Bye Ears. . lit EARS. I have a long haired (woolly) husky, and we're not supposed to bath him, we have to take him to a groomer. His undercoat is thick enough that if he gets wet he' The Game
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#29 - kaslin (11/13/2013) [-]
I have a long haired (woolly) husky, and we're not supposed to bath him, we have to take him to a groomer. His undercoat is thick enough that if he gets wet he'll stay that way for hours, if not days, and can get moldy.
<pic related, its him.
#31 to #29 - garroshhellscream (11/13/2013) [-]
Give your war wolf a great big hug, YOUR WARCHIEF DEMANDS IT!
User avatar #34 to #29 - DonPatchy (11/13/2013) [-]
I adore huskies, but I hear you shouldn't own them if you live in a place that ever gets really warm. Also they have so much energy that if you dont exercise them like crazy they can get dangerous. Is there any truth to that?
#49 to #34 - Dember ONLINE (11/13/2013) [-]
Yes and no. The temperatures matter less than how you will be housing your husky - obviously, if you intend to leave them neglected outside in the heat, then yes; warm climates are terrible for them - that's a long, slow death sentence.

However, If they have access to an air conditioned home - or at the very least, plentiful shade, cool water and maybe a fan or a misting system if they have to be outdoors when it's warm, they typically do just fine.

Please do not ever consider shaving one except as an absolute last resort, however - huskies have thick, protective coats which keep their sensitive skin safe from not only extreme cold, but from the sun as well.
Shaving promotes severe sunburns and skin infections which can be much, much more problematic than getting a bit warm. If heatstroke is ever a problem, you're probably not providing your dog with proper shelter.

As an alternative, a lesser-known variety of the Siberian Husky is the short-coated variety that can be just as beautiful as their Standard or Woolly cousins; they have flatter, smoother coats which are most often found in Urban Mushing and other Working lines.
This is my short-haired husky, Taylo - her mother is from Sprint Racing lines.
User avatar #89 to #34 - kaslin (11/13/2013) [-]
Niechie gets about 6 15-30 minute walks a day plus 2-4 hours at the dog park every day of the weekend. They're really pack dogs and need other dogs around them or they get destructive. I've talked to a lot of other husky owners at dog parks and they all say the same thing: If you have a husky, get another dog to keep it company.
As for heat he'll find the coolest spot in the house during the warmer months (Generally the doorway between the dining room and the hall leading to the bed rooms in the back of the house where all the AC cross-ventilate) and he'll drink tons of water, probably 3-6 big bowls (2 liters each) of water a day. I can't wait for it to snow so I can get some pictures of him in his favorite weather.
#38 to #34 - lionti ONLINE (11/13/2013) [-]
Kind of, I have a husky and I live in Australia so the summers can get quite hot. I have my husky clipped in the warmer months so his fur doesn't overheat him. My husky does have a lot of energy but I walk him for an hour every morning before work and that tires him out.
User avatar #53 to #38 - Dember ONLINE (11/13/2013) [-]
It's usually best to never shave them except in emergencies, such as if the dog has come down with heat stroke - which typically happens due to negligence and poor housing for the animal more so than anything else.
They have really sensitive skin, so shaving and clipping (anything that removes even just the top layer of the protective guard hairs) can cause harsh sunburns and skin infections.

I have four Siberians and they all do just fine even in our 110 degree California summers - but that's because I keep them indoors with the AC on where it's cool, and they have plenty of shade, cool water and a fan for when they need to go outside on those days.

