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 Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014

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PostSubject: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:44 am

I wanted to try and take weekly photos (at least) of Achilles in order to track how he changes color, size, and in markings over his first year. Hopefully this will help people see how facial markings and the red/copper color change over time. According to our breeder, he should lighten up considerably (to a prominent red, but not as dark as he is currently.) We'll see if she was right. Smile

Hopefully, I will get both facial markings and a full shot each week. We'll see how that goes. So far, we have pictures from every week except week 7.

Achilles was born on 11/21/2013.

Colors on update:
2/16/2014-Copper, blue eyes, 12 weeks
2/21/2014-Copper, icy blue eyes, 13 weeks
3/26/2014-Copper w/ noticeably lighter areas, icy blue eyes, 18 weeks
4/23/2014-Copper with many white patches, ice blue eyes, 22 weeks

Sorry about the lack of updates.

Weight:
1/18/12 (8 weeks) : (somewhere on his papers, will have to check)
1/23/14 (9 weeks) : 12 lbs
2/06/14 (11 weeks) : 17 lbs, 2oz
2/16/14 (12 weeks) : 19.6 lbs
2/21/14 (13 weeks) : 20.6 lbs
3/4/14 (15 weeks) : 23 lbs, 4oz
3/20/14 (17 weeks) : 30.4 lbs
3/27/14(18 weeks) : 33 lbs, 6 oz
4/17/14 (21 weeks) : 42.6 lbs


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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:19 am

Week 0 (48 hours)-


Week 2-
Face:

Full:

Bonus:


Week 3-


Week 4-
Sorry, lots of favorites! Smile
Face/Full:

Bonus:


Week 5-
Face:

Full:

Bonus:


Week 6- (Got too excited playing with the pup to take pictures. Also, forgot my phone in the car.)


Week 7-
None. Sad

Week 8-
Face/Full:

Bonus:


Week 9-
Face/Full:

Bonus:


Week 10-
Face/Full (for now) :


Week 11-
Face:

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Week 12-
Face:

Full:


Phew! Lots of pics and resizing to be had. I started using the defaults on imgur, so if these images (after week 3) are too wide, please let me know. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:34 am

Nah they aren't too wide Smile

He is gorgeous, one day, when I have enough gumption to get another husky, I want one just like him Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:44 am

Thanks! We love him! I even caught my husband telling our pup that he would pick him again out of all the huskies in the world, so watch out other huskies! Razz He may have a bias from this being his first dog/husky.
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:02 am

I've had plenty of different breeds of dogs growing up, my parents seperated when I was young, so 2 different households worth of dogs, we had springer spaniels, fox terriers, jack russels, pitbull terriers, labradors, english setters, german shepherds, dobermans... you get the idea..

Anyway, my point is, I have never loved or felt the love as much as I do with my Huskies, they are truly wonderful family members.
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:58 am

Wow, such an expressive face! I love the pics with his tongue out. Too precious!
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:15 am

Love his pix! I was thinking about naming koda "achilles" i love the movie troy, and i like mythology. The only reason i picked koda was cause i found it one day looking around and fell in love with the meaning. But your pup honestly reminds me of a achilles for some reason idk why lol
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:06 am

I'm glad you guys like him! We're pretty fond of him too. Smile

Koda is a cool name. I was partial to science-y/medical names, and my husband was trying to keep me grounded on something slightly normal. We went through Wikipedia's list of mythology names and settled on Achilles. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:38 am

More pictures from this week:
  Puppy snow angel!

Also, does anyone else's husky have a spot on his/her tail?

If you need a bigger version of this image, please let me know. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:52 pm

Haha, that pup just loves to have his tongue out. So happy!

Layla did have darker spot on her tail around that age. May still have it but I haven't checked in a while. She had a black line that went down her back that tapered off just where her tail started, and then she had a black spot right around where Achilles' is.

You'll be amazed at how their colors can change as they grow. As Achilles' tail gets fluffier the white underneath may start to take over the red on the top. That's what happened with Layla's tail. The little white dipstick on the end of her tail also looks just like Achilles'! Layla has gone from black and white to gray in some areas and dark black in others. She has white markings on the back of her head that have moved and changed shape, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:43 pm

The picture of him on the blanket made my heart melt. I think the spot is fairly common in huskies Smile Nova has one as well
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:47 pm

Cute pics!!!  Very Happy Both mine have marks.
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:33 am




At a little over twelve weeks old, it begins.... Brushed him for the first time today.
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:42 am

Liz, I can't wait to see how he turns out! Smile I'm trying to keep track of his mask for that reason; I have seen such a wide variability in husky masks. I am curious to see whether or not white dilutes his colors.

Alyne, which one? Smile

Is cool to set that so many people have noticed spots on their pups. I didn't know that was a thing in huskies!
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:45 pm

My dilute red has a fist-sized patch of something between sable-dark gray-taupe at the base of his tail just below his hips. Quite distinctive against his light red/cream colored fur! He was a neglected dog when the shelter took him - had almost no hair so he was kind of patchy when we got him - I'm waiting for his coat to mature - right now he has a ton of undercoat (outdoor dog in upstate NY winter) - it's thick like a sheep. But, along his topline, from neck, to tail, there seems to be very little guard hair - and the individual hairs look to be darker red, almost sable but there is so much undercoat that he looks creamy on his back. So, I'm waiting to see what he will look like - do like his little patch, though did think it was unique...
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:48 pm



Kenzi has a similar spot on her tail. You can kinda see it in this picture. It's much darker when she stands. Maybe it's a red thing?

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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:37 pm

Aww he is gonna be a big guy, his paws are huge! He is absolutely adorable!
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:29 pm

This one!



Hes such a cutie!

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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:41 am

It's so cool seeing so many people with husky tail spots! Very Happy

Today we tried the dreaded task of giving Achilles his first bath. Surprisingly, it worked. Someone on here recommended doing a stepwise process of getting them in the bathroom->tub->having water running->getting dog wet->shampooing->rinsing, and it worked! Admittedly, the water was a bit cold at first because I didn't want to turn the bath to warm (thus, increasing the volume/speed of the water) and it made him nervous, but it all worked out in the end.

I have to say, our guy is a sucker for treats. I honestly don't think I'd have it any other way, though. Smile Here's the success picture:

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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:26 am

Achilles is 13 weeks old as of yesterday, woo!

Here's this week's pictures:

Face:

Body/Size:

Bonus:

Pretty sure he's part bat, at this point.

Achilles also enjoys studying, and absorbing the material (in this case, post-its)
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:34 pm

OMG, I think you're right that he is part bat, haha. Those ears are huge! His paws look pretty big, too, so he'll definitely grow into both ears and paws eventually. Layla's six months old and still growing into her ears, haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:55 pm

ICRedz wrote:
Also, does anyone else's husky have a spot on his/her tail?

Lycus has that same dark spot too! It's the only spot he had as a pup and the rest of him used to be completely white. Lol, that's not the case any more, and his spot is black.
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:59 pm

I think it's actually called a precaudle gland (a scent gland). I think most dogs have it but it's not really functioning anymore. Cat's have it as well, but it actually functions for them. It can be a different color, and some dogs have it the same color so people don't notice.
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:56 am

That's very interesting! I didn't know it had a name! Thanks for the information! (Gotta love that anatomy!)
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PostSubject: Re: Achilles' Scrapbook EDIT: 4/23/2014   Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:30 am

It's been awhile, and I apologize. I still need pics for this week, but just in case you don't check the first post (I doubt I would), Achilles is now 18wks and 33.4lbs!

Week 14:
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Week 15:
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Week 16:
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Week 17:
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