Welcome Isabelle Jordan Polo !!

Finally! - 5/7/2013


The hat's OK I guess, but I really need more shoes.

Isa & Kris, doing fine!

Tyler, Zachary, Nathan, and Isabelle

In Loving Memory

Storm, born 8/28/99, died 3/25/13

Welcome Revel (@8 weeks) with Stryker (9 months) !!!

Welcome Stryker (@6 weeks) !!!

Meet Rocky & Aspen, Sire & Dam


In Loving Memory

Orion, born 4/17/98, died 7/2/12

2010! Two Great Trips & a 5th Grandson!
Disney World Liberty of the Seas
Welcome Nathan! Ty's Cake, Zach's Target
Bren & Cam
Ty & Zach

Build It, and They Will Come (to Help) !
Bren @ Yankee Stadium Cam @ Hockey
  Bren @ Baseball  Cam @ Baseball
Feeding Time . . . As Always!


And now the Siber-Playmates . . .







Orion (5/16/98) is obviously a "red" Siberian Husky. He is the fourth generation of our line, and shows his father's (Hooper) good looks combined with his mother's (Kodi) loving disposition. Great friends . . . different dogs. Storm doesn't really like bread crumbs . . . in fact, the only missing crumbs were spilled as she squeezed out the Dog Door with the day's prize! Orion, OTOH, was content to stand guard for her, greatful for the break in the action. Storm (8/28/99) is a "gray" Siberian Husky with blue eyes, and is very calm considering she's a Husky puppy. Storm is a bit more responsive than Orion (she will come when called) but needs ongoing entertainment.

Let’s get one thing straight from the start . . . we are owned by Siberian Huskies!

What will you find here?

Hopefully, we'll make your "Cyberian" Husky experience just a little bit richer. We'll try to broaden your understanding of these wonderful animals by sharing what we've felt during 15 years of being part of a "pack". We'll certainly brag a bit about our "owners", but let's get something straight from the start. We describe ourselves as "experienced" . . . not "experts". For example, we neither show nor race Siberian Huskies. We have carefully bred and raised just three litters within the four walls of our home to maintain and ensure the characteristics we have come to love - great looking Siberian Huskies with even better dispositions. For ourselves and for a few other people who will cherish these magnificent animals as much as we do. Which brings us to . . .

Siberian Husky Rescue

If you are considering living with a Siberian Husky or two, you need to know that far too many Siberian Huskies are in need of rescue. Why? For different reasons than most other dogs. You may not have considered "rescuing" an abandoned dog before, perhaps for the same reasons you might avoid buying a used car, i.e., you don't want someone else's problem. Right? Well, as far as Siberian Huskies are concerned, you would be wrong.

Siberians often find themselves abandoned for being exactly what they are supposed to be. The problem is their human(s) either didn't read, or didn't believe, or didn't carefully think about the issues raised in "So . . . You Want a Siberian Husky?". Please do that, and talk to a responsible human member of a Siberian Husky pack before considering that decade of intimacy with a Siberian Husky. And please, consider rescuing one of these wonderful animals, OK?

The Siberian Husky

If you live with a Siberian . . . or are close friends with someone who does . . . well, then you may already know a fair amount about the breed. If not, there are a number of web sites you can visit to learn more. The Siberian Husky Club of America (SHCA) is a great place to start. The SHCA home page contains an index of available topics including an introduction to the breed and a brief history of the breed in America. You can also visit the American Kennel Club web site and review the AKC's "Breed Standard" for this member of the Working Group.

Want to know what the standards mean and what a Husky should actually look like? Ever wonder why their eyes are almond-shaped, and how that development (and others) allows them to thrive in the Arctic? Well, just spend some time reading "An Analysis of the Standard by Three Breeder Judges". What colors do they come in? Ann Hernandez has assembled a wonderful web site called "Colors of the Siberian Husky" where - among many, many other things - you can browse her quick reference color guide of the surprisingly broad array of colors and markings characteristic of the breed.

