Indeed, and even at that dilution ratio, it is noticeable, it seems, to other dogs. They somewhat oddly don't like him in the least, out for a walk on the lead. And the feeling is mutual.
Certainly wasn't my incentive, I can say for sure. Nor was "Eight Below", or any other movie that had Huskies in it. I got my first Husky quite by chance, after my Collie departed, as I thought I'd try another breed and a guy was selling these rather adorable "angry" looking pups. All the buzz about them came some time after that, it would seem to me.
I was impressed by their (normally) wonderful, hardy character and friendliness. They can be a bit playfully "rebellious", but not usually kid-gloves, potentially dangerous and mistrustful for no good apparent reason, like this fellow.
Thanks! That, along with the fact that we've grown used to him and his penchant for making some of the behavior rules around the home, is what has saved him from being banished. There are some patterns to his "unpredictability" that you learn to see the signs of, and thus make him "predictable". Still, it is an extreme effort and a study in the "psychology of the wild" you should not really have to make for a pet.
His father is the same, as is his brother who someone else has and I know of, through my interrogation.
That's a great picture @Cib !