Another behavior issue with wolf-dogs is the strong natural territorial instinct. These dogs are not Great with kids, cats and other dogs. Thanks for reading this if it helps.......now go and buy yourself a Wolfdog and feel special. If you have young children in the house, you will want to be very If you are serious about owning one and never have before start off with a low content wolfdog and educate yourself. I am an avid animal lover, and I wouldn't trade my Princess for anything in the world. I didn't know what I was getting into and bought him on the rebound. we do scold her but we do not hit her. My son acquired a husky/wolf/german sheperd mix about 2 mths ago. According to ‘Mission: Wolf’… Children scream, run, Animals are wild for a reason and belong in the wild. The fur will range from a variety of colors to include black, gray, tan, brown, and white. Have to give them a stern NO and take them outside where you want them to go and encourage and praise. I am a single mother with a 17 yr old daughter and we love him dearly. They are not the same animal. I ended up with a white shepherd wolf mix rescue (mid to high content..60%) who had been dumped....no doubt more than someone could handle. His parents are also extremely gentle. I found someone in the country to take them. The problem isn't the breed it's the fact stupid people who just want to prove they have something special can't possibly train or take care of a hybrid the way they should be and treat them just like a trophy to show off to friends when it suits them. The lady who has the two 3 yr.old males that aren't getting along now, that's typical for wolves this age. My boy is wonderful in every way including obedience, never have I had a better pet. Finally, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE check wolfdog rescues rather than buy from breeders. They are not dangerous. I had a cat who died from diabetes. I wish people would try to learn about the Wolfdog before they buy one. Younger hybrids are more susceptible to obeying commands and training, but adults will try to overpower you when they think they can. Oh and i didnt say, that where they may take weakness and attack u. I had 2 emergency back surgeries in June and couldn't hardly walk. He is a true Hybrid in every way. We began caging her at night and when we were away from home. and if it is legal here would anyone be in to selling me a pup? Some people can get so tied up in the "romanticism" of having a wolf that they don't realize the responsibility they have to take care of it properly, and that's when the problems happen. The only people that should be banded from having a hybrid are ignorant people. she is tan in color and getting black down her back. "671. Health records provided. If anything you would assume a wolf to be more loyal in the fact that they live in packs. He has always had absolutely the most GENTLE tempermant. My wolfdog has killed rabbits, possum, squirrels, went after a 1000 pound cow, and would kill a cat in a heartbeat. she was a wonderful dog, and if my fiancé and i didn't live in michigan, we would definatly have one. i also wouldn't own one with out have a 10-15ft fence around at least half an acre of propertery or MORE preferably more... to prevent jumping the fence and also giving them adiquate area for roaming and excersizing.. keeping them socailized would also be on the top of my list. He is an unpredictable pup who needs a knowledgeable master. I have obviously researched hybrids AFTER i accepted him, and consider myself EXTREMELY LUCKY how easy he is compared to what i have read. I have already seen a loyalty from my dog that i had not seen from any of my other dogs, besides my recently passed on 17 year old chow/lab mix(which chows are known to bite and be bad themselves). I must give props to the previous owners who did a FABULOUS job training him, but am a little concerned d/t previous posts about him challenging me in the future....although deep down i just don't see him doing that. DO your research. household will be prepared to handle the animal. You can’t know how your adult dog will develop. A wolfdogs takes up so much time and money to accommodate to there needs, such as proper outside fencing and a lot of space to run and be active. but in walking them i'd also keep sure to have them secured. However, the Wolfdog will not be a puppy forever, and as he grows, if he is not trained adequately as a puppy, he will also be undeniably difficult to keep as a family pet. Good article with some misconceptions though.. Treats are confusing, especially the Super smart wolfdog. She had only one dominance issue the whole time she was alive, she snaped at my dad... she nvr did it again. But. Being starved and beaten into submission is as inhumane to a wolf as it is