Wolfdog

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  1. Bulloxer01

    Bulloxer01 New Member

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    Well with this dog i DID do research on and i have gotten a few comments from people who own them and i like their temperment. Im thinking about getting it young so it can play with my pitbull/boxer but im a bit skeptic about it. :confused:
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    If you're talking about a wolf/dog mix, you've got to bear in mind that every single one is going to be different. You can't depend on looking at both sides of the mix to guage temperament, and there will always be that 'wild' streak in the dog. I see Bimmer literally switch gears sometimes, especially if he's hunting or if he perceives a threat.

    Of all the mixes I've seen, the German Shepherds seem to be the most dependable. A good German Shepherd temperament seems to balance out better than something like a Malamute or Husky. Those strong instincts to herd and protect seem to work their magic.

    A wolfdog isn't going to be terribly playful once it's past puppyhood unless it's caring for a puppy, so I really wouldn't suggest it as a playmate for a Boxer/Pit mix, as they tend to be playful their whole lives.

    I really have mixed feelings about encouraging the breeding of these animals. There are cases where a knowledgeable, scientific breeder has actually approached interbreeding the wolf to dogs to create a breed with specific characteristics and to start 'clean' without so many of the genetic problems we've created in the overbred lines we have now, but by and large all these people are doing is breeding dogs that too often attract the wrong sort of owners and end up with sad, short lives.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I worked at a kennel that bred wolfdogs..the only reason i stayed until the end of the month was that was when u got paid..at 25 days i couldn't take it anymore and left anyway. The conditions of the wolves and the dogs they bred with were horrible. The mixes were most unhappy and ill cared for. The man that "promotes" his new breed is a monster who could care less about the emotional happiness of his stock, and feeds them at the lowest end as well. THey were on gravel runs, that were worm infested. Please research more..and then check petsaver.com. A wolf is not a dog.
     
  4. Gustav

    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    I think you will have you hands full caring for one puppy let alone two!! :D I know absolutely nothing about Wolf/dog crosses so I'll leave that side of things to those more qualified!
     
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    Well you a re right about boxer/pit mix being playful, i looked up the cveslevakian wolfdog on that site where nedim saw the pitbull/boxer mix at escuse me if i spelled wrong.
     
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    hmm i never knew that they wree THAT unpredictable
     
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    I don't really think I approve of the purposeful breeding of ANY crossbreeds, in the same species never mind across species breeding...
     
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    smkie..did you report the kennel you used to work with? I'm sure they would have been charged with neglect or some other form of animal cruelty....what an azz :( poor animals...
     
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    With a wolf/dog mix (wolf hybrid) you have to realize that these are NOT dogs. They are NOT going to act like a domestic dog like your other dog does. Please know too that the rabies vaccine is considered VOID in these animals and means nothing, so a vet will not issue a certificate on a hybrid and some won't treat them all together due to the fact that there is not enough reasearch into treating wolves with "dog" medicine and the liability in regards to the dog not being rabies vaccinated. This means that if your wolf/dog mix were to bite someone, they would be euthanized and sent in for rabies evaluation EVEN IF it had been rabies vaccinated because like I said before, a dog rabies vaccine is not valid for a dog/wolf mix. Imagine if how you would feel if you had an emergency and a vet would not treat your dog/wolf mix. That would be so heartbreaking :( I would greatly reconsider before making your final decision. There are so many wonderful dogs out there that need homes and that would make great play mates for your other dog. If your gut tells you at all that this may be a bad decision, then don't go through with it. :confused:
     
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  12. stirder

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    if you are seriously considering getting a wolf dog I highly recommend this site...http://www.liquinet.com/wolfdogadoption/ 99% of wolf dog breeders are in it for the money. if you want a 25% Wolf, thats what their puppies are, the next client wants a 75% wolf? the rest of the litter is suddenly 75% wolf. they will tell you that they make great guard dogs (untrue, 95% of wolf dogs are extremely shy and timid, and dont bark), they are easy to train (not true, most are trainable but dont rely on them to care about your commands). and every state has a different ruling on them. some states dont regulate, others you need a permit, and others prohibit them. most states even if they allow them, please dont get one unless you can garauntee you will keep it NO MATTER WHAT for its entire life because humane societies, city shelters etc will not re-adopt them, there are few "wolf dog rescues" and they are always full, long long waiting list. and nearly all wolf dogs bond to strongly to one owner to ever be given to a new home.
     
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    Wow those dogs (wolves?) are beautiful.
     

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