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why would the dog be adverse to playing with your dog? My parent's 7 year old border collie mix and 12 year old rottie play with my one year old chessie.


what if during adolescense your pup becomes dog aggressive? Akitas often times are da, what will you do then? and make sure you find out why they are giving their dog away, a lot of people lie about their dogs when they give them away, no one wants to give away super dog ;) Just a caution, 1.5 year old husky might not be housebroken, aggressive towards pets and people, children, etc. Or might have physical problems, huskies are known for digestive problems. Sorry if I seem really negative but I have bad luck ;) I HAVE to think worst case senario lmao!
 

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why would the dog be adverse to playing with your dog? My parent's 7 year old border collie mix and 12 year old rottie play with my one year old chessie.
Some older dogs don't exactly enjoy the enthusiasm of puppies...

what if during adolescense your pup becomes dog aggressive? Akitas often times are da, what will you do then?
A very good point... Akitas are prone to DA... but the chances are lessened if you do not have two dogs of the same sex. I've found a ton of dogs I'd love to adopt but have resisted because they are female.

and make sure you find out why they are giving their dog away, a lot of people lie about their dogs when they give them away, no one wants to give away super dog ;) Just a caution, 1.5 year old husky might not be housebroken, aggressive towards pets and people, children, etc. Or might have physical problems, huskies are known for digestive problems.
As I said in my first post, the people stated they found the dog as a stray, but cannot keep him due to their business (horse racing). They also state that he is housebroken/crate trained, friendly to dogs, cats and horses, and healthy.

Of course, it is quite possible that they are lying... and if they are they're not going to change their story simply because I ask. I'll have to meet the dog and use my best judgment.
 

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To wrap this thread up:

We decided not to get the Husky. The main reason is that Luna depleted our emergency fund, and even if the new dog was 100% healthy, accidents happen. We want to be fully prepared.

Secondly, we think Luna needs a bit more "alone time" with us before we bring in another dog.

Third, we had made the decision to go through a reputable breeder... and were swayed by the prospect of a "free" dog posted on Craigslist. We thought about it some more and decided we would rather go through the breeder, and get the health, confirmation, and temperament of a well bred dog, not to mention the support of a good breeder.

Finally... we've done a lot of breed research and are actually thinking of going an entirely different route. We're probably going to get an Australian Shepherd.
 
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