The newest edition is Skadi, in keeping with the Norse naming, a 2 year old half husky – half Malamute. Because of her bread, she is very much a pack oriented. To this end, I immediately established my dominance as Alpha, Norsa as Beta, the other two can fight out who is next in the chain of command. Even though, she is about 50-60 pounds, smaller than the other two by atleast 20 pounds, Skadi holds her own and is not afraid of taking you down. She is highly intelligent and it shows. She is loves destroying things.. must be the age… Thor does this too. Well, there was a stuffed toy in a plastic box, on top of another box, in the garage. In about an hour, she managed to pull the plastic box down, take it over to the other side of the garage, open the top and take out the toy. All this without making a lot of noise or destroying the plastic lid. If it was Thor, the box and everything in the box would be in pieces, not just the toy. She loves the kids and is getting along with the other two dogs. Unlike Freya, who we had to keep separated from the kids. Freya was very tail protective and went from play to “I am going to eat you NOW” in about.. that long… There were many times where her and I went rounds, not always did I come out unskathed. But, Freya was a great protector dog was missed when she died of cancer.
Skadi will fill that void that was left with the death of Freya. She has the temperament of being that protector dog. (Yes, I have seen her angry, not pretty.)