Wesley must compete with Dakota for a spot in mom's chair, and on this day, he lost out. Yes, he managed to sneak in, but only by squeezing himself UNDERNEATH her! I bought this chair-and-a-half when Wesley was only a few months old, and at that time, both he and I were much smaller. Eleven years later, add a multicoated "puppy" and it's overflowing.
Ever since seeing ads about DNA tests for your dog, I have wanted to follow up on that idea. I never had one done on my previous husky mix, and greatly regret it, as it may have prevented some behavioral issues I had with Orca. As my birthday gift to myself this year, I finally completed one for Dakota.
As she gained weight and her beautiful coat filled out about a year after her adoption, my husband began saying that he thought she looked like a collie, due to her 'cowl neck' fur that appeared. A few years later, others had also mentioned that. Due to her large skeletal structure, coloration, tail display, and personality, I thought she was a Malusky (Malamute-Husky). When people commented about her size or beautiful coat and personality, I began telling people we thought she was a Mal-Ollie (Malamute Collie).
So...the results? Three generations on one side are Alaskan Malamute-Mix, and the other parentage is 3 generations of..... OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG-HUSKY! WHAT?????
Some people ask why I bothered to spend the money & time to run her DNA samples.... So I and our vets now have a much better idea of what to expect in regards to her possible health issues and behavior/personality.
I love my Mala-Shee-Usky mix!