to any other creature. These wolf dogs will likely be a challenge for even the experienced canine owners. I worked at an animal shelter for a long time and find that any dog can have aggression issues. They are all animals for a reason. Its hard to find a trainer and I didn't tell the vet when he didn't ask, but I'm sure they'll do blood tests. He gets kinda stinky, but loves to play in water so bathtime isn't too bad LOL, I own a wolf hybrid but he’s very very shy and tips for him to warm up it maybe because his previous owners abused him but and tip please thank you and also he barely eats dog food or gets out of his cage and stays in his cage not willing to go to the bathroom outside. I am sure that in 2 years there will be no out bursts with my dog because i fully trust her and have done everything to help her adapt to children and other dogs. I got my wolamute when he was 6 weeks old. They do tend to be territorial and want dominance. He'll get it, but can't trust him till he is older. The Siberian Husky is a high energy but even-tempered dog that has a long and ancient history. This might be a good temperament to balance out the “shy” and standoffish nature of the wolf as well as any issues with aggressive dominance if the wolf dog hybrid turns out to be an alpha. We adopted a wolf- german rottweiller hybrid from a breeder. And Protective of the entire "pack". Do you hear anyone saying it should be illegal to own one of them? Have to spend alot of time with them. Magnificent animals. Wolfdogs could injure you but never in a life time would they kill you or try to they would most likley be trying to be left alone or they want to play people always misunderstand the reasons your pet would hurt you its just like a cat say your cat got in a fight with another cat and got hurt you go to pet her and she attachs you see its not because she wants to hurt you its you hurt in a way you did not know. They look alike and are similar in genetics, but the two animals are completely different. ve a Red-Nose American Pittbull,Border Collie,Timber Wolf mix and she is territorial with her puppies who are Red-Nose American Pittbull,Border Collie,Labrador and Timber Wolf mix,but she loves to be hugged,kissed and loved on her name is Lady Sweets..Wolf Hybrids are not that dangerous as long as you know how to take care of one,although I have 11 wolf hybrids I take care of all 11 of my Wolf Hybrids out in the country, I have a Red-Nose American Pittbull,Border Collie,Timber Wolf mix and she is territorial with her puppies who are Red-Nose American Pittbull,Border Collie,Labrador and Timber Wolf mix,but she loves to be hugged,kissed and loved on her name is Lady Sweets..Wolf Hybrids are not that dangerous as long as you know how to take care of one,although I have 11 wolf hybrids I take care care of out in the country. she carries the wolf tail with the black tip. Because of their wedge-shaped, upright ears, deep and broad muzzle, almond-shaped eyes, dark nose, heavily furred tail, the Alusky dogs have an appearance similar to a wolf. Castration, instantly ages the creature and is barbaric and illegal in most civilized countries. If you're thinking of adopting please contact these organizations as there's lots of good information available from them on raising, owning and adopting wolves and wolf/dogs. He died in his sleep - a happy boy I would like to think because I had run out of dog food that night so I gave him 2 steaks from the freezer- one was gone and the other one was laying beside him when I found him in the morning. We had had a malamute wolf mix prior to her.. so knew the responsibilities that went along with ownership. Instinctively they can go after the weak, even in you...though, often loyalty and love will trump after many years. I did a lot of research and spoke with people all over the US about the different mixes. She doesn't like other dogs for the most part, but she is all momma to the cats. They catch on fairly easy, but don't expect them to obey commands as well as the domestic dog. But, is getting better as she has learned to stand her ground. So many people are enchanted with the idea of owning a wolf or hybrid and have no idea whatsoever the challenges involved -- then when the going gets tough they want to get rid of them. He gave her to us and she has done really well. I have never had a problem with him. I think it's important to see how they react to people and situations. domestic dogs. He wanted that praise. "Loki is an Arctic and Timber Wolf / Husky mix. we have another dog for 7 years and they love each other. If you'd like to read about her, the title to my article begins with Princess. Sterilization can be accomplished by less radical vasectomy and tubals.. or in females at least leave the ovaries in as the uterus