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Xcothran
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PostSubject: Just wondering if my guy is a pure husky   Just wondering if my guy is a pure husky EmptyWed Jan 14, 2015 10:05 pm

Hey guys, I'm new here!
I was just wondering if you guys think that my guy is full husky. I understand there are quite a few posts like this on here, but I want to be clear that I do not particularly care either way; I am just curious.
I have researched the breed standard of a husky, so please don't copy and paste that; I already know.
However my guy has many husky traits, and also some not-so-husky traits.

He is a wonderful dog. Very playful, vocal, and husky like as far as personality goes. However his coat is much longer than others I've seen. He has a very dense undercoat, but his coat is very silly and soft. Personally I think he is gorgeous, so as I said, I don't care if he is full husky. Just wondering what you guys think Smile I am not looking to breed him.

He is about ten months old now. I have not weighed him, but I do think he is standard husky size. I'll post some pics in a sec!

Puppy pic:
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Recent pics (Sorry if theyre a little blurry)
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PostSubject: Re: Just wondering if my guy is a pure husky   Just wondering if my guy is a pure husky EmptyWed Jan 14, 2015 10:07 pm

Pictures or it never happened.
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updated w pics Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Just wondering if my guy is a pure husky   Just wondering if my guy is a pure husky EmptyWed Jan 14, 2015 10:55 pm

Thanks for the pics.

I'm gonna say, definitely, not full Husky.  There is very likely some sort of herding dog in there, with Husky, for sure.

Border Collie, Aussie, Sheltie, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Just wondering if my guy is a pure husky   Just wondering if my guy is a pure husky EmptyWed Jan 14, 2015 11:02 pm

thanks! I could definitely see that. Im from texas and rodeo, so he is constantly around horses/steers and definitely has some sort of herding instinct. I didnt know if it was common for a husky to act like a herder, but it would make sense if he had some aussie or collie in him!
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Huskies typically do not act like herding dogs, they act like predators Smile

Your dog is crazy cute.
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PostSubject: Re: Just wondering if my guy is a pure husky   Just wondering if my guy is a pure husky EmptyThu Jan 15, 2015 12:25 am

Whatever he is, he's definitely unique and handsome.
Also being from The Great State of Texas, it took me about five seconds to see Aussi Cattle Dog (healer?) In the mix. Definitely not the ears - they're all Husky, but something about the shape of the head/snout say ACD to me (course the shaggy coat might influence that a bit, it's not a normal Husky coat.)
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Personally I just see husky. There's so many variations of sibes out there. There are merle siberians that have AKC papers and are claimed to be purebred, obviously we know they aren't, but they have proof with papers don't they? And vice versa, there are a lot of dogs that don't have papers, rescues, rehomes, that could be 100% sibe and not look the part due to all the variations that can happen in backyard breeding. Most breeders don't exactly pay attention to the structure of the dog when they throw the parents together unless they're reputable, so I personally believe this dog is full husky from the looks, but of course there's no way to know for certain.
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To me he looks fully husky, just with an overly plush coat type. I've seen some purebred huskies with much longer fur and different body structure around. Smile
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I have to agree with Megan. I personally see a husky with a wooly coat, basically. But like she said, there is no way to know for sure. He's an incredible looking dog though! Full sibe or not, he's a cutie.
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PostSubject: Re: Just wondering if my guy is a pure husky   Just wondering if my guy is a pure husky EmptyThu Jan 15, 2015 12:49 am

Thanks for all the input guys! Whatever he is I still love him Razz And he has a full husky personality without a doubt! I guess there's no way to know for sure though Smile
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To me the spacing between the ears, the short legs relative to the length of the body, and the slope of the angle from the chin to between the front legs all say herding dog to me, with a Husky head structure.


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You can always get a dna test for fun. Some go back 3 generations.
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The way you describe his coat, sounds very much like my boy Kohdi, except Kohdi's coat isnt quite as long, even some of the markings are similar and Kohdi has a brother that looked exactly like the puppy pic you posted. I would say full Husky but I agree with Jeff on the short legs (they seem very thin too, Kohdi's are a bit more stocky) the ear set in the last pic looks off, but in the others they remind me a lot of Kohdi's. In many ways he reminds me a lot of Kohdi, Im even wondering if somehow they share some family history, haha. He's beautiful...but I agree that he's probably got some mix in there.
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