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Old 01-19-2014, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We rescued him from an alleged wolf dog breeder. He shows (to me) a few wolf characteristics. I need your help. This photo was taken directly off my instagram.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi....welcome to the forum. I'm new as well! You learn a lot that's for sure. I don't see any wolf in him, just looks like a German Shepherd with a graying muzzle, but non the less a beautiful one! Congrats on your new family member!
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope, no wolf. Which is a relief.

Thank you for rescuing him. Handsome boy. Enjoy him. Focus on training & bonding. I'm sure he will be a good buddy.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah, it's part wolf. who wants a GSD when you can have
a Wolf/GSD?
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I would say not .
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Looks like a GSD with a gray muzzle. Maybe you are noticing wolf traits because the GSD is one of the most wolf like breeds. They are still 100% dog tho.


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Old 01-19-2014, 08:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm also turning gray! My wife said I act like a old wolf" just want to lay around and howl! Then she shows me who the pack leader is" and I can tell you its not Ceased M.p.s. you have a pretty German Shepherd! Bill
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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No wolf, imo. Cochise, my Sibe from yrs back, was often assumed to be 'part wolf' but anyone who knew what to look for saw 100% dog. (The sister of Cochise's 1st owner actually kept/bred high percentage wolf crosses. Cochise's owner thought it was a bad idea & didn't allow his young children around them).
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The GSD's wolf lineage ended over a century ago. While they resemble grey wolves, there is nothing "wild" about them beyond the looks.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Over the years I shared my home with a number of wolf shepherd crosses, and I am 100% sure you have a dog, no wolf blood. I base this on what I see in the photo--the size and set of his ears, the size of his canine teeth, the shape of his muzzle, what I call the "German shepherd bump" on his nose, the shape and color of his eyes, the size and shape of his feet...I am sure that if you posted a side photo of him standing, we could address other conformation evidence. Enjoy your dog for what he is!
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