But perhaps the most important information for the curious potential owner is contained in "So . . . You Want a Siberian Husky?" . Please read it carefully, and understand that these descriptions are extremely accurate! You will see them quoted and paraphrased on many web sites featuring Siberian Huskies. If you are still interested in owning Siberian Huskies after reading this, you should also read Stephen Lee's Siberian Husky FAQ. We'd add only a few thoughts to expand on Stephen's excellent compilation.


While Siberian Huskies may only shed their undercoats twice a year, many shed significantly all of the time! And if you are owned by two or more dogs, they never shed at the same time. In other words, carpets rapidly and regularly receive a thick coat of woven dog hair, and hard-surfaced floors quickly come alive with "dust bunny" races powered by your forced-air heating system. As a result, a good vacuum cleaner is an essential tool for any Siberian Husky owner!


Carefully consider the implications of Stephen's suggestions for fencing. Appearance considerations aside, there simply is no substitute for the chain link fence! For example, we were not successful in keeping our dogs contained until we installed an eight foot chain link fence with 18 inches of it buried in the ground. Dictated by appearance, our most recent fence is a 6' "wrought iron style" fence with its aluminum bars 4" apart, installed close to the ground. (Note that this is not adequate for pups and smaller dogs, but it works for our dogs. At some point in the future, we may have to line this fence with some other, chain link-like material, or add an electrifed fence.) To prevent digging out, we lined the fence perimeter with pre-cast lattice block pavers, 18"x36"x4" thick. The "lattice" allows the landscape to grow up through the concrete blocks, preserving appearance and binding the pavers firmly to the ground.

Why go through all this trouble? One or more escaped Huskies will quickly introduce you to the adrenalin-filled experience called a "Husky Hunt". Once free, many Huskies will simply put their heads down and break into a trot . . . as if they were pulling a very light sled with no navigational guidance! When they finally consider it might be time to do something else, they can find themselves 5 or 10 miles from home . . . with no concept of how to return.

Concerned about the possible need to locate one of our "kids" miles from home, we experimented with tracking collars. Unfortunately, the collars we tried were not designed to be worn day-in, day-out by potential escapees -- battery life is measured in weeks, units with user replacable batteries are not weather-proof, and the required antennae pose problems. If they are tucked up under the dogs collar - or taped there - the range of the device is unaccaptably short (perhaps a few blocks in a suburuban development environment). If the antennae are left extended, they either continually pick up debris, bend, snap off . . . or make these lovely animals look like something that just came through the Stargate! There is another locating technology on the horizon - personalized GPS transmitters activated by remote signal - that appears to have promise, but the initial target markets for these devices are the elderly and small children. I have not yet found any suitable for pets to wear.

Prey Instinct

While Huskies will invariably welcome human intruders, small animals and birds should think twice before entering a space occupied by Siberian Huskies. Many Huskies - particularly younger dogs - will catch and kill these animals, quickly and without remorse. Once the animal stops moving, Huskies will often leave it alone. But the damage is done, and the repercussions can be considerable if that small animal happens to be the neighbor's cat who strayed into the yard to do its own hunting!

You can sample this behavior by throwing a ball or a frisbee near a Husky. The dog is likely to chase it as long as the ball is moving. But once it stops, the Husky will almost invariably lose interest. And if your Husky picks the ball up and returns it anywhere near you, better have the video camera rolling, because he's not likely to do that twice!

So why do we love them?

Smart, willful, cannot be trusted off-leash, creative and athletic escape artists, continuous shedding, crave playmates . . . why do we love them so much?!? Because they are beautiful, personable, loving, and - especially when you are owned by multiple Huskies - highly entertaining! While owning a single Siberian Husky means you must be part of his daily entertainment regimen, two or three Siberian Huskies will mostly entertain themselves, and can put on quite a show!

To learn more about them, you can meet with and talk to a large group of Siberian Husky owners . . . wait . . . scratch that . . . you can talk to a large group of humans owned by Siberian Huskies . . . by joining the Sibernet List.