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Hey guys! I have a 5 1/2 month little boy named Zizou. I know for sure he is part Siberian husky, as his mother is one. However, as Zizou has gotten older, he is looking less and less like a husky. The mother was found in middle Georgia pregnant. We have coyotes down there, so I suspect he may be part coyote, but I'm not sure. I've also looked at husky-german shepherd mixes that look similar to my baby. He is rather small for his age, and he is very lanky. Any help in identifying what he might be would be appreciated :) Zizou2.jpg Zizou.jpg Zizou3.jpg
 

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Those are quite the ears! I'm going to say GSD, because shepherd/Husky mixes usually have big ears and tend to look wolf-ish.
 

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It's anymore help, he isn't easily angered and he's extremely playful. One of the strange things about my baby is that I've neer heard him bark, but he loves to lift his head and howl in the backyard. Everyone who sees him says he looks like a coyote, but I feel he's too well tempered to be half coyote!
 

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Cute pup, you can definitely see the Husky background in him. I do see some large ears on him, but they are not shaped like GSD ears (I have a GSD mix myself). Coyote and dog breedings are extremely rare in the wild not saying its not possible just saying its not the main probability. Either way he sure is handsome, would love to see more pics as he grows up.
 

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I'd say the possibility of him being part coyote are pretty good. I've met a few coydogs and they've all been very friendly. I get asked all the time if Dixie is a coydog because she's so leggy, just like a coyote. Which your pup looks like he's got some long legs too!
 

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I don't see coyote. Lanky is normal for a pup that age. Coyotes tend to have white around the lips and throat, light eyes, guard hairs in the ears, extremely bushy tails and dense coats, narrow muzzles, ears are more offset than as upright as shepherds. It's not common for wild coyotes to bred with dogs, though it could happen.
 

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You can definately see the husky part in him. I don't know forsure what the other mix would be... He is at the age where he will look kind of funny because he is filling into his body. My male had HUGE ears at that age, but he grew into them.
My guess for what mix he could be... i would probably guess german shepard. I don't really see any coyote in him..
 

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I would say GSD x husky. At 5.5 months GSDs and GSD mixes are really awkward looking, all legs and ears, and their coats are coming in, so they look all patchy and scraggly. Once the coat comes in, they look a bit better, but at age 2 they fill out and look beautiful.

ETA: Not to say that your pup is ugly, he's adorable! It's just an awkward age for the breed.
 
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