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Is A Siberian Husky Child Friendly?

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Ryan Rugraff Profile
Ryan Rugraff answered
I have to agree with Harka. Accidents happen and any large breed dog is more likely to cause damage than a smaller breed. That being the case you have to be aware of the dog and child anytime they are together. Some dogs will see the child as an invader on it's position in the pack, that spells trouble. When you get a puppy though the dog just sees itself as part of the pack and the child will be too, as long as they are given appropriate attention and get plenty of play time. (the puppy I mean) Puppies don't know their limits or bounds though, their teeth and nails are sharp, they jump and bite. This is not to hurt your kid, but they are going to do it. A 20 month old is not that much bigger than a few month old husky. I would suggest waiting for a larger breed, until your child is bigger than the dog is for the first months of it's life. Give it another year or so then the dog and the child can grow up together. Both learning the value of discipline, responsibility and friendship.
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You need to worry about any dog being with a 20 month old child. He will clutch at the dogs ears or fur, he will poke it with toys, and the dog may knock him over. Pups have very sharp little teeth and claws and may well nip and nibble (without malice) and scratch.
This is why children should be watched every second they are with a pet.
Siberian huskies are no better or worse with children than any normal dog breed (by that I mean excluding any with a bad reputation). I have had Siberians for over 20 years and they are affectionate but independent by nature.
I dare say you will now get a number of posts saying how wonderful they are with children, but this does not alter the fact that accidents can happen if they are unsupervised with a child.
SIVAH. ADHARSH. Profile
SIVAH. ADHARSH. answered
A 20 month old is not that much bigger than a few month old husky. I
would suggest waiting for a larger breed, until your child is bigger
than the dog is for the first months of it's life. Give it another year
or so then the dog and the child can grow up together. Both learning
the value of discipline, responsibility and friendship.

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