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A great series of photos of a Scandihoovian Siberian Husky team crossing an open creek. The leaders attack it but there's some skepticism elsewhere in the team. The last photo also has a really cute puppy in it, running alongside the team (that's a common way to get puppies acculturated/ acclimated).
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A great series of photos of a Scandihoovian Siberian Husky team crossing an open creek. The leaders attack it but ... a really cute puppy in it, running alongside the team (that's a common way to get puppies acculturated/ acclimated). http://www.blogtown.se/blog.php?id=snorokk

That's a fantastic sequence of photos!! I'll bet the only let-down about being on the sled when you're running is that you can't see the dogs' faces at the same time.

Lynne
I'll bet the only let-down about being on the sled when you're running is that you can't see the dogs' faces at the same time.

That's largely true, but you get to be pretty good at reading dog butt.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

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That's largely true, but you get to be pretty good at reading dog butt.

That's funny both in and out of context!

Lynne
() A great series of photos of a Scandihoovian Siberian Husky team crossing an open creek. The leaders attack it ... a really cute puppy in it, running alongside the team (that's a common way to get puppies acculturated/ acclimated). http://www.blogtown.se/blog.php?id=snorokk

That puppy face is awesome too! This morning the link takes you to the next day's pictures where there is a puppy head shot.
About those blue eyes - a friend has a Sibe who does performance stuff but is also in the show ring. She has those turquoise eyes and he says that it's hurting her in the show ring - even though (I don't think) there is a reason for it. Are those blue eyes common in the non-conformation lines of Sibes?
Judy
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They levitate. It's pretty cool to see such good quality stills of running dogs.

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She has those turquoise eyes and he says that it's hurting her in the show ring

You're kidding!
Are those blue eyes common in the non-conformation lines of Sibes?

They're common in all Siberians. The breed standard says any eye color is okay (any coat color, too), so I'm really surprised by this. Among the reasons I'm weirded out is that the blue eye color is a hallmark of Siberian bloodlines among northern breed dogs. In fact, a couple of weeks ago there was a race on the Ungava Peninsula that's being used to promote Inuit heritage and the Inuit tradition in dog mushing (website with fabulous photos at
http://www.ivakkak.com/eng/index.cfm), and in addition to specifying the use of komatik-style sleds and fan hitches, the rules also said that the race was restricted to Inuit-style dogs and Siberian Huskies and dogs with blue eyes were not permitted. I think it's pretty weird that one of the things that distinguishes Siberian Huskies as a breed would be disadvantaged in the show ring.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

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She has those turquoise eyes and he says that it's hurting her in the show ring

You're kidding! They're common in all Siberians. The breed standard says any eye color is okay (any coat color, too), ... reasons I'm weirded out is that the blue eye color is a hallmark of Siberian bloodlines among northern breed dogs.

This dog's eyes are really stunning. The guy did mention that the eyes were allowed so it was really frustrating to him.
What you say confirms what I always suspect about people and their show dogs. While this dog looks wonderful (definitely show, not mushing) to me, I don't know what a conformation judge is rightfully looking for in the breed. I find as a general rule that if someone's dog isn't doing well in the show ring that there is usually some explanation being offered by the owner other than the faults of the dog.
In this case, they're just pulling the dog out of the show ring, neutering her and working on her performance events. So it's all good anyway.

Judy
A great series of photos of a Scandihoovian Siberian Husky team crossing an open creek. The leaders attack it but ... a really cute puppy in it, running alongside the team (that's a common way to get puppies acculturated/ acclimated). http://www.blogtown.se/blog.php?id=snorokk

you're write, those are great pictures. And that puppy is really cute
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