What kind of puppy is he?

ohpuppyFebruary 2, 2010

We got him Thursday from an unreliable source (at best.)

His owner said the mom was a Husky-Wolf/Border Collie mix and the dad was either unknown or another Husky-Wolf/Border Collie mix.

There's obvious husky in him but I'm not too sure about the rest :(

He loves the snow, overheats quickly, he's only 2 or 3 months and is already around 20 or so pounds.

Brown eyes, Black nose/muzzle, cropped ears...

You can see a picture of him here:



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murraysmom Zone 6 OH

I'm not sure, but he is very cute. Maybe some spitz? Does his tail curl? Or shepherd? That one foot sticking out looks like a big paw. Could be he'll be pretty big. You could get his DNA tested at your vet. They could tell you for sure what his make up is. A husky is very independent. A border collie is very obedient. Is he showing any tendencies one way or another?

    Bookmark   February 2, 2010 at 4:59PM
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Here's a link.

Here is a link that might be useful: picture of pup

    Bookmark   February 2, 2010 at 5:07PM
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It is hard to tell. Post another pic when the pup is 6 months or more...He could be a mix of anything. Check with your state to determine if he is a wolf hybrid, there may be resptrictions on him. I live in California and they are strickly forbidden to be owned in the state.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2010 at 5:49PM
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Parentage by appearance is often not noticeable until 6 months to a year.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2010 at 6:09PM
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It may be a very bad thing for both you and the dog to get a positive on any kind of wolf, I would leave it alone. I had an Akita Coyote mix, the foster director knew enough to register her as an Akita Chow, she lived a long happy life but she sure howled with the Coyotes.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2010 at 9:58PM
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From the photo he almost looks like a Cream colored Shiba Inu though being almost 20lbs at that young age might make that unlikely.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2010 at 12:21AM
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He sure is beautiful.
Dee in Michigan

    Bookmark   February 3, 2010 at 5:42PM
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he looks just like the German Shepherd we had for years except for one small difference. Our dog had larger ears when he was a pup. He was 100% shepherd.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2010 at 2:15PM
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