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    Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

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    So I adopted a Husky/shepherd mix back in January. Koubi is a big lovable good boy, the only thing is, I don't think he's a shepherd mix, nor does my mother who grew up with German Shepherds. Everyone who see's him is wary of him because they think he's a wolf dog. Usually in husky shepherd mix's I see long ears, or a longer muzzle, or the shape of the legs, but Koubi doesnt have any of these features, his body shape doesnt look shepherd to me either. So I was hoping some of you on this site could help me figure this out.

    Some of his traits (Don't know if this helps) The first day I got him he is mainly attached to me, when I'm home he never leaved my side, and according to my mom when I stay away for a night or two he is constantly patrolling the house every hour or so like he's looking for me. He does not howl, but definitively a barker. He's stubborn on some things, like when you want him to sit and lay down, sometimes.
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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    Well his blue eye and tail curl look like Husky or Mal influence, but it looks like he might have a VERY sight V-cape. The ears are Definately Shepherd (too big for wolf, Mal or Husky). I'll see if I can get a couple of the more wolf knowlegable people on here to determine of he has ANY content.
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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    He looks Shep x husky cross to me. Esp the second to last pic he really looks like a shep, he also has the ears of a shep like cshellenberger said. Personally I don't see any wolf in him.

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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    Between the blue eye (half wolf animals can't have blue eyes) The large ears and the curly tail. I don't see a wolfdog there

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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    Okay cool, just wanted to see what others thought. Thanks a bunch for your input =3

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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    uggg phone make pics hard to see...

    i cant see his feet. do the toes splay out almost handlike? or are they tight up and trim?

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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    To me they look like they splay out

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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    i think its possible he's a low content wolfdog. i need better pix to be sure.

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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    I don't have any experience with determining wolfdog content in reality, so I may not know as much as I think I do, but I don't see any wolf in him. He is definitely not a high content (above 50% wolf), because he'd have more wolfy traits.

    When I look at dogs to determine if they have wolf content (which I really only do for fun, so again, it's possible I don't know what I'm talking about), I look at:

    V-Cape -- V-capes are present in non-wolfdogs in some breeds, so a v-cape doesn't automatically = wolfdog. A v-cape is a section of hairs on the back of the dog's neck that are in a "v" pattern but are also longer than the rest of the hairs on the dog/wolf. This post (Wolf Hybrid people, NEED your opinion!!!!) has a more detailed discussion of v-capes and wolf-content, by people that ARE experts on wolfdogs, with pictures! Your dog appears to have v-cape coloring (common in huskies) without the increase in length of hairs, but that could just be the photos.

    Feet -- long, "splayed" toes often with webbing. Often long toenails. To me, your dog's feet don't look wolfy as the toes are more close together (though slightly splayed). But in comparison to actual wolf feet, I'm not seeing a real strong resemblance. Picture example:

    Head -- I don't see any wolf at all in your dog's head. The ears are too large, pointy, and not furred enough.

    Coat -- Not the right texture.

    Eyes/Tail -- Husky traits, not wolf traits, that definitely indicate your dog is low content if at all.

    My opinion is that your dog has no wolf content, but if he does, it's low enough that you shouldn't have any strong wolfy behavior tendencies. The traits you provided are relatively normal doggy things and in no way indicate wolf-ness.

    Experts, please correct me if my thinking on any of those was wrong!

    As a sidenote... for some reason the pic of the tiny yorkie sniffing the big wolfy dog's butt cracks me up. What a pair.

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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    Quote Originally Posted by CricketLoops View Post
    I don't have any experience with determining wolfdog content in reality, so I may not know as much as I think I do, but I don't see any wolf in him. He is definitely not a high content (above 50% wolf), because he'd have more wolfy traits.

    When I look at dogs to determine if they have wolf content (which I really only do for fun, so again, it's possible I don't know what I'm talking about), I look at:

    V-Cape -- V-capes are present in non-wolfdogs in some breeds, so a v-cape doesn't automatically = wolfdog. A v-cape is a section of hairs on the back of the dog's neck that are in a "v" pattern but are also longer than the rest of the hairs on the dog/wolf. This post (Wolf Hybrid people, NEED your opinion!!!!) has a more detailed discussion of v-capes and wolf-content, by people that ARE experts on wolfdogs, with pictures! Your dog appears to have v-cape coloring (common in huskies) without the increase in length of hairs, but that could just be the photos.

    Feet -- long, "splayed" toes often with webbing. Often long toenails. To me, your dog's feet don't look wolfy as the toes are more close together (though slightly splayed). But in comparison to actual wolf feet, I'm not seeing a real strong resemblance. Picture example:

    Head -- I don't see any wolf at all in your dog's head. The ears are too large, pointy, and not furred enough.

    Coat -- Not the right texture.

    Eyes/Tail -- Husky traits, not wolf traits, that definitely indicate your dog is low content if at all.

    My opinion is that your dog has no wolf content, but if he does, it's low enough that you shouldn't have any strong wolfy behavior tendencies. The traits you provided are relatively normal doggy things and in no way indicate wolf-ness.

    Experts, please correct me if my thinking on any of those was wrong!

    As a sidenote... for some reason the pic of the tiny yorkie sniffing the big wolfy dog's butt cracks me up. What a pair.


    you get a continuum of doggyness to wolfiness....low contents can be difficult to pin sometimes because of it. sometimes they can come out looking NOTHING like a wolf and acting exactly like a wolf...vice versa too.

    that said. if he is, its low. there are one or two things that make me lean towards yes..but its not a definate yes...more like a...maybe but prolly not.

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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    I'm not seeing it even the behavior you describe is more shepherd/husky/Mal than wolf dog. I'd say very low amount if he has any wolf in there.

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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    I definately do not see any wolf content there at all.

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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    I don't see any wolf content and the behaviour you describe is definitely not wolf-like. I would probably stick to Mal X Shepherd.
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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    Same here, I don't see wolf content at all. Get used to people thinking he is a wolf, though, because even I get those comments and my dogs look nothing like wolves.

    That being said, he is an absolutely beautiful dog and congrats on adopting him

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    I agree with everyone else I do not see wolf. With blue eyes it can't be malamute in it. It has got to be husky. Actually I know some owners that have husky/shep mixes and they look very wolf like. Thats what they look like! Anyway congrats he is very pretty!!
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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    Yeah I get that Miko looks like a wolf all the time....people tend to think wolves look different than they really do. But a huskyxshephard can look a lot like a midgrade wolf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Active Dog View Post
    Yeah I get that Miko looks like a wolf all the time....people tend to think wolves look different than they really do. But a huskyxshephard can look a lot like a midgrade wolf.
    This is true! Maggie gets wolf all the time. She doesn't look a thing like a wolf to me. yes any mix of dog like husky, mal, shepard won't look like a wolf. I do know one lady that she has an husky/shephard mix and it looks like a coyote. She has to carry her adoption paperwork at all times because she gets stopped. Though miko darn cute and not a thing like a wolf!
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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    I didn't see much wolfiness either, for reasons others have described...
    ...but wanted to comment on what a BEAUTIFUL dog he is!! Just perfect IMO!
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    Re: Husky/Wolf Hybrid or Husky/Shepherd mix???

    Quote Originally Posted by zimandtakandgrrandmimi View Post
    there are one or two things that make me lean towards yes..but its not a definate yes...more like a...maybe but prolly not.
    For my own education, I am curious as to what these one or two things are! Share!

    Pretty please.

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