What Is Loyalty?
Dogs are often described as being loyal, but what does this mean? If your idea of loyalty involves a dog following you around all the time, you may have the definition a little wrong. Loyal dogs often do stand by your side, but sometimes too much following can be clingy.
Most dogs love human companionship and having connections with their owners, but this doesn’t define their loyalty. Dogs who love human interaction have usually been bred to enjoy it over time, and this trait is passed down through generations of dogs.
Loyalty in dogs is a different trait than wanting to be close to their owners all the time. When dogs are incredibly loyal, they will always stand by their family no matter how tempting any other circumstances. Loyalty can be shown through a dog’s love for their family and their want to be in the family ‘pack’ for the rest of their lives.
Is Loyalty In A Huskies Nature?
So, are huskies loyal? Huskies as a breed are very loyal dogs, and however, sometimes people feel like their huskies aren’t because of their nature. Huskies love human contact and physical attention, so when a husky is being very friendly with strangers, some owners might question their dog’s loyalty.
Huskies are outgoing and friendly, but these dogs aren’t the best protectors. If someone breaks into your family home, you can’t always count on a husky to chase the intruder away. More often than not, a friendly husky would try to interact with the intruder expecting treats and some love. If you’re on the lookout for a guard dog, it’s best to assess other dog breeds before a husky.
As well as being extremely friendly, huskies can also be very stubborn and independent. When you mix these personality traits, it may seem like your dog is being disloyal. This isn’t true – they are just more friendly than other dog breeds. Even the American Kennel Club (AKC) suggests that these dogs will be very friendly.
Siberian huskies and their history can show why these dogs are so independent. Their ancestors spent lots of time alone, fending for themselves in Siberia, and this personality trait has been passed down through generations. This can cause huskies to show their loyalty in a less clingy way than other dogs. Huskies don’t have any aggressive or possessive tendencies either.
Huskies can thrive outside all day. When they were in Siberia, these dogs were hard working from morning to night. They don’t have greedy tendencies, and when eating will stop when they are full, unlike other dog breeds who will eat until they burst.