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PostSubject: His Ears and Size?   Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:06 pm

I have a 4 month old male we named Loki. Last week he weighed in at 35.3lbs. Is this about average for a male? His ears are still a little floppy, but in the morning I noticed he'll have both standing, but by early afternoon they seem to droop again. How long did it take your husky's ears to be fully erect?


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Sorry, he's a little dirty and wet in the picture after playing out in the sprinkler.
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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:13 pm

Hi. Welcome to the forum. Smile Your pup is super cute. Is Loki a mix? Most puppy's ears are standing by the time they are 6-10 weeks. Some take a bit longer, but I don't think I've seen a full Siberian that still had floppy ears at 4 months. Also, his weight seems pretty big for a 4 month old. I think my male was around 20 lbs at 4 months. My pup loves to play in the mud and water too!
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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:47 pm

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He's supposed to be pure breed. His ears can stand but usually for not long. He was the largest puppy in his litter too.
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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:50 pm

Do you have pictures of his parents?
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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:06 pm

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Dad is white. The mom is laying down.
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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:37 pm

Is there something I should be concerned about?
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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:12 pm

I don't think there is a need for concern, but I think it's pretty unlikely he's full Siberian. I guess he could just have the woolly gene, but he almost looks like he has either golden retriever or maybe even some white German shepherd in him. I could be wrong, he looks at least part Siberian... Do they have other breeds as well? It's not just the ears,
It's the face shape and coat type as well.
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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:34 pm

The breeder only owns the mother. Of the litter, Loki and one other are as 'fluffy' as him. In the litter, the were an assortment of colors including light red, gray, and maybe silverish? I don't know the color terms well. A couple of the other pups in the litter still have floppy ears also, but others have ears standing.
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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:12 pm

Loki is absolutely adorable, but Jen knows her stuff and I have to agree not all sibe. As a kid we had a husky/gsd  mix and her ears flopped, only stood up when she was hearing something, like a bird, mouse, etc. I believe that my girl that I currently have is also husky/gsd, but husky would be what she is mostly, seen her parents, her daddy was complete and totally Siberian Husky, her mom husky and mixed with something my guess was gsd. Don't be disappointed, he looks like he gets lots of attention and he'll make a great companion. By the way, my girl was 60 pounds at 6 months, that's when I finally understood she was not pure.

I have read that if you rub his ears from head up to tip of ear you might get them to stay up, Miya's ears stood perfect at 5 or 6 weeks, but did have a lazy ear at 11 weeks, I did it and they always stand up now.



My husband called it her broken ear, he hated it, bugged him, told him that's our girl learn to love it. Very Happy

Also, by the way Loki's flop I am leaning towards Golden Retriever, flopping forward where my girl's ear flopped sideways


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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:17 pm

Thanks a lot! I talked to a woman who got one of Loki's sisters. Apparently, the breeder had another male dog that I didn't know about. He looks like he is part husky and lab maybe? So maybe there was something goin[img][/img]g on that I didn't know about.


I found this picture of the male I didn't know she had as a puppy. She says in the comments of the picture that they think he might be part malamute.
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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:50 pm

Yep! I'd say he's the daddy. FYI, there can be two sires for a litter. So some of the puppies may well be puppies of the husky. But yours looks very much like the other male.
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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:00 pm

Thank you for your help. You were basically answering my questions, that I pretty much already knew the answers to, but I guess I just wanted to hear someone else confirm them. I have been questioning it for a few weeks if he was a pure bred (like I was told) because of his size already and his ears. I guess it doesn't really matter because my family and I love him anyways.
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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:36 pm

Pure bred or not, he's seriously a super cute puppy!
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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:25 pm

Thank you! I appreciate it!
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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:24 am

I'm not sure I follow your question, I posted up a few posts up from here, had same basic problem. Thought she was a pure and well she probably isn't. If my girl is pure then she came from a poor stock, is that what it's called? Unfortunately many of us get misled by BYB's, back yard breeders. I know my girl acts and looks, for the most part husky and that's why I am here to learn more about the breed, I knew some but I needed more answers. Along the way I got to understand the whole pure bred byb's and the real deal breeders, and what the differences are.

If you paid a lot of money with no paperwork I don't think there's any recourse, as in no paper work you can't sue. If you mean what do you tell people what type of dog, I probably would say lab mix or husky/lab mix, I say that my girl is a husky mix, because she does look like a husky only she has big ears. Has that helped any?

As beautiful as he is, enjoy him, you could always call him a lusky, just trying to make you feel better. He may end up being easier for you to care for, since you have kids and retrievers/labs are a little more docile, but you'll still see traits of a husky.

I swear you had another question. Now I don't see it.


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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:33 am

I was meaning I have a contract that I was buying a pure bred siberian husky. But after thinking about it I'm happy with him and I'll just take the loss. I wasn't going to breed him so it really doesn't matter that he isn't full blood. He's apart of my family now and we love him.
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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:37 am

I'm glad to hear that. I don't know if you could get some of your money back, maybe someone here could help you with that. Seriously a lot of us were misinformed when we got ours, but they are part of our families. Please keep posting pics, he's seriously cute as Rocio said.
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PostSubject: Re: His Ears and Size?   Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:43 am

Thank you!
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