Snuppy!!!!!

United States
January 30, 2008 11:44pm CST
Ok I have been trying to convince my other half for over 7 yrs to let me get a husky puppy..LOL!! I have finaaly found the puppy I wanted and I also had help with the neighbors who live diagnol from us who got an adult husky. LOL!! The husky they got was full white like what I wanted. LOL!! So I went in search of a reputable breeder and found a breader who had four of the dogs from Eight Below come from her Kennel. Well Shorty from eight below is my puppy's uncle. So my birthday present this year is a full blooded fully white siberean Husky Pup .** Jumping up and down with joy**^_^ I went to see him yesterday paid for him and he'll be ready for me to remove from the kennel on the 9th of feb. He was so cute and loving and I just didn't want to leave him there I was seriously thinking of smuggling the dog I paid for out of the kennel but I know that it's better that he stays there with his mom until he is able to leave they have already started to train them and he will be getting classes for obediance. He is AKC registered and I'm debating on getting the breeding rights for him. LOL!! I want to be able to stud him out when he is close to two. Because he has execellent blood lines and championships in his family. So when all is said and done I'll have a $1000.00 puppy sitting in my house. Heck my other half was laughing and saying that he's probably going to end having to sleep on the couch this puppy is going to be so spoiled. My question to you is how much have you ever spent on an pet that you wanted? And how much do you think is to much to spend for a pet?
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@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
31 Jan 08
I don't think there is such a thing as too much to spend on a pet that you really want. They become a part of the family like the kids and if you are in love with the pet and plan to keep it forever and are willing to train and work with it, then go for it. But there are many pets waiting for adoption- that's my public service disclaimer. But who am I to talk I spent 700 on my puggle and 2000 on my rott and they were both worth every penny!
• United States
31 Jan 08
LOL!! I would have went to a Husky rescue if there was one and I knew that the rescue that I got would be a perfect fit for my 5 kids and the my cat. But with huskies if you don't bring the cat up with them from the time they are puppy's it't their instinct to kill them. So I really did need a puppy and adoption was out becuase around here the ASPCA is a big joke they do now testing to see if the are compatible for being adopted out. I think that it's a great thing to adopt a pet but unfortunately it's not an option for me .. I have gotten a kitty or two from there when I was younger. LOL!!!But your correct once you have the puppy they become so much part of your family you know that they are worth every chewed shoe and evey penny that you spent for them.. I can't wait to get my puppy here. My poor daughter thinks the dog is solely for her...LOL!! I can't wait to see the look on her face when we bring the puppy home. LOL!!
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• United States
31 Jan 08
Snuppy - my snow puppy
Oops forgot to include pic of my puppy .:( Ok got it, uploading it now .. feel much better:P
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• United States
31 Jan 08
OH MY- he/she looks like a little bear- that baby is adorable! Awwww I'm jealous...
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
31 Jan 08
OH BELLA!! lol I'm glad you got the puppy you wanted!! but 1000$ for something that pee's poops and drools?!!?! LOL. I'm kidding, If that is what is going to make you happy, and you have the cash to do it yOU GO GIRL! hehe I bet you will spoil the puppy too! but its all good! It would be a good idea to stud him out, or maybe get another one, a female and start to breed them yourself if you can get THAT much money for each one! geeze.. that's.. at least 2 grand a litter.. is it a litter when its dogs ? lol I bet you are counting down the days till the 9th! hehe i'm counting them down till the 5th!! that's when i find out WHEN my c section will be and when my litter of one will be born!! *giggles*
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• United States
31 Jan 08
I'm totally psyched and yes I am going to stud the puppy out once he becomes a year old to a year and a half and the first time I do stud him out my fee is pick of the litter. So I can get a female and maybe stud here with one the dogs from the kennel I'm getting Killing Frost from. LOL!!yep the puppy has the name Lauradale's Killing Frost. I so can't wait. To have the puppy itself was 800 and then for breeders rights it's another 200 so when all is said and down I will have invested 1000 but where I buying the puppy is encouraging me to get the breeding rights LOL!! I think she know if I get the breeding right she can call me to use him as a stud. LOL!! I would let her stud him to one of other huskies they have outstanding lines and she told me that I could make what i paid for quickly. Funny thing I have always wanted a chance to be able to be a breeder with Huskies and I just hadn't had the time or money. LOL!!I love huskies they are great animals and very intelligent. They are pack animals by nature and they view their family as pack wether it be furred or not. I originally was getting this pup for family purposes at first because I love huskies. I actually have a pic of the pup that I'm picking up on the 8th posted in the first response. .. LOL!!! I wish you luck on the 5th .. and hope you have a safe and quick delivery, and yeah I think it's still called a litter when it has to deal with puppies. LOL!!!
