That is funny you say that because our vet just said the same thing the other day. No we did DNA on our first rescue that we knew her mother was a border collie but we did not know what else mix and they said she was a pug/malamute mix 3 generations and would be 45 pounds. She is 24 and we have been told by another dog geneticist there is no way that mix works with her coloring. She is a red tri (or brown tri whichever people want to call her but red is usually what bcs are called). The best this other lady figured out for us was bc/jack russell or rat terrier mix. The rat terrier may be pretty accurate as in the last week she has caught 3 chipmunks and a rabbit and was going after a field rat but my husband stopped her from that one. She is extremely fast and smart.
Whatever nova is we love the little dickens. She is very loving, makes some of the weirdest sounds, one did sound like a different husky on you tube. When she growls she sounds like she is gargling, when she howls it is kind of like a yodeling, and when she barks she has the highest squeaking bark I have ever heard. It almost hurts my ears her bark is so high. She does have a very thick coarse double coat even though it is not very long yet. She is now 6 months old for sure the first of October as she lost her canine teeth and she is 19 pounds and around 18 inches tall now. Still very slim and lanky but starting to fill out. I have attached a few more of her a bit older now. As you can see below she loves playing frisbee and loves playing bitey face with her sister.
We did have to take her to the vet and have her xrayed as she started limping and has some muscle atrophy in the right back leg and hip. Xrays showed all bone structures to be good including the pelvis, hip and leg but the vet thinks she probably had her pelvis fractured when she was a pup and made her walk lighter on that side which caused this. He gave her a shot and we gave her rest for a few days and he is hoping she will start building that muscle up and using it more now.
Well she may get big yet then. People are always saying I hope she grows into those ears LOL. We love her ears. She is starting to fill out more now that she is six months old. I attached some more photos below. Both our girls are unique definitely, both rescues and we could not love them more. Nova is a lovable goofball that loves to run and play and she loves being outside definitely. She is very affectionate but very independent.
she might just get there. Mya is 17 inches and Nova is standing taller than her this week for sure, I think probably around 18 inches and was 6 months old around the first of October as she lost all 4 canine teeth then. She is 19 pounds as of now so still slim but filling out.