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Bred for loyalty, strength and endurance, the easy-going andsociable Siberian Husky is a very pure and ancient breed, datingback 4,000 years or more. First bred by the Chukchis, asemi-nomadic people of northeastern Siberia, to hunt reindeer andpull sleds, the Siberian is an active breed that loves theoutdoors. Prized for their great beauty, intelligence, wonderfulway with children and lack of “dog smell,” they arealso more free-spirited (and free-ranging) than many other popularbreeds, and have a reputation for stubbornness and relentlessnessin pursuit of a goal.

Is this breed right for you and your family? SiberianHuskies For Dummies answers this and all your questionsabout getting, caring for and living with a Husky. Siberiandevotee—she has eight of her own—Diane Morgan gets youup and running with what you need to know to:

  • Find and deal with reputable breeders
  • Choose the right Husky for you
  • Hou sebreak and socialize your new puppy
  • Educate yourself and your dog
  • Handle behavioral problems
  • Participate in competitions

In friendly, down-to-earth language, Diane provides insightsinto the Siberian Husky temperament and loads of sensible,easy-to-follow advice on everything a Husky owner shouldknow—along with fun facts and Husky trivia, amusing andinformative anecdotes, and tips on how to have a great time withyour Husky. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding what makes the Siberian different from everyother breed
  • Deciding whether a male or female is right for you
  • Understanding how to communicate with your Siberian Husky
  • Training your Siberian Husky
  • Grooming your Siberian
  • Finding and establishing a good relationship with aveterinarian
  • Breaking bad habits in your Husky
  • Feeding and exercising your Siberian Husky
  • Recognizing, preventing and treating common healthproblems
  • Getting your Husky into sledding

The indispensable guide for you and your Siberian Husky,Siberian Huskies For Dummies is the only book you’llneed to help you have the best possible experience with this veryancient and venerable breed of dog.

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