ask your vet for advice about that (you can also read about that here)! To take care of your Siberian Husky puppy, you’ll have to buy some baby powder, comb for knots in his coat, and rubber soft brush to polish his coat nicely. This is very important since they shed a lot.
And finally, buy some nice collar (in an appropriate size) and a leash. I suggest you buy at least 6 feet long leash made of either leather or nylon. Dog body collars are just fine for a puppy, but when your Sibe grows up it would be best to buy an ordinary neck collar or slip collar. We all know these Primitive Dogs are particularly born for mushing, it’s in their nature. That is why it’s so damn hard to control them with body collar, especially if you’re not strong enough. I use slip collar, which allows me to have at least some control over my dog, but still, in certain situations, it can be very exhausting to deal with this “little” buddy :) So, there you go, read this carefully and make sure you have everything prepared to welcome your Siberian Husky puppy the way he deserves.
How To Train Husky Puppies
I said it many times and I’ll say it again – nothing is easy with Huskies. They’re stubborn, they are wild, and on top of that, they’re dumb while too young :) Well, hey, nobody’s smart when still a baby, right? It is as it is, and that’s why a Siberian Husky puppy training is of huge importance for better mutual understanding. You see, not only will you benefit from that, but your dog also, in many, many ways. Yeah, your little fella is dumb, he literally has no understanding of anything :) However, as it is the case with children, they learn faster while young. So, it is very important to start training as soon as you bring a puppy home.
The best period for training a Husky puppy is while he’s still 3-4 months old. That’s the period when he can easily learn the majority of your commands. Siberian Husky puppy training should consist of short lessons for each command, but you’ll have to exercise them on a daily basis – more on that read here. You will have to be persistent! Only that way your training will be successful. Also, remember to prepare some tasty treat, so you can reward your little Sibe for the job done right.
While training a puppy, you’ll need to prioritize most important commands, those that you’ll use most frequently, or in combination with other commands, such as words of praise and behavioral correction. I suggest you make a little schedule of lessons with some hierarchy in mind. This way you’ll have a bigger control during training, which will, of course, result in better learning of your commands. It will take your time, but rewards will be worth it. Try to have fun while training your dog, calm down and enjoy your time with your Siberian Husky pup!
How To Take Care Of A Husky Puppy
Just as I like to say, Siberian Husky puppy care is a great way to inspect and clean your dog while having a lot of fun simultaneously. From the day one, you’ll need to give your little friend a lot of attention. As we all know, Huskies are pack oriented dogs, they need company to feel safe and happy. That’s why, you’ll have to dedicate a lot of your free time to your puppy, not just for his training, but for fun and play also. I know, sometimes you’re just unable to do so, but you can always tell your family members, or even friends, to spend their time with him whenever they can. Children in particular are very welcome in this case, since Huskies love to play a lot. The next important thing to remember is to groom and brush him on a regular basis. This way you’ll get rid of his fallen hair and prevent knots in his fur. Also, it will be a perfect prevention against ticks, fleas, and possible skin diseases.
You should avoid bathing your puppy with soap or shampoo in the first six months of his life, while he is particularly sensible – his ears are the most vulnerable part. I suggest you use some neutral baby powder instead. Huskies are in general very healthy and resilient dogs, especially if they’re given proper health treatment, as it is written above. However, sometimes it’s not enough. It would be wise to pay attention to puppy’s hips once in a while. Actually, you’ll have to observe puppy’s behavior while rising after the rest – any swiftness, reluctance, pain, or unwillingness, is a sign for alarm. Hip dysplasia is the most common cause for this, and it needs to be treated on time. If you spot any signs like these in your Siberian Husky puppy, bring him to vet immediately. I sincerely wish you never experience something like this with your dog, but it’s good to know and be prepared in any case.
Also, you should regularly check his eyes and ears too. Make sure you clean goo around the puppy’s eyes with cotton sticks from time to time. Needless to say, you should be very gentle while doing this. His ears should be cleaned once a month. To do this properly, you will need an ear cleanser and cotton wool. This way you’ll not only keep your Sibe clean, but you’ll also knew on time if there’s something wrong with your dog. Remember, PREVENTION is the best cure! These are some things you need to know in order to prevent any unpleasant situations with your puppy. Remember, there is nothing more rewarding for you, as an owner, then a proper Siberian Husky puppy care. You can find out more about that here.
Husky Puppies food
What is the best puppy food for Siberian Husky? How often I can feed my puppy? I’m sure many of you had doubts about this, so did I back in time. It’s a sensible thing, which is, needless to say, very important for puppy’s healthy living and growth. I’ll try to give you here the short guidelines on this subject, but for the more detailed answer, please read this article about Husky food in general. So, how and what to feed a Siberian Husky puppy? You will have to give your puppy three meals a day. It is advisable to separate these meals into smaller doses, but it’s up to you. Anyhow, you’ll have to feed your puppy at the same time every day.
It’s mandatory that his food contains calcium, a mineral which is very important for his steady growth. Cheese from skimmed milk, yogurt, goat milk, and Tuna meat (always minced) are all rich with this mineral. Try to mix them as often as you can. Calcium food supplements with other minerals and vitamins are also welcome. In Siberian Husky puppy food you can include yolks, carrots, minced meat, and minced fish too. Also, you can always buy some dog food for puppies, but you’ll have to sink it first in warm water to soften it. However, you’ll have to change dog foods every so often.
You see, the puppy’s digestive tract is very sensible, so whenever you decide to change his dog food, make sure you do it step by step. In the beginning, mix it with old food and then slowly enlarge dosage of new food, until the old food is completely replaced. This way puppy won’t have any digestive problems. Sometimes, as well, you can mix dog food with cooked rice, it is tried and tested combination, and pups just love it! Another very important thing to remember is that you should NEVER give your puppy too hot or too cold food. Please, follow these advices carefully, and I’m sure you’ll have a happy and healthy Siberian Husky puppy, and that’s what matter the most! Have a nice day and enjoy your precious time with your little fur ball :)