Russ - Just an All-Around
Great Family Dog
Susan Daffron talks to Mary Wyman from the Humane Society Waterville Area in Maine about a Siberian Husky mix named Russ. Originally found as a stray, Russ has been at the Humane Society for a while and would be a great family dog. Unfortunately, his photo doesn't really do him justice. He's a striking dog with blue eyes and a beautiful fawn-colored coat. Although he's obviously part Siberian, he probably is mixed with another breed like Australian Shepherd as well. Both are "working" breeds, so Russ's new owner should be prepared to give Russ lots of exercise, such as going for hikes or playing ball. The folks at the Humane Society have been working with Russ on "sit" and "down" but this exuberant guy is going to need more training. If you have older kids, they would benefit from the experience of taking a new adopted dog like Russ to obedience classes. After all, most of the time, the humans learn at least as much as the dogs!
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