My daughter has her heart set on a Siberian husky, she has been begging for several of years now. Here is her backstory... She will be 12 years old in 20 days. She is dyslexic and is mildly autistic, Asperger's to be specific. She has always had trouble in school and with being in a social setting. So I promised her last year that if she tried harder in school and brought her grades up; if she raised a guide dog puppy for 4h and does most of the care; and if she does extra chores around the house to help "pay" for the puppy we would get her a sibe. So far she is doing great, she has raised her grades from almost all Fs to C's and D's, she even joined choir and band! She is helping out with extra chores and we currently have a 2 month old black lab that she raising. Of course at her age she is not perfect she does complain some about the extra work, but all in all we are happy with the progress she has made. Her plans with the pup is conformation, sledding/bikejoring, and obedience/rally I am not sure how competitive she will be but I am happy she wants to actually compete. I have bought her books on huskies, and she has been looking up information on the internet. I have started the researching breeders, though it will still be a year or 2 before we actually bring home a puppy. The problem I am having is my daughter is pretty specific on what she wants. She wants either a black and white or a grey and white with blue eyes. All the reputable breeders I have looked at state on their website that the application will be thrown out if you request blue eyes, as they do not breed for eye color. I totally understand not breeding for eye color, but if my daughter is willing to wait for a certain color then why cant we request it. Any suggestions on how to talk to the breeder about this issue? Does anyone have any tips or advice on raising a husky, like I said we have started to research all the care and we are in the process of making our yard more husky friendly/escape proof. I just want some personal experience stories I can show my daughter.