If you’re following me on social media, then you know that I share my life with a beautiful Siberian Husky baby, named Aisling ( a Gaelic Irish name which means Dream). This baby girl came into my life a year ago, after the heartbreaking and devastating loss of Vulcain (you read about him, here). So how is life with a siberian husky ? Well, it’s quite an amazing journey, and since a lot of you asked me, I’m gonna tell you all about it !
A little bit of History : Siberian Huskies are one of the oldest Primitive Dogs. Studies show indeed a genetic closeness with the now-extinct Taymyr wolf of North Asia. They originated in Russia, where they were bred and raised by The Chukchi, a tribe of Siberian nomads, for thousands of years. And the first Siberian Huskies arrived in Alaska only at the beginning of the 20th century ! After some DNA tests my rescue puppy turns out to be an Alaskan Klee Klai, also called Miniature Husky. She has wolf coat, mixed eyes (one icy blue one brown), and is now 16 months old !
To start, let me tell you that you get what “primitive dog” means when you live with a husky ! First of all they are very independent dogs as it means they do their own thing and don’t like to be cuddled. They’re also very vocal as they “speak” to tell you what they want, if they’re happy or unhappy about something (go to @aisling_siberianhusky instagram to watch her funny videos !). But they don’t bark. As for care and food, you don’t need to wash your husky but you have to brush them (and don’t even get me started on the molting -insert emoji scary face-). Food wise I gave her Royal Canin puppy and then since adulthood, Nutiriva with 1 pomp of salmon oil at each serving.
Huskies are very, very, very, I mean VERY energetic ! So they need their outdoor time to play, run, jump and of course to socialize. Know that a husky who ruins your furniture at home, is not a bad dog, it’s a bored and to full of energy dog who doesn’t have enough exercice. Since Aish was a puppy she is used to go out 5 times a day, each time in different setting such as the Parisian streets, la coulee verte (kind of a road with trees and greenery), park, woods… And she never ruined anything at home. Huskies are also very moody ! Which I’m not gonna lie make it quite difficult to educate, minus the fact my baby Aish is an alpha female… So while she was still a puppy I get the help of a puppy trainer, Elisabete from University of dogs. They also do canine pack of dogs walks in the woods, for 3 hours every day, twice a day ! So every day, with 10 to 15 other dogs, Aisling runs, plays, swims and really enjoys herself with all her paw friends. That was really the best decision I’ve made for her wellbeing.
What else can I say other than life with a husky is simply full of joy, love and laughter, as they have very funny and little minx personality ! I saved her and she saved me at my darkest time after the loss of Vulcain, putting a smile back on my face and in my heart. She’s my Aisling, my dream, my forever babygirl.
You can follow Aisling daily adventure with her photos and videos on her Instagram :