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dahowlers
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PostSubject: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 12:52 am

I know I posted this in his scrapbook, but I'm curious.
Does he look like a mix to anyone else? His ears make me think shepherd but I need a second opinion. There kind of batty. More batty than I would expect a husky to have lol And every stranger who meets hims thinks he's a white German shepherd anyways

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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 1:13 am

I'd say he still looks husky to me. Shepherd paws tend to be larger and I've seen purebred huskies with huge ears.
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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 1:58 am

He looks husky to me. Zoey has batty ears too
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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 2:42 am

Coquito has batty ears too. I think he can fly He doesn't look purebred to me Imag0424
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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 7:48 am

He looks a lot like my Faolan who I know for sure is purebred. Faolan gets the white shepherd comment all the time, too.
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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 8:23 am

He definitely looks pure to me. Yeah the ears look a little big but some are just like that or maybe he's still growing into them yet.

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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 9:47 am

yea he looks a little shepherd. thats an awesome mix right there.
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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 10:02 am

I'd still say pure husky. The ears are off, but that doesn't make him a mix. Like Val said, he could just still be growing into them. Or he could be a poorly bred husky, but that doesn't mean he's any less pure Smile

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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 10:14 am

I say pure also. Nicky has HUGE bat ear's too Smile
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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 1:39 pm

He is VERY poorly bred. He's supposed to get up to 95 pounds >.>
That's another reason I think he's a mix. It doesn't really matter if he's a mix,
we still love him. :] But I would just think it's hilarious because all of our dogs
have been purebred and we've never paid for a dog before. They've always
been given to us or we've adopted them. I told mom I think he's mixed with
shepherd and she was SO mad because she "paid for a purebred" but in
reality she paid $200 for a backwoods puppy from a BYB with no socialization
or training. He's better now but the first month was the hardest.

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Coquito has batty ears too. I think he can fly
He looks like he'd be able to fly xD
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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 1:49 pm

Poorly bred doesn't mean mix. I've seen several purebred huskies that are poorly bred and reach up to 95 lbs. Anyone remember Nina & Shiloh from THF? GORGEOUS dogs, no doubt about their purebred nature, but just HUGE. That's what you get when you go to a BYB.

I know it doesn't matter-- but I don't think your dog is a mix at all. He's full husky, just a badly bred one.

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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 2:32 pm

@Koda wrote:
Poorly bred doesn't mean mix. I've seen several purebred huskies that are poorly bred and reach up to 95 lbs.

I know it doesn't matter-- but I don't think your dog is a mix at all. He's full husky, just a badly bred one.

Ditto. Nothing about Nunya says mix to me. Even well bred dogs can end up looking different from the standard too.

Heck, my third rescue is a poorly bred, albeit purebred chihuahua (we rescued her from a BYB and I have her papers to prove she's a purebred) yet both my hubby and I always call her a miniature border collie because that's what she really resembles. Her looks are far from that of a truly well bred Chihuahua despite her lineage AND the fact that BOTH her parents do look the way a Chihuahua should.

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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 2:58 pm

My Storm is a big husky....with big ears....he's purebred....
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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 3:04 pm

My mom has two Yorkshire Terrier's that are poorly bred and look nothing like Yorkies, but they are purebred. If it bother's you, you could always get the DNA test done. I got it from Petco a few year's ago and you get the test result's back in a few weeks. It's pretty easy. At the time it was like $60, I'm not sure if they raised or lowered the price of it now.

PS. This is an all white GSD/Husky mix that's in my local GSD Rescue. Give you a better idea of what a GSD/Husky mix looks like Smile

http://shepherdrescue.net/cgi-bin/Dog_View.asp?Dog=2356&Return=dogs.asp&Type=1&page=3&DogID=2356
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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 6:51 pm

He looks purebred to me. Though I never know anyone, dogs that look part mal are full husky. Well I know Maggie is mal but would you like to see her when she had bat ears? She is pure mal.

She is 3-4 months here
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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 7:59 pm

I love these pictures of the batt ears <3

I always wonder if Atka is mixed with something. He has huge ears too.
At the vet today there was another husky and he looked completely different from him. Atka has a long snout and huge ears and his tail isnt all that fluffy but it's really long.
I may do the DNA test later on when I have $70 laying around haha.

Here you can see all his long features and big ears. Also in my signature you can see his silly ears !

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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyWed Jun 13, 2012 10:42 pm

His snout is really different. Its long and flat it doesn't have the lift or scoop I am at a loss for words to describe a husky nose lol.

Like Ravens in my profile picture.
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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyThu Jun 14, 2012 11:35 am

Okay, thanks guys!
I guess I won't pick on my mom than lol

Are DNA tests reliable yet? I haven't heard much about them since this pit bull breeder on a
different forum talked about having her dogs done and they all came up as different. If I remember correctly, the test said one sibling was a Great Pyrenees and the other was a Greyhound. She was a heavy linebreeder too, so it should've been the same. She had some good dogs too, all schutzhund working stock.
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Looks pure to me! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyThu Aug 16, 2012 1:12 am

Your dog looks just like my Leela ( she is all white as well) but I do not know how to post a pic of her on here!!

We get that all the time, people think she is a white German Shepard. But knowing I seen where she was bred and picked her out myself, I know she is purebred:)

A lot of people that don't know much about huskies, are clueless when it comes down to the all white ones. I always hear " ohh! I didn't know that huskies can be all white" after I tell them that she is not a Shepard.
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PostSubject: Re: He doesn't look purebred to me   He doesn't look purebred to me EmptyThu Aug 16, 2012 10:18 am

Haha, I always wondered the same thing about Lycus! But mostly because he has fairly short fur, but I've seen other huskies with the same type of fur. I've also had people ask if he's a GSD mix lol, but none of it matters to me either! He's my baby lol! Very Happy
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Pure or not still beautiful!


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