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• Finland
1 Feb 08
Sissygirl, most good breeders are happy to cut even in profit. It costs a lot to do it responsibly. Dog shows to get championships, travel costs to get to the shows, good quality dog food, puppy food, shots for the pups, the very expensive health-tests (OFA on hips, elbows, eyes, heart, thyroid etc, depending on what breed it is), stud costs, possible c-section, etc. But of course, if you're willing to skip the crucial steps of shows and/or getting other titles and health-tests and just get the female pregnant time and time again to make some money and risk the puppies' health it's doable. Just not ethical and it would only make yet another backyard breeder that we have way too many of as it is. Note. I do not mind breeding at all but it needs to be done right and responsibly. To stud a dog out at one or one and a half like the OP is thinking before he is even old enough to have these health tests, regardless of what lines he's coming from, is irresponsible in my eyes.
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• United States
1 Feb 08
Seraphine. before I would stud out my puppy I would make sure it's ok. Because the AKC has guideline and rules. you have to go by that ..There are certain tests that you have to have done before I know this..When he comes of age and I have said if becuase he was bought for the soul purpose of a family member. I will probably stud him out once or twice in his life time. I stated I have always wanted a chance to become a breeder, but even I know that I have to look at all the information and regulations I'm not an idiot..Before I do anything I would reasearch it I was doing a rough guess about when ... Upon further research they say that a female can not be breed before she is two. They have not mentioned an age at what point you can stud out a male. So I will just take it as that is the same for the male. Like I said this is a family puppy my snuppy will have the utmost of spoiling. Most likely be kicking my other half out of the bed.LOL!! To be honest I'm still in the research stage of becoming a breeder if I decide that at any time, but I will say this I would have taken this puppy if the breeder didn't sell breeding rights with him because he is a family puppy and he is so loving and cute and adorable. The breed itself is an amazing breed. I thank you for your response and what ever I do with my puppy I will have done after careful research and deliberation about what is best for him, because he is a member of my family. LOL!!!
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@madlees (1381)
• India
31 Jan 08
Puppies are always puppies or snuppies as you say. They are such sweet darlings and who is bothered how much you pay for that darling or you might spend later on for repairing your leather articles or mats gotten chewed up. All said and done they are the best one can have in a home to make homes look like homes, other than our own kids. I have a Dalmatian at home. She is Six but the way she behaves around the house, makes me think that the dogs never grow older.. What say you all?
• United States
31 Jan 08
I have a nine yr old cat that is like a mother hen ... LOL!!! I remember when I was younger and had a husky it was so great they were loving and energetic which is what my kids are like and my husky was destructive so I'm prepared for that. You right besides are own kids our family pets make our house a home. LOL!!! I'm so happy and just can't wait for our little addition.
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@madlees (1381)
• India
19 Feb 08
Now that three weeks are gone , how are your feelings about your pup? Have you gotten bored? or are you enjoying ?
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• United States
19 Feb 08
well i will certainly say Life is never a dull moment.LOL!! I'm loving it. he's spoiled already sleeps in bed with me and my other half and he's very lovingand the kids are great with him and vice versa,It's great!! Not bored at all .. I knew I had a commitment for life to this puppy.. He's awesome I just wish that I would have been able to get a female to go with him from another litter but I wasn't about to spend another 1000.
