January 28, 2011

Wooly Siberian Huskies

     Many people have been asking about how Senka is a Siberian Husky when he is long-haired. There is a rare recessive gene that causes the husky's hair to be long. Officially, it is considered a "fault" and thus he would be disqualified from dog shows. I think it is pretty dumb to consider long hair on a Siberian Husky a deformity. I've even heard that some breeders refuse to breed wooly Siberian Huskies because of this. Anyway, this website has pictures of different colored huskies with the wooly gene.

1 comment:

  1. It's considered a fault and removed from breeding programs because snow sticks to that fur type and will kill a dog in a working environment.

    Breeding for recessive genes can create serious issues such as those related to Lethal White.