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Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue!
Join date : 2018-02-27
Resident Nutritional Bookworm
Join date : 2009-06-23
Location : Huntsville, AL
|Subject: Re: Opinions on Husky Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:26 am|| |
Hello and welcome and congrats on your pup. Size-wise I don't think your pup looks abnormally small from the photos. Comparing with other huskies out and about is not always a good way to determine correct size as other huskies you encounter may be out of standard. Honestly speaking, most huskies I encounter out and about are well above breed standard for size. I can tell that because my boy is close to the top of breed standard and most huskies we run into are noticeably larger than him. We even met a 7 month old husky pup who was larger than my boy's adult size. Go by your dogs height, not comparing him to random huskies passing on the street.
As for the muzzle, it does look a little on the shorter side but it is probably a genetic mishap rather than a mixed breed issue. As long as he's healthy (and not in the breeding pool) that's really all that matters.
Join date : 2013-06-14
Location : Missouri
Join date : 2013-12-20
|Subject: Re: Opinions on Husky Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:54 pm|| |
The first thing that came to mind on seeing the pics is...is that an Alaskan Klee Kai?!!? THen, reading Jenn's post, huh...Down's Syndrome in a dog? Those facial features are reminiscent a bit in Down's Syndrome in people...I would suspect some sort of genetic anomaly given the snout and the eyes.
And totally agree with Val - huskies really are a medium size breed (my red boy is WAAAAYYYY over size)
What counts though is...is he loveable?
|Misty Mia Husky|
Join date : 2017-09-19
Location : Indiana
|Subject: Re: Opinions on Husky Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:02 pm|| |
He's a cutie! He doesn't look like an Alaskan Klee Kai, though. For one thing, from the photos he looks a little too big to be a Klee Kai. Plus, if he's quiet, that's definitely not Klee Kai. Klee Kais are pretty barky and noisy. Behaviorally, they're more like the German Spitz-based breeds than like Huskies.
Join date : 2018-02-27
|Subject: Re: Opinions on Husky Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:18 am|| |
Thanks for the responses everyone. When I first got him a month ago, I thought his previous owners abused him because of the way is snout is and the way his teeth are. His teeth are quite messed up. the front smaller teeth on his lower jaw point forward towards his lip vs pointing up and down and they are very small. As you saw with one of his longer teeth, it is crooked. Also his teeth are very dirty and he has bad breath. I've been working on this by giving him dentastix and other teeth cleaners and breath fresheners. Not working too well. Will probably have to take him in to the vet to get his teeth cleaned.
Yes his tongue is always hanging out like that. Only on the left side of his mouth. Even when sleeping.
As far as the other puppies in his liter, I have no idea how they are doing as I got him a month ago from an owner who no longer could afford him with a baby on the way. I do know they got him from a pet shop. I do not plan on breeding him.
For his eyes, I have gotten many comments about how scary he looks because of his eyes. He looks mad all the time, haha.
I thought all of the "problems" was because of abuse but you all might be right about him having some form of down syndrome. He has this weird thing with his mouth as well. It's always opening and closing. Almost like he clinches his jaw. He even does this when his mouth is closed. That's why I thought he was abused but it could be because he might have down syndrome. He is a very smart puppy. He picks up on things VERY VERY quick. It surprises me how quickly. I do plan on taking him to a vet soon and get tested. I'm trying to find an English speaking vet as I am in Korea for work.
Join date : 2013-06-14
Location : Missouri
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