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That's horrible. I went back and looked at the dog ... but then he isn't a Sibe with that much fur.

Photos please! I have a very good vision
but my imagination may be wilder then
she really looks.
Gwen
Sibes tend to have pretty tight feet, but some of the racing line dogs have great big clown feet with a little splay to 'em.

i got to thinking about it. i would think that on the pro side, splayed feet would have a nice snow-shoe effect, while on the con side, splayed toes might be more susceptible to freezing.
Emmett, for all of his other conformational flaws, has really nice feet - big, but close.

aw, i love big dog feet. elliott's are like bear paws. i think they're beautiful. harriet's are super tight, like cats' paws. she walks on her tippy-toes, too.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
That's horrible. I went back and looked at the dog ... but then he isn't a Sibe with that much fur.

Image is just finishing up her most recent coat blow, which means that she's nekkid except for her ruff, which is shedding like crazy in big patchy spikes. She looks like an insane dog.

No picture?
Mustang Sally
i got to thinking about it. i would think that on the pro side, splayed feet would have a nice snow-shoe effect, while on the con side, splayed toes might be more susceptible to freezing.

The big problem, or at least the one people talk about, is snowballs forming between the toes. The only dog I've had who had a problem with that was Greta, the Collie/Newf x. Siberians tend not to have that problem and good feet is one of the things we talk about when people who run Alaskans boast about their fast dogs.

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You'd love Mukluk's feet. Big, round snowshoe feet.

Mustang Sally
She looks like an insane dog.

at least her head isn't shedding. that's not an attractive look.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
The big problem, or at least the one people talk about, is snowballs forming between the toes. The only dog I've had who had a problem with that was Greta, the Collie/Newf x.

that's a huge problem with elliott. it helps to trim the mops between his toes, but it doesn't eliminate the problem.
Siberians tend not to have that problem and good feet is one of the things we talk about when people who run Alaskans boast about their fast dogs.

i can understand why. ice balls are painful! a dog who gets them would be useless for mushing.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
You'd love Mukluk's feet. Big, round snowshoe feet.

they sound gorgeous! does he let you play with them? elliott used to be dubious about the advantages of having his feet played with, but he's decided it's not so bad to take a nap while you're getting a feets massage.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
elliott is butt-ugly when he's blowing coat. it's just one of those things you put up with. i'm sure people ... doesn't help the dog look any less moth-eaten, but it helps keep the hairballs out of the carpet and furniture.

ok, i have to say this...
YAY for short-haired dogs!!!
i feel better now.
-kelly
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