Test for all you breed junkies!

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  1. Crotalus

    Crotalus New Member

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    I am so excited, we just found the perfect dog for our family after a year of searching! So to celebrate I am holding a contest to see who can correctly identify what mix he is. :D Winner gets an e-high five. I know his breeding, so I'm curious to see who can figure it out. He is 7 months old with huge feet to grow into, you can kind of tell his size from the pictures. Ready, set, go! Hint: there are 4 things mixed into this guy.

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    GS/Huskie/Malamute & Wolf......
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Husky or malamute something :D I know I am no help :D
     
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    I guess Malamute, Husky, German Shepherd and Australian Cattle Dog. :confused:
     
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    Husky and/or Malamute , German Shepherd, and the fourth one escapes me.
     
  6. I say Sibe/GSD
     
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    husky/gsd/lab/malmute
     
  8. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    I honestly dont see 4 breeds in him...Maybe 2 at the most...The more I look at him, I really dont see a "mix" :confused:
     
  9. oc_spirit

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    Siberian Husky/Alaskan Malamute/German Shepherd/Alaskan Husky
     
  10. rottiegirl

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    I just see husky. Maybe GSD.
     
  11. Crotalus

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    Whoa! Bubbatd nailed it on the head! On the first try! *high fives*
    And before anyone says something about him being a hybrid, I've lived with several wolf hybrids before and know what we're in for. :D
     
  12. rottiegirl

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    Looks like he has very little wolf blood in him.
     
  13. bubbatd

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    Wow !!! And I really don't even know those breeds... I just through in wolf as I saw the other 3 and the only other fit was wolf ! Lord... I can't even figure out my new pup Ollie !!
     
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    Deffinately not more than 25%
     
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    I agree, but it was the only 4th that fit !! Lucky Grammy !
     
  16. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    huskie/malamute/GSD and... maybe some collie???

    i havnt read the other replies so if you've already revelaed what the breed is, i didn't know that!loL

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    I pee on you breed junkies, then I go lay down.
     
  18. Crotalus

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    Supposedly his mother is 50% and his father is 75%, making him 60%? Anyway, I have a hard time believing that he was more than 25%. I think that sometimes breeders get mixed up in their math and/or fib a little, so after a couple of generations of hybridizing the true percentage is lost.

    Regardless, he is a total sweetheart and has a beautiful smile. His personality is very outgoing and playful with everybody and he adores children and our kitten. He would also like to eat our chickens for lunch. :p Qualities I really like in a wolfdog, as opposed to the timid and quaking behind their masters type. Mainly the purpose of this thread was to prove that it's impossible to distinguish a wolfdog by their looks. :) Which is good news because if breed specific legistlation ever passes banning hybrids I can just say he's a husky mix. You can't even do a DNA test or anything to prove otherwise. Woo!
     
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    How long have you owned hybrids?
     
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    When I was little we had a wolf hybrid and a dingo/ridgeback cross, very different from each other but at the same time very different from a fully domestic dog. The Dingo mix died of old age when I was 11, and the wolfdog died of old age when I was 14. After that my dad said no more dogs (he doesn't like dog poo). Then when I graduated high school I went and stayed with a family as a live in nanny for three years and they had two wolfdogs (Timber and Bo), both of which outweighed me by 30 lbs! They were huge! It was so sad though, a neighbor shot Bo in their yard, he was such a terrible jerk. Timber had to be put down at 15 years old because of terminal cancer. I was really impressed with how healthy he was, and that he was still doing so well at 15 as far as his joints and everything, he weighed 145 lbs.

    I really didn't learn how to train and handle "normal" dogs until I moved in with my friend Melinda, and she had me help her train her SAR dogs. The most difficult dog I have ever worked with was that crazy greyhound/husky/gsd mix! She was crazy, and pushy! But very sweet.

    Frankly, because I've grown up with hybrids I think it be a lot easier more me to train one than if I went out and got a pure bred bullmastiff or something else that was totally unfamiliar. I've just been waiting to get into a situation where I am finally stable enough for a dog, and we finally bought a house. Whoa, sorry for the long post, reminiscing and all. :p
     

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