Many have asked us, "What is an agouti Siberian Husky? Why is s/he not considered a sable or even a black and white dilute? Is there only one type of agouti? Are they the same as any other Husky? Are they a type of wolf?"
On our Agouti Genotype Research page we will try to answer some of your most common questions about our unique Siberians. Sondergeld takes great pride in the exceptional temperaments of our working-line Siberian Huskies!
Sondergeld's mission is to breed toward the original Siberian Husky type, producing dogs that, as per the AKC Breed Standard: "The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog, quick and light on his feet and free and graceful in action. His moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest his Northern heritage. His characteristic gait is smooth and seemingly effortless. He performs his original function in harness most capably, carrying a light load at a moderate speed over great distances. His body proportions and form reflect this basic balance of power, speed and endurance."
Our countless hours of research have enabled us to recognize exactly what is going on with the agouti genotype Siberians and as a direct result of our discovery we have structured our breeding program to aggressively address some of these issues. Please see our "Sondergeld Mission" page for more detailed information on our future plans!
IS THAT A WOLF?
Agouti Siberians are not a wolf nor a hybrid of any sort.
From the AKC Breed Standard:
Height--Dogs, 21 to 23½ inches at the withers. Bitches, 20 to 22 inches at the withers.
Weight--Dogs, 45 to 60 pounds. Bitches, 35 to 50 pounds.
Most are leggy, light to moderate in bone, well-angulated in the front, moderately angulated and very flexible in the rear, have a deep, narrow chest, are well-coated and exceptionally intelligent. Most importantly, they have an innate desire to pull and to run, a strong willingness to please their owner and a friendly demeanor towards people.