The Siberian Husky Club of America has established basic guidelines for conduct between Husky breeders.
The Stud Dog
The stud dog should be OFA certified free of radiological hip dysplasia. (OFA – Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) Eyes of the dog should be diagnosed free from genetic disorders as indicated by a canine ophthalmologist once yearly. The dog owner should request a certification of unaffected eyes from a canine ophthalmologist for the brood bitch.
Stud dog should be free of hereditary problems and not be over or undersized. The dog should have proper disposition and two normally descended testicles.
The husky male should be in good health and free of disease and parasites.
Owner of the husky male should discuss the merits and disadvantages of the proposed breeding. The stud fee which is consummated by a “tie” should be agreed upon mutually by the two parties.
Full stud fee should be paid at time of service. Dog owner may offer a return service at a future breeding season if mating does not produce a litter.
The burden of proof for fertility is with the stud dog owner…if the dog has not been proved by producing a litter. (Listed in the AKC Stud Dog Register)
Substitutions of stud dogs can only take place if agreed to by owner or agent of bitch.
The Brood Bitch
Brood Bitch shall be OFA certified for free radiological evidence of hip dysplasia.
A canine ophthalmologist should diagnose yearly to show brood bitch to be free of genetic disorders.
Brood bitch must possess proper disposition…be free of hereditary incapacitating faults. She should be a good husky specimen and not be over or undersized.
Brood bitch should be in good health and free of disease and parasites.
Bitch should not be bred before the age of two years and not have puppies on successive seasons.
Breeding should always take place for the sole purpose of producing a better dog. Breeding should never take place for the sole purpose of supporting a kennel or for sales gains.
Put all arrangements in writing…stud fee…boarding…travel…and any circumstances consistent to that particular mating. Both parties should sign the agreement.
A litter is constituted by one puppy, full term, dead or alive. The breeder shall provide ample time for socialization and play with the puppies.
AKC registration form and signed pedigree should be provided as a puppy is sold. Written feeding regimen should be providing to buyer.
Husky breeders should provide a Siberian husky profile to buyers which should include advantages and disadvantages of owning a husky.
The breeder should follow-up on the puppies during the first year and provide advice as needed.
Keeping the Siberian husky breed’s high quality standards, should always be a consideration of the breeder.