This weekend at my first agility trial in almost a year, there was a woman competing with her lovely sibes. She is a recent transplant to Alaska and appears to have a nice little mushing kennel. One of the dogs she was running was very clearly half a malemute and half siberian. I adore malemutes and had to go play with him. I was informed that he was NOT half mal, but a "wooly siberian". And then she berated me for not knowing all about them.
But I looked and looked at this dog and he really looks half malemute - huge square head, very hefty compared to all the other sibes. I found a picture of a wooly sibe online and this dog doesnt' look like that at all.

So, can you give me the skinny on those wooly siberians?

thanks in advance!
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But I looked and looked at this dog and he really looks half malemute - huge square head, very hefty compared to all the other sibes. I found a picture of a wooly sibe online and this dog doesnt' look like that at all.

Here are some more pics, and IMO, they do look rather Mal-ish... http://www.huskycolors.com/wooly.html
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So, can you give me the skinny on those wooly siberians?

They pop out of "normal" litters from time to time. There's what's very likely an urban legend that back when the AKC was starting to recognize the breed and the book was still open, one of the original American breeders lived down the road from a rough collie who would come calling from time to time. I don't know if it's true.

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So, can you give me the skinny on those wooly siberians?

They pop out of "normal" litters from time to time. There's what's very likely an urban legend that back when ... the road from a rough collie who would come calling from time to time. I don't know if it's true.

then they would have loong snipey noses instead of big square mal heads!
So, can you give me the skinny on those wooly siberians?

They pop out of "normal" litters from time to time. There's what's very likely an urban legend that back when ... the road from a rough collie who would come calling from time to time. I don't know if it's true.

The advances in DNA testing are certain to clear up some old mysteries and create new ones. I'm sure there are going to be more than a few unhappy breeders around.

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They pop out of "normal" litters from time to time. ... from time to time. I don't know if it's true.

The advances in DNA testing are certain to clear up some old mysteries and create new ones. I'm sure there are going to be more than a few unhappy breeders around.

Did you see that the gene for ivermectin sensitivity is found in long-coated whippets and silken windsprites, as well as a collection of herding breeds? I would love to have seen similiar testng on merle "cockers".

Melissa S. Frye
Skyrocket cockers www.mfrye.com/skyrocket/>
Did you see that the gene for ivermectin sensitivity is found inlong-coated whippets and silken windsprites, as well as a collection of herdingbreeds?

That's a huge suprise. One never would have guessed that, say, Shelties were used in breeding those Windsprites.
Christy
then they would have loong snipey noses instead of big square mal heads!

...and is there something wrong with loong snipey noses? Hmm? Hmmm?

-)

Kate
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It's an interesting thing from another point. This is a classic example of where opening a gene pool brought in a negative.

Melissa S. Frye
Skyrocket cockers www.mfrye.com/skyrocket/
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