What to consider before adopting a Siberian husky

By Siyan (Jen) Huang

Huskies are cute, but they can also be big trouble-makers. The dogs have been bred to run, so they need plenty of space and frequent outdoor exercise. They are independent thinkers, so they are relatively hard to train. Those furry coats shed a lot, so keeping the fur out off clothing and the floor can be a never-ending battle.

But do the pros and joys of owning a husky outweigh these cons? Noel Dagley, an experienced husky owner, says yes. But she suggests those who want to adopt huskies do their research before bringing a husky puppy home.

Photo at top: Gunner at the Husky Heroes event. (Siyan (Jen) Huang/MEDILL)