Huskies look like big fluffy dogs that would be perfect for cuddling but do huskies like to cuddle? Before adopting this breed find out if they’re affectionate enough for you.
One of the joys of owning dogs is cuddling with them on the couch. Not all dogs like to cuddle. My one dog loves to cuddle and is always finding ways to sneak in a cuddle with me.
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My other dog does not like any affection. Let’s dive into if huskies are a cuddly dog breed.
Do Huskies like to cuddle?
Huskies are companion dog breeds that you should expect to be cuddly. They have amazing personalities which make them great dogs for first-time owners. Being cuddly, these four-legged friends don’t like to be left alone. Their all-around friendliness is marvelous whether around kids, family, strangers, or other pets.
I happened to read through the breeding books of these beautiful dog breeds and found out that Huskies are interestingly a mixed dog breed. As a result, they inherited their parents’ traits of being lovable, intelligent, playful, and companionable.
How do Huskies behave?
Yes, there are exemptions if yours has not been properly socialized as a puppy -as he may not like the idea of being cuddled. But a well-raised Husky will enjoy spending the day being held and cuddled when you’re watching TV, gaming, taking a nap, or doing your homework.
They’ll always want to be in your arms.
Why do Huskies like to Cuddle?
Well, despite being companion dog breeds, there are different reasons why Huskies like to cuddle.
Let’s have a look at them;
- Oxytocin: This is the main chemical reason why your Husky likes being cuddled. Oxytocin is a hormone that is released by dogs when there is a positive interaction (e.g cuddling) between them and humans. It triggers happy and comfy feelings for your dog.
- Affection: Some dogs’ social behaviors might not matter to us but for Huskies, cuddling is a way of showing them that they’re part of us and that we value them. You cuddle them to show love and they enjoy the cuddle to show you how much they adore you too.
- Warmth: Just like dogs pile together or cuddle each other, Huskies will love to be in your arms for warmth.
Do Huskies like to be lifted for a cuddle?
As long as you pick or lift them carefully, without squeezing or hurting them, you will be doing them a favor to lift and cuddle them.
However, be sure to supervise any interactions between them and children as they are small and can be injured by kids who play aggressively.
Do Huskies like to cuddle while relaxing?
Most of us think that when huskies are relaxed that it’s the time to snuggle and cuddle them.
You need to understand that when a dog is relaxed, a sudden touch can startle them in a way that it could even nip your hand or run in fright. If you do that often, be sure to raise a Husky who fears being touched.
Well, it’s not like I am saying that it’s wrong to cuddle them when they are chilling out, you just need to take some precautions not to startle them.
Touch them when they have their eyes open and are aware that you are going to touch them. If you have to touch them when their eyes are closed, call them by their name, or do something that will make them feel your presence.
What do I mean?
Choose to have your Husky’s attention first before you can cuddle them when they’re chilling out.
Do Huskies like to cuddle while eating and is it safe?
Does your Husky growl at you when you touch him while eating? Is he afraid that you will grab the food or remove their food bowl before he’s done with eating?
Well, if you see signs of food aggression when he is eating, don’t try to cuddle them at this moment. It is not safe!
Nevertheless, if you trained him well, he should not growl at you when he is eating.
You must teach him that you or people do not have bad intentions with their bowl of food when you or they try to touch them when eating.
How do I tell if my Husky enjoys cuddling?
Since we and dogs don’t have a formal way to communicate, it can be difficult to tell if your Husky truly enjoys cuddling.
Dogs might not be as communicative as you may want them to be but there are some noticeable actions that can help you when they’re not enjoying cuddling.
Some obvious signs I usually notice with mine are wagging their tail, nuzzling, rolling over, and softly ‘headbutting’ you.
If your dog is always avoiding eye contact, his tail is low, or licking his lips trying to jump off your arms, they may be just tolerating the affection but not enjoying the cuddle.