I've seen a lot of people going after this little dog recently. They are a miniaturized version of an Alaskan Husky. They come in three sizes (Standard, miniature, and toy) and are solely a companion animal. Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but the people who seem to be going after these dogs are also against designer breeds, or so they say (I see this on forums mind you).
So why is it that certain, more "appealing" (I guess?) designer breeds are okay to breed, and okay fore veryone to want all of a sudden? I'm against all designer breeding, but that's just me. To me, these little dogs I'm sure are nice companions, but, they're companions, and I can find a companion in a shelter just as easily, and not pay anywhere near a "rare breed/designer" price. What are you guys' thoughts on this 'breed'?
BTW, it is recognized by some registries, but I don't count that as much. I'm comparing to other breeders of the same type of breeding.
they are cute, I can see how they would appeal to people who want a husky but maybe need a smaller dog because of there lifestyle. I had to do a google search because they are something I had never heard of. I couldn't find any prices tho, and I am curious, how expensive are they?
they are cute little dogs, just not for me. i love the malamutes. bigger and fuller coated than the sibes. our state university. the university of washington, , are the huskies, but the actual mascot is a malamute. go figure....... lol
Well, Alaskan Huskies (mine) go for around $700-800, but I haven't had a litter of them in years. And that would be for a puppy, started in training, UTD, etc. The Alaskan Husky is a mixed breed, bred for sledding, so they generally make terrible pets. I never sell them as pets, because of the risk involved with someone trying to keep one of these dogs in the house, and just going on a short jog with it every now and then, just doesn't work that way.
Siberians, in working, mine go for about $800 and up. Same, with training started, UTD, etc, all the good stuff. My Siberians have a very hidh working drive, so they don't make the best pets either.
i can't really speak for the people who buy these dogs but my theory of why they would think that this breed is better than another desinger breed is because of the fact that the women who breeds them is very seriously trying to make a standard. i know that she is very particular about her breeding program and is trying to get them recognized.
but really i can't say too much cause i don't know that much about all of it.... :)
***Edited By: silkypup on 11/9/2006 12:12:11 AM*** Reason: *
Perhaps that is what we should be aiming towards with creating these new breeds? I am not sure I'll ever agree with creating new breeds, as long as I'm alive for the rest of what I've got.
Some of the AKK breeders do seem to be very passionate, they show their dogs, etc. But then again, there are other designer breeders who do that as well (eventhough their registry is not very prestigious in itself). Is this breed an exception?
OMG, these dogs are cute, funny and adorable and...THE NOISIEST LITTLER CRITTERS ON 4 FEET!
At the 2006 UKC Premier in Kalamazoo Mich. The Klee Kai club hosted and I tell you this for nothing. They were the nosiest little dogs I have ever seen <heard>. We were all about to attach dynomite to their crates and light the fuses. It was that bad. The owners did nother to calm their dogs or to accomidate the other show people there. As a show person with my dogs, we cover the crates or in some resemblence of good showmanship, try to keep our dogs quiet for the other people showing, so as not to distract the dogs in the ring showing....but those dogs and owners...OMG. Think before you get one, they are NOISY in the extreme!
Well my only real issue is with the breeder of them, the original lady I believe is no longer around and the people breeding them now wont let other people breed them. To me if you want your breed out there and to help get AKC recognition you would want people breeding them. If any of the "new breeds" of today are going to get AKC recognition it may be these guys or the Carlin Pinscher. But the Carlins do not get sold for that much money they top out at 700.