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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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Question Is my dog what I was told he is?



I was sold my little pup a couple of days ago under the impression he was a mix between a German Shepherd and a wolf. But after researching what both breeds look like at his age, I have my doubts. If someone could help shed some light it would be great.

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we would need to see a pic
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Unless you saw the parents or have some sort of documentation, it's hard to tell. I'm always wary of anyone saying they have wolf hybrid puppies because in my experience 98% of the time, the puppies are just Shepherd/Husky/Malamute mixes of some kind. It's very rare that there is actually any wolf in the mix. Apparently there is a lot of money in lies.
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Very cute! He does look like maybe he is mixed, but it's hard to tell with exactly what. Have you seen his parents in person? I don't know how else you could tell at this age.

p.s. The dog in my profile picture was supposedly a wold hybrid when we adopted him. Can't say for sure since we have no idea who his parents were but everyone has told me they think he is purebred GSD. He's huge. That's about the only thing different. He seems too calm to be mixed with a wolf. He's very lazy and low maintenance.

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Yeah that's what I was thinking as well. Because when I looked up a German Shepherd/Alaskan Malamute mix it looked more like him. I just wanted to get other opinions and find out if I got scammed. I intend to keep him either way.
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These are the parents. I didn't see them in person, and didn't get the pic til after I bought him..
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Honestly I would hope he's not a wolf mix at all. I volunteered at a wolf sanctuary for four years and we took in a number of low to high content wolf mixes. Even many of the low contents were insanely difficult to handle. Most of the actual wolf hybrids I saw people take in were given up to us because they just couldn't live in a household for various reasons (severe anxieties, dog aggression, human aggression, danger to children, escape artists, incredibly destructive). The only man I ever saw that was able to safely take care of his hybrids built an enclosure in his five acre backyard and poured a ridiculous amount of money into landscaping it into a really great stimulating environment for the two hybrids he had. They're a huge responsibility and a lot of people don't realize that they are nothing like regular dogs. Anyways you've got a great looking pup, looking forward to seeing more pictures as he grows up!
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Definitely not wolf in my opinion.
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But does he look like he has German Shepherd in him?
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 01:23 AM
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I would say so. Not sure about the lighter colored parent, but the darker colored parent in the picture looks like mostly a sable GSD.
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