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aljones
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PostSubject: Re: My new friend from a rescue :)   Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:04 pm

I'm kinda surprised that the rescue wasn't careful to say that he was a Husky mix.   For some idiotic reason, shelters have actually been taken to court because they said that this dog was a certain breed and the new owners found out differently.  It's not like they're gonna breed a rescue dog - most  (all?) of them have been neutered.

Now for a couple of off the wall comments:
A coyote is of the:

  • family: canidae
  • genus: canis
  • species: latrans

while our common dog (and fox and wolf) is:

  • family: canidae
  • genus: canis
  • species: lupis -or- lupis familiaris (applied to domesticated varieties)


They are genetically close enough to breed, just not easily.

ETA: and Renee's rant was the reason that I was reluctant to suggest that I thought I might have seen some wolf genetic traits ...
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PostSubject: Re: My new friend from a rescue :)   Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:11 pm

Snowbuddy, the traits you mentioned....many traits will run parallel to husky and wolfy, if you have never owned a northern breed dog, read the many posts on how huskies are fantastic escape artists even out of metal crates. A great analogy I had read from a long time wolf dog owner...." if a home is broken into and there is a stranger in the house here are the typical scenarios.....a husky will general greet the intended robber and if robber has a toy or food they are now best friends, the husky may go with the robber, and of course let the robber take everything. A wolf dog, will be so fearful of a stranger they will find any opportunity to escape, if cornered regardless if robber had a toy or food, the wolfdog will either pee or poop on themselves or if cornered will fear bite, they will still allow a robber to take everything, and will not follow them, but instead flee the scene as soon as possible."

It is sad that he was booted because of appearance. My posts were not exactly directed at you or your new best friend. I am passionate about the subject because there is so many untruths out there. I see a beautiful husky, with some wonderfully unique features. I grew up with a GSD/Wolf dog, he was a great dog, but in truth most people knew him as a gsd. Because of his size he had a hard time in puppy school as well, so to me it is terrible that people have to be prejudice over what a dog looks like.

Al thank you for putting up the genetic breakdown of coyotes, wolves and dogs, I couldn't remember the actual breakdown with coyotes, I knew that wolves were in the lupine distinction, the species separation was what I couldn't remember.
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PostSubject: Re: My new friend from a rescue :)   Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:51 pm

@maiysMomma I never thought he was a hybrid, but he just showed a lot of signs but he is too dog like to even suppose. its just people are afraid... i feel better saying he is infact a husky mix of some sort. And not being afraid to say so... we will probably do an online dna test just incase Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My new friend from a rescue :)   Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:53 pm

Thankfully we have an open kennel to bring him to when we are at work. Hes got a fun husky to play with all day and indoor shelter and some outside fun too!
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PostSubject: Re: My new friend from a rescue :)   Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:03 pm

Snow, I feel for you, my girl is often times said to be a wolf dog, people will pull their children away from her, and say you can't pet that kinda dog, their dangerous. I think, if she is dangerous, why did I bring her to the store, she's just a husky. At the vet we list her as a husky mix, because she doesn't have every trait a pure husky has. Miya ranges in weight 60-70 pounds, and is very tall, her coat is not a typical red or black and white, which most people here associate as all husky, and she has brown eyes, not blue. I hate the prejudice of my girl, so I can truly relate to what you are feeling. That is awesome that you have an outdoor enclosure for both dogs. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My new friend from a rescue :)   Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:35 pm

@Miya I've never thought he was anything but a dog, its just the history and hard ship before we got him. We have a huge yard and also another a huge yard with his new besty to play with too!!! He has soo many new and old friends to play with Smile I never grew up with dogs... but i love this pup soooo much.

Yeah it's like a 2 car garage indoor run with heated blankies and such and a nice outdoor run too! This dog will not be crated(because he will destroy any crate made)....
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