Sibes and other northern breeds

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  1. Lyzelle

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    Yay! Good vibes on that!

    Sort of on topic....I'm craving another Sibe. It's a bit ridiculous. So my warning of the day is...if you get a Sibe, be warned that they are like really, really spicy curry. You take one bite, it burns the heck out of you. Then you want another. Even though you know how well that's going to go. LOL.
     
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    :rofl1: That's an awesome comparison. I can see getting into a breed like that. >>must resist<< :p
     
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    Its so true! And I think I like the curry comparison better than the usual potato chip one!:rofl1:
     
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    Not joining me as a fellow Kuvasz person Romy? lol I thought you had one in mind for a while.

    Oh an Azawak, exotic ;) The Fila would probably be a good choice though - I could totally picture you with one. Females don't get that large do they? Around 90 - 120 lbs for girls I think. I know Fila boys can get MASSIVE though. And yes - definitely a burglar/unwanted guest deterrent just by appearances.

    I agree about the GSD rescue being ridiculous about not wanting to take an application from you just because there's someone under 25 in the house. Irresponsibility doesn't magically go away with being over 25....(in alot of cases).
     
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    Kuvasz are still something I really like and am interested in. I just kind of ruled them and TMs out for now because of the coat (I don't have a forced air dryer and grooming area yet, lol) and because the giant size is kind of a negative at this point in my life. Not a deal breaker, but with filas at least I get a tracking dog and short coat in exchange for sizing up.
     
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    Sooooo true. So...true... I never wanted another husky. I love them, but I wanted to try other breeds and huskies arent't my ideal breed. Getting Violet only solidified this in my mind. But I do think I will have another in the future... Even though I've said many times "No more. Never again." but...I love them. :)
     
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    Kobe and Ollie don't alert bark at all, neither have any of my foster sibe's and malamutes. The org I do some volunteer work for (Norsled Siberian Husky Rescue) has seen very little in the way of that.

    I don't see why a sibe couldn't track, though. I have no experience doing it but it seems somewhat simple to start training.

    EDIT: that said, Kobe talks enough to give most radio hosts a run for their money. Grumbles, howls, yaps, woof's, etc. But not really barks. And its not alert. Its mostly whining or playing sort of things.
     
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    Yeah, they do talk a lot. Often times it seems like just to talk. I love it, personally.

    Zander and I have to have our morning talk every day after he's done going potty and eating. I make my coffee and he just talks and talks and yaks and yaks.
     
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    Haha yup. Kobe talks to me while I get dressed for work, when I get home, while he eats, during potty and playtime, and before we go to bed. That doesn't even account for the talking kobe does with my SO which is pretty significant too.

    Its not an annoying kind of talking, imo anyway. Everyone I know finds it delightful so w/e.
     
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    I miss sibe talking/woo-wooing!! My first two huskies did a lot of that, but Violet never does/has. :( When she was a pup, I heard her do a teeny bit of wooing, and though that was that, but never again. Occasionally she roos a bit when she yawns but that's it.
     
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    Romy, what ANCD might you get to meet?

    Sounds like one definitely might fit with what you're looking for, although I might go for one of the more GSD influenced lines (Fresca maybe) if you want an alert barker. Yarrow definitely does not bark much. I think Fresca and Iowa are having a litter that might suit you?
     
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    I think that Ruby would be a good tracker, but I don't think she'd be consistently good at finding something I wanted her to find.....:)

    No alert barking from her in our house, Allie and Noodle take care of that for her.

    Good luck with the new puppy search!!
     
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    Beauty is quite shy with new people, uses her nose a lot, doesn't alert bark until she realizes she doesn't know someone... oh and she roo-roos all the time, it's adorable.
     
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    Lily is so chatty. I love it! I honestly can't imagine being without a sibe, though I definitely prefer the ones with GSD mixed in. Luckily/sadly no shortage in rescue to chose from either!
     
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    Sibe/GSD mixes are definitely my favorite. Haven't met a bad one, yet. Best of both worlds.
     
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    That would be awesome. I may get to meet Little Bear, not really sure who he's out of. She mentioned his owners are newer to having dogs and asked them if they'd like me to do a training consult in exchange for letting me come over. Fingers crossed that it will work out. :)

    Was Yarrow out of Cola? I can't remember now.
     
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    I can't believe how many I've seen in the shelter in the past five years. :(

    I'm so glad I took Scout. Sigh, that woman couldn't say I didn't warn her though! I said over and over how she didn't really want a dog like Lily! Guess she was meant to make her way to me, or some stuff like that.
     
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    Oh, cool. Little Bear is a Pepsi x Starbuck puppy. And yeah, Yarrow is Cola x Cinnabar :)

    That would be awesome! I just saw an update on Little Bear for the first time, he's a cutie.
     
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    Lorraine please please please bring me with you whenever you go to look at a new dog/puppy! Do you still have my phone number? :)
     
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    I think I lost it. :eek: Send it on over though! And totally yeah! Unless I end up having one shipped in. But then you can totally come along to the airport. :D

    Aww, nice! She sent me a video of him doing some basic OB stuff and he was so cute. I wish I had a giant farm and could be a dog hoarder and have an ANCD puppy, and a fila puppy, and an azawakh. Well, not really lol. I'd probably go insane. But it's getting harder to decide which one is the best fit. It'll probably come down to who is actually on the ground when litters are born and who individually will be the best fit for our family.

    I e-mailed the local contact for FEMA's urban SAR trainers (like for buildings collapsed in earthquakes and stuff). I used to help with the trainings for the local SAR group and it was really fun. My hope is the urban SAR will be a lot less expensive than the woodland SAR, because it would be really neat and I bet an ANCD would be fantastic at it.
     

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