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PostSubject: Wondering if my husky is mixed??   Wondering if my husky is mixed?? EmptySat Feb 07, 2015 11:41 pm

This is Thor Very Happy , he is my one year old puppy. He doesn't look like a typical husky and I've always wondered whether he is a mix and if so what are some possibilities of what he is mixed with. We have two huskies and we had dna tests done on both of them, and we got the results for Loki, but they couldn't tell us what Thor's ancestry was. They told us to wait until he was older and try again or get bloodwork done to figure it out.

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PostSubject: Re: Wondering if my husky is mixed??   Wondering if my husky is mixed?? EmptySat Feb 07, 2015 11:58 pm

Others will have to chime in, because I am of no authority on Malamutes, but he looks like a husky/mal. His snout looks wider than most huskies, even my girl is questionable full husky, and her snout is not as wide as Thor's. I have to say though, Thor is a very handsome dog, his red is so deep and dark, I have to say he is stunning.

If you don't mind me asking how tall, how much does he weigh and his age may help in determining if he may be a mix. Mals tend to be quite larger than huskies. The last and next to last pic, his muzzle and snout just doesn't look like all husky......

ETA: His eye color is not typical husky, I do believe red Mals have a more green tint to their eyes.
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PostSubject: Re: Wondering if my husky is mixed??   Wondering if my husky is mixed?? EmptySun Feb 08, 2015 12:09 am

Thank you!
H: 25 inches
W: 86 lbs
He was born October 13, 2013 so he's over a year old now.

My other dog is 75% husky and they look very different so I've always wondered about Thor. Thor's a lot more muscular and much bigger than Loki. I'll have to wait until I get bloodwork done to know for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Wondering if my husky is mixed??   Wondering if my husky is mixed?? EmptySun Feb 08, 2015 12:17 am

If you google Malamutes, then Husky, you can see and read the differences, Mals are almost double the weight of standard Huskies, they will be a couple inches taller. To be honest, I have a difficult time viewing pics individually and being able to determine a husky from a mal. If side by side I can tell the difference. Do you have a pic of the 2 together, and do you have a pic showing Thor standing to view his tail? Mals tails are quite different too. They will be bigger boned(huskies have a more delicate looking frame and face), a stockier look although slightly taller. I hope that helps, and hope that someone else can throw their opinion in.....


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PostSubject: Re: Wondering if my husky is mixed??   Wondering if my husky is mixed?? EmptySun Feb 08, 2015 12:27 am

Ideal size: Males - 25 inches tall at the shoulder and 85 pounds - Malamutes

Males 21 - 23½ inches (53 - 60 cm)
Weight: Males 45 - 60 pounds (20 - 27 kg) - Huskies

Here are breed standards for you to compare
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Btw....welcome to the forum!!
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PostSubject: Re: Wondering if my husky is mixed??   Wondering if my husky is mixed?? EmptySun Feb 08, 2015 12:55 am

They are great looking guys!! His tail curl in last pic was what I was looking for, I'm saying either Husky/Malamute or all Malamute. again, hoping someone with more experience with Mals will jump on....I love the contrast of Loki and Thor, enjoy your guys and enjoy the forum. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Wondering if my husky is mixed??   Wondering if my husky is mixed?? EmptySun Feb 08, 2015 2:35 am

I don't really see the Malamute. In some pics I can see what Renee is saying but if Thor has Malamute, I'd say it was a very small amount. The tail is too tight, and not "plume" like, but that could be cus he's got a Huskies short coat, legs seem to long and thin as well. He's kinda heavy for a Husky though, and more a Malamute weight, Theres one pic where I see Pitbull? Rottweiler ?(I get the 2 confused)in the eyes (pic2) like, take away the ears and the muzzle and just look at the eye shape, set, and color. Anyways, I suck at dog breeds but I do know a lot about Huskies and Malamutes, I dont see Malamute but I do see Husky, LOL

Great looking dogs!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Wondering if my husky is mixed??   Wondering if my husky is mixed?? EmptySun Feb 08, 2015 2:47 am

Lol, Thanks for chiming in Jimmy, I know you have way more expertise in Mals than myself, I can see Rottie, it is definitely his muzzle that's different. Thanks for pointing out his legs, yes I see the difference with Mal legs vs husky legs.

Andy, my apologizes for semi hijacking your thread, I find the mixes very intriguing, and a learning experience. Quite often I can spot the second breed, but in your case, I really see a second breed in his face only, and his size, otherwise, like Jimmy yup husky. hmmmm, hoping others can spot the difference for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Wondering if my husky is mixed??   Wondering if my husky is mixed?? EmptySun Feb 08, 2015 3:04 am

I've always thought that he had a pitbull quality about him. It's been a mystery since I got him, but hope to be able to get some ancestry results soon. They're my first huskies, so I am in no way an expert in typical physical characteristics and traits.
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PostSubject: Re: Wondering if my husky is mixed??   Wondering if my husky is mixed?? EmptySun Feb 08, 2015 4:11 am

Andy, one last question(I'm in love with his face, sorry for asking so many questions, etc., Smile ) since you know his date of birth, did you see his mom and dad? Or have pics of them? That may also help you to figure out......I grew up with a husky/gsd, and fell in love with the husky aspect(though I love gsd's too), they are demanding, stubborn, but they also make you laugh and get outside and exert yourself. I fell in love with their uniquity, for all any of us know(unless a true expert on breeds chimes in) he's all husky. Your Loki, is equally unique, I love the spots on his head.... Smile Great avatar too. Now you need to do a scrapbook on them!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Wondering if my husky is mixed??   Wondering if my husky is mixed?? EmptySun Feb 08, 2015 10:54 pm

No I never saw his mom and dad, so it's a mystery. I have always been a dog person, but I've definitely fallen in love with huskies. They have such a quirky and silly personality. Thank you for your input, I will work on a scrapbook for them Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Wondering if my husky is mixed??   Wondering if my husky is mixed?? EmptyMon Feb 09, 2015 12:26 am

I know my dog Loki has filled out a good amount between one and almost two. I would think you may have something more muscular in the mix like a mal, rottie, lab, akita, etc. I'm not so great at guessing breeds for dogs though. If he is 86lbs at one, I would think the size will go up some in the next year. Beautiful dogs.
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PostSubject: Re: Wondering if my husky is mixed??   Wondering if my husky is mixed?? EmptyMon Feb 09, 2015 10:28 am

I am no expert...but maybe some Akita? Shape of his face and the muscularity of the body.

His face has the same lines as my son's husky mix - we don't know the mix, likely mostly husky with maybe some lab or, from the way he plays and "takes down" Ami, some pitbull or other terrier.
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PostSubject: Re: Wondering if my husky is mixed??   Wondering if my husky is mixed?? EmptyMon Feb 09, 2015 11:30 am

He doesn't look mixed to me he looks just very masculine, but if he is id say pitbull because of his snout
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PostSubject: Re: Wondering if my husky is mixed??   Wondering if my husky is mixed?? EmptyMon Feb 09, 2015 12:22 pm

My guess would be a smidge of akita. He has a very sharp brow line more like an akita and the akita could also explain his closer fur and the curl of his tail. He is a pretty big boy though so in reality it could be a mix of multiple things. One parents could have been mal/akita and the other full husky. DNA that turns up something would be really interesting.

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