is routinely removed by vets today. Sure...dogs came from the wolves...however, over thousands of years, the wolf has been bred out of the dog! The male is the brother of one of the females. Although, as with a dog. First, owning something of this magnitude should be taken seriously by someone who realizes it’s not only for the “cool” factor. Washington, D.C.: Illegal to possess, display, offer for sale, trade, barter, exchange, adopt, or give as a household pet. Tall Horse now personally owns three rescued wolves (two females and one male). He has a lot of energy and has learned several tricks and is the apple of my eye. firstname.lastname@example.org on May 18, 2018: Hum my experience with wolf hybrids and I've had three of them now is through a very loyal very loving yeah they can be a pain in the butt sometimes but to say they should be illegal that's not right just because of your personal fears or something you read in a book somewhere they can be very beautiful trusted loyal friends oh and yes by the way they're very protective of those they love I haven't seen any of my animals exhibit any type of trait that would make me fear them or my family how many post on here if you seen where they've actually saved people by dragging baby's back and other things understanding I agree they're not just a trophy but they have any more value, Yes they are pack animals that means they're very family-oriented warm loving and kind but I agree to there also very territorial and do exhibit great things that you can experience with a normal canine. With his wild looks, the Siberian Husky Wolf Mix is undeniably a visually striking dog. It's just wrong. in finishing he is wonderful , he protects my family, he keep's me active, and he gives so much love, but as others have warned please, please be sure you have the time for this awesome dog if not its a waste. Angela Blair from Central Texas on January 08, 2012: Great Hub and excellent information. after calling the police and taking him to a vet , my husband and i decided to keep him, all 98lbs. My rescue took a bit to get there and after many expensive rugs had to come up and be thoroughly professionally washed..they won't go back down till he has gone a year of perfect house training. Secondly, no matter what you read they are thinking predators by nature and there's no guarantee at any time they won't revert to some deeply hidden instinct as it's part of their nature. I have 2 wolf dogs now 27 pounds. Maybe brain damage from seizures? He sings Florence & the Machine, Imagine Dragons, & 30 Seconds to Mars songs. ANYTHING THAT ISN"T HUMAN OR DOG IS PREY. And the father was huge. ryansjones from Snohomish, WA on March 02, 2010: I remember when I was working at a boy scout camp near Bellingham, WA on kitchen staff, the cook I worked for had a wolf-shepard mix that I saw once. They are more possessive than any dog I've had (mostly Shepards over many decades). It's a big Poor guy is miserable. Wolf hybrids should be judged by others. If so, will their be reaction the same in case they are sprayed with a repellent? I was lucky as my vet took her as a patient, but he still flagged her file. A wolf hybrid is still half wild! Massachusetts: Illegal to possess, sell, trade, breed, import, export or release except as otherwise provided by regulations of the division. Rhode Island: Ilegal to import, receive, or possess, unless otherwise permitted. Anyone who claims that their wolf dog is easy does not have a true wolf dog. There were young children running around (stupidly, but thats a comment for a different hub), domesticated dog puppies toddling around, and lots of noise and distractions. I've been informed that if there's more wolf that they aren't as trainable. And, by no means ever leave a large dog, let alone a wolf...no matter how trusted... alone with a baby. leery of every leaving the child alone with a wolf mix. Lover will dog up at times to back M off, but also instigates. In this post, we will take a look at the Husky Wolf Dog mix specifically. Not going to go into detail, but hang onto this. which can result in major problems if set off. it's a whole other can of worms to domesticate a wolf or hybrid... if you don't have knowledge of such creatures.. leave them alone!! German Shepherd Husky Mix A.K.A Gerberian Shepsky / Husky Shepherd The German shepherd Husky Mix is fearless, intelligent, has a wolf-like appearance and they make a beautiful blend of the Siberian … Hi, I just stumbled onto the article and I was looking for some advice. this why the animals are controled for the peace of mind for others... even if all they want to do is play.. i agree that you can't always be a hundred percent sure and i would never really feel comfortable letting a wolf play with a chiuahauah... or anything