The Minaska Kennel is a selective breeder of working line CKC regitered Siberian Huskies, located in Quebec, Canada.
Taking care of our Siberian Husky pack is our passion and our way of life. It is with a great deal of work, combining the dedication and talent of my partner’s, and my own knowledge as a technician in Animal Health, that we are able to offer to our pack of dogs, a dream kennel, in the rustic beauty of the forest and offer them an optimal quality of life.
Our breeding program is now focused on Siberian Husky from racing dog bloodlines, having been developed for years for their sprint performance.
They excel in pulling sleds by their speed and also make wonderful companions.
Our goal is to produce healthy dogs, with good temperaments, while having the perfect conformation and mental performance as sled dogs. We are members of the CKC (Canadian Kennel Club). We have a kennel license, in accordance with the regulations of our municipality, and we also hold a kennel license issued by MAPAQ.
Our Siberians live in groups and are kept in pens (not tied up or chained). Our dogs enjoy an enriched environment; they have toys to play with, music is playing in the kennel and they can have fun with their companions.
They live in a clean and safe environment. They are trained to pull sleds in winter and enjoy outings in the woods and playing in the pool of our big dog park during the summer season. Our Huskies have water at all times (heated buckets in winter) and are fed twice a day with the range of high quality dried food and meat. We have a heated materity with access to an outdoor enclosure for moms and their puppies. We aim to become a reference of choice in matters of Nordic dog breeding conditions. We love our dogs and treat them with respect!
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Sarah Marchand & Yannick Giroux
THE SIBERIAN HUSKY
There are several great books about the Siberian Husky. We advise future Husky owners to properly document themselves before buying a dog. Therefore, here are a few important things to know before acquiring a Husky.
The Siberian Husky is a majestic dog with mysterious ways, combining the elegance of its figure and an expression of quiet power. It has a smart and striking look. It is proud and courageous. It is noble and reserved, but very affectionate and loyal to its master. It is an energetic and playful dog.
Huskies have been primarily selected by nomadic tribes to pull Chukchi sleds, so it is natural for this dog to be attracted to the great outdoors. It’s a great runner and is suitable for very cold climates. It likes to explore, climb and can jump very high. It also likes to dig holes to lie down in a cool place, or to fill his boredom. Huskies need to exercise absolutely must be bridged in order to make it an agreeable companion, happy and well balanced. It does not bark much, but likes howling like a wolf.
It has two periods of exceptional molts in the spring and fall, in which it will lose tons of hair. Its hair does not require much maintenance the rest of the year.
The Siberian can not live by repressing its energy, it needs alot of exercice. It can be a good hunter, so it must be socialized to little animals from an early age (like cats) to learn to be friendly with them.
The Husky's owners must demonstrate leadership, confidence and consistency with their dog to let it know its place in the hierarchy of its new family, its pack.
It loves to pull hard but it can learn the difference between the harness that allows it to pull a sled and its leash attached to its collar, which calls for heeling. For a Husky, pulling a sled is almost innate and it will learn very quickly, especially if it is accompanied by an experienced dog.