Wolf mixes

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  1. colliekid

    colliekid I love collies!

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    Who has one? I was grooming one this afternoon and wow, it was beautiful. Wolf-malamute mix I think and it looked like a pure wolf. And it was well behaved. Does anybody have or know somebody who has one?
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Bimmer's GSD/wolf - easy on the wolf.

    My Bear was a GSD/Akita mix, and with the exception of his big plumed tail curling over his back he looked just like a timberwolf. He was easily one of the best dogs I've ever been around in my life.
     
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    I had a malamute wolf mix... he had a high prey drive.
    We could never have cats, small animals, or other male dogs around.
    He wasnt a high bred wolf, he only had a little in him. eough to make the prey drive known.
     
  4. colliekid

    colliekid I love collies!

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    correction:
    wolf-Akita
     
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    a firend of mine has a PB timber wolf and a TimberXMalamute they are beautiful (but Huge)
     
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    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    my dad had one or two when I was kid and their a well known in the racing world. Their good dogs I guess but like I have said i have only seen them in the working world. I was never alowed around ours because they were unpredictable and my dad also always told me it was unresponsible to let one run loose (these are primarly wolf hybrids ;)). I personally would never want one just because and I think its wrong when people purposely breed these dogs.
     
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    I have Alaskan Malamutes. they have a strong prey drive already they don't need the wolf prey drive adding to this, I really don't know why people cross/mate like this the wolf is a magnificent breed in its own rights, and so are malamutes, personally I don't think mixing the two make a more than magnificent animal, but that only my personal oppinion.

    Mo
     
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    We had a wonderful shepherd/wolf mix, Kane, he was truly the best dog we've ever had. He was 75% GSD, 25% timber wolf, and while I don't recommend just going out and buying a wolf dog, if I could have a clone of him I'd take it in a heartbeat. He was extremely attentive, more intelligent than most people, and was very trainable and well-behaved. He could fetch various objects on command, his only behavior problem was some separation anxiety.

    Unfortunately things were a little unstable at home at the time...he was extremely protective of me and my mother, and ended up being killed in a domestic violence situation when he was trying to protect us....my mom still tears up when she talks about that dog.

    Here are some pictures of him (I couldn't figure out how to put them on the post, sorry):
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    Kane has a lot of the look that Bimmer has, especially through the eyes. The markings are different, but the look is there. And those are the same big ol' radar ears, lol!
     
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    Just curious - how do you tell if your dog is really part wolf, or a big Mal/Akita/etc mix? DNA testing?
     
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    DNA testing won't show any differences, according to what I've been told by people who deal with these creatures and what I've read on the subject. You have to have an idea of the dog's background, and there are often some subtle differences in behaviours and even some physical characteristics. It would be much more difficult to tell with a breed like a Malamute, Akita or Husky than with a German Shepherd, and size isn't necessarily a differentiating characteristics. Some wolf breeds are actually rather smallish.
     
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    We got curs and hounds, and a baby rabbit named Cu
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    It seems like a situation ripe for con artists, if there's no real way to definitively tell if the animal has any wolf blood.
     
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    You're exactly right !
     
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    We have situations whereby Malamutes are crossed with GSD unscrouplous breeders claime they are wolf hybrids.

    Mo
     
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    You just have to trust whoever is selling you the dog...in our case we saw both of the parents with the litter, and it was obvious the mother was a purebred GSD, and they told us the father was half wolf and he definitely looked it, so we took their word for it. They do have DNA tests for breed 'purity' now, but they don't cover all breeds and can't identify a mix, it can just give you a yes/no on whether it is a purebred of a certain breed. I don't think the tests are commercially available anyway, though, although I could be wrong.
     
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    Someone who is as far as I am concerned that will cross a wolf with a dog, is irresponsible, so I would not trust what they say on buying an animal from them. there are MANY reall education sites regarding hybrids, they will all tell you the same thing they are totally unpredictable.

    read this along with the other links I posted, to know the seriousness of crossing these animals.

    http://www.workingdogs.com/vccrywolf.htm

    Mo
     
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    Why would anyone want a part wolf? Wolves are a wild animal.
     
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    I've always wanted a wolf/standard poodle mix.
     
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    LOL... just kiddin'!!! :p
     

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