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Old 12-02-2012, 10:11 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I think some people are way overreacting.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:12 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I hope it's just a dog and not a wolf cub. Having a wolf with two little dogs and possibly a baby soon sounds like a recipe for disaster.
With this I agree.
Can you encourage her that 1) it's not a wolf mix and 2) it should go to a real rescue where it could find a qualified home?
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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A friend of mine had a wolfdog rescue she was homing until it could be sent to a sanctuary, it was mid-content mix. She had it for two month. The beautiful male constantly fought her for rank, and at one point cornered her in her bathroom and tried to overwhelm her.

Wolves are not pets. They are incredible wild animals.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:18 PM   #25 (permalink)
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As for phenotyping the puppy... I would not say that pup has wolf in it. It looks like a mutt mixed with nordic breeds - alaskan malamute, alaskan husky, siberian husky... that sort of thing.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:19 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Here's a picture of the little guy.
A friend has a puppy looks very much like this one. It is a Shepherd/Husky mix.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:21 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Actually I completely forgot something important. The fact that it is 6 weeks old is proof alone that is not a wolf pup. You don't even need a picture. Wolves only have pups in spring, and even mid-high content wolfdogs only have pups in spring. Since it was born 6 weeks ago, that's proof that at the very highest it would be a low content wolfdog.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:25 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Whatever it is, it sure is cute.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:37 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I actually disagree with those who say it doesn't look like it doesn't have any wolf in it. I rescued my first pup at 6 1/2 weeks from the humane society here (they were overfull and knew pups would get adopted fast)-- my roommate went up to see some "wolf hybrid pups" out of the paper, up by mt Spokane. Hers was MOST DEFINITELY wolf hybrid-- it killed the litter of kittens her cat had when it was barely over 4 months and you could watch a nat geo episode and her dog looked like it stepped off the screen. Never was very "dog-like". Had the same face as that picture here on the first page.

My pup--- who knew what he was? Not the HS. Just a mutt. But I saw behaviors I wondered about, he grew to be over 30" and weighed 120ibs when he was lean. My vets argued back and forth whether he was a wolf-hybrid. I didn't care, I knew he was at least partly dog and had some GSD by his ears. When he developed bone cancer at almost 10 yrs old, we took him to WSU vet hospital. They promptly listed him as a wolf hybrid. I argued a bit, but they insisted they could tell by his teeth, the measure of his head and jaw, stuff like that. They were amazed at how well-behaved he was though. He did da/n sure look like one, but who knows or cares?

You can pm me if you want and I can tell you more specifics. He did have some habits and such that were nor like other dogs I've had since-- but he handled my kids in stride (never could break him of small animal prey, nor did he particularly like other dogs). There's pics of him on here somewhere in some thread.
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I have no idea whether or not that pup has any wolf but she needs to get info about caring for a blind puppy.

Here is a yahoo group for owners of blind dogs: blinddogs : Owners of Blind dogs

I would have her post pics to the FB page that was recommended to ask about wolf content. If it is a wolf hybrid then he will probably be better off in a sanctuary or with someone who can properly care for him. I have met two wolf hybrids in my life. One was high content and was so wolf-like that my very alpha female gsd wouldn't go anywhere near him.

The other was a rescue and had her own den and enclosure outside. She would not come in the house and wasn't really interested in interacting with people.
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