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Your experience with wolf hybrids?

Post by Unknown Figure » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:32 pm

I would love to hear about everybody's experience with wolf/dog hybrids! I have personally never owned one, and I don't aspire to ever own one, but I have had two encounters with them.

First was when I was a young child, I couldn't have been nine yet at the time. We were at this place that's only open on the weekends where local vendors sell things (anything and everything; hand-made knives, CD's, ect.) It was the same day we got our first kitten. Some lady had five wolf/husky puppies for sale. She had a license to breed and distribute them as long as she got some sort of contact from the potential owner. I don't remember what it was about even though my older brother had asked. Anyway! I remember that these puppies were three months old and they were so big I could barely hold onto one, and I was not a small kid! They were very active and beautiful. It was the first time I ever learned that a wolf and a dog could breed together.

The second time was more recent, just last summer in fact. I volunteer at the Humane Society with my brother because we both have vet-work experience. This female dog was surrendered, said to be a husky/German Shepard mutt. Everyone knew right away that it was in fact a wolf/German Shepard hybrid. She was as tall as the one year old Saint Bernard her kennel was next to, she had intense orange eyes not naturally found in dogs, and she was RESTLESS when she was locked up. Twice she muscled her way past the other volunteers who were going to walk her, and it was nearly impossible to catch her (we were fenced in, thank goodness) because she was running around too fast. An ex-military man ended up adopting her.
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Re: Your experience with wolf hybrids?

Post by Granger » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:19 pm

Well, my godmother found a husky mix puppy on the road one day, and we think he was half wolf. He was VERY sweet, and got rid of her coyote problems, he died, sadly, but he was AWSOME! :D
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Re: Your experience with wolf hybrids?

Post by wolf at heart » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:02 pm

My friends aunt has one, and has authoroties to own one too.she lives in Lithuania by the way, (sorry if i spelt it wrong)and lives happily with another husky. :D

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Post by Lavawnder » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:24 pm

On a field trip. The wolf/husky was howling. It reminded me of a wolf, white and mysterious.
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Re: Your experience with wolf hybrids?

Post by DayBreaker » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:01 pm

my aunts friend as one and a husky and they had pups a cople years ago! they were soooo CUTE!!! :)
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Re: Your experience with wolf hybrids?

Post by pawnee » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:50 am

I've met lots of dogs that supposily were 'hybrids' but upon meeting them they just turned out to be dogs....
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Re: Your experience with wolf hybrids?

Post by Hashire » Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:19 pm

Ive met a full blown Arctic wolf once. He was the biggest sweetheart. he wouldnt stop giving me kisses

I also met an arctic wolf mix. Dunno what she was mixed with, but she was a beauty. her eyes were crystal blue. I met er at vet office though, and she was sick. her nose was running :(
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Re: Your experience with wolf hybrids?

Post by Blightwolf » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:29 am

pawnee wrote:I've met lots of dogs that supposily were 'hybrids' but upon meeting them they just turned out to be dogs....
I have met dozens of people who have a wolf-like dog (a Tamaskan, a Ceskoslovensky Vlck, a Saarloos, etc) and they very much like to clam that their dog is a wolf or a wolf-dog. I think it's a bit twisted; for one thing, if you go around claiming things like that, you can get involved with the law very soon. Secondly, as cool as it might sound to own a wolf or a wolf-dog, it may cause people to think that they are all docile and fluffy pets and they need very little socializing and training, etc. A wolf-dog is not a Golden Retriever.

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Re: Your experience with wolf hybrids?

Post by Unknown Figure » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:00 pm

wolf at heart wrote:My friends aunt has one, and has authoroties to own one too.she lives in Lithuania by the way, (sorry if i spelt it wrong)and lives happily with another husky. :D
You spelt it right! I find it interesting that the wolf-dog gets along with a husky. I read online that they should live in a one dog house.

