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Lazy Husky
February 4, 2013
8:25 pm
Lesley Howarth
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Danielle Seward
Lazy Husky
« on: November 25, 2010, 04:39:35 pm »

Hello all,
Im beginning to think I've got dud huskies! haha! I have a two years old bitch that is just Lazy! she will run in harness when she goes in but i feel she just doesnt put her all in. She is a fussy eater and she is lethargic most of the time she doesn't want to play with my pup any more she just wants to sleep. I was looking for a supplement to give her more energy or maybe she needs more zinc in her diet? I currently feed all mine on Fish for Dogs she is on adult salmon has anyone else had these issues?

Thanks for your time, would appreciate any thoughts x

angie allen
Re: Lazy Husky
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 05:49:29 pm »

Has she had a full vet check?
ie: urine/bloods to make sure she dosen't have any underlying health issues


Danielle Seward
Re: Lazy Husky
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010, 06:04:25 pm »

No I havent taken her to the vets for urine/bloods as yet, i have just always thought she was lazy, she is just temperamental at some shows she will show her socks off then others its like she cant be bothered. She is not underweight so i think she just plays me with the food and thinks she will get better if she doesnt eat the food. I have just uped the training and take them running at least two times a week. I may take her to the vets to see if they have any explanation. thanks angie
angie allen
Re: Lazy Husky
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2010, 10:43:28 pm »

Hi Danielle
If they do blood analysis ask them to include thyroid function

good luck and I hope you get to the bottom of it


tina fraser
Re: Lazy Husky
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2010, 10:53:12 am »

get a vet check but maybe its just a lazy dog. ive one that runs in my team thats hell for leather for 100 yds then just drops to a jog and is as lazy as anything in his run. at shows he just lays down but i wouldnt swap him for anything in the world
rose gallagher
Re: Lazy Husky
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2010, 01:30:31 pm »

I have a female sibe like this she will run in harness but hardly pulls unless sees something she can chase. she runs well but goes for the scenery i think, when @ the start of a run she will just stand there quietly waiting lol. she is very quiet @ home & will sleep all day if i let her, just a laid back sibe really, she enjoys shows & does show quite well even though they are companion shows only. some sibes can be more laid back than others, she isn't like this every day though & goes nuts @ feed time.
Re: Lazy Husky
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2010, 11:37:55 pm »

Hi Danielle,
She could be just spoilt, especially if she's previously been an only-dog . As long as there's nothing medically wrong and she's not suddenly just become like this then it may just this.

Our first bitch (now 10.5yo) has always had the 'Queen complex', we had her for almost 3 years before we got pup no.2. She will run if she wants to and only on her terms, she's always been like that.

Make sure you are strict at feeding times, this is the best time to assert yourself. Never leave food down for more than 10 minutes, eaten or not, etc. I can't seem to find the exact ingredient breakdown (i.e. of vitamins and minerals included) but at £51 per 15kg , it wants to be a quality food, eh? …


sandra heathcote
Re: Lazy Husky
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2010, 11:15:27 am »

Both kira and my previous husky could sleep for england. They were both fit and healthy but prefer to lie close by me and not go out. Infact if you are out on a walk and stop to talk to someone Kira will lie down and go to sleep, she takes every opportunity to crash out. Some are just like that, especially if they are the only husky you have. Sandra
Danielle Seward
Re: Lazy Husky
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2010, 01:06:26 pm »

Thank you for your replies,
I think she is spoilt! she is my princess and she knows it! she was my first husky but after a year i also got her mum, who is even more laid back than her but eats for england if i let her! I have decided to change her food to skinners superier to up the engery levels as fish for dogs only has protein of 26% just while im training her harder. She has started to pick up in training and all are running faster, i have put her in wheel as she seem to chase better and is happier. The pup i have is a GSP puppy and i think because she has extra level of energy it make my sibes look even lazier. The GSP is now running in Lead and oh my she can run! she has given my sibes the boost they needed. I am also trying some Vetzyme Active Tablets for them just while im running them twice to three times a week has anyone used these before? I have read reviews that they give extra zinc and helps maintain engery levels, she was started in harness at a late age she was nearly 12 months when she went in harness as she was my first but im hoping now she is beginning to know what its about and she is enjoying it more! as she has picked up a bit i will see how she goes if no more improvement i may take her to the vets again as they said before that there seems nothing wrong with her, my vets dont like doing things that dont need to be done so we shall see how she goes.

Thank you agian

Danielle Seward
Re: Lazy Husky
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2010, 09:10:29 pm »

Just an update on my girl,
I have now changed her food to skinners superier and feeding the Supplements and she has now gone the other way she has so much energy! Im not getting out to run them as i want with the snow, once that has gone im looking forward to a great training session! She is so sharp and active and wants to play again! She has also become alot more loving i just think that food didnt suit her, (she also woolfs the food down she loves it)

Thank you for your help x

angie allen
Re: Lazy Husky
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2011, 10:47:31 am »

Glad you got to the bottom of it and she is a happier little girl
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