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8 Problems Only a Husky Owner Would Understand

Written by: Arlene Divina
Arlene Divina, one of the content writers at IHD, loves going on adventures with her adorable fur baby. She now creates informative content for pet parents. Read more
| Published on June 6, 2023

As an owner of a Siberian Husky, you’ve probably experienced the wild, joyous, and often chaotic ride that comes with sharing your life with this energetic breed. Full of spirit, Huskies are beloved for their friendly nature, stunning appearance, and unique quirks. Here are eight humorously relatable ‘problems’ only a Husky owner would truly understand.

1. The Hairy Situation

If you’re a Husky owner, you can bid farewell to a fur-free life. These beautiful dogs shed. A lot. You’ll find tufts of Husky fur in corners you didn’t even know existed. The moment you believe you’ve finally cleaned it all up, boom! There’s another fur tornado. Husky owners can single-handedly keep lint roller companies in the business.

2. The Stubborn Streak

Siberian Huskies are independent thinkers. Translation: they’re a tad stubborn. The phrase “Husky recall” is often an oxymoron. You might call their name, whistle, or wave their favorite treat, only to receive an indifferent look that says, “I hear you, but I choose not to listen.” Training a Husky requires patience, consistency, and a good sense of humor.

3. The Siren-Like Howl

Huskies don’t just bark; they howl, often sounding like a siren or a wolf. Whether they’re communicating with neighborhood dogs or singing along to your favorite song on the radio, Huskies love a good serenade session. As a Husky owner, you’ll need to perfect the art of explaining to neighbors that no, there isn’t a wolf in your backyard.

4. The ‘Husky Loaf’

Huskies have a unique way of lying down, where they tuck their legs under their bodies and look like furry loaves of bread. While this is adorably amusing, the ‘Husky Loaf’ is often deployed in inconvenient places, like the middle of the hallway, in front of the fridge, or on your feet.

5. The Winter Enthusiast

Huskies love the cold. They’ll happily plonk themselves down in the snow and refuse to come in, leaving you shivering in the doorway. They’ll turn your yard into a personal snow playground, making you wonder if they’re part dog, part snowman.

6. The Escape Artist

Huskies are known for their Houdini-like escape abilities. They can jump fences, dig under barriers, and squeeze through the tiniest gaps. Your backyard needs to be Fort Knox if you want to keep a Husky secure. And always keep a lookout for those mischievous twinkling eyes, planning their next escape route.

7. The Pretend Pulling Sled Dog

Got a leash on a Husky? They’ll transform into sled dogs instantly. Huskies have a strong instinct to pull, and walks can quickly turn into full-fledged workouts. Owning a Husky might be the only time you’ll find yourself yelling “Mush!” in the middle of a suburban neighborhood.

8. The Non-Existent Personal Space

Huskies are very affectionate and love to be close to their humans. Personal space? They’ve never heard of it. You’ll frequently find your Husky attempting to climb onto your lap, following you around, or even pressing their face into yours. It’s like having a large, furry, overly attached shadow.

Despite the shedding, howling, stubbornness, and mischief, life with a Husky is never dull. They fill your days with laughter, love, and more fun than you ever thought possible. The real problem with owning a Husky? Trying to imagine life without them.

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