(b) yesterday I went to Manhattan animal shelter ( one on the 110th street) to ck the dogs
I thought of getting a dachshund dog ( 2 years) in the shelter ( I saw the ad earlier) I was unlucky , they said some one already adopted it
I was looking for other small to medum dogs and noticed siberian Husky dog . She was cute
I was very shocked the way She behaves. She did not like me at all It was a medium dog and so mean to me. She was barking at me .. The staff said she does not like men ( They indicated it on the tag in the cage this dog does not like men)
Any time men passes, she barks and very uncomfortable.
I saw lots of pit bulls. I was very shocked how friendly they are . They are so so cool folks wanted to play with every one who visited except one Pit bull ( American pit Bull Terrier) It was barking so loudly for no reason at me and also a huge huge animal . I was kind of scared of this one
Pit Bulls seem to be friendly so why everyone talks bad of this breed? Atleast now I will defend Pitbull
***Edited By: bharathi on 7/20/2005 6:17:27 PM*** Reason: s
A. American Eskimo dogs are so friendly! My friend has one, & since right now is summer, she shaved off all of her fur because it was just torture in the heat! They can stand cold weather, but not hot. They are very friendly & obedient. It's all about the training.
B. Not all huskys are like American Eskimo dogs. Different dogs have different personalities.
C. Yes pitbulls are very sweet dogs! It's just the owners fault that some pitbulls kill young children, & other stuff you see in the news.. My friend has a little white pitbull puppy & she is just a doll! Many members here in TP have pitbulls too!
***Edited By: justpuppylove on 7/20/2005 6:14:00 PM*** Reason: added stuff
eskiegirl and alexnkai both have eskimo spitzes. they can help you out. they can have a similiar temp to a husky as they are a northern spitz breed also. but they are not alot alike with huskies. they are tough dogs and i havent met too many of them come in to work that were friendly at all.
ps. i noticed on a nother thread you are from west new york new jersey. my mom grew up in west new york, went to memorial high school. i grew up not far from there in north bergen. small world =)
I have bought the dog sofa bed, plates, toys and cage
except the dog
I took your advice that I need to get an adult dog for the apartment
I am looking for Pugs or similar dogs in the shelters and other ads in the city
No luck still
I do not want to rush adopting any dogs because I know I have to keep the dog for years and years once I adopt the right one
Scout1 Memorial school ( where your mother studied) is located in park Avenue which is parellal to Boulavard East ( where I live) I do not need to go to nycity for shopping, I can get everything in Bergenline Avenue ( I also do not have to pay sales taxin NJ for Clothes) save some $$
***Edited By: bharathi on 7/20/2005 10:30:51 PM*** Reason: s
Ok.....here we go again. Not ALL Eskies are mean! I happen to have 2 very friendly (and small) Eskies that I wouldn't trade for the world. It is true that they need to be socialized. My younger Eskie is quite shy right now but I have only had her a little over a month. They told you that one is already friendly. That's a plus. My Eskies have tons of energy. I have two so they can entertain each other. I buy them alot of toys. One drawback is they blow their coat 2 times a year and still leave white whispies (sp?) on the carpet all the time. My vacuum gets used daily. My older Eskie is a little over a year old and he still chews things. They both sleep in a crate at night and when we aren't home. My Eskies are loveable, huggable dogs. They love to be right up in your lap giving kisses. They also love car rides and going for walks. Eskies do not have a doggie odor and do not have to have constant baths. That's a plus! They do require grooming sessions to help keep shedding down and to keep their coats from matting. Here is a pic of my babies, if you would like to see!
advantages- they are lovers. they were bred to be companions, they are very intelligent, love to please their owners, thrive on being with you.
disadvantages- they get a bad rap. they need lots (and i mean lots) of socialization to everything to be well adjusted dogs. and THE HAIR!!! they blow coat twice a year. but you get used to it, never shave them, just brush, or have a groomer blow them out ( i did once, a waste of $$$ IMO)
I have an Eskie, too! Am I too late to answer questions? Okay, well I'm going to do so anyway. lol! I ditto what Eskiegirl and AlexNKai said.
pros: affectionate! they love to be loved and held and all the mushy stuff. they are agile and easily trained
cons: hair hair hair everywhere! You will never wear black with dignity again. Also, because they are eager to please, sometimes they will overachieve (doing a down right before you actually tell them to).
the caution: socialize! Do not believe that just because they jump into your arms that they do not have submissive urine - as with all breeds. This is just a tip because I had that problem with Sassy. She was overly submissive with my hubby and would pee when called or played with.
As with any breed, the Eskie is what you make of them. I love my Sassy and will not trade her for anything! Good luck with your decision. :)
***Edited By: Cecile on 7/21/2005 10:10:10 PM*** Reason: add
OH yeah! We forgot Cecile and luvmetender4eva. They are proud Eskie owners too! Don't forget about the Eskie board. I know Cecile is already there. How about it luvmetender4eva? Check out Kai's dogster page!
I kind of like the temparaments of this Breed. I like a dog which is submissive
The only problem is Shedding right?/ hair
I have to sweep everyday then
will this Breed give company for walk or run atleast an hour or two?
The disadvantage of Pug is it will not give company for a long walk
I am going to see the dog ( Douglas) Tomorrow in the Shelter ( Ozone Park,NY)
The lady from the shelter said he is friendly
some questions to ALEXnKAI, ESKIEGIRL,CECILE and uvmetender4eva
I live in one bedroom apartment
(a) Should I keep the dog in the cage or he can stay in the living room the days I work ( dog walker will also take the dog for walk the days I work) The shelter lady said no need of cage he could stay in the living room
I have good furniture and books . I am concerned on this
I could put my shoes inside my bedroom I am not sure on this I already bought a cage for a dog
I too am an Eskie owner as AlexnKai mentioned . About eskies , I said everyone else has already covered it . Of course my baby Ambiance , is really really really hyper , but shes only 5 months old , and all puppies are hyper. Shes a real sweetheart though , loves ot give kisses. I am a member at the Eskie board but dont visit often. I am much more active at Tp.
a. A kennel is your choice. I prefer one since my eskies still like to chew things up when I am not watching them. Kai prefers chewing expensive cords to my son's video camera and Nintendo Gamecube. This is for their safety as well as saving on my expense.
b. Again, your choice. I feed mine Purina One Lamb and Rice. They do great on it. They have nice coats and no tearstains. For treats...my dogs like just about every treat they can get!
c. This depends on the dog. Kai can hold it for several hours. Kirra needs to go out every couple of hours because she is potty training. I have only had her for a little over a month. My Chow mix (Alex) only goes out 2-3 times a day. I would start out taking it out several times and stretch it out from there if you see it's not needing out as often.
My eskies have tons of energy and love long walks!