Letter: Humans are supposed to be the smart ones in dealing with dogs

June 22, 2013 

A breed of animal that mostly resembles a wolf, without being a hybrid.  An animal that is capable of running faithfully and saving thousands of lives, according to our history books, an animal that will run itself to its own death in fact because a husky is a work animal.

A family member far exceeding your lap dog, a husky will love and die for its family, unconditionally, and a husky will attack anybody, at any age who walks within its lair and poses a threat or brings to the fore a strong urge of instinct they have in their genetic code.

I would never bring or allow any body of any age to walk among this incredible animal, in their den area without approving their understanding of animals. Who’s to blame for the mauling? Parents above all are responsible for their children’s actions, and for their own parenting skills and knowledge.

Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t be naive. And don’t hang blame. Humans are supposed to be the smart ones, right? 

— Gordon A. De Husson,

owner of  a Copper Siberian and parent of three children

Anchorage

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