These are the breeds we were told were in Kira. Based on the photo of the daddy, I'm more inclined to say rough coated collie and not border collie. He was mixed with malamute and basically looked like a tri color collie on steroids....very long and full coat but a mal-like face. The mom to me, looked like a mix of husky, lab and GSD. She had a yellowish coat and a reddish nose, with VERY shepherd looking ears and a husky looking snout with the "widow's peak" above her eyes.
In a week, I've observed that Kira is laid-back, yet playful. Somewhat vocal, but more barky than howly. She will run and get toys and bring them back a few times, but then she is more interested in chewing or licking it just out of my reach. She's a big kisser and loves to lie against my legs. She also loves to lie right smack behind me when I'm doing dishes or sitting at the table. She's VERY smart and picks up things quickly, and seems to watch Misty's every move and will then imitate her. The interesting thing is, she LOVES to play in her water bowl! She can quickly empty a bowl of water with both paws and then she sleeps in the puddle. Her foster mom said when she let her go in the baby pool, she wa the first puppy in and LOVED it. Is this a Husky characteristic? We are going to get her a pool because she clearly loves splashing around...She doesn't seem like much of a jumper, nor is she a big chewer, although she did make shredded wheat out of my one table leg.
I think she may have different attributes from all her breeds....it should be interesting to see what she's like as an adult. She doesn't seem to have much of the collie family in there as far as I can tell. Not hyper at all, no herding tendencies....just really pleasant, sweet and laid back. Oh, and she is a chow hound 100%. She should be easy to train since she's food motivated.