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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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German Shepherd Wolf Hybrid?!?!

Yep you read that correctly. Last night I was talking to my sister about her new pomeranian puppy when I decided to check out craigslist for my area, I've never been keen on people selling pets off there but I always look incase theres a rescue situation. Anyhow as I'm looking I see "German Shepherd Wolf Cross" as this peeked my interest in clicked the link and found that this person wasn't too far from me so I contacted them only to find out that they were moving and had to rehome the dog that night (they were leaving at 5 am) on a limb I talked to my SO and he gave me the okay to go visit this boy to see how he got along with my girl, fast forward about 6 hours later and here I am with a Wolf Hybrid in my bed. The owner said he was German Shepherd and wolf and thats it, but I'm guessing he's definitely something else and I doubt he's very high content. He's the sweetest dog ive ever met and super submissive, not at all how I've read high content wolf hybrids act. So I guess my question is, have you ever met a wolf hybrid? How did they act and what was there content? I've done alot of research on wolf hybrids and usually am the one to call people out when they tell me they have a "high content" wolf and it behaves like a golden retriever. But now that I have one I curious as to what others have experienced. I think he may have some malamute or Husky, but he most definitely is German Shepherd. Let me know your thoughts!

Also I posted some pictures with this, he has a really coarse coat and is severely skinny but weighs 97lbs so he's going to be a massive boy when I fatten him up. I'll get more pictures when we go out today too!
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Really need some better pictures to make any judgments about his breeding, but those eye rings are quite typical of the Shiloh shepherd. (Yes, Shiohs come in short stock coats as well as long coat.) They are generally much bigger than GSDs, and have milder temperaments. So, could be that rather tahn a wolf hybrid.

Get some better daylight pics, PLEASE! Really can't tell much from the ones you posted.
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Really need some better pictures to make any judgments about his breeding, but those eye rings are quite typical of the Shiloh shepherd. (Yes, Shiohs come in short stock coats as well as long coat.) They are generally much bigger than GSDs, and have milder temperaments. So, could be that rather tahn a wolf hybrid.


Get some better daylight pics, PLEASE! Really can't tell much from the ones you posted.
Will do! I don't think he's full Shepherd though, just based off his body type and feet! And his coat isn't Shepherd like either.
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Got some pictures while we went out to potty. You can see that his tail curves up, he does that when he's happy and it hangs when he's relaxed. And then his paws are pretty big and kind of bulky, not boney like a Shepherd, which is why I think he may have some malamute or Husky in him, but his face and head scream Shepherd and he frequently naturally stacks himself.
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The wolf hybrids I've known were submissive and skitterish/shy with people. Some were dominant with dogs, some just ignored them for the most part. Most would bite if they felt cornered. None were good pets.
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The wolf hybrids I've known were submissive and skitterish/shy with people. Some were dominant with dogs, some just ignored them for the most part. Most would bite if they felt cornered. None were good pets.
Yep! That's what I've always heard. He is definitely skittish though I wouldn't say shy, but skittish. I know low content hybrids are more like dogs which is what I think he may be. Then again it's all just speculation and testing would probably be the only way to ever really find out.

Before I got my girl I did a ton of research of hybrids which is probably why I'm in such mental debate on what he may actually be. My guess is like a malamute Shepherd thing, with the potential of being a low content hybrid. But for his personality I can't see him being mid to high at all.

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And the skittishness could be from not being socialized or just not leaving home too often. A true hybrid would be extremely anxious and the ones I knew you wouldn't be able to get near if you suddenly placed them with someone new and in a new place. But he is a very pretty boy!
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And the skittishness could be from not being socialized or just not leaving home too often. A true hybrid would be extremely anxious and the ones I knew you wouldn't be able to get near if you suddenly placed them with someone new and in a new place. But he is a very pretty boy!
Right, thats what I've observed in the high and mid content. I did know someone who's grandparents had a low content one and he behaved like a dog.
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Honestly doesn't look that wolfy. Low content if anything. What I see is the head of a dog, proportions of a dog, curled tail... I'm thinking Sheperd/malamute (or the like) is more probable.
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I see a lot of Malamute as well. There doesn't seem to be anything wolf in the head or face. With that said, he could very well be low content and I am basing that on him being 97#s and underweight. Shilohs are rather uncommon, I doubt that would be in the mix.

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