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PostSubject: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:22 pm

Hi everyone,

Earlier this year we adopted Ghost. We think he is a husky/malamute cross, although I haven't seen many malamutes in real life so opinions are welcome. He's a rescue dog and we don't know much about his past. He's about two years old.

Since we went looking for a dog, rather than specifically a husky, we thought quite hard about adopting him, since everyone says they are not for first time dog owners. I found reading these forums really helpful in making the decision. It's worked out beautifully - he's a wonderful dog. So thanks to all on the forum because the advice on the threads is invaluable. I figured it's about time I stopped lurking and joined up!



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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:24 pm





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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:14 pm

Welcome and congrats on rescuing! Ghost is very handsome! He seems pretty tall. How tall is he and what does he weigh?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:21 pm

Welcome, thanks for joining! he does look tall! maybe hes a big husky, we have a few of those here Wink
congrats on adopting him! any idea of age?

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:55 pm

Oh my Lord, I'm in love. You've got me seeing a Ghost.




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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:00 pm

What a handsome face! Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:19 pm

Thanks for the welcomes! He's 27inches tall and weighs about 76 pounds.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:28 pm

I honestly don't see any malamute in him. I think he's just a husky bred outside of standard size. Unfortunately, not every breeder breeds within the standards, but that's why we rescue (both mine are rescues Smile ).

Welcome to the forum! He does indeed look like Len's late Mylo! Can't wait to see more of Ghost.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:17 am

Fellow Northwesterner!
Beautiful dog.
I agree he looks like a big husky not a malamute.

My last husky before Bodhi was a 67 lb. female who was not overweight.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:30 am

Welcome to the forum! Ghost is a handsome boy, and I love the name Smile We have a Ghost as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:36 am

Wow that is large, I have a feeling my Neo is going to be a big boy as well, he will be two in January, and he's at 26" and about 65lbs!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:16 am

Well he does look a lot like Len's dog. And good to know there is another Ghost too Very Happy

Thanks for the opinions about husky vs a husky/mal cross. He has blue eyes and I know that is a recessive gene so that does suggest husky. I didn't know they could get so big though! We really don't know much about his past except that the vet confirmed he has been mistreated. He is a lovely dog though. I mean, he is always trying to pull me in the ditch when he decides to go hunting, and he takes ten minutes to decide whether or not to sit when we ask him, but he is a wonderful creature. He turns a lot of heads when we take him for a walk.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:11 am

Welcome! He's gorgeous! He definitely looks husky to me.

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Owner of a huge husky (our boy is about your size and weight too! Ours is a rescue too, so probably just bred grossly out of standard.)
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:42 pm

@Ghost wrote:
I didn't know they could get so big though!
They aren't supposed to, but that doesn't mean that irresponsible breeders don't breed them to be that big. Most people are actually surprised to learn that huskies are only supposed to max out around 60lbs for a male and no taller than 23.5".

Again, that doesn't mean they don't exist, just that they aren't supposed to be that big. Many of us have rescues who don't conform to standards, but they are still full husky... just not properly bred huskies Smile

Mal's just have a distinct carriage, body type, and facial structure. I don't see any of that in your Ghost Smile He's a handsome boy, and I would definitely say full husky! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:50 pm

He is very handsome I must agree! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:12 pm

Violet says, "Riruvroo!". Welcome and great rescue...
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:42 am

Thanks everyone. Good to know he is probably all husky. Of course we love him just the same whatever he is!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC   Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:53 pm

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