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I keep forgetting to mention her other unusual traits: her fur is silkier than "normal" Sibe fur and lays flat. She's double coated, and snow doesn't melt on her etc., but the fur is a little less dense than most Sibes'.

Emmett, too. That's typical of a working Siberian. Image has an even lighter coat than Emmett's and when she sheds out (like now, goddam it) she has almost no undercoat at all. The heaviest coat in my pack belongs to Saber, who came from a midwestern puppy mill.
He says he's never gotten one that didn't pull. Granted, he's not competing or anything like that. Do you think most show Siberians would/could pull?

Saber won't pull. Duncan tries but he's so much slower than Image and Emmett, and this year he's gimpy and is a dog of leisure (well, they're all dogs of leisure, but you know what I mean). I think the vast majority of Siberians would pull but a lot just aren't built for it (the Siberian Corgi phenomenon, which fortunately seems to be on the wane). Doug Willett (he of the Seppala Siberian Sleddog movement) once was asked to judge a Siberian class at a conformation show and thought it would be clever to bring along harnesses and a tricycle and ask the entrants to hook up and pull the trike. Apparently it was complete mayhem.

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These are important distinctions if one is responding to a direct mail plea or such. Know who your donation is ... your local private shelter, give directly - a donation to the ASPCA will do nothing to help your local SPCA.

And a donation to your local SPCA will in all likelihood, fund local pet extermination.
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Shelter, SPCA, APL, pound, "no kill" - - they're just words, IMO.

I agree, which is why my (limited) experience doesn't jibe with Tara's distinction. All these entities are self-labeling, it seems.

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There is NO "national organization" of SPCA. The ASPCA in NYC is an independent operation, not related to any SPCA in any city, countyor state. Same deal with HSUS vs the "Anywhere County Humane Society".

Hi Janet ,
I know we've discussed this a few times before re the ASPCA , but even if they are independent , doesn't it work like a franchise? Our local RSPCA is independent but to use the RSPCA name, I'm sure they have to stick to certain rules and regulations of the main RSPCA body. Alison
I keep forgetting to mention her other unusual traits: her ... the fur is a little less dense than most Sibes'.

Emmett, too. That's typical of a working Siberian. Image has an even lighter coat than Emmett's and when she sheds ... no undercoat at all. The heaviest coat in my pack belongs to Saber, who came from a midwestern puppy mill.

I remembered you'd said that Image's coat is lighter than the others; is the consistency different too? It gives her quite a different look from the other Sibes.
He says he's never gotten one that didn't pull. Granted, he's not competing or anything like that. Do you think most show Siberians would/could pull?

Saber won't pull. Duncan tries but he's so much slower than Image and Emmett, and this year he's gimpy and ... harnesses and a tricycle and ask the entrants to hook up and pull the trike. Apparently it was complete mayhem.

Now that I would have liked to see.
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I remembered you'd said that Image's coat is lighter than the others; is the consistency different too? It gives her quite a different look from the other Sibes.

Besides the very thin undercoat her guard hairs are kind of labby, actually. When her undercoat is its thickest you don't notice it as much, but when she's shed out it's pretty remarkable.
I was searching the web today for more LouFranc dogs (I'm a little frustrated by being down to two sleddogs and am thinking about getting another this year) and came across a sort of a family album. The 'I' dogs all come from the same litter.
http://cf.geocities.com/snowforce kennel/familleigloo.html I like that picture of Image; it really shows off how nicely she's built. Ivory had a litter last July and the pups are lovely. Indy is available but he's Image's littermate and I'd like to get a younger dog.
It's a very small, fairly minor line of dogs, but I'm a bit smitten.

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I remembered you'd said that Image's coat is lighter than ... gives her quite a different look from the other Sibes.

Besides the very thin undercoat her guard hairs are kind of labby, actually. When her undercoat is its thickest you ... and the pups are lovely. Indy is available but he's Image's littermate and I'd like to get a younger dog.

Weren't you considering a pup for a while? Indy's very nice. How old are he and Image? Are there still Ivory pups available? Decisions, decisions. Wouldn't a pup in the dead of winter be fun?
It's a very small, fairly minor line of dogs, but I'm a bit smitten.

Well, you're not planning on entering the Iditarod for another couple of years, right? So it shouldn't matter if it's a small or minor line.
Unfortunately, most of the photo captions were lost on me as I don't speak French.
Mustang Sally
Weren't you considering a pup for a while?

Right. It was the right decision at the time, but I've seen photos of them as they're maturing and they're really nice.
Indy's very nice. How old are he and Image?

They're going to be 8 this year. They've still got a few years of good sledding left in them but that would leave me with a 4-year-old, a 7-year-old, and 3 8-year-olds, which is not a good age distribution (in a few years I'd have 4 elderly dogs).
Are there still Ivory pups available? Decisions, decisions. Wouldn't a pup in the dead of winter be fun?

I got Emmett in January, and it was a riot having a puppy in the snow (except for those 2am pee trips in February).
Unfortunately, most of the photo captions were lost on me as I don't speak French.

They're looking for a nice family for Indy - he's gotten too slow for their team.

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she *is* pretty!
Tasha looks almost exactly like the Sibe i had. i was told she was a Sibe x, but the more i learn about Sibes, the less likely i think the x part was. i think her former owner assumed that, since she had brown eyes, she couldn't be purebred.

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