9 Reasons You Should Get Yourself A Husky

9 Reasons You Should Get Yourself A Husky

Cause let's be real, huskies are the best dogs.

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1. They are so fluffy

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All the fluff cuddles!

2. They are adventurous

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Huskies love to walk and run. They are perfect for people who hike a lot!

3. Huskies are loyal

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Huskies love their owners and are very attached to the people and other animals they see.

4. They are good travelers

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They tend to have good stamina so they are always up for a long road trip with a walk at the end.

5. They love being outside

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Huskies love to be outside in cool weather. They enjoy their time outside and can't seem to get enough.

6. Look at those eyes 

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7. They're smart

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They are very smart. Huskies can learn to sass their owners back and recognize their own kind.

8. They play well with others.

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Huskies love their furry siblings. They like to play with their friends.

They are relaxed

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Despite how high energy and expressive they are, they love to chill and relax at the end of the day with their humans.

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10 Reasons Australian Shepherds Are The Best Dogs

How can you not love a wiggle butt?

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Australian Shepherd's are a long-haired breed of working dog originally bred to herd livestock. Since their beginning, the role has reversed where they make outstanding house pets. Also known as Aussie's, the breed has become a favorite to many families all around the world. These are 10 out of the billions of reasons that Australian Shepherd's are the best dog ever.

1. They are balls of fluff as puppies.

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What is this cotton ball running at me!? Oh, wait! That is my Australian Shepherd. When they are small and they still have their baby hair, it sticks out and is really soft. They are a living, breathing, cotton ball with eyes. I might be biased, but Aussie puppies are the cutest puppies. They are so high energy and their personalities are really starting to shine through. They are the kind of puppy that will steal one's heart with one sweet look.

2. They are intelligent.

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It comes as no surprise that Australian Shepherd's are the genius of the dog world. With all their energy comes a willingness to be trained in order to drain their battery. They can easily learn basic tricks like sit, lay down, stay, and then some. Heck, my Aussie learned how to give me kisses on command without me even training her! If you are looking for a dog that is easy to train, then you have found your perfect match.

3. They are loyal.

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It is also no shocker that Australian Shepherds are loyal dogs. They will love you unconditionally. I cannot tell you how many times I have raised my voice at my dog and she seemed so sad. At the end of the day, she always cuddles up to me and makes me forget why I was even mad in the first place. They are the type of dog that would go back into a burning house to find their owner. Their love for us makes it impossible not to swoon over them

4. They like exercise.

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If running is your thing, you Aussie will be up for the challenge of going with you. Australian Shepherds are very active dogs. They like to be outside, running and playing. Making sure they get more than adequate amounts of exercise will make for a happy pup, as well will probably protect your belongings from being ripped up. Just like a child, if they do not get the proper amount of activity, they will get cranky and throw a fit. If you do not have a yard or you do not want to go on a lot of walks, then getting an Aussie is probably not for you. But I promise they will not be too much of a terror as long as you care for them properly.

5. They are happy dogs.

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Aussie's are very happy and it is contagious - just like how another human's happiness is spreadable. Along with all the love they show comes great joy for you and the pup. They will show you that bliss when you come home, feed them, walk them, or just give them attention. If you like the cute picture of this pup, please show her love in the comments section because she is my Australian Shepherd. Her name is Millie. I never said this article was unbiased.

6. They have funny personalities.

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They are the quirkiest of dogs. Every single Aussie has a different, individual personality. Like every person, each Aussie is a snowflake (different from the next). For example, I have two Australian Shepherd. Millie (pictured on number 5), is milder tempered than our male Aussie, Mate. While both are high energy, Mate needs to go out more and is a little more pushy for attention. Millie is okay with sitting at home all day but is jealous. Both dogs, are different even though they grew up together.

7. They are born to work.

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Shepherd's were originally bred to heard. They come from the Western U.S, despite the name, and were bred to herd livestock in particular. Since this is the case, they are working dogs at heart. They will always be happiest with a job to do. If you live on land and have different types of cattle, the Aussie is the perfect dog to help you on the ranch. If not, be sure to give them sort of job. My dogs have took it upon themselves to keep my cats herded inside, despite never training them to do so. If you give them sort of job, they will love you and be happy.

8.They are gentle giants.

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While Aussie's are not really "giants", they sure are gentle. They are very docile when it comes to children and people they know they should be around. They will not be the one's to bite your fingers when you give them a treat, they will gently grab it from you. They are very sweet dogs which is part of what makes them the best breed of dog. What is not to love about a dog that will literally skip for you.

9. They are sleepy pups.

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With hard work comes a hard nap and the Australian Shepherd is the master of nap time. Aussie's are the best cuddle buddies know to man. While dogs are mans best friend, the Australian Shepherd is the BFF. They do get tired from all the hard work and the exhaustive activity of loving you. This makes them great at naps. They will sleep when you sleep and sleep when you are not sleeping. They will also cuddle the heck out of you while you are taking a siesta as well.

10. They have a wiggle butt. 

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The final reason that the Australian Shepherd is the best dog ever is their wiggle butt. When they get excited or happy, they will shake their whole back end. Since their tails typically get docked as babies, they do not have a tail to wag. Since that is the case, they will shake their whole butt like they would their tail. It is honestly the cutest thing you might ever see. It is just another reason to give all your love to this special breed of dog. If you need video proof of their wiggle butt please click here.

While I can think of billions of reasons that Australian Shepherd's are the best dog you could have, I have provided 10 of my favorite qualities about this special breed of dog. Dogs are truly man's best friends, but Aussie's are better than the other dogs. I may be biased, but you can be someday too.

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To My Dog, I Miss You So Much Now That I'm At College

Leaving my dog was hard enough, but I realized she had no idea why I was leaving.

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Leaving you at home while I went off to college was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. You were everything to me. (Don't worry, you still are). I picked you out right before my senior year of high school. I'll never regret it, but I wish I had known how hard it would be to go our separate ways after a year together.

We spent all summer together, cuddling, going for walks, and playing with new toys. I tried to spend as much time with you as I could, but nothing prepared me for what was about to happen at the end of August. I could tell you were starting to get anxious because I was packing up all of my stuff and moving it out of the house.

I'll never know how, but you always knew I was about to leave for a little while when the suitcases came out. But this time it wasn't just for a little while. It broke my heart when you had climbed in one of the suitcases that hadn't been zipped up yet. As you paced back and fourth around all of my belongings, I contemplated every single way that I could possibly sneak you into my dorm room.

When it finally came to the day when I had to leave for college, you gave me those sad puppy eyes, whined every now and then because you knew I was headed out somewhere and watched me every time I came in the house to grab the last of my things. I almost cried when I had to shut the door on you. I wanted to let you know that I would be back as soon as I could and that I would miss you every minute of every day until I could see you again.

Throughout my freshman year, I tried to come back every other weekend to see you. It was great, you were always so excited to see me. My heart was so full every time I would walk into the house and see you run up to me. You truly are the cutest dog, and there was no better feeling than seeing your tail wag with excitement and getting plenty of your kisses.

Sophomore year I'll admit I ended up being way busier than I expected. But I want you to know that although I can't come home as often to see you, I want to. Yeah we might have grown apart a little bit, and it hurts a little to see that mom is your favorite now, but you'll forever hold a special place in my heart. Hopefully, I'll be able to take you back after college.

But until then, I just want you to know that I miss you every single day. The hardest part of this all is that you'll never truly understand what happened. Because unfortunately, for now, there isn't a way for us to communicate with our pets the way that I'd like to. But I hope everyone at home is spoiling you with lots of treats, and I can't wait to see you soon.

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