The following is about Husky Palace, our beliefs and goals:
We are a family of 2 breeders (2 generations) located in Anderson, SC. We have been raising Siberian Huskies since 2005, AKKs and Dobermans since 2010.
While everyone in the family contributes to helping with the dogs and puppies, I have to say that they are my abiding passion and the children are just tagging along because of me. The family much prefers to be the petters and players, while Mom is doing the cleaning and caring. Of course, that means the dogs usually like them better because they know I’m liable to give them a bath or a shot!
I have to stop here and say that I don’t use the term “Hobby Kennel” when describing my dogs and myself. While this term is used by many to identify individuals that breed for the betterment of the breed and not for profit. I don’t feel that the word “hobby” is a complimentary description of my commitment to my dogs. I have devoted more than 10 years of studying and breeding Siberian Huskies, AKKs, and Dobermans and developing superior bloodlines, conformation, and temperaments in my dogs.
For years, my family’s home life has revolved around providing care for our dogs and puppies and doing the best we can to provide them with everything they need. We rarely, if ever, get family vacations and if a holiday rolls around and I’m not bottle feeding a too-small puppy or babysitting an expectant mother, I feel like something’s missing! (I have to thank God for understanding family members since family celebrations, get-togethers and my children’s activities many times end up with animals in attendance. Or I have to miss them entirely when I can’t leave a sick dog or whelping dam.)
I most definitely do not view my interest in dogs as a “hobby” and my animals never take second place to a “real job”. My dogs are a full-time, 24/7, 365 day a year passion. I have NEVER left a female at home to whelp alone! I have always believed that my “job” was to provide my dogs with support, care, and attention whenever necessary.
Since every breeding, pregnancy, and birth are due to my influence, it’s my responsibility to be present to support or help the dogs if necessary and to make sure everything goes “right” in any situation. This means my “job” requires sleepless nights and days to help with whelping and watching over nervous new mommies. I also have to be available to nurse weak, orphaned or rejected puppies for as long as necessary. (This can mean every 1-2 hours as newborns and for as long 4-8 weeks for especially small, weak or sick puppies.) This is what is required of a responsible breeder and this is what I do for my dogs.
Additionally, I believe in breeding for the betterment of the breed and in producing the best dogs I can. I make every effort to stay current on breed issues, concerns, and I do my best to breed the happiest, healthiest dogs possible. I stand behind all of my dogs and am always available to answer questions or help new owners. So, as I was saying, while “hobby kennel” may be the politically correct term for what I do (since I DO NOT sell to dealers, brokers or pet shops!), I certainly don’t want anyone to think that this is something I do on weekends, after work or when I have some spare time!
The bottom line is we treat all our Siberian Huskies, AKKs, Dobermans puppies with love, give them proper health care & give them all the attention they can get!