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When you take a beautiful Husky and an intelligent, loyal German Shepherd and breed them the result is a hybrid breed that has the potential to wow the dog community. The German Shepherd Husky Mix is a
crossbreed dog that stands out and combines the best traits of both parent breeds. This hybrid dog steals the show when it comes to breeds that are hardworking, reliable, and has a wealth of energy. Owners of these hybrids all agree these dogs make an all-around loving, protective companion for the entire family. Although this dog breed is officially recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club and by the Dog Registry of America, the American Kennel Club does not recognize the German Shepherd Husky because it isn’t a purebred dog.

The Appearance of a German Shepherd Husky

The German Shepherd Husky Mix can have the appearance of both the parents or they can resemble one parent more than the other, much like other hybrid dog breeds. Their average height ranges between 20 to 25 inches when fully grown and they can weigh between 45 to 88 pounds. Both parents are larger dogs making the German Shepherd Husky more predictable when it comes to size. These dogs have a variety of coat colors:
 Cream
 Red
 White
 Blue
 Gray
 Light Brown
 Golden Brown
 Black/Pepper
Their coats are double and can be long or short with an overall fluffy, soft look to them. Unfortunately for people with dog allergies, this breed can be either moderate or high shedders making them unsuitable for those who suffer. Like many other breeds, seasons dictate when the most shedding
occurs. The eye color of the German Shepherd Husky Mix can be a combination of two colors, or they have been known to have dual-colored eyes that could resemble either or both parents.

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Character/Temperament

These strong, hardy looking dogs can be intimidating to strangers. Both the Husky and the German Shepherd have a muscular, bold look about them and their offspring are no different. Under all that outward boldness comes a loyal companion who wants to make his owner and family happy.
The following is a list of character traits for the German Shepherd Husky Mix:
 Friendly
 Smart
 Loyal
 Family Dog
 Loving
 Active
 Strong
Each of these traits can be seen in the German Shepherd Husky Mix with some characteristics showing up more than others in individual dogs. This fascinating breed proves to be stubborn but is usually a quick learner. Training them for difficult tasks can be stimulating to these dogs. They love to be a protector of the home, so guarding their territory and family comes naturally. This breed can also do quite well with children and other pets in
the home. They tend to be excessive barkers, so training at an early age is highly recommended.

Care/Health

There are a few health concerns that owners of the German Shepherd Husky Mix may need to know. Even though crossbreeds are almost always healthier than purebred dogs, there are health problems that can arise.
The following list shows common health problems in the German Shepherd Husky breed:

Even though these health concerns may sound alarming, overall the German Shepherd Huskie Mix is known to be a relatively healthy and hardy dog. The lifespan for the German Shepherd Husky Mix falls between 10 to 13 years old. Of course, this depends on how well their owner takes care of them. This dog does not thrive in small environments such as apartments. They need room to run and exert themselves often. Daily walks are suggested to combat any unruly behavior from boredom. When feeding this breed, high-quality dog food with a lot of protein would work best for them. It is recommended their dog food contain a minimum of 25% protein containing grain and a minimum of 30% protein that is grain free. Though this breed is known to prefer wet dog food instead of dry, it’s not hard to establish a good diet.

Training/Obedience

Training the German Shepherd Husky is generally welcomed by the dog because of their strong working instincts. Treating any training as a task encourages this breed to excels in whatever is asked of them. An untrained German Shepherd Husky will become a nuisance around the house and could become quite destructive by chewing, digging and escaping enclosed areas. Giving these dogs a sense of purpose can help them develop positive behaviors every dog owner enjoys. An owner must remember to have patience and take the time to get to know their German Shepherd
Husky before they choose the training methods they will use. Some dogs prefer to run and do intense activities while others are more laid back and can participate in slower paced training methods. Each dog will exhibit different behaviors when it comes to training, but this should be positive information to have before choosing a program. Here are a few suggested activities an owner can try with their German Shepherd Husky:
 Sledding activities
 Herding activities
 Brisk Walks
 Jogging
 Frisbee
 Fetch
 Obstacle courses
Each of these activities can promote an obedient mindset in the German Shepherd Husky Mix. These dogs are loyal and eager to please so that training will be positive for them. It’s important to remember until these dogs are trained, small children need to be highly supervised around them. They are not a danger to young children, but they can jump on them inadvertently causing injuries. Like any large dog, training them to be calm around children will help solve any issues that may arise.

