Originally Posted by Americano Blue
Hey Rez, can I get some pictures of the dogs? I need to prove that I didn't make this up to my folks.
Hi Blue. I found a folder inside a folder inside a folder inside a........ LOL
The pic of Oreo is just cropped from the background of another. I couldn't find a good one of her.
Keyno is Sibe(grandfather)/BorderCollie(grandmother)dad's side//Sibe/Sibe on mom's side. So 3/4 Sibe & 1/4 BC. I've had her hooked-up a cpl times and she likes to go. Like a real BC she loves running and working. I think Keyno will be a good addition to any kennel that has an interest in dogs that like running. She has nice feet and bones and she is friendly and kind. She just needs more work. Although Keyno has shown a bit of female aggression to Pippoon and Tulip, all the other females and every male is considered a playmate to her.
The only drawback with Keyno is that she aint one to gobble her food like the rest. She`s sorta picky but will eventually eat everything. She doesn't relly like any kind of kibble I`ve ever fed any of my dogs. She does seem to like fishicles(frozen fish). She is a sweetheart though. I think she would make a good part-time couch potatoe.
Angel is over 85%Sibe with some Qimmiq, Arctic Wolf and Old Line DeneDog. Actually this might even be a pic of his brother Julios or uncles Patrick or Snowy. They look so much alike. Pix just have numbers on them. I've never had Angel hooked up but if he's anything like his grt granny, his gran, his mom, his uncles, his sister, his grt grampa, his grampa.... They were all hardworking K9's. He hasn`t been worked with at all since he is only a year in June....I think. & he aint real friendly but not aggressive. Just ``not worked with``. If he`s like all his bloodlines he will be great once he`s had some time spent with him.
Oreo is from Hawkman's kennel. I got her from my racing musher buddy because she was considered too small. She's got about 1/4 GSHP. She's not big on stature but dang she works hard. I like telling ppl "Her tug is like a guitar string all the time." If I had 10 dogs like her I would not be 1 darn bit shy or afraid to enter any darn sprint race anywhere. She's awesome. And she's real darn sweetheart. If I had more space and $$ resources I would keep her but I think (and feel) she deserves a home where she will be utilized and loved more than I have time for.
Sparticus is the one my racing musher buddy took from an abusive musher. He's a bit shy and not 1 you would want to get loose. He'd be hard to catch because he's so shy. He is a sweet guy though. He has never shown any kind of aggression to any other dog or human. He is a decent trail leader but I have never had him in open country as lead. Sparticus is another dog that always keeps his line tight. Maybe not always at a gallop but tight all the time. Good feet, good stomach, good bones, good feet, He's just an all-around good dog other than the fact he`s shy. Again, if things were different I would keep him. He too deserves to be utilized and loved more than I can give him though.
long and short.... too many dogs x too few $$+time = `need to find new homes for some.`
So....like I said if you were to breed Sparticus to Oreo you will for sure get some crazy awesome sprinters(Euro-hound type). If you were to breed Angel to Keyno you got the looks, the feet, the coat, the bones. and of course the desire to pull. Maybe not as fast as Sparticus and Oreo but still... Now if you were to take the pups of these 2 unions and breed them I`m pretty sure you`ll get awesome ``Iditarod type`` K9`s.
Of course it`s always a crap shoot but in this case I think it`s closer to an educated guess. Remember.....attitude comes from the mom. so if you want instinctively good pullers watch for it in the mom. Coats, size,(physical attributes) can be bred into it from a male. However if the dad has it then it is almost ascertained the pups will have it.
That`s why most of my lines go back to 1 female, Mispoon(ArctiWolf X Qimmiq). Actualy, Tasha(showSibe X Seppalla Sibe) is in there too. She was also an awesome puller. Even when she was 10 and had already birthed 6 litters she still worked very hard.
So...anyways. I`ve been on here(computer) far too long. I`m getting a bit antsy. Time to go outside.
Sad. It`s only -2*C or 28*F. It`s windy and feels cold on the skin but way too warm to mush but there always lots to do around here.