Florence Morning Star Kennel



How do I reserve a puppy?
Due to the strong demand for our quality Siberian Huskies, Florence Morning Star Kennel has established a policy of accepting deposits in advance of upcoming litters. "First pick," "second pick," and so on are based upon the order in which deposits are received.

After the litter is whelped, photo updates of the furry bundles of joy are provided to the expectant families. Photos of the puppies are taken at birth, at four weeks of age, and again at six weeks to keep you informed about your puppy's and the litter's progress. Whether you use the photos as keepsakes for your baby/puppy photo album or just for showing off to family and friends, the photographs let you experience the excitement as you await the arrival of your new family member.

Each puppy receives expert veterinary care including the first puppy shot and worming.

Q. How big do these dogs get?

A.  Although there is no longer a weight standard, the females normally range in weight from 35-50 lbs and usually are not taller than 21 inches at the shoulder.  The males range in weight from 45-60 lb and not taller than 23 1/2 inches at the shoulders.  Some huskies are larger, maybe even 70 lbs.  If you see a dog that looks like a husky but is around 100 lbs, it is probably an Alaskan Malamute.

Q.  Where are you located?  Can we come and visit your kennel and the dogs in person?

A.  We are located 10 miles south of Jackson, Mississippi.  We always welcome puppy buyers to come look at the litter and the parents.  Please call us for puppy availability and to set up an appointment. 

Q. What sizes do you have?

Our dogs range in weight from 35-70 lbs.

Q. Do you have any puppies available now or soon?

We only have a few litters per year so it is best to call for availability.

Q.  How was this breed developed?

The Siberian Husky is one tough number, a superior endurance dog developed by the nomadic Chukchin people of Northeastern Siberia for herding reindeer and pulling sleds over vast expanses of Artic terrain.  The dogs ability to find a trail and follow it against near-impossible odds is legendary.

Q. Will an Siberian Husky get along with another dog or a cat?

A.  Siberian huskies are dogs in the working group of dogs.  Hence, the breed was developed to get along with other animals and people.  Huskies love companionship, be it animal or human.  A full grown husky, especially an intact male, can sometimes be territorial, especially with another male dog.   If a husky puppy is raised with a cat, there should be no problem.  As with all dogs, introducing a cat or a kitten to a grown dog should be done with caution.

Q. How will an Siberian Husky do with my children?

  Siberian huskies are wonderful with children.  Husky puppies are quite "durable" and can withstand some unintentional "pokes and prods" from toddlers.  As a breed, they are not snappy.  Husky puppies can be a bit rambunctious and can inadvertently knock a toddler over or scratch a child's leg or arm with their nails.  All puppies go through a mouthing/chewing stage somewhere between 12-16 weeks of age.  As with children, they must be shown what types of behavior will be tolerated and what will not.

Q. What is the personality of the Siberian Husky?

A.  Siberian huskies have a wonderful, sweet temperament.  They are usually friendly and outgoing and do not make good watch dogs.  They do not bark much but do howl on occasion.  They are high energy and need plenty of exercise.  A fenced yard is just about a must.  They dig, are escape artists, and like to roam.  We can advise you on how to make your yard escape proof.  Siberians are highly intelligent and are easily bored. Training should be done in short periods, not in long sessions.  Please read the testimonial page to hear first hand accounts of life with a husky

Q. Do these dogs shed?

A.  Siberian huskies have a double coat.  One is an underneath wooly coat which is almost impervious to water.  The second coat consists of the outer guard hairs.  Twice a year (spring & fall), the husky will shed the underneath wooly coat.  It will actually come out in chunks.  You have probably seen chow dogs and other heavily coated dogs shed like this.  Proper brushing can help the shedding process along and make your pet feel better.  We help you with all aspects of caring for your husky.

Q. How much do you charge for your pups?

A.  Please call for availability and pricing.  ALL of our puppies are sold as pets on spay/neuter contracts.

Q Are they a good watchdog?

A.  No, they are usually friendly with strangers and do not bark much. 

Q. At what age are the puppies able to be shipped?

A. FAA regulations require that puppies be 8 weeks old before they can be placed on an airplane. This is a good age for a puppy to integrate into a new home.  They have developed enough self confidence to adapt well to new experiences. 

Q. How small (weight) are the puppies at eight weeks?
A. Our 8 week old puppies are between 12-15 lbs

Q. What airline(S) do you use to ship the puppies?

A. We can use any of the major airlines but we mostly ship Delta Airlines.  We have found that they take great care of the puppies and have very few arrival delays.

Q. I do not live near you so must pay by mail, I would rather send a money order since I won't send cash in the mail. Is that acceptable?

A. Payment may be made by bank check or money order.  If you prefer to pay by personal check, the final and complete payment must be made 2 weeks prior to shipping your puppy.

Q. Huskies are known for being diggers who are capable of digging up gardens. Does the Siberian Husky maintain that tradition?

A. Siberian huskies are diggers.  They will dig close to the fence line in an effort to dig out and "go for a run".  They also will dig just for the fun of it.  Unfortunately, their idea of fun and yours may be a bit different!  Some individual dog personalities are more prone to digging than others. Check out our House Training Your Dog Page.

Q. Is the Siberian Husky suitable for apartment living?

A. Siberian huskies are active, high energy dogs, especially in the first 3 years of life. A fenced back yard is almost a must. Although not normally ideal, apartment living is a possibility if someone is home during the day and if the owner is committed.  Long walks and exercise in a safe play park would make life in an apartment doable for a husky.

Q. How trainable are they (relative to a other breeds)?

A. Siberians are extremely intelligent but are easily bored.  You will need to keep the training sessions shorter than you might for other breeds.  If you read the testimonial page, you will see that they do well in training classes. Puppies, like children, will vary in their success in schooling and obedience.

Q. How long will I have to wait to get my puppy?

A. The wait depends upon how specific you are as to the color, sex, eye color etc.  We have only a few litters per year and normally have them fall to late spring.  We do not breed huskies in the summer months.

Q. What is the life expectancy of an Siberian Husky ?
A. Siberian huskies are considered to be a medium sized dog.  Therefore, their average life expectancy is around 12 years of age. 

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