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Emotional Support Animal

If you have an emotional or mental condition, you may already realize that the presence of a cherished pet can have a therapeutic effect. Many healthcare providers also recognize this fact, which is why it is now possible to get a letter to designate your pet as an Emotional Support Animal. If you possess a legitimate ESA letter, your pet will be able to travel with you on airlines in the cabin with no added fees and they will also be able to live with you in housing that may not otherwise accept pets.

Though ESAs are not specially trained like Service Animals and therefore do not experience all the same benefits, they can still be highly valuable in your treatment plan. It’s worth looking into getting an ESA letter for them so you can benefit from the laws that protect the animals and their owners. Though it may seem daunting at first to qualify for an ESA letter, the process is actually quite simple and you may be surprised at how easy it is to get a valid ESA letter.

Mental and Emotional Conditions That Qualify for ESA

Almost any emotional or mental issue can qualify you for an ESA if it is having a profound negative impact on your everyday life. Conditions such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome, bipolar disorder, social anxiety, phobias, or similar conditions that can be helped by the presence of a pet all can qualify for an ESA. Most people who ask their doctors for an ESA letter already have a pet they consider therapeutic. However, some others acquire such a pet after they realize the many benefits of ESAs. Any type of animal can qualify as an ESA prescription through the most common types of animals are cats and dogs due to how easy it is to travel with and care for them as well as they natural supportive natures.

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It is not difficult to qualify for an ESA letter. If you are not currently seeing an LMHP, you can still qualify for an ESA letter either in-person or online.  Contact EzCare Medical Clinic all our doctors are licensed and ready to help you 7 days a week from 11 am to 7 pm. Call us at (415) 966-0848 or complete our online ESA application and we will get back to you shortly. You will speak to a licensed doctor via secure video chat or in-person, who will determine what condition you suffer from and if it would be helped by an ESA. If the therapist decides you are a good candidate for an ESA, he or she will issue a legitimate emotional support animal letter.

How to Spot an ESA Letter Scam

Unfortunately, there are many companies online that say they offer legitimate ESA letters but are actually scams. If the company says they will ‘register’ your pet as an ESA or if they promise quick or cheap ESA letters, they are likely a scam. There is no need to register pets as ESA and, in fact, there are no recognized ESA registries in the country. Also, you can not get a legitimate ESA letter without speaking to a doctor. The doctor should speak to you in-person or online, automatically approved letters are SCAM!  Legitimate ESA letters take the time and effort of an LMHP and therefore are not cheap or quick to obtain. As an example of Scam read this article: MmjDoctorOnline.com/ESA scam.

At EzCare Clinic, you will speak to a licensed doctor and receive a digital copy in 30-60 min after your consultation, and a hard copy in 3-5 business days via mail. A fake ESA letter can easily get you into trouble with your landlord or cause problems with your travel plans and should be avoided at all cost.  

Emotional Support Animal Letter online application formHow to Choose the Right ESA Prescription Service

When you are looking for an emotional support animal prescription, it’s crucial that look for a service that has a physical clinic location where the LMHP works. If you choose EZ Care Medical Clinic, you will see that we have a money-back guarantee, have a physical location and verified LMHPs on staff, and our letters are valid in all states. You can apply at our clinic online or in person and we have doctors available seven days a week. We know how important it is for you to have a legitimate ESA letter so you can keep your cherished pet with you at all times. Our knowledgeable and professional staff will ensure that you get your letter as quickly as possible and that it will be accepted by all landlords and airlines.

If you have mental or emotional disorders such as anxiety, depression, social anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder and believe that an Emotional Support Animal can help with your therapy, talk to your doctor about an ESA letter today. If you aren’t currently seeing a doctor, choose a reputable online service such as the one offered at EZ Care Clinic so you can get a legitimate ESA prescription letter for your pet.

 

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If it seems as if animals are roaming fresh territory nowadays, they are.

As more folks with mental and physical disabilities become alert to their rights, they are trying to bring emotional support and service animals wherever they roam. However, a confusing patchwork of state and federal laws governs where they have to be permitted. Various rules and definitions apply to such animals in employment, housing, public places, and aircraft.

Property and business owners who ask the incorrect questions or unlawfully deny accessibility to a service or support animal risk discrimination suits. Confused or unaware of the regulations, some landlords, employers, businesses, and airlines simply will say “yes” to any requests when they could state “no” — or even vice versa.

