Siberian Husky

About

The VKC Siberian Husky was developed because it was the winner of the VKC Favorite Breed Poll. Residents of SL came to the VKC Dog Parks to click and vote for their favorite dog in the hope that Enrico Genosse would create an SL version of the dog they love best.

Siberian Huskies are loving, gentle, playful, happy-go-lucky dogs who are fond of their families. Good with children, loving with family, and  friendly with strangers, they are not watchdogs. While they bark little, they are known for the variety of sounds they make. The VKC Siberian Husky has several sounds typical of huskies.

In late 2012, the very popular huskies were again released, this time with huge improvements. Now the Huskies are pathfinding-enabled, sport handsome bandanas (scarves), and offer not one, not two, but three owner-controlled petting animations.

It's quite a leap from the "traditional" VKC Pets to the pathfinding pets and to get the best results requires some work to be done to prepare the dog's new home for pathfinding. But you don't need to worry about that right away, you can optimize his home for pathfinding at your leisure because when you adopt a VKC Husky II, you will find that he can switch between pathfinding and traditional modes at will.

Instincts

  • Basic Positions: stand, sit, down, bang, beg, bellyup, shake, rest
  • Basic Activities: come, getbone, howl, itch, pounce, roll, rove, sniff, speak, wag, wander
  • Other Activities: go, run, on, greet, get (These require you to name a destination or an object; for example, "Fido go Sandry" or "Fido run redball" or "Fido greet Bichon")
  • Owner-only commands: heel, follow (Follow also requires you to name a destination)
  • Special command: fetch (Requires a redball toy, free at VKC Dog Parks)

These instincts are not described in any detail because it will be much more fun for you and your dog to try them out together.

Pathfinding Instincts

  • Explore
  • Patrol
  • Hidefrom
  • pf on/off

Special Commands

The name Micmac is used here as an example. You should use your dog's actual name or the general name, dogs, to command your dog.

awesome

Say: micmac awesome

touch (this requires the name of an object you want the dog to touch)

Say: Micmac touch ball

It is important to mention that touch is designed to allow the dog to touch small objects and intended to be incorporated into your tricks, for example ringing the bell. It will not work very well if you tell your dog to touch an avatar or a large object like a house or tree.

Special Animations and Poses

The VKC Siberian Huskies II, those that are pathfinding-enabled, offer three petting animations from which the owner may choose. The owner uses the setpet command with one of the following: stroke, hug, and scratch. We will leave it to you to explore these commands with your  husky.

The original Siberian Huskies offer one petting animation, but it is a good one! Watch the video and see for yourself.

The following poses add liveliness and charm to tricks you teach your dog. They must be used with the command pose. For example, to get the dog to rise up on his hind legs, you would say, "Micmac pose rise."

  • beg2, beg3 (slight variations of the beg pose)
  • bellyup2, bellyup3 (similar to bellyup but dog holds his head and tail in different positions)
  • down2, down3, down4, down5, down6, down7, down8 (slight variations of the down position)
  • drop (pose to drop a toy or other object from his mouth)
  • howl2 (minor variations of the howl position)
  • play, play2 (slight variations of the play bow)
  • rise, leap, land (this is a trio of poses that are part of the instinct pounce)
  • sit2, sit3 (slight variations of the sit pose)
  • stand2, stand3, stand4, stand5 (slight variations of the stand pose)

Color Options

The collar on the VKC Siberian Husky II provides a wealth of control for customizing it. There are 41 textures built into the collar. You can change the texture by simply clicking on it or you can use the collar command along with a value between 0 and 40.

For example, say, 

fido collar 01 (for a nice dark brown collar) 

or say, 

dogs collar 27 (for a lovely brown leather woven collar)

(Click to enlarge the photograph; right click or control-click to download it to your computer.)

The color of the collar on the original VKC Siberian Husky can be changed using the collar and c-color commands.

  • collar reset (restores the collar to its original color)
  • collar hide (makes the collar invisible)
  • collar show (makes the collar visible)
  • c-color 100 0 0 (adds a deep red tone to the collar)

Bandana Options

The bandana has its own set of 41 built in textures and works in the same way as the collar; you can click on it to cycle through the available choices or you can use the bandana command along with a value between 0 and 40.

For example, say, 

fido bandana 01 (for a nice deep red bandana) 

or say,

dogs bandana 39 (for a lovely deep blue polka dot bandana)


(Click to enlarge the photograph; right click or control-click to download it to your computer.)

The original husky does not have a bandana.

Coloring the Collar or Bandana

On the VKC Husky II the collar also can be changed using the c-color command and the bandana changed using the b-color command. Although you can use any of the textures when you use the tint and color commands, you will get the truest colors if you begin with a light color.

Say, for example,

dogs collar 15 b-color 255 255 0 

to make the collar bright yellow woven leather.

To remove or restore the collar, use either of the following commands:

  • tint-1 (restores the collar to its original color)
  • tint-2 (makes the collar invisible)

Permissions

The VKC Huskies are not transferable. If you wish to give one as a gift, please use the Gift Vendors in our VKC Dog Parks.

You can also send a dog as a gift from our Marketplace Store.

Prim Count

Prim Count — 31

Land Impact — 39

Important Dates

Release date: August 2011

Major Update: December 2012

   VKC SIlver Husky