@jhl930 (3605)
• United States
1 Feb 08
I think that the most that I have ever spent on an animal was like eight or nine dollars and that was on a hampster(and let me tell you if you want your moneys worth get a hampster because those things will live forever)I think that if I wanted a dog bad enough or if my dog got gone and for some reason I had to pay money to get him back that I would absolutely pay anything to get him back because its true what they say whenever you have a pet long enough they become like a member of your own family and you would do anything for them!
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• United States
2 Feb 08
I have to agree with you there when a pet has been with you long enough then they are family and you would do anything for them .. Now I just don't think I can own a hamster I would fear for it's life from my kids .. A puppy no that can fend ... and take a little more squeezing from a 4 yr old. LOL!!
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• United States
31 Jan 08
You know I adore you so I am posting this with the utmost kindness. You have lost your flippin mind! If I were to ever pay $1000 for a dog it better come to me fully housebroken and know how to fetch my slippers and fix me a sandwich. Yes I understand he is AKC registered but honestly that is an extravagant purchase. I'm sure you had plenty of other things you could have spent that money on. But as long as you can afford to care for it and buy it the food and the shots and all the other added expenses that come with owning a puppy then I'm happy for you. I usually pick my dogs up as strays or get them out of the paper. The most I have ever spent on a dog has been $75 and I even thought that was high. I do want a doberman one of these days but I have to wait for the rottweiler to kick the bucket. The last thing I need is two dominant male dogs in my house. LoL
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• United States
1 Feb 08
The snuppy will be housebroken when I pick him up they were already doing that ... It's just going to be in the reinforcing stage because he'll be in a new area. LOL!! I figured life is short and I wanted to be able that there were some things that I did that I wanted to do and taking in and caring for snuppy is one of them. LOL!! I hope that some how you figure out how to get a Doberman while the Rottie is still there. Take care hun.
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• United States
31 Jan 08
Personally, I have never spent more than 100 dollars on a pup, but that is because i have always gone through the animal shelters in my area. Congrats on your puppy! I always wanted a beagle puppy, and when I finally got one I was over the moon. :O) Beware, you will probably get the attention of those people who do not believe in buying pets from breeders. Just let it role off your back. You knew what you wanted and you got it.
• United States
31 Jan 08
Thank you very much. I would have gone to a rescue but I have cats and unless you bring them up together I could kiss my cats goodbye. Plus I wanted to make sure that I got my puppy from a very reputible breeder. So I'm over the moon as you put it I couldn't have gotten a better deal than that. LOL!! I know that I may be frowned upon because I chose breeder, but I can role with those punches because with the situation I'm in that is what was right for me to do. Plus by getting my little angel from a breeder I have one guarenteed the safety of my cats, because they will grow up together and the puppy will leave my Kitty alone. LOL! Also I have a puppy with outstanding bloodlines that if I choose to I can either stud him out or I can show him. I think that I have no clue on how to show a AKC registered husky which means I'll be doing research on finding a handler and getting puppy trained if I go that route but like I said more of a family pet. LOL!! My other hald thought I was nut paying so much for my snuppy as we call it now. Thanks to my friend Loungeact. He came up with that when I told him my daughter called it a snow puppy. Thank you for your repsonse and have a very nice day.
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@Seraphine (385)
• Finland
31 Jan 08
There's no such thing as spending too much money on a pet. I paid $1500 for my dog and would happily pay more for my next, cause they're just so amazing. I hope you are going to get into dog shows with him if you want to stud him out btw. He needs to get his championship to prove he's a great example of the breed as well as get the required health tests done (no idea what they are for huskies but I'm sure they can be found somewhere on the net).
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• United States
31 Jan 08
Well I know that his lines have over 365 wins and want not. I have really never gotten into the shows and wouldn't know where to start with training the puppy to show. But I think it would be nice to get him there and see if we can get some ribbons on him and I know that he has a 1 yr genectic warrenty on him so I know that I will have him checked for every thing and to be honest breeding / studding him out is nice if I can manage it but he's just such a cute puppy and I really just bonded with him. I don't think I would have minded if I had to pay more for him. LOL! Thank for your response. You're right about the they are amazing I use to have a husky when I was younger and I have missed my husky ever since she got rid of our Nikki. Have a nice night.
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