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Hello... my name is Sara and new to puppy and dog forums. I would just like to talk and make some new friends here. Well I have a Siberian Husky and her name is Loba. I found out not to long ago that the kennel that bought her from... another kennel was a puppy mill which is sad, but I loved loba and thank goodness I saved her from being homeless. I think I bought her for more than what she was worth, but now and days people are like that. Can't trust them. She has APRI papers which I hear bad things about this registry. But I don't care because I love her no matter what. I plan on breeding her in the future after she is two or three years old and get all her bloodwork and all that good stuff done... So I know that she'll be in perfect health and the puppy's also plus I'm not going to sell her pups if she does have the chance to have them. I love siberian huskies and want more in the future. I want to pass on her generation. Well, I intoduced a little bit about myself. Hopefully we can get along! =]
 

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Welcome to our forum!

A serious question you need to answer is, if your dog came from a puppy mill why would you want to keep those genes in the breeding pool? I don't think you'll find any good reason to do so once you learn about what it takes to become a reputable breeder.

I hope you can learn about that here in our forum, and be prepared to answer some tough questions. Don't be offended by them, but stay open minded, and understand what's being asked.

Again, welcome to our forum.
 

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Welcome!

If you are going to breed, you have a ton of learning to do. Read everything you can and find a mentor breeder to show you the ropes. Or you could rescue some of the huskies in shelters and save a life or two!
 

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Hi & Welcome from another Siberian Husky owner...

I adopted my Husky from a Rescue Shelter when he was 6 months old -- he just turned 1 yr in February -- He is a Great Dog -- a little skiddish at first, but now he loves us and we love him....

You mentioned that you wanted to keep the pups -- so why not let her have the pups -- they will be yours and no one elses -- I understand everyones messages about not breeding puppy mill dogs -- but if you are going to keep them and not sell them so they can keep breeding, then why not --- you are not putting them out there so they can keep being bred ---

I think it would be awesome for you to keep the whole family of Huskies for yourself -- I wish I could have that many dogs!....especially Huskies -- they are great!

Good luck to you!....and keep us informed!:):):)
 

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You mentioned that you wanted to keep the pups -- so why not let her have the pups -- they will be yours and no one elses -- I understand everyones messages about not breeding puppy mill dogs -- but if you are going to keep them and not sell them so they can keep breeding, then why not --- you are not putting them out there so they can keep being bred
Well, if the dog becomes dysplastic at an adult age, would you wish upon that person 6-10 related dogs who might become dysplastic too? I wouldn't wish that upon anyone, not even 1 dysplatic dog. That is an inherent risk with not knowing the dog's lineage.
 

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If the OP wants a whole bunch of huskies, there are plenty already out there in need of homes. Check out www.petfinder.com
 

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When you buy a dog from a reputable breeder or adopt a dog from a Shelter -- there are no guarantees

Anything can happen at anytime -- sadly to say. In my lifetime, I have had 11 dogs ....

3 Yorkshire Terriers - Bought from reputable Breeders -- one developed arthritis and one cancer -- the other was healthy

1 Cocker Spaniel -- Bought from a Pet Store -healthy

1 Boxer -- Bought from a reputable Breeder -healthy

1 Collie -- Bought from a reputable Breeder -arthritis & epilepsy

3 Mixed Breeds -- Found on the Street --2 healthy - 1 Mange

1 Mixed Breed -- Bought from Private Owner -- cancer

1 Bichon Frise -- Bought from Pet Store -- healthy

....so you never know....:(:)
 

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When you buy a dog from a reputable breeder or adopt a dog from a Shelter -- there are no guarantees
A reputable breeder DOES offer a written guarantee regarding genetic health. Of course that does not mean the dog can not develop a disease, BUT the guarantee is written knowing the risks in the breed and from the dog's lineage. The same can't be said of a puppy mill or shelter dog. That's one reason why many shelters require a dog to be speutered.
 

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A big welcome to the forums to Sara and Loba!

Lots of dog-lovers and especially Husky-lovers here to give some good advice.

One thing to consider is that as the pups grow into adolecence and adulthood, they and their mother don't always get along. Mother and pups, and siblings among themselves. A lot of people who have kept the litters into adulthood have reported a Living Hell because siblings constantly fighting (not play fighting; this is fight-to-kill). I don't know if it's because of competition between siblings, or what, but it's usually not a good idea.

I know this might be very disappointing to you, but please understand that the folks on this forum only want what is best for you, your dog and the Husky breed.
 

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Thanks so much guys. I take this seriously. Yes, I'm a husky lover. I'll consider adopting some and saving lives! =] With Loba, I couldn't leave her their for one second more! She looked sad and I wanted to give her a home, and I have to say I don't regret it! I'm glad I'd saved her from where she was! =] Thanks for all the advice! :)
 
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