|06-25-2014 10:24 PM|
|06-25-2014 09:02 PM|
|glowingtoadfly||Agree with Mary Beth.|
|06-25-2014 08:58 PM|
|06-25-2014 12:34 PM|
|wolfy dog||He is still on my mind. Wish I could stop that. It is so easy to fall for a nice dog.|
|06-25-2014 11:41 AM|
|06-24-2014 10:41 PM|
|06-24-2014 10:36 AM|
It's hard to leave them behind, but it sounds like you are making the right choice for you and your pup at this time. The right dog will come along when the time is right. It's a shame it's owners haven't shown up, poor puppers.
At least it's off the road where it's not going to be hit or cause an accident, so take comfort in that.
|06-24-2014 10:33 AM|
|wolfy dog||His owner has not shown up so he'll be released soon. I have decided not to take him. Even if he were mainly Husky it was not what was in my plans. It is easy to make emotional choices like when he was sitting in our car, so relaxed and happy and the fact that we basically saved his life from being hit by cars. After a few days of no access to him I had a chance to think it over. I do not have the facility/set up to keep a Husky (and potentially hybrid) at home (from roaming). D is free on our property when we work outside and it would mean keeping the Husky X confined or leashed. One of the awesome things about shepherds is that they are not roamers. So I have to stick with my plan, which is to raise D and then after a few years looking for a female dog. Your input was helpful in making this decision and I thank you for that.|
|06-24-2014 07:21 AM|
It depends on how much they take after the dog and how much they take after the wolf. Also, like someone mentioned, most pups claimed to be hybrids are actually malamute or husky mixes and people can't tell the difference.
The OP is HOPEFULLY trying to locate the lost dog's owner, but barring that, needs to find out the laws/permits required in her state, so she doesn't run into problems.
Whatever your experience was, breeding wolf-dog hybrids is a terrible, immoral idea IMO, totally unfair to the animal, and can be a dangerous animal to have around. True wolf-dog hybrids tend to be hard to housebreak, escape artists, destructive etc etc.
The video is an interesting look at their behavior, and you can see the difference from a domesticated dog.
Wolf-Dog Hybrids | International Wolf Center
|06-23-2014 02:37 PM|
I PM'd the op with all the responsibilities, scenarios, etc., of living with a wolfdog, even explaining to her why it is absolutely a lifetime commitment, and how even an accidental scratch to a child could easily mean the animal would be pts. I didn't sugarcoat any of it, I wanted her to realize what it meant IF she took on this boy, and IF he actually has wolf blood. Some of us feel that the relationship with these animals is worth the life changes it means for their caretakers, most people do not. If I were in a situation where I could have another, however, it would definitely be another rescue, I cannot condone keeping wolves captive simply for breeding wolfdogs--that's not the life that was intended for them.
Decades ago, someone took on the responsibility that breeding with wolves entails, and used one or more wolves to infuse the GSD breed with it--and we are all pleased with it now, it was a definite plus.
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