Hashire wrote:Ive met a full blown Arctic wolf once. He was the biggest sweetheart. he wouldnt stop giving me kisses

I also met an arctic wolf mix. Dunno what she was mixed with, but she was a beauty. her eyes were crystal blue. I met er at vet office though, and she was sick. her nose was running :(
Did you go to one of those reservations to meet the full Arctic? / With the mix, are you sure she wasn't just a large husky? It just seems strange that the eyes would be blue. I don't know for sure, but the wolf genes should probably be the dominant gene when breeding with dogs, and blue eyes don't ever stay with a wolf to adulthood. I have a link here that can help people distinguish a hybrid from a real wolf, and of course if characteristics shared by both are lacking in your specimen then you have just a regular dog. http://www.wolfpark.org/wolfdogs/Poster_section1.html

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pawnee wrote:I've met lots of dogs that supposily were 'hybrids' but upon meeting them they just turned out to be dogs....
I have met dozens of people who have a wolf-like dog (a Tamaskan, a Ceskoslovensky Vlck, a Saarloos, etc) and they very much like to clam that their dog is a wolf or a wolf-dog. I think it's a bit twisted; for one thing, if you go around claiming things like that, you can get involved with the law very soon. Secondly, as cool as it might sound to own a wolf or a wolf-dog, it may cause people to think that they are all docile and fluffy pets and they need very little socializing and training, etc. A wolf-dog is not a Golden Retriever.

This may be a little off-topic, but this is what I tend to post to each topic that has a discussion about wolf-dogs. I recommend everyone to read it or at least take a quick look at it: http://www.wolfpark.org/wolfdogs/guidelines.html
I know what you guys mean. I run into plenty of breeds at the Humane Society that are surrendered as hybrids, when in reality they're very far from it. I think it's sad that these owners are even attempting to pretend their dog, who is half the size of normal hybrids, are wolves. Why would they want to spread falsehoods about their well-trained and social NON-wolves around to friends and neighbors? It isn't safe. :/

Anyway, thank you for that link, Blightwolf! It was very informative.
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Re: Your experience with wolf hybrids?

Post by -Makoce- » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:13 pm

My auntie has a German Shepard, Husky and wolf mix. She is such a beauty. Her named is Heddi. She is very big and loves attention. She shakes paws, either one. I am close with her and she is close with me. And I love her very much! I have pictures of her:


http://jadew123.deviantart.com/art/Headi-2-152484841

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Re: Your experience with wolf hybrids?

Post by Unknown Figure » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:19 pm

Wow, she is really pretty! Thanks for sharing your pictures! :mrgreen:
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Re: Your experience with wolf hybrids?

Post by -Makoce- » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:22 pm

Thanks! I took them with my dads small phone, it has a camra on it so yeah! I was really surprised they turned out good! And yes she is very pretty! And your very welcome!
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Re: Your experience with wolf hybrids?

Post by PhotoWolf » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:23 pm

Sadly i have no photos, but my dad knew this guy from his work who owned a small wolf sanctuary.

he as well owned two wolf hybrids. both half german shepherd half wolf i believe. they were both super sweet and very excited about us being there. they were huge, probably a few inches taller than your normal shepherd. both had blue eyes, and one was grey like a wolf. the other was a mix of orangish browns with a little white.
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Re: Your experience with wolf hybrids?

Post by Lillium » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:53 pm

The most experiance I've had with wolf hybrids, was when I was about 8-10 and down the street some people kept them in they're back yard with some chickens. Would ya believe they tried to say that we stole our dog, (which was 100% dog) from them? I laughed, cause at the time I was the only one home and so I told him to that if it was his dog he could go get it. My dog didn't like strangers and so when he came near he barked and growled and so forth. I tried to say it was one of the puppies from one of they're ealier litters with the wolf hybrids. I laughed again, because our dog may have looked wolf, but he was Alasken huskey and Alasken Malamute. But after complaints form people around them the cops finally came and took the wolf hybrids away and all the people who resided at the residence was arrested for actually have full blooded wolves without a license, without a permit, and not giving the proper living conditions...Wait, I guess this doesn't go here. 0.o But for curiositys sake, they told everyone they were wolf hybrids, until they got arrested.

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Re: Your experience with wolf hybrids?

Post by Nightskydapple » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:04 am

-Makoce- wrote:My auntie has a German Shepard, Husky and wolf mix. She is such a beauty. Her named is Heddi. She is very big and loves attention. She shakes paws, either one. I am close with her and she is close with me. And I love her very much! I have pictures of her:


http://jadew123.deviantart.com/art/Headi-2-152484841

http://jadew123.deviantart.com/art/Heai ... -152485092

http://jadew123.deviantart.com/art/Headi-1-152484599


Isn't she pretty?


She is pretty,
I have a German Shepherd and Husky not mixed though,
But I haven't really met any wolf hybrids. But I've seen lots of dogs and mistaken them for wolf/dogs a couple of times. For example the dogs that look alot like wolves.
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