Husky's

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  1. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    Every single husky I have ever bathed has absolutley hated the bath/water. I mean every single one. I was just thinking is this generally a breed thing or just these dogs?

    It's weird because I haven't come across another breed I've bathed that almost all of them hate the water and these husky's hate the bath with a passion. I have bathed a lot of them since they seem to come in constantly.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Maybe Chloe is a husky in german shepherd / lab body :p Sorry BB I have no idea, every dog or puppy I have ever met has liked water EXCEPT for Chloe
     
  3. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    lol :p Most of the dogs I come across at the humane society don't really like the bath in that setting, but all of the husky's I have bathed have hated the bath with a passion and are always the hardest dogs to bath! Even the few I have met that where very good dogs have hated and struggled as much as they could with the bath.
     
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    Do they take a long time to dry out or something? My lab mix hated getting wet because the water would get trapped in her undercoat and would take forever to dry out. We didn't realize it until one day after we bathed her . . . She was outside with us in the 95 degree heat for HOURS, yet as soon as the sun went down she started shivering because her coat was still wet underneath!
     
  5. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    Not much longer then the other dogs with similair coats. They really don't take that much longer for us to dry and for the most part they don't freak out about the blow dryer either. So we can use the blow dryers and towels to dry them so generally they dry in about the same time as the other dogs. Even the dogs with heavier coats don't freak out like the husky's seem to!
     
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    stevinski Int CH - $uperBitch

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    its the same with harley, he hates water!!!

    but that could be from his accident in the pool wen he was a pup!
     
  7. I have no clue, my sisters Husky loved the water. He loved to play in the kiddie pool, jump in the bath tub/ shower with you if you didn't shut the door behind you. He would even get rolled in the waves at the beach and run back for meore. We had to litterally drag him out of the water when it was time to go
     
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    Yeah, most of the huskies we have at work love the pool as well. But they will pitch the biggest hissy fit about taking a bath, so I think it's a mental association thing.
     
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    oc_spirit Snow Girl

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    Someone told me it''s a survival instinct. If a Husky gets wet in the arctic it could mean death when the temperatures drop so it''s natural for a Husky to want to avoid water in order to stay alive. I dunno how true this is.

    I just think they''re big wussies and know they can put on a show so they do :D
     
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    might just be a spitz thing.

    Keeshonden hate water too, for the most part. This is ironic, as they were used to guard barges in Holland.
     
  11. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    I think your right about that second part! They do seem to be the biggest wussies when it comes to a bath :rolleyes: :lol-sign: Maybe it's 'cause they are pretty and know it? lol
     
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    tempura tantrum Shiba Inu Slave

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    OC- the person who told you that was right on, it's most definitely a survival instinct, and pretty characterstic of all the Nordic breeds. (Although a tendency toward "drama queenism" seems to be built into all of them as well...)

    Most Shibas loathe water. Tai will wade when we go to the beach, but only if he notices that I'm paying more attention to a dog that is swimming. The Japanese tradition of "saving face" isn't just limited to humans in that country! :D Nevertheless, he will never go in far enough to get the "family jewels" wet. (Although I guess it's more like "family jewel," as he's neutered).

    Kimi went in ONCE as a 7 month old puppy, purely because she didn't know what it was. She got so excited she ran straight toward the water, jumped in, and immediately turned around and came out. On dry land, she started trying to "kill" the water, her new sworn enemy. She has never ventured in since.
     
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    My first husky, although it was so long ago when I was very very young, would choose to wade into the pool and lay on the steps by himself. I figure mostly because it was his own choice, because if anyone tried to push him in he'd claw away as quickly as possible.

    My current husky likes jumping into the pond water, always coming home with a nice fresh smell of algae from the park.
     
  14. ~Dixie's_Mom~

    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

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    LOL! I can relate. Misty, my passed Husky (RIP) used to LOVE the pond and creek in our yard. She'd come home Muddy, and wet (occasionally with a duck in her mouth :() and she STUNK! We would deal with it though, she was too cute to scold. :) We would go down to the creek in the woods, and she'd swim with us! :) She was so funny, but she'd always scare away any deer that would come to drink. :p We thought it was beautiful, she thought it was dinnertime. I suppose the fact that we were originally from Texas (and she'd spent about 5-6yrs of her life there) kinda ruined her instincts....lol!
     
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    This is so funny. My BC/Samoyed mix loved the lakes and ponds to death! He will swim around and chase weeds forever. Even though he has a bad first experience.
    Which I should share....
    He was under a year on a leash with my hubby on a dock. They walked along the dock nonchalantly and to the end; it had a wooden rail. My hubby was admiring the view when the dog, Faris, just kept on and walked right off into the water! I don't know what he was thinking. Ker-Plunk! He went completely under the water and came up splashing desparately. Hubby tried to lift him up onto the dock and Faris was crazily trying to get back up, but he ended up having to swim back to shore. It was so funny. We still laugh about it. Faris is the funniest dog. I wish BC/Sammys were a breed.

    Anyway, he big time detests getting a bath; I can't do it alone and he is a big bad moody guy the whole time.
    He also does not like his tail brushed or face touched.
     

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