We live on a 64-acre farm and have secured one fenced acre for our Huskies, complete with environmental enrichment such as a ramp, a tunnel, and a fort for play. A large water trough, covered shed, and sprinkler hose help our Huskies stay cool during our Texas summers.
Additionally, we have completed a 600 square foot Whelping House with an office and grooming station. The Whelping House features four individual, climate controlled runs with doggie doors for outside access. The office includes small living quarters if needed to supervise births.
My husband and I both have spent our lives around animals, and it is a rewarding experience we are passing down to our children. He was raised in a farming community and owned a German Shepherd Husky cross for over ten years. I grew up in Germany and, at age ten, began to train German Shepherds for Schutzhund I, II, and III, a dog sport developed in the 1900s to test appropriate traits and characteristics of a proper working German Shepherd dog. At age 12, I became the youngest trainer ever to complete this task with my dog, Pascha. When I was 16, I began my education to become a registered veterinarian technician and completed my certification at age 19 under the supervision of Dr. Hanno Freisen in Hanau, Germany. Seven years later, I came to the United States where I became the proud owner of my first purebred Siberian Husky. The striking beauty and intelligence of the breed captured my heart. Today, our Huskies are very much part of our family.