smaller than a huskey for that matter... i also agree that someone with minimal understanding of even a basic dog should NOT own a hybrid or a wolf. He doesn't chew shoes although he has destroyed the skirting on one of my old sofas. Some wolf hybrid may have aggressive tendencies but not all of them will. Minnesota: Not state regulated, but regulated by county. Wolves treat you with respect if you treat them that way. As much as I don't like the idea of restricting ownership of hybrids, I think it would be for the best. Do not be another person who is ignorant and ends up regretting their decision and having their wolfdog die from it. These breeds are high-strung, but they are in no way wild. Seems to itch like crazy and it's not from fleas. if you have an understanding of them, as i have said.. i'm all for RESPONSIBLE wolf owning.. as long as you keep in mind they are NOT dogs and they are NOT pets. Great article. He calls me "Mama" & "Mommy" He tips over his water dish like he wants a shot at a bar. Merlene AKA (MaMa Wolf) on July 20, 2016: I am a proud mommy to hyroglyph (Glyph) for short what we call him he is 85lbs male 65.5 American Gray wolf and 35.5 Husky , he is now 8 months old . The anabolic and life giving hormones of testosterone and estrogen are not just for giving new life (reproduction) , but are critical for renewing life of the host mammal's tissues throughout their life span and stem aging and disease. She comes into "heat" every 3 years. My wolf hybrid and I, go 4 times a week for a 10km bike ride. I have now had him for 1 year. She is one of the most mellowist dogs I've seen. Maine: Must be licensed, rabies vaccinated, and have a permanent ID (microchip or tattoo), as well as special caging requirements for breeding. i seen one once had a collar and a harness.. apparently he pulled back out of the collar cuz he wanted to go play one day, so the harness was added for more control... (this was in the begingin stages of training) also i've seen another one with a head collar, and a regular collar. Michigan: Illegal to own unless grandfathered in before the act was passed. We were always tangling over who was boss and it was ugly. Speak only on topics you have some personal knowledge about! She requires large amounts of exercise and mental stimulus. He takes my hand and leads me to the door when he wants to go outside and howls when he wants back in. California: Illegal to own first generation hybrid unless you have proof you had the hybrid before 1988. She has been a lot less of a handful than the Huskies, Laboradors and Malinois I've shared my life with so far! She is timid around strangers and prefers to be close to me at all times. And they should also be banded from having any animals or children for that matter, as that is way our shelters are full. He acts almost shy but if a stranger were to reach out to touch him he will snap. Illinois: Illegal to possess hybrid unless the person has authorization from the Department of Natural Resources to bring into the state and a Federal Exhibitor's permit to keep it. And I believe will die, when Abby passes away. Not knowing anything about wolf dogs did some research online, your article is very good. I knew a wolf dog growing up. she barks rarley and when we are gone and come home she uses funny sounds to try to talk to us. Like adolescents, they test and because of their enhanced intelligence can be quite stubborn. If we lived far out in the woods alone it would have been much easier and some of out best times were me cross-country skiing and him running through the woods with me off leash or just ramming around in the woods exploring. It killed her then began eating her. If you plan on owning one understand it will ruin everything. You will want to give your hybrid a lot of exercise on a DAILY basis. One thing that must be pointed out is that you will be doing a lot of vacuum cleaning because of him/she shedding their coat, this can be quite a lot but if you love the pet you'll do it without any complaint, on this subject they need a lot of grooming to help them keep cool and if possible leave your air conditioner on for him or her. She is ALOT of work. predictable, and if you do not have proper experience, it's not You cannot expect too Leaving her home alone was not an option, another dog helped to reduce the destruction from separation anxiety but did not stop it completely. They can attack other pets, and their predatory instincts cannot be shut off permanently. But she attacks all of our other dogs to the point they have needed stitches and just attacked our new puppy that she pretty much adopted to I guess assert her dominance. is a regular dog better than a wolf dog hybrid? They can be great pets but you need to know what your getting into. In carefully reviewing