Are Siberian Huskys Good W/ Kids?

If I were to get one would it be okay w/ my little sister and my little brother.My brother is 2 and my sister is 3…Another question would a husky be good w/ my other dog she is a Jack Russel Terrier?

Any dog can be good with children, its all about how they are raised and that they were well socialized as a puppy. As for getting along with your other dog that would depend both on your dog and the new one. If your dog was socialized as a puppy there shouldn't be any problems. I have a almost 2 year old dog, we socialized him with everything since we've had him (which for us has been since he was born b/c we own the mother). We introduced him to people children, dogs and cats. He gets along with everything. He's never bite anyone..he has barked at people but its just to get their attention for them to come play with him.

If you get the newer dog as a puppy I suggest socializing him as much as possible.

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  • Karen S

    some are but they have to be good kids like dont pull on their fur or anywhere else
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  • Vet Tech

    Any breed can be good with children, but it is very much up to the owner. First and foremost it is important that you purchase a dog from a responsible and reputable breeder, not from a pet shop and certainly not from a back yard breeder. Here is the difference: http://st15.startlogic.com/~justonel/breeder.html

    Second, the reason why I said any breed can be good with children is because it is true. This can be achieved through proper training, proper socialization, and consistency with that training.
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  • jenlynn216

    I have a husky/akita mix and he just loves kids, and at times he loves them a little too much. What I mean is a young husky is not mean in the slightest HOWEVER… they are extremely hyper if not exercised properly or even at times when they are. If a husky is not put to work they will come up with things on their own… like some interior decorating… you know chew up a molding here and there… (I'm not joking). So more to your question…. They are great with kids however they can get excited and push one down, so it must be supervised play. Also they can be 'mouthy' when they are young and puppy teeth are sharp. So if you're ready for the commitment then I'd say get one, because they give you back 10x's with love and loyalty. Just remember that it's going to take a lot of training.
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  • asherlyrslo

    A good way to test if the dog is suitable for your home is taking your brother and sister to see the dog, if possible. Ask whomever you are buying the dog from if you can also have your Jack Russel and the husky meet, and ask if there has been any problems with the dog. That's a good place to start, and If a husky is suitable for your home mostly depends on whether or not the personality fits. Good luck!
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  • leggylegz1

    Huskys are very active breed. It's hard to say that it would get along with your JR. You will need to read about the breed before purchasing. Most people THINK they know about the breed they want, buy it, then it ends up at a shelter. Keep in mind, Huskies need alot of exercise, not locked up in the back yard, actual exercise. Also, they require alot of brushing since their coat is thick and they do shed (even after off season). The next question is, do your children know how to act and treat an animal? I do not mean disrespect, but unless you educate your children how to pet a dog (never on the head or back), let them smell you first, etc…..then any dog you get, whether it is a Husky or not should easily adapt. You can buy the book "Huskies for Dummies" again, not calling anyone a dummy but i bought one of the books and it gives alot of great information down to what kind of bowl they prefer (yes, dogs do have a preference!)
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  • cheezehead

    I've had both the Husky and also a Jack Russel – they are both VERY hyper dogs and need lots of running around time and space. Both were EXCELLENT dogs with kids (and adults too) neither one of mine had a problem with being pulled on by little kids either. Hopefully you have the room and the patience for the hyper ones! Good Luck!
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  • meg l

    Huskies are WONDERFUL dogs, but they aren't for everyone. Huskies are a VERY active working breed of dog. They can be stubborn to train as they get bored fast and need firm fair training. They are great escape artists and can easily jump over an 8ft fence if properly motivated, and should never be allowed off leash as they might not come back when called. They can be loud and destructive if bored or anxious, so crate training is a must. They have a very HIGH prey drive and were bred to be independent thinkers that might question you judgment at times, as the KNOW they are smarter then YOU ARE :). Your Jack could be seen as prey by a Husky, so proper socialization is very important. Huskies can be dog aggressive so be sure you have the information you need to introduce the two dogs together.

    I would say this would not be the best breed for your family with a smaller dog and little kids UNLESS you are very aware of the potential issues of the breed and can be sure to used consistent training. Kids and dogs need to be supervised at all times regardless of breed, and especially with a Husky. Small kids can be hurt by a large dog and a husky may not like rambunctious children, and a Husky is unlikely to put up with any bad behavior from a child like other breeds can. Perhaps adopting an older Husky past the puppy phase would be better for you as you will see what they are like as an adult, but do lots of reading before you get one. Be sure you can give them the time and exercise the breed needs, and jobs to do so they won't be bored.

    Also look at other Spitz breeds, perhaps an Akita would be better. In Japan parents would entrust their children to an Akita as they can be very loving and protective of "their"children, and they need less exercise then a Husky to be happy house dog. An Akita still needs a firm hand and training though, and may not be tolerant of any other children that come over. Look up different Spitz breeds before you pick a Husky for your family.
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  • pierced_chick123

    Any dog can be good with children, its all about how they are raised and that they were well socialized as a puppy. As for getting along with your other dog that would depend both on your dog and the new one. If your dog was socialized as a puppy there shouldn't be any problems. I have a almost 2 year old dog, we socialized him with everything since we've had him (which for us has been since he was born b/c we own the mother). We introduced him to people children, dogs and cats. He gets along with everything. He's never bite anyone..he has barked at people but its just to get their attention for them to come play with him.

    If you get the newer dog as a puppy I suggest socializing him as much as possible.
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