Siberian Sunday Summit

I have heard the same comment from dog owners of many different breeds, but when a Siberian Husky sees another Siberian Husky, they act differently than when they meet any other dog.  How they recognize their own kind, I have never understood, but they certainly do.

So, yesterday, when we were walking through a local park, we passed many other dogs.  Some dogs were more interesting than others, but it was not until we spotted two Siberian Huskies walking toward us that The Herd went crazy.  Let’s just say when a group of six Siberian Huskies meets a group of two Siberian Huskies, the result can be heard for miles.

Vladimir would be the grey in the back. The white one's name was never heard over the ruckus.


  1. Kari on November 22, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Chihuahuas are like that 🙂

    Stop on by for a visit

  2. houndstooth on November 20, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I’ve definitely seen this in action, well, all but the Siberian Choir part! When the Greyhounds meet other Greys, they are just so happy and excited. Morgan loves playing with other Shepherds and Greyhounds, too. They definitely know their own tribe!

  3. jack & moo on November 20, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Well, duh, don’t woo always know a Siberian when woo see one? How can woo tell? Don’t all dogs look alike to woo? NO??? Not to us, either. Silly humans!

    jack & moo

  4. siku marie on November 20, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Although we don’t see thme often, it is the same when the White Dog Army comes across another Eskie…only we call it recruiting.

  5. The OP Pack on November 20, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    We hear it is called breed snobbism:) We are the same way, doing best with our own kind. Bet that meetup was fun.

    Thanks for the birthday wishes for

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  6. Lisa Myers on November 20, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I have always noticed the same thing about my Sitka. Even if another Sibe is walking on the sidewalk & we are in the car he reacts differently. I have asked how dogs know their own kind for many years. I am happy to see that others wonder the same thing.

  7. Sage on November 20, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I haven’t noticed this with Sage–but Border Collies sometimes can be loners or have a few selective friends. At least that’s what I’ve seen with the several herding breed dogs we’ve had live with us. Now, if it was a ball, that’s a different matter entirely!

  8. Biloxi and Siber-sibs on November 20, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I likes meetin’ all kinds of dogs out der but I especially likes when I see anudder husky like me.
    We is a special breed indeed.

  9. Huffle Mawson on November 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    We just know. It’s true.

  10. Sagira on November 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Sagira is the same way with Collies (not that is her breed) but she can tell a Collie from a mile away.

  11. The Ao4 on November 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    We recognize our own peeps!
    Play bows,
    PS: You know the pix you have of everyone in the sidebar? You know the one of Frankie? Is it just me, or does he look like a vampire in a cloak there? Seriously.

  12. rottrover on November 20, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    My rotties have always favored other rotties – drawn to them. And like Juno, not fans of labra-energy. Too wiggely I think. Would love to have heard the wooing concert!!

  13. Wild Dingo on November 20, 2011 at 10:26 am

    OMG! i totally KNOW this! First off, Juno will CRY like a big baby when she sees a Northern Breed she wants to meet. other dogs, sure, she usually wants to meet a lot of them. but Northern Breeds she usually pulls my arm off for! crazy.

    and Loki, i don’t get it. but he’s ALWAYS been attracted to all GSDs, Belgian’s, Huskies and almost any pointy ear’d dog. he’s sadly not crazy about most labs or floppy ear’d dogs or dogs that look like beasts (big swiss mt dogs for example)… there’s a GSD in our hood that will come out barking full out at us (she’s off lead and comes right up to us) and even I as a GSD lover and basically a good reader of their body language, can’t tell if this GSD is just alerting or being aggressive. Loki? totally goes Ga-ga and play bows her and flirts. meanwhile the VERY aggressive labs we pass he wants to seriously fight them. So i kinda think he’s partial to all pointy eared dogs. he certainly loves Huskies too, which is why we ended up with Juno in the first place. he played with huskies endlessly at the park.

    But ya, the Sibe thing… Juno’s all over it when she sees one… crazy!

  14. Kate on November 20, 2011 at 9:44 am

    This is true for our Siberians as well!! They barely acknowledge other dogs but if it’s another Siberian they are all for it. My daughter will find Siberian videos on youtube and they will come running from wherever they are in the house to watch the screen! It’s always fascinated me how they are drawn to their own breed 🙂
    p.s. We love following the Herd and we’re so glad that Frankie seems to be fitting right in. Kodiak must be very proud.

  15. Sam on November 20, 2011 at 9:00 am

    That’s interesting. Mom has always thought Sam and Monty act completely different when they meet other Golden’s – do you think they recognize their own kind?


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