What I've found works great to keep them exercised even in the heat is training them to use a treadmill - it's not as stimulating as a long walk or run, but when it's so hot outside that their paw pads would bake off their feet, it's a pretty nice option and mine really like it.
User avatar #91 to #53 - DonPatchy (11/14/2013) [-]
Thank you all very kindly
User avatar #74 to #29 - ghettoham (11/13/2013) [-]
What do you do if it rains whilst he's out?
User avatar #88 to #74 - kaslin (11/13/2013) [-]
If he doesn't get his leash wrapped around the bird feeder he'll either go to the top of the stairs to the deck (which is covered) or under the bush in the yard which he and my other dog dug a fox hole. He stays dry, most of the time, and we're pretty good at not leaving him outside if its going to rain. It he does get soaked we try our best to dry him with towels and a blow drier.
#46 to #29 - Dember ONLINE (11/13/2013) [-]
I've always wanted a woolly sibe, they're really hard to find here. Yours is just absolutely gorgeous, I've got four husky mixes myself.
I've heard about how difficult woollies are to get dry, though - I've heard mushers generally won't even include them in their teams because the extra fur can pose such a problem, rather than an asset.
In return, here's Yukon, a woolly giant alaskan malamute / gray wolf hybrid - not mine, but he's my puppy's great-grandfather. c:
#19 - skublakas (11/12/2013) [-]
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#20 to #15 - icametocomment (11/12/2013) [-]
Tiny husky dump for you.
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#54 - Dember ONLINE (11/13/2013) [-]
It's a husky thing. Mine does this when he's really happy.

True joy makes you earless.
#60 to #54 - John Cena (11/13/2013) [-]
They shed their ears??
#63 to #60 - Dember ONLINE (11/13/2013) [-]
They


shed


EVERYTHING.
User avatar #66 to #63 - paulohd (11/13/2013) [-]
How often do you have to groom him/her?
#75 to #66 - Dember ONLINE (11/13/2013) [-]
Fortunately, he only does that for about two months out of every year - a thorough daily brushing during those times works pretty well, as long as you keep up with your vacuuming.

You could stuff a couple of pillows with his fur from every session if you wanted to - there's enough to pack a child's bounce house by the time the month is up.
They call it "blowing coat" - ironically, they don't really look much different no matter how much hair they lose.

Shaving is bad news, though; they have very delicate, sensitive skin under that thick guard hair and they're highly prone to sunburns and skin infections without it.
Notice that, despite being a gray dog, he only sheds the white fur underneath - the top layer of guard hairs don't come out at all.

This is that same dog's short-coated daughter. She hardly ever sheds, no matter what time of the year it is. Sometimes a few little tufts fall out of her pantaloons and rear but not much else.
User avatar #47 - EasyEnzie (11/13/2013) [-]
**** i like huskys
User avatar #56 to #47 - zyconx (11/13/2013) [-]
I like **** huskys
#28 - John Cena (11/13/2013) [-]
Whoa.... dogs look weird without ears
#35 - John Cena (11/13/2013) [-]
"Obligatory moon moon joke"
#24 - John Cena (11/12/2013) [-]
such wet
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wow
so clean
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User avatar #70 to #68 - skilletpanhead (11/13/2013) [-]
Flagged for false flagging.
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#73 to #71 - skilletpanhead (11/13/2013) [-]
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Okay, then.
#72 to #55 - skilletpanhead (11/13/2013) [-]
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I need to seperate my "Anon insult" gifs from my "General Indult" gifs.
#59 to #55 - obedientflyer (11/13/2013) [-]
Your idea of trolling isn't trolling.
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User avatar #43 - harrypness (11/13/2013) [-]
great another post with a cute pet and some ****** text to make a funny joke no matter how hard you try its still not funny
User avatar #58 to #43 - keybladewarrior (11/13/2013) [-]
You are swine and not my ***** .
User avatar #4 - euphoricfedora (11/12/2013) [-]
Aw look, anther post with a "cute" pet and some ****** text to make a "funny" joke.

