|Barked: Sun Nov 1, '09 7:48pm PST |
|I forget why I was looking up Canaan dogs, but I received quite a shock when I googled them. I was surprised to find that some look EXACTLY like my roommates dog, whom we always assumed was a husky/white GSD mix. I was going to try and find a pic of Rocket (and I may later) but I don't really need to, this picture looks just like him.
The ONLY difference is his left eye is blue and his right eye is brown with a blue spot on the bottom of the iris. Everything else is the same down to the darker cream on the top and the line of white behind the shoulder. Same build, tail, coat, size, ears, everything. To be honest, I almost wonder if they came from the same litter, since Rocket was gotten from the shelter.
I decided to read up on them, and theres a few reasons that I think it may just be a coincidence. I read that Canaan dogs have problems with strangers and are wary of people and other creatures...and that couldn't be more opposite of Rocket. He's never met a stranger and just naturally assumes anything and everything he meets (cats, dogs, people, kids) is his best friend. They say they bark a lot...but he doesnt, and is more of a "talker," (which would make me lean in the direction of husky mix.) Though, unlike a husky he is extremely biddable while indoors (which could be the GSD.) I know that a breed description is not the end all be all of every particular dog, but I would think a breed with a propensity towards shyness would not have turned out half as friendly as Rocket, considering he has been in and out of the shelter several times since puppyhood. Also, one brown and one blue eye seems to be a dead giveaway of husky in him.
So I was wondering, are they rare and whats the chance of finding a purebred one in a shelter? Does his behavior automatically make it reasonable that he isn't one? It doesn't really matter what he is, he is a gorgeous boy and I love him to death either way, but its interesting to think about. Makes me think about doing that genetic test they can do for dogs.
*edit* I don't know why links always get a weird space in them...it won't let me edit it out.*
Edited by author Sun Nov 1, '09 7:54pm PST
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