the literature, humans too, removing testosterone in male dogs cannot reliably predict less aggressive and marking behaviours and absolutely will NOT reduce this behaviour in a wolf dog. I have her now. But, train train train...and will be generally pretty good. Not one of them have been a problem. High percentage hybrids, 50/50 mom was 100% one side and dad was 100% another, are the most unpredictable. trip, and cry, which can scare a wolf mix; children are prone to The fact of the matter is hybrids are good companions but it's hard to put them all in one category considering they are hybrids with different mixes mine is gray wolf and malamute she is beyond sweet and if anyone ever broke in to my house I am certin she would jump out the window rather then get into a confrontation or hide under the bed she loves people and other animals and kids but like any animal never leave them alone with kids and always treat them with respect believe it or not they get their feelings hurt vary easy you have to treat them like kids tell them no let them sulk then let them know you love them and everything is ok just like kids they learn what u teach them you show them abuse and neglect the will be just as screwed up as a child raised in that environment. Dogs and wolves are just similar. As mentioned, these mixes retain much of their wild behaviors and can be considered quite erratic and unpredictable. She has been my best friend for 7 years now. Vet not sure, changed food several times, started vit E and moisturizers and still no change. That's as close as I'll get, and I'm okay with that. Beautiful, intelligent, well mannered wolfdog puppies for sale. Whitney (author) from Georgia on January 28, 2010: I got the information from online from a website giving wolf and big cat laws, so the laws may have changed since that site posted. I cannot stress enough that you will deal with destruction ON A DAILY BASIS. If you want to help sponsor a wolf dog at one of the sanctuaries. he was running into traffic and i yelled stop ur gonna get hit, then all of a sudden he ran to me, (i was a little frightened at this) as he got closer i realized his size and started to run. Sometimes it’s an Artic Wolf and Alaskan Husky mix. A wolf husky may also be born when an arctic wolf mates with Alaskan husky. most common study is one with 300,000 hybrids (with more dog genetics) and out of the entire group, 10 people were killed I have fallen and told him mommy needs help go get daddy and he did just that. Yes, to live with human beings there must be rules but the instinct of the wolf is freedom. A husky wolf hybrid or a German Shepherd wolf hybrid might behave like normal huskies or German Shepherds. wolves are very predatory, mixes can maintain this natural instinct, and please don't give me hell on this but i had to get a shock collar , i have never shocked him ,just used the vibrating and it works wonders i am pack leader, in fact if he sees the remote he stops in his tracks , i suggest one . When you read most of these responses you see there are more positives then negatives. No matter how you spin it a wolf is a predator and the natural instincts are still deep rooted in a high percentage hybrid. By the time my kids came along Micky was almost too old to be a threat- the one time I let my guard down I came too because he was fussing at me to get the little toddler away from him- as careful as I was- there was that one time. At least new for me. The Because I have read so much, I know what to expect, and what not to expect. Pitbulls are the most naturally aggressive canines out there, by far more than pure wolves. One is very smart he obeys every command but have to use and hand signals and voice. There smart. Most hybrid wolf/dogs end up being destroyed because they turned. He gets along with cats, but I have to watch him constantly around my parrot. We have 4 children 12 and under. My two males wolfdogs that are brothrs.. that are 3 years old just been nutered 2 weks ago.. they nevered been kenneled but we are staying at someones house my 13 year old benji dog came out of heat... wht is happening is the 2 wolfdog brother are arguring on the outside kennel at each other i won't let them together yet but on the inside kennel they are fine & in the van together.. when they see each other they want to fight.. too when they are leashed or one is leashed they want to go at each other help what can i do to get these two brothers together agin so they can play.. That wolf x husky mix(pictured with the reddish tail) looks exactly like mine,except mine instead one of its eyes is icy blue due to his siberian husky heritage. Once you train the hybrid which listened very well the attention span was better than a dog. He is timid and very kind to other dogs. I have