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Old October 1st, 2011, 04:40 AM
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Wolf Hybrid as a pet

I would love to know what you know about wolf dogs. And if anyone has one or had I would love to know youre thoughts.
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Old October 1st, 2011, 12:51 PM
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The (3) wolf hybrids that I have met have been very skittish and difficult to train. They were very one-person dogs, weary of all other people. They are not the type of dog I would suggest to anyone wanting a companion. They are too wild. I have strong beliefs that wild animals should be left in the wild whether they are wolves, big cats, elephants, or other non-domesticated animals.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 09:53 AM
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Our very next podcast (to be released this week) was recorded last week with Professor and expert dog researcher Dr. Stanley Coren. IMO, he is one of the top dog experts in Canada.

By Sheer coincidence we talked about this EXACT topic....in VERY GOOD depth. This will be one heck of a fab educational podcast.

Just in case you can't wait till it's published... the answer is a CLEAR NO.
(Do not adopt wolves or wolf mixes as they may be cute and playful as pups, but once they hit sexual maturity, they become way way more aggressive)

Hope that helps and I'll try to throw a link into this thread when the podcast goes live.

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Old November 27th, 2011, 08:33 AM
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All of that info is not true. They do not become more aggressive as they mature. Now some may, as some regular dogs may be aggressive in a certain breed, but are all of the???? The answer is no.

I own two very high content wolfdogs, which are 3 and 4 years old. Neither have displayed any signs what so ever of WWS (winter wolf syndrome) which is what he is speaking of during breeding season.

If you want to talk to more wolfdog owners, you might want to check out this forum and ask questions there, there's tons of owners there
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Old November 27th, 2011, 02:32 PM
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I highly doubt this is a good species to own if you have to ask. (and I am not trying to be rude BTW).
If there is not sufficient information out there to answer you, perhaps you can ask yourself your level of knowledge and living circumstances if having one is practical. What are your expectations having this type of species? Do you have other dogs, cats, kids and what are the typical reactions?
Also, if it does not 'work out' do you have a back up plan? Are there rescue groups that would take (because a HS would definately euthanize).
Sounds to me like a pack of trouble but that's just me.
Maybe Cindy can shed some very important information as due to her experience I am certain she would promote to people of extreme responsibility for this type of dog/wolf/dog..
I for one have fostered every breed imaginable and even with my knowledge and experience I would never want to have this type of animal because I do not believe that I would have the proper experience nor education.
Good luck with your decision, but an easier one would be driving to a H/S for an animal that is dying to leave...literally.
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Old November 27th, 2011, 05:24 PM
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Cindy,they are certainly beautiful,but with all the dogs in shelters around the country,why not make one shelter-dog very happy??
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by TanjaBelieve View Post
I would love to know what you know about wolf dogs. And if anyone has one or had I would love to know youre thoughts.
I when to Wolf Hollow Sanctuary in my state and asked the person that started the Sanctuary what he felt about Wolf/dog and he said it is a very dangerous breed to own as a pet as the wolf has a fear of man and when a wolf it bred with a dog the wolf part will be fearful of people and this could cause the Wolf/dog to attack a person . I had a boyfriend that was bitten by a Wolf/dog while we where out on a walk. We passed an older woman that had a strange looking dog on a 6 ft leash and the dog for no reason just leaped up and bite my boyfriend on his thigh! I was told by the guy at Wolf Hollow it was the wolf in the dog that attacked my boyfriend out of fear as it felt threaten . My boyfriend was 6'4" and this could had felt like a threat to wolf dog.
I think it no reason for any person to own just a breed and it not fair for the wolf to breed it with a dog , as this add to the 'Big Bad Wolf " image
if the hybrid does attack a person. We should stop messing with nature as we really have no idea what we're doing when we breed a wild animal with a
domestic animal. I would never have one around a child. And you really need to know how to train and understand animals to own a wolf/dog.
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