01-25-2011, 02:23 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Beaverton, OR
My lab/golden/corgi mix did a lot of huffing too, but she did bark when she wanted to. The huffing is what she did when there was someone outside she wanted to bark at but knew that she wasn't supposed to
I don't see the husky in his looks, but the owowowow type sounds are common Husky vocalizations, so I suppose its possible there's a little in there somewhere... I don't think Labs usually do that, and I don't think I've heard of GSDs doing it either.
Temperament-wise, labs are usually very eager to please and happy-go-lucky, while huskies and GSDs are typically very intelligent, driven, and have a strong work/play drive. GSDs tend to be shy and nippy if not socialized right though, and Huskies like to be escape artists so they can runrunrun. Since he's a mix you may get more of one personality than another, especially since you don't know what socialization he got as a puppy. In any case, all three breeds tend to be on the higher-energy side (not 100% sure on GSD since I'm not quite as familiar with them), so make sure to give him lots of exercise or else he might use his intelligence to "think up" games and entertainment for himself... Not all of which you might approve of