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PostSubject: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:27 pm

My wife and i just adopted a 9 week old husky.  We went to the breeder and picked out the one we liked the most.  However, we are new to owning huskies and i have a few questions.  

WHAT COLOR does she fall under? I saw that there are like 15 types of colors they can be and I am at a loss for what she is.

I also noticed  while researching that there are "wooly" huskies. Can you tell if she is one?  Or just a regular length hair husky.

Thanks so much for all help that is given!!

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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:08 pm

Also, just FYI.

Titling a post PLEASE HELP! is a way of screaming to us that you have some sort of urgent emergency that needs urgent assistance.

Since your post is just casually inquisitive, that wasn't really necessary.

She is probably grey and white and probably not a wooly.

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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:13 pm

Thanks Jeff! I changed my title per your advice!
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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:14 pm

No sweat.

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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:18 pm

Those dark colors will most certainly lighten to a softer grey as she ages. They transform colors very dramatically in year one.

She just looks normally fluffy. No where near wooly. Wooly huskies look like malamutes.
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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:24 pm

She's such a doll! I agree with Jeff... probably a gray or maybe a dilute black and doubtful that she is a wooly (be thankful on the latter... the grooming is never ending )

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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:24 pm

At this point I'd say dilute black and white and not wooly. If your pup came from a reputable breeder, chances are it's not wooly, as it is a "fault" in the breed.

Jeff's right that coat color can change dramatically as puppies grow, so what is a darker coat now will probably lighten up as the puppy gains more surface area. Smile Some Huskies' coats even change color from summer to winter.
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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:31 pm

Thanks Amy and Liz!  After your comments, I am kinda thinking she is a dilute black.  parts of her coat, in person, are VERY dark!
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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:36 pm

Also, one of her eyes is blue and the other brown. We really love that feature about her. Is it likely that she could have the bi color eyes her whole life, or will that too probably change?
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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:40 pm

When you picked up your pup, the breeder gave you nothing as far as paperwork? Her paperwork will have her color, her parents, her date of birth, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:41 pm

Your pup's coloring from what I can see in your avatar looks very similar to what my Layla's looked like when she was a puppy. Here's a comparison showing how her coloring changed from when she was a puppy to now.

Eight weeks old, the day after we brought her home:


Today, 17 months old:
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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:45 pm

Jimmy: Thanks for the heads up. Her paperwork says black and white!
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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:46 pm

Liz: Beautiful Husky:)
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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:48 pm

Smile She's a cutie!!! and she'll more than likely keep the bi-eyes
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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:52 pm

Jimmy: Thanks and I hope she does!!
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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:58 pm

Wow Liz, Layla and this pup could be twins, along with Yukon! They all have those incredibly gorgeous HUGE almond eyes. Gives them such a sweet, stuffed animal kind of appearance.
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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:03 pm

I go with diluted black as well and non-wooly. Cute pup! Love the bi-eyes, my guy has them too Smile
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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:04 pm

@amymeme wrote:
Wow Liz, Layla and this pup could be twins, along with Yukon!  They all have those incredibly gorgeous HUGE  almond eyes.  Gives them such a sweet, stuffed animal kind of appearance.

Very true! Smile

Also, I agree OP's pup will likely stay bi-eyed. I love you
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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:35 am

Your pup is not a woolie ...and feel lucky, because their coats are crazy to maintain lol
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PostSubject: Re: question about new pup!!!   Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:55 am

@mbarnard0429 wrote:
Your pup is not a woolie ...and feel lucky, because their coats are crazy to maintain lol

Amen to that, Megan! Add on a dog that hates grooming and you have the never ending story... Ami currently has a mat on his right hind leg that I'm trying to get. He sees mine coming with either brush or scissors and hides under the kitchen table
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