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PostSubject: How to figure out a true siberian husky?   How to figure out a true siberian husky? EmptySun Mar 17, 2013 6:54 pm

Hi! Im gabs. I just recently owned siberian huskies. i just wanted to ask, how can you identify if the puppy is really a pure bred siberian pup? Could you give me some info/tips i.e standards, traits to know if one is really a pure bred, fake or mixed/cross? Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: How to figure out a true siberian husky?   How to figure out a true siberian husky? EmptySun Mar 17, 2013 7:21 pm

Do you have a picture? That might be really helpful (for us) anyway.

Unless he's been shaved (which I sincerely hope not), Huskies have a beautiful second coat that helps to give them that "wolfish" appearance.

Colors

Many people say that Huskies always have white underbellies, but I don't believe that to be true. Balto even was almost a completely solid colored, cinnamon Husky.

Typical husky colors, however, include: Black & White, Grey & White and Red & White. I believe those to be the most common. Genetics, however, also allow Huskies to be: Mostly Black, All White, Agouti (VERY rare), Wolf Grey, Silver, Sable and Black & Tan.

Coat Variations

There are few variations of the Husky coat and masks. (Masks are the white / colored areas of the face.) They include: Solid Color, Piebald, Splash Coat and Isabella Whites / Saddlebacks (refer to my icon to your left! Very Happy)

Eyes

Eyes can be almost any color, including: Icy Blue, Brown, Green, Light Brown or Amber. Out of those colors, Huskies have an unnaturally high tendancy to have "Bi" or "Party" eyes. "Bi" Eyes is two different colored eyes, while "Party" eyes feature (at least one) eye having two distinct different colors.

Other Stuff

The beauty of colors and features aside, though, Huskies I believe truly stand out because of their temperment and the way they communicate. Huskies are VERY fluent in "Body Language" and they talk via a [what I think is "cute"] way of whining / howling.

You can usually find a happy / healthy Sib's tail curling over his back.

Their cheeks have this "plush" fur that truly resembles a wolf's head as well. To me, that is what really hits home about the Sib's looks.

AKC Liscense

To my knowledge responsible, reputable breeders all have their dogs registered with the American Kennel Club or "AKC" for short. If your dog is pure bred, s/he will most likely come with an AKC License. If they didn't, that does not mean that a breeder didn't use two purebred Sibs, but, it is very much harder to tell.

Hope this was helpful!
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PostSubject: Re: How to figure out a true siberian husky?   How to figure out a true siberian husky? EmptySun Mar 17, 2013 7:33 pm

LOL never heard of a "fake husky" before. As previously stated, a picture would be best. It's just an opinion, so may not be accurate. You're best bet would be to have a DNA test done.
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PostSubject: Re: How to figure out a true siberian husky?   How to figure out a true siberian husky? EmptySun Mar 17, 2013 7:50 pm

Pictures would be beneficial. Knowing your standard as written by the SHCA (www.shca.org), also researching and finding a reputable breeder would take that question out of play when thinking of purchasing.
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PostSubject: Re: How to figure out a true siberian husky?   How to figure out a true siberian husky? EmptyMon Mar 18, 2013 11:12 am

Chelsi Pretty much summed it up although with the eyes a standard almond shape is what is accepted by the AKC, but as everyone has suggested try and upload some pictures to get a better sense if the husky is in fact a pure bred. Also I have never personally used the DNA testing kits but from other peoples experiences opinions and stories they are completely reliable although I could be wrong
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PostSubject: Is my dog a pure Husky?   How to figure out a true siberian husky? EmptySat Apr 13, 2019 9:39 am

Hello, I am Joseph I adopted a beautiful white dog with blue eyes. I want to know if he is a husky or not. He doesnt have any papers.
I would appreciate your help

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PostSubject: Re: How to figure out a true siberian husky?   How to figure out a true siberian husky? EmptyMon Apr 15, 2019 9:33 am

My initial reaction is that he's a mix. Head shape is narrow, ears are large and shaped different than normal and coat is much shorter than you would typically see. Age can play into that though. How old is he? To really know you will need to do a DNA test. There are pure dogs that are just out of standard sometimes and don't look pure. Embark or Wisdom Panel are the two top tests right now. Both are considered accurate.

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PostSubject: Re: How to figure out a true siberian husky?   How to figure out a true siberian husky? EmptyMon Apr 15, 2019 11:33 am

Hello, he is 5 months young, but he is big!! I live in Puerto Rico so its always a warm climate, could it be the reason for the short hair? He cries like a husky and his personality is full husky i determined after an extensive youtube research lol, But I will consider the DNA test thank you so much
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PostSubject: Re: How to figure out a true siberian husky?   How to figure out a true siberian husky? EmptyTue Apr 16, 2019 9:55 am

From your picture it does not look like he has a double coat, which is necessary for a husky. Granted, the picture isn't really clear for the rest of his structure and coat type. The climate will not determine coat to that extent. Mine actually get fluffier during the summer. The purpose of the double coat is to insulate them from the heat just as much from the cold. Huskies tend to carry the dominate traits in a mix, so the husky aspects will always be easier to see than other breeds. By big, how big? Height and weight?

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PostSubject: How to figure out a true siberian husky?   How to figure out a true siberian husky? EmptyFri Oct 04, 2019 8:46 pm

This is fluffy, I only had her three days 11 weeks old. Real or not? A pic of her parents included but the were never registered

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PostSubject: Re: How to figure out a true siberian husky?   How to figure out a true siberian husky? EmptySat Oct 05, 2019 6:32 pm

Looks younger than 11 weeks to me.
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PostSubject: Re: How to figure out a true siberian husky?   How to figure out a true siberian husky? EmptySat Oct 05, 2019 10:48 pm

Spider looked like that at 5ish weeks. Spider is not pure husky but as a puppy she looked purebred. And non northern breed people think she is a pure husky. If your really lookong for answers dna test is the only option. You can only do so much with a phenotype. Puppies are always super cute
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