|Barked: Sun Dec 16, '12 2:08am PST |
|Cool thread! I love seeing what traits mixed breed pups get from each parent Genetics are so fascinating.
Kip and Oogie are brother and sister from the same litter; their mom was a chocolate sable pomeranian and their dad was an irish marked lavendar long-hair chihuahua (I'll post a comparison pic of the pups today and one of their parents at the end of this post)
They definitely got traits from both parents; in terms of color, Oogie has nearly the same chocolate sabling/melanistic mask/white back toes pattern as her mother, though her eyes are a darker hazel. Kip is marked similarly to his dad with the irish white spotting, though he still has lighter hazel eyes and chocolate sabling like his mom.
Their fur is neither like pomeranian or long hair chihuahua; in fluffiness, they are quite a bit fluffier than long coat chihuahuas yet not as fluffy as pomeranians. Their fur is longer than both parent breeds, especially on the tail. They are MUCH MUCH MUCH easier to groom than a pomeranian, and shed significantly less. I brush them once or twice a week usually, and don't have problems with their fur matting or getting tangled. I bathe them with shampoo/conditioner about once a month and their coats stay nice, shiny, and soft- no doggie odor at all with these guys!
In terms of personality, they took traits from each parent as well. Kip is higher energy, like his mom... but more cuddly/affectionate, like his dad. Oogie is more independent like her mom... yet lower energy, like her dad. They've maintained these personality styles since they were little pups.
It's been a blast watching them grow! They turned two years old at the end of October Crazy how fast the time flies by! And now for the pictures:
Izzy and Boomer (Kip and Oogie's Parents)
Kip and Oogie today
You can really see the family resemblance!
Edited by author Sun Dec 16, '12 2:11am PST
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