Hi, everyone. Antonia here, and I decided to do an article about questions I'm frequently asked about my dog, River. For those of you who don't know, I have two dogs: River and Roscoe. I will do one on Roscoe, too. Let's get started.
1. Q: What kind of dog is River?
A: She is a purebred Siberian Husky.
2. Q: How old is River?
A: She is two years old. Her birthday is April 6.
3. Q: Is she blind in one eye?
A: No. River can see just fine out of both eyes. Most people think that Huskies can only have blue eyes, but this is not true. Huskies can have a variety of different eye colors. The most common are blue, brown, and one of each like River. The proper term is heterochromia. It's just common in Huskies.
4. Q: Is River a wolf, or does she have wolf in her?
A: No, River is not a wolf, and she doesn't have wolf in her. She is one hundred percent Siberian Husky, which is a breed of domestic dog.
5. Q: Was River hard to train?
A: Not really. She's very intelligent, and while she is opinionated, she wasn't particularly hard to train like my Staffy, Roxy, was.
6. Q: What is River's favorite food?
A: River seems to like peanut butter the best.
7. Q: How do you know that River is a Husky and NOT a Malamute?
A: First of all, River is way too small to be a Malamute. Malamutes are much bigger than Huskies. Second, she has two different colored eyes, which is not a Malamute trait. Third, River's tail does curl, but it doesn't completely go over the back, and it resembles a sickle rather than a waving plume. Finally, I had a DNA test done on her that said she is one hundred percent Husky.
8. Q: Why isn't River as big as Roscoe?
A: That's because River is a full-blooded Husky. She doesn't have German Shepherd in her like Roscoe does. Huskies aren't supposed to be as big as Roscoe.
9. Q: Why doesn't River bark?
A: Barking is not much of a Husky thing. Huskies usually howl rather than bark.
10. Q: Does River like the snow?
A: Of course she does! She's a Husky, after all.
There you have it. I will do Roscoe's, too. I know you all are looking forward to reading about him.
Peace and love,