Posted : 5/20/2006 3:11:31 PM
I love this mix. I had a Shep/Mal, maybe Husky and she was
a fantastic dog. At 75 pounds, she looked intimidating enought to keep strangers out of my yard, but all you had to do is say "hi"
to her and she was your best friend. After she died I was really
surprised how many human friends she had.
eople I didn't know
would ask me where she was and someone left her flowers on my gate.
The Shepherd did seem to tone down a lot of the Husky traits. She
was obedient, I could trust her off lease, and she was good with cats.
The husky traits that remained strong were the digging and the
need to be with people (her pack) at all times. I solved the digging problem by giving her a large area with soft dirt. As long as she got walks everyday, trips to Grandmas, etc. she too afaid of missing out on something good to try to escape. I did however, alway leave her in the house when I left. I'm sure she would have tried to follow because I couldn't even leave the yard without her whining.
The coolest husky trait that she retained was the talking. She would make these weird noises and do head nods that meant "follow me".
Trishanne just posted picture of her Shep/Husky Gracie. She
could probably tell you about this mix too.