You sad autistic pieces of ass nuggets.
#25 to #4 - gnalde (11/12/2013) [-]
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User avatar #30 to #4 - fukkentyranitar (11/13/2013) [-]
You mad tho.
User avatar #39 to #4 - riverofchex (11/13/2013) [-]
"Hello? Yes, this is Troll..."
User avatar #48 to #4 - mikelaboom ONLINE (11/13/2013) [-]
Just thumb him up or down till he is at zero
#51 to #4 - John Cena (11/13/2013) [-]
I wonder how being or not being autistic has anything to do with this.
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User avatar #5 to #4 - agrofenlas (11/12/2013) [-]
And you're not... Oh look, another fedora wearing bad ass. Shh, no more tears, only dreams.
#36 to #4 - anisbanana (11/13/2013) [-]
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#6 to #4 - toastableduckling (11/12/2013) [-]
I do agree with you with the dislike of "U washes" but the way you presented it makes you seem like a bowl of fagaroni and cheese.
User avatar #32 to #6 - limb (11/13/2013) [-]
I feel like you guys are giving trolls the attention they want by retorting to their comment and then allowing them to be above the highest rated comment.
#9 to #6 - KnowinglyUnknown (11/12/2013) [-]
It is bait, just ignore him.
It is bait, just ignore him.
#10 to #9 - toastableduckling (11/12/2013) [-]
Does this look like bait to you?
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#11 to #10 - KnowinglyUnknown (11/12/2013) [-]
It is actually a seat for a roller coaster ride. Take a seat and make sure to give it a yank to make sure you're properly secured and prepare for the ride!
It is actually a seat for a roller coaster ride. Take a seat and make sure to give it a yank to make sure you're properly secured and prepare for the ride!
#13 to #12 - KnowinglyUnknown (11/12/2013) [-]
RIP in peace
RIP in peace
#61 to #12 - suckerfish (11/13/2013) [-]
You guys best be joking because you are all using the term "bait" wrong.
User avatar #2 - yoloswaggotblazeit (11/12/2013) [-]
dogs are **** pets
User avatar #90 to #2 - yuukoku (11/13/2013) [-]
This is obviously bait.
#3 to #2 - John Cena (11/12/2013) [-]
Meh.

I think that dogs can be pretty good pets if you can handle what it means to be a dog owner (which can be a lot).

Personally, I love their general good nature and dependence, but because I don't have the patience to reinforce behavior all the time I won't have one as a pet.

They can be alot of ******* work, and I admire the patience and perseverance of successful dog owners.
User avatar #18 to #3 - sadisticplatypi (11/12/2013) [-]
yeah, it's basically like having a kid
#26 to #18 - ennemi (11/12/2013) [-]
depends on the dog breed, some are really independent r
User avatar #83 to #26 - stiltsformidgets (11/13/2013) [-]
Not really. All breeds take a lot of work.
Every dog needs someone to feed them, give them regular exercise, reinforce good behavior, give them mental stimulation and socialize them with other dogs and people so they don't become aggressive.
#86 to #83 - ennemi (11/13/2013) [-]
same goes for certain breed of cat, and you can get lapdog with very little energy (you still would walk him every day, but 20 minutes can be all he need). Off course you have to feed them and educate them but you have to do that with a lot of pet. My point was not that certain dog breed don't need any care from their owner. My point was that certain breed need less attention than a child
User avatar #87 to #86 - stiltsformidgets (11/13/2013) [-]
True. But a lot of people tend to get small dogs thinking they need almost no work at all, which creates those little furry stressed-out monsters that bark at anyone who comes near them before biting 'em. I've only ever owned pit bulls which are apparently one of the hardest breeds to train, all been well-behaved dogs for me though.
#40 to #26 - riverofchex (11/13/2013) [-]
They're still kind of "like" kids in that if they're domesticated they depend on you. That being said, these ************* to the left are the sneakiest, most conniving, adorable little ********* to ever live in my house.

Wait.... They ARE like kids!
#42 to #40 - ennemi (11/13/2013) [-]
what breed are they ?

I'm looking for a new dog prolly a beauceron/akita/doberman or a rott
User avatar #77 to #42 - riverofchex (11/13/2013) [-]
They're Australian Cattle Dogs, also known as Heelers or Queensland Heelers (that last one is a specific bloodline). They come in red and blue (as you can see), with varying amounts of white. A breed standard Cattle dog will have very little white except for the stripe up the face, with rich color.

We didn't get ours because they were breed standard; they just happen to be that way. Except for Sheila's goofy ears. =D
User avatar #85 - leafonthewind (11/13/2013) [-]
flagging for a wet bitch in my shower
User avatar #84 - xxmemesxx (11/13/2013) [-]
its so sick to own animals, ******* assholes holding dogs and cats hostage and torturing them with "love"
sick
#80 - bringtheredon (11/13/2013) [-]
one time i ran over my dog with a wheelbarrow and it lost a leg lol
User avatar #76 - cactuspantsftw (11/13/2013) [-]
i showered your mother in cum if u know what i mean
User avatar #64 - cormy (11/13/2013) [-]
Is this... Real? The more I look at it the more it looks like a painting to me. The dog does anyway.
#33 - secondfunction (11/13/2013) [-]
**secondfunction rolls 86**
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