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PostSubject: Is my dog pure bred? (pics included)   Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:42 pm

Hi all, I'm new here. I always forget to ask my Vet because he used to have a husky, so I thought I would ask here.

I adopted Makoto, a "Siberian Husky/Mix" according to his papers, from my humane society last February. I've been in love with the breed for years, and both I and the lady who helped me both were pretty positive he was a pure bred, yet for some reason the papers listed him as a husky mix. (possibly a mistake?)

Do you all possibly see anything else in him? I highly doubt he is husky/wolf hybrid (thats the only thing i could think that would still make him look purebred), all he does is lay around and i've never heard him let out bark or growl once (he does like to howl at me when he doesnt get attention though, haha) and he loves loves loves all dogs and people, big and small.

Thank you all for your help! (I added a few funny ones of him too haha)

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PostSubject: Re: Is my dog pure bred? (pics included)   Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:59 pm

He looks pretty pure bred, and a lot of shelters will just label them as mixes whether they are or not. He's gorgeous too Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Is my dog pure bred? (pics included)   Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:00 pm

Oh he's very cute! I personally think he may be a pure bred. I don't see anything else mixed in.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my dog pure bred? (pics included)   Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:08 pm

Agree that he is likely purebred. He is adorable. I'm a sucker for the freckles!
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PostSubject: Re: Is my dog pure bred? (pics included)   Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:16 pm

Thank you all so much for the feedback! Just wanted to double check with others
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PostSubject: Re: Is my dog pure bred? (pics included)   Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:38 pm

Yeah I agree that he doesn't look like a Husky mix. You can try to get him measured and weighed to see if he's within breed standards (although even if he isn't I still think he's a pure bred). You could also get a DNA test done if you want to be really sure, but for all intents and purposes I really do think he's 100% Husky. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Is my dog pure bred? (pics included)   Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:43 pm

A friend of mine who worked ay an animal shelter said that even if they were certain that a dog was a pure breed <whatever> since they, normally, had no papers saying it was a pure bred. It's been too many years since we had the discussion but apparently (she felt) there was some possibility liability if they labeled a dog pure bred (like someone's going to try to register a shelter rescue?)
Take all of the above with a grain of salt 'cause as I said it's been way too many years since I asked her.
And If I had my say - yeh, he looks pure to me and looks like he's quite an enjoyable handful!
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PostSubject: Re: Is my dog pure bred? (pics included)   Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:15 pm

Please kindly correct me if I am wrong, even it looks like a pure breed, but there is still a chance of being mix which can be carry "not shown" genes, unless DNA test has run.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my dog pure bred? (pics included)   Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:53 pm

... and I'd be willing to bet that there isn't a dog out there, registered or not, who isn't going to show something on the DNA results in addition to the registered breed.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my dog pure bred? (pics included)   Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:46 pm

I agree he looks all husky. I've done a lot of research on wolf dogs/hybrids, and grew up with a gsd/wolf, I assure you no wolfy except from proper lineage that all huskies have (all dogs have wolf dna, huskies would have a slightly higher percentage than say a beagle, but all dogs are decedents of the wolf).

I agree with Al though, no dna test is fool proof enough yet to determine exact breed and will list several. I mentioned in another thread here on another forum I was on, a girl did a dna test on her supposed wolf/black gsd.... The dna test came back no wolf, no gsd, but a mix of sheltie, some other breeds and 25% doberman, lol. I didn't think the test was honestly valid, this dog looked all black gsd. There are a few people on this forum who are in the process of doing a dna test, I'm quite excited to see what their results will be.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my dog pure bred? (pics included)   Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:04 pm

I'm not an expert, but I have no doubt he is 100% husky. There is absolutely nothing about his physical characteristics that suggest anything but.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my dog pure bred? (pics included)   Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:42 pm

He looks all Husky to me. I volunteered for a shelter, and unless a dog was surrendered with papers (which never happened) we would list the dog as mixed, because we couldn't guarantee the dog's "purity".

He's a cutie pie! The freckles are adorable
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