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Fair Housing Act: Federal FHA applies to pretty much all private and public housing providers, which include landlords, property owners, and condominium associations. It’ll prohibit discrimination on the basis of different protected classes, which include disability. HUD enforces this act.

HUD requires housing providers to appropriately accommodate someone who has a mental or physical impairment which significantly restricts one or more life activities unless doing that might cause an undue administrative or financial burden upon the providers or fundamentally would alter their service. The department has a summary of its rules here.

Put plainly, if the landlord has a policy about no pets, and the prospective or existing tenant requests to have an assistance pet, the landlord may ask a couple of questions: Does he or she have a disability which significantly restricts a life activity, and will the animal offer emotional support or assistance for the disability?

If the answer to either question is no, the landlord doesn’t have to permit the pet.

If the answer is yes to both questions, the landlord has to permit the pet — unless that pet might pose a threat to the safety of other people or cause significant damage to other people’s property.

If the individual’s disability isn’t obvious, the landlord cannot demand specifics, yet may request evidence of the disability and necessity for the animal that could derive from a social worker, psychiatrist, physician, or additional mental health expert. The landlord cannot demand a diagnosis or ask what the disability is.

According to Ken Carroll, HUD’S director, if there’s a connection between the animal and the disability, they must allow it.

The landlord can’t charge a deposit for the assistance pet. HUD doesn’t make any distinction between physical or mental disabilities or various kinds of animals. The animal does not need to be trained or licensed.

Kish’s department has never issued rules that interpret the housing section of the act. However, recently it proposed regulations which addressed the usage of assistance animals, which include support animals, in housing.

Realtors recently spearheaded an Assembly bill which clarified underneath what conditions landlords have to accept ESAs. However, the bill, AB2760, was pulled amid harsh opposition from disability and animal rights groups, who stated that it conflicted with federal law and discriminated against those who have mental illnesses.

Carroll stated that around 40% of the complaints the department receives are concerning disability discrimination, the majority of tenants saying their landlord does not accommodate them reasonably.

ESA Rules for Public Places

ADA prohibits discrimination

Americans with Disabilities Act in public places: ADA applies to employers, local and state governments as well as public places — yet not in the same way.

The regulations narrowly define service animals as any canine which is trained to perform work or do activities for someone who has a mental or physical disability. According to Alden Parker, a lawyer with Fisher and Phillips who represents employers, under the ADA, ESAs don’t qualify as service animals.

Local and state governments, nonprofits, and businesses usually have to permit service canines to accompany those who have disabilities in any area of a facility that is open to the public, unless doing it interferes with any legitimate safety requirements, or the canine is out of control. A different provision provides trained miniature horses the exact same privileges. The act doesn’t say which services the horse or dog has to perform, that “leaves a ton of leeway,” according to Parker.

If the individual’s disability isn’t obvious, a business owner may request whether the pet is required due to a disability, and which task or work it was trained to do. The owner can’t require any evidence that the pet has been trained or ask what the disability is.

Parker added that they pretty much have to take the individual at face value. Unless the individual trips up and states that ‘it’s a comforting pet’, or ‘it’s just my dog,’ a business cannot exclude them.

Americans with Disabilities Act at Work

It is different in the workplace. Employers have an obligation underneath state and federal law to accommodate physical and mental disabilities. Thereby, an ESA — of almost any kind — might be a “reasonable accommodation,” according to Parker. But, an employer has more latitude to decide if it’s legitimately a service or support animal.

Unless the necessity is obvious, the employer might request verification from a medical provider that an employee possesses a disability and the pet may assist with that condition, according to Ann Menasche, a senior lawyer with Disability Rights. She says that she doesn’t believe you have a right to go into details (about your condition) unless there’s a good reason.

American Carrier Access Act

Airlines and Travel with an Emotional Support Animal

Underneath the Americans with Disabilities Act, airports are considered a public place. However, on an airplane, the Air Carriers Access Act is going to apply. It states that airlines have to permit individuals who have physical disabilities to board with their service dog. If the passenger that has a mental disability requests to bring a support animal, that airline has to permit it if the person offers a note — under a year old — from a professional who verifies the disability and needs for the pet.

If you have an emotional/mental disability and a pet who is an aid and want to stop facing discrimination, make an appointment at our San Francisco clinic today. We are open 7 days a week from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and are prepared to help.


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