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I keep forgetting to mention her other unusual traits: her fur is silkier than "normal" Sibe fur and lays flat. ... than most Sibes'. Helpful people at places like PetsMart have suggested that she's a GSD mix or and Elkhound mix.

heh. Cherokee (i didn't name her!) was assumed by her former owner to be a Sibe x GSD. she could've been, but she sure didn't seem very GSDish to me. her fur was soft and silky, but spikier than a GSD's fur. the individual guard hairs were thicker than a GSD's, but her undercoat was thinner. and she was a petite girl (40-45lbs).

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They're going to be 8 this year. They've still got a few years of good sledding left in them but ... 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).

For some reason I was thinking she was 5 or so. An 8 year-old as a pet is one thing (and it's hard enough to find pet homes for dogs that age), but I agree that it's a little old for your situation.
I got Emmett in January, and it was a riot having a puppy in the snow (except for those 2am pee trips in February).

These pups are 6 months old now, so you shouldn't have to worry about that.
So are you considering one of the pups?
Mustang Sally
I keep forgetting to mention her other unusual traits: her ... suggested that she's a GSD mix or and Elkhound mix.

heh. Cherokee (i didn't name her!) was assumed by her former owner to be a Sibe x GSD. she could've ... individual guard hairs were thicker than a GSD's, but her undercoat was thinner. and she was a petite girl (40-45lbs).

Maybe she was from racing lines too. Tasha's ears are larger than most Sibes' and set more to the side of her head, giving her kind of a GSD-ish look. But she definitely has a Siberian undercoat. It's most apparent when it's coming out, of course. Also, her picture is in the dictionary next to "Siberian Husky: temperament".

Mustang Sally
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she *is* pretty!

Thanks. She looks pretty good for 10 1/2, I think.
Tasha looks almost exactly like the Sibe i had. i was told she was a Sibe x, but the more ... the x part was. i think her former owner assumed that, since she had brown eyes, she couldn't be purebred.

Pish. Tasha has these beautiful liquid dark brown eyes that you can get lost in, and she uses them to her advantage. When we first got her, I was disappointed that her eyes weren't blue, but not for long. Got any pictures of Cherokee?
Mustang Sally
For some reason I was thinking she was 5 or so. An 8 year-old as a pet is one thing (and it's hard enough to find pet homes for dogs that age), but I agree that it's a little old for your situation.

One of the great things about Siberian Huskies is that they've got good life expectancy - 15 years, typically. 12 year old dogs have run the Iditarod. Clearly an older dog is not a candidate for sprint racing, but I'm just recreational, anyway.
One of Image's sisters from that same litter is available, too. We could have a family reunion right here in Enfield. (Just kidding).
So are you considering one of the pups?

To be honest, I'm embarrassed to ask Rhonda, after she offered me first pick and I said yes and then changed my mind. I've been thinking of contacting her with some pedigree questions I have, anyway.
To be honest I think I could happily go the rest of my life without living with a 9-month-old Siberian Husky. I love 'em, but they're such a trial. It's virtually impossible to find, say, a two-year-old that's not a washout for health or other reasons, though - it's usually either pups or seniors. I do regularly scour the ads at Sleddog Central and the New England Sleddog Club, though. You never know.

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Thanks. She looks pretty good for 10 1/2, I think.

aw, she's still a young 'un in Husky years!
Pish. Tasha has these beautiful liquid dark brown eyes that you can get lost in, and she uses them to her advantage. When we first got her, I was disappointed that her eyes weren't blue, but not for long.

blue eyes may be more striking, but i much prefer brown eyes. i know it's just a silly aesthetic thing, but i can't help it.
Got any pictures of Cherokee?

not a single one, unfortunately. it was in my pre-camera days. waaah!

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
blue eyes may be more striking, but i much prefer brown eyes. i know it's just a silly aesthetic thing, but i can't help it.

I think that I've expressed my preference for brown eyes before as well. The Husky ice blue eyes seem to "see" too much.
not a single one, unfortunately. it was in my pre-camera days. waaah!

What are you, like a bazillion years old?
Suja
Maybe she was from racing lines too.

i doubt it, just because of the geographic area. stranger things have happened, though.
Tasha's ears are larger than most Sibes' and set more to the side of her head, giving her kind of a GSD-ish look.

Cherokee had awfully tall ears. they didn't look GSDish to me, though just bigger than the normal Sibe's ears. we used to joke that she and pandora were long-lost sisters, because they both had big (cute!) bat ears.
But she definitely has a Siberian undercoat. It's most apparent when it's coming out, of course. Also, her picture is in the dictionary next to "Siberian Husky: temperament".

that's the thing that makes me go hmmm. Cherokee was totally Sibe-like in temperament, except that on a couple of occasions she acted uncharacteristically protective of me. once she refused to let a friend of a friend into the house (later found out the guy was a thief!) and another time she circled and held a guy who sneaked up behind me in the dark, when i took her out for a late-night potty break. definitely un-Sibe-like behavior. everything else about her temperament screamed Sibe, though. she never met a stranger, was super dog-friendly, playful, and was a bit of joker.

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The Husky ice blue eyes seem to "see" too much.

i think they've got more of the debbil in 'em.
What are you, like a bazillion years old?

no, 5yo. HTH! i said *my* pre-camera days. alas, they weren't all that long ago. i didn't get one of my own until elliott was a couple years old. that's why i've only got two baby pictures of him. waaah!

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
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