Um didnt you pretty much ALREADY post something LIKE this??7 weeks is WAY too young so either wait another week or so or ask the breeder, as mentioned before, why they want to get rid of them so fast/young.
Either you will be alpha or the puppy will. They need to know that you are the big dog. They chew small trees down if you let them. They take about four years to grow up. LOL. I loved mine. He was wonderful once I found out how I was supposed to act with a strong minded dog, who is still pretty close to his ancestors. Mine loved getting wet on hot days. They blow their coat. Little tufts all over the place. Flies love their nice thick ears. Watch for that. And they love to have a job of pulling things. Do you have a lot of energy? The puppy will. And yes, let it be with it's momma long enough or it will never learn what it needs to get along with other dogs. She teaches them a lot in the first 8 - 12 weeks of life. kd7ign
Hi Jip, I would like to help. I have two myself. If you are getting the puppy from a breeder they should be 8 weeks or older. This helps with the potty training and other things. Find out why the breeder whats to let this pup go so young.
You have to have a fenced in yard, lots of love, lots of exercise and lots of time to train your pup. Good luck, any questions let me know. You may have to PM me as I'm not on line much this time of year.
As my screen name suggests, I have three. Fenced yard is a must and make sure there are no gaps. Sibes can get through very small spaces. They are a very intelligent breed and quite self sufficient, but they need their pack (YOU). Don't buy cheap leashes, invest in a good quality 6 foot lead and a restraining collar. Sibes are bred to pull and you don't want to be the pullee. And don't think to let them off leash. Probably 98% of sibes can never be allowed off leash. They will run, and run, and run until they decide to come home or are injured or killed. You do know that Siberian Huskies have a great many vocalizations, right? Mine hardly ever bark, but they do howl, whine and woo-woo. Good luck.
What is already posted is great info. I agree 7 wks is too young, esp. since you said you'd get him/her in a few weeks. Christmas is NOT the time to get to know your pup. There is WAY too much going on for the poor thing to take in. I would request that the breeder keep the pup until after Christmas. Most reputable breeders actually avoid having Christmas litters for this very reason.
You must, MUST, MUST be a very strong pack leader for this breed. I cannot stress this enough! A Sibe pup is not a good choice for a first time dog owner. If you had to have a Sibe, I would suggest adopting an older one. Since it sounds like its a done deal, PLEASE PM some of the long-time Husky owners on the forum for any and ALL questions. You are welcome to PM me anytime, I know Wiley offered as well.
If you can, spend some time with a Sibe (maybe you can hang out at the breeders?) before and after you get your pup. Oh, and have you seen the movie Eight Below? They really do all of that times 10. They can and will kill, and eat small animals. Everest caught and killed a hawk once. I would not have believed it if I hadn't saw it with my own eyes!
Having a Husky looks glamorous in the movies, but really, even as a future breeder and having done rescue work this breed IS NOT for everyone. I really don't mean to bum you out, but you gotta know. I would hate to see your pup end up in the shelter for people like me & Wiley to rehabilitate.
Please read "Cesar's Way" by Cesar Millan. It is good info at it's core, and will give you an idea of how to become a better pack leader. Siberian Huskies are the only breed that have ALL of the social cues that Wolves do, including the 'long stare'. They will try to pull that one over on you very young, so be ready. Some other great books are by Stanley Coren. "How Dogs Think" and "How to Speak Dog". You don't have to be an expert, but you do have to know the basics of dog psyhcology(sp?).
That's all I can think of for now, but there's tons more...