Friday, November 6, 2009

Whippet sled dogs



Retrieverman said...

This isn't as crazy as it sounds.

Lots of Alaskan huskies have greyhound in them. They also like to cross the dogs with pointers (especially German HPR's), foxhounds, and Irish setters, simply because those dogs have a lot of endurance.

The only thing about using sight hounds as an outcross is that the sight hound's peculiar gallop is not appropriate for pulling efficiently. So they might increase the speed of the Alaskan husky, but care has to be exercised to prevent the development of double suspension gallop in the sled dog.

Retrieverman said...