Why wolfdogs are the best? These 10 fellas will tell you why…

Why wolfdogs are the best? These 10 fellas will tell you why…

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Does any of you has a wolfdog? If yes then we are expecting to hear from you about this amazing hybrid bread. For all of you who have no idea what a wolfdog is:

“A wolfdog is a canid hybrid resulting from the hybridization of a domestic dog to one of four other Canis species, the gray, eastern timber, red, and Ethiopian wolves.”

I have never had a wolfdogs, but I have definitely read about them and they look like the coolest dog breed out there. Wanna know why I have this opinion? I have decided to tell you the why through 10 different pictures of wolfdogs. After you are done reading them all, then I expect to hear from you. What do you think of them, and would you ever consider adopting one…


1- When they are puppies, they look a lot like Huskies. Who else besides me thinks that Husky puppies are the cutest puppies in the world? 

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  1. I only got to number 3 before I couldn’t take the misinformation anymore. This article is trash, and will get a lot of ACTUAL wolfdogs killed.

  2. Absolutely nothing in this article is factual and will undoubtedly lead to a LOT of innocent dogs being incorrectly identified and subsequently KILLED. SHAME ON YOU for posting this garbage.

  3. Some of these animals are not even Wolfdogs. Many are not easy going and like to meet people. Most are wary of strangers. My upper mid is one of the ones that actually does like to meet people. But he’s still a pup at 15 months old. They don’t nature till 2-3 years old and many decide at that age they don’t want to go places with lots of people. Children should not be allowed around them unless closely supervised. The intensity level on everything they do is out the roof. I describe the like a dog on crack and steroids at the same time. These animals are not for everyone. I keep mine in an 8 ft enclosure because my boy can jump 7 feet up the fence. Everyone interested in one should do their homework first.

  4. I love my wolf dogs and even though some of these statements aren’t absolute truth the pictures are very cute

  5. Only a couple of these animals look to be actual wolfdogs. One of the biggest issues wolfdogs face is misrepresentation. People with non-wolfdogs often make false or improper claims of wolf content in their animals, which in turn, gives others the wrong impression about how real wolfdogs look and act. The effects of this are twofold:

    People may look at a husky/shepherd mix who’s claimed to be “half wolf”, and, seeing how sociable and well-behaved this doggy-dog is, may think, “What a perfect pet! I want a wolfdog now, too!” They will then seek out a breeder with “wolfdogs” that are, in turn, more misrepresented shepherd/husky mixes. The breeder is encouraged to continue creating poorly-bred puppies and scamming people, and the customers, unwittingly, continue the cycle of misrepresentation by telling even more folks that their new dog is “half wolf”.

    Similar to the scenario above, a person may see a domestic dog that’s claimed to be “half wolf” and seek to get one of their own. But instead of getting a misrepresented domestic breed canine, they end up with a legitimate wolfdog. Now, the unprepared owner is faced with an animal that is nearly impossible to potty-train, which destroys the house, and is fearful of every new stimulus it encounters. Dismayed that the pup is far too much to handle, the owner dumps the unfortunate wolfdog at a shelter – or worse.

    ​Sometimes, people are lulled into a false sense of security by previous notions of “wolfdog” experience. They think they know what they are in for because they had a “98% Arctic wolf” growing up that was, in actuality, a white German shepherd mix. When they get another wolfdog that actually does have significant content, they quickly find out that they are in over their head.

    The cycle of misrepresentation also affects non-wolfdogs: In the fall of 2015, a husky named Karma was confiscated from her owners after a neighbor claimed that Karma was vicious, and suggested that she had killed two neighborhood cats. While in holding pending a court hearing about the incident, the claim was made that Karma was a wolfdog, which launched a full investigation, including DNA tests and temperament evaluations of the unfortunate husky.

    According to the court, the DNA tests came back “positive for recently wolf ancestry”. In truth, a series of genetic markers in Karma’s DNA were matched against known wolf DNA sequences. But domestic canines are a subspecies of the wolf, and while thousands of years of selective breeding have expedited their physical, biological, and behavioral differences at an impressive rate, their DNA has remained predominantly identical; thus, false positives like Karma’s are not only common, but expected.

    Thankfully, Karma the husky was spared from euthanasia following a large-scale rescue operation (which involved the collection of more than 335,000 signatures on a petition to spare her life). She was transported to fellow rescuers at Full Moon Farms wolfdog sanctuary, where a phenotype proved that Karma had no indication of recent wolf ancestry whatsoever.

    She was still nearly killed due to false claims of content. Not all pups are as lucky as Karma.

    Wolfdogs submitted to county shelters are not available for adoption to the general public, and, as a result, are often put to sleep. A male husky/malamute mix taken in as a stray was erroneously labeled as a “wolf hybrid” by uneducated staff, and was euthanized before anyone in the rescue community had the opportunity to save him.

    Responsible wolfdog owners understand these dangers and are honest about the content of their animals, knowing that their efforts help not just their own canines, but all wolfdogs and domestic look-alikes around the world. It’s a shame to see an article perpetuating dangerous misrepresentation on a husky site, especially given that huskies, in particular, are so often put down, confiscated, or shot by hunters because they are mistaken for “wolves” or “wolfdogs”.

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