rarely heard of attacks by wolf hybrids who have been domesticated. whole, you can look at the individual studies and summarize those results to form your own opinion. I have come to greatly respect these magnificent animals. He was definitely a gentle giant. They need their own possessions and learn quickly what's your and what's their. Some dobermans and pits are super sweet, so ask if a wolf hybrid will act like that, who knows. My wolf hybrid is a mid-content Canadian gray wolf x siberian husky male and stands 29 inches at the withers at 4 years old. When i was born my dad had brought home a wolf/husky pup, she was mine from the beginning. They just don't have the resources to help any more than that. wolf hybrid could accidentally smother a child easily. Wolf Hybrid Puppies for Sale The Siberian Husky, a Spitz developed by the Chukchi people, is a nimble, thickly-coated, sled dog. Sterilize the animal WITHOUT castration. My heart breaks for ANY animal that ends up in the wrong hands. She ate the furniture, soiled the carpet, ate clothing and anything else on the floor or within her reach. When I did decide on which mix I wanted, I found a person who let me know my babies parents. Are there any pointers I should need to know? They are truly exceptional animals. It is true, not just anyone can handle a haybrid. Wolfdogs constantly are bought by uneducated people on how wolfdogs are and so that is when wolfdogs are let loose into the wild and die from starvation because they knew learned how to hunt or they get shot because of wandering around a neighborhood. The shelter we got him at warned us of his behavior issues but he is so beautiful we figured our love of all animals would win him over. she loves the grandkids and loves to play with them. If that instinct is recognized and addressed controlling it is a possibility -- BUT -- the beauty of wolves is their sense of freedom. I own a mid-content siberian husky x canadian grey wolf male and he is totally amazing,loving and loyal and I trust him 100% and I know that he will protect from any harm since he has already done so twice. That said, if you are one of the few responsible enough to own one, they are extremely special, very loving dogs who will protect you without hesitation if you have a deep bond with them. (a) It shall be unlawful to import, transport, or possess, alive animals restricted in subsection (c) below except under. My biggest job was keeping him safe from himself. God bless!! Is like having special needs children. They are battling for the alpha position or one has decided that he doesn't want the other to be in the pack. I don´t hold with the views about dangerous breeds in the dog world, I think all depends on how the dog has been raised , treated, and trained. That is how wolfdogs get killed, people buy them thinking they will be a wonderful pet but will be in a rude awakening when the wolfdog rips up their entire couch because they were left alone for 10 minutes because of anxiety. Does anyone have any suggestions? Wolf hybrids can have quite a varied appearance; some will have more of a wolf appearance, whereas others may look predominantly like a domestic dog. He lives in SOCAL and with the expenses their unfortunately he can only afford a one bedroom apartment. just like any breeding with any animal, it should be done selectively & in a professional manner. If you buy a wolfdog and think they will just magically get along with your cat you are fooling yourself, that cat will be its dinner. Wolf hybrids do not like trespassers, whether animal or human. My son was a toddler when he came to ask me what was furry with no head and I looked out the window to see three headless kittens on the deck. I had a wolf-hybred for 13 years and he was the most work of any animal I have ever owned. injury, clumsiness, and fatigue, which shows weakness to the mix. I did it mostly by luck and paranoia and there was a time when I was looking into a rescue for him but I realized it was my problem and I would probably have to put him down. Despite its wolf-like pointy ears, long coat, and general skittishness, the husky is a breed of domesticated dog and not a hybrid at all. my grandmother's ex husband owned one, with permit. What you can consider are basic health problems that are associated with big dogs, as wolves can be considered large dogs. The ONLY problem I have with him is that I can't fully potty train him. Punishment only destroys the trust you need from your dog. He is about 72 cm tall at the shoulders and weights 110 pounds and has inherited one blue eye from his siberian husky heritage while the other is amber. Anyone who has never had one should really keep their nasty comments to themselves. 8 and 9 puppies each time, all healthy and no runts and all have survived.