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post #31 of 72 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 12:00 AM
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Am I the only one who thinks he looks older than six weeks?

For the pups sake, I hope he does not have wolf in him. Perhaps he has a forever home if he doesnt?

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Has he been to a vet yet?

If he is 6 weeks and blind, he will need specialized care both due to the blindness and also to help with socialization since he was taken from his litter way too early.


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I have pics of my pup the day after I got him. I could try and find them. Its hard to tell in the OP's pic because its so close up. We were lucky in that we lived with the other pup and an awesome 2 year old female v

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"They" say not to phenotype puppies, but it really doesn't look like it has any markings/signs, and as Syaorans said; the timing doesn't match up. WD's will have quite distinct coats/markings/eyes that are different than it's.

Not to say that it's a bad thing that it's not...quite the opposite.
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I don't think it looks like a wolf dog but I am far from being an expert. Here is a forum that could really help identify her. http://www.wolfdogforum.com/index.php They know everything about wolf dogs. Please read the forum, you and your friend can get a TON of help there. I like to lurk there just because I am fascinated by wolf dogs but I also know that I am in no way shape or form able to properly care for them. Good Luck. Whatever it is, it is adorable and deserves to have a great shot at having a happy life.

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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.
Lol! I was just typing out the same thing as I read this. Pup isn't a wolf cub, even if it is older than 6 weeks it's still not old enough to be a wolf.

I also wonder how they know it's blind??
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. 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.
neither of those things link to "wolf." Nordic breeds are notorious for their prey drive when it comes to small animals. And many sled dogs look wolf-like.

shoot, there was a time when I agree that Singe looked EXACTLY like a coyote. Doesn't mean that he is one...
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Whatever.

All one has to do is google "wolf pups", select images, and there are a boatload of pictures where the face, even the blond on the legs, look extremely similar. Does this mean this puppy is? Of course not. But like I said, I disagree that it doesn't look like it could be a wolf hybrid.

No one will ever know until the dog is either grown up and maybe not even then.

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There is nothing wrong with trying to help out an animal. I don't think it is a wolf mix but it doesnt really matter. Some people have big hearts. I hope it works out.
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OP - You might warn your coworker regarding freely stating that she/he has a wolf hybrid. Although it is legal to own a wolf or wolf hybrid on the Texas State level, each county / city are authorized to make their own call.

Whereas it might be legal to own a wolf hybrid in Brazoria county, it might be illegal to own one within the city limits. Same with Galveston, Harris etc. As well as it might be illegal to own one in Galveston county, but fine in Brazoria. They really need to do their homework before they state what they have, if in fact it is a wolf hybrid.

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