I just wanted to say that he's super handsome!!Disclaimer: In no way does what you're about to read affect my love and devotion to my dog. He is and will always be my best friend regardless of breed.
Now that that's out of the way, I must confess that ever since I found Tucker I've been borderline obsessed with finding his mix of breeds. I love studying the different breeds and looking up the dominant traits that are likely to be passed. Combining the two has lead me on this incredibly fun if not slightly frustrating journey. Here's the list of assumed breeds since finding him:
8-11 Weeks: German Shepherd, Pitt, Husky mix
12 Weeks to 6 months: Belgian Malinois
6 Months to 1 Year: Belgian Malinois German Shepherd mix
Today: Belgian Malinois Siberian Husky mix
Here's why I changed it today. I've been searching and searching for a dog on the internet that resembles Tucker. Most people assume GSD Husky mix, but most of those tend to have longer hair and darker coats. The anatomy just looked different as well. Then there's GSD Mal mixes, which he does look like some of them, but in the past 10 months of searching I've only found 1 picture of a Mal puppy with blue eyes, and without finding any information on the age, I just assumed that its eyes would eventually change to the normal brown. The internet has millions of pictures and after scrounging around Google Images, Pinterest, Reddit, and, yes, even Tumblr, I finally found a dog that looks like Tucker on Instagram. I'm not sure about the legalities, so I'm not going to post the picture, but it's a female Malinois Husky mix, she has the two different colored eyes, and she's tall and lanky just like my Tucker. Google images of a "Belusky" also provided a few pictures that look very similar to Tucker minus one or two details.
Would anyone happen to have any thoughts or past experiences with this mix? Or any insights for different breed mixes?
As for practicality, the town where I found him has plenty of huskies and I've seen quite a few Mal mixes and even one pure Mal (This one had an extended mask and was quite a treat to see). There are also a few breeders in nearby towns, so I believe that this combination is practical.