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12-14-2012 02:10 AM
Magwart Please tell her to take a look at blinddogtraining.com -- it had some great resources that helped me with my blind rescue.

In particular, learning to use "notice cues" is essential (e.g., we never pet or otherwise touch the blind dog without first saying "touch" -- he knows to expect to be touched then, and he'll actually lean toward where the voice is now, looking forward to a rub, instead of being constantly startled). We also use "watch out" on a daily basis to warn him when he's about to bump into something, and he now pauses and turns quickly away.
12-13-2012 10:11 PM
RowdyDogs
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Originally Posted by sashadog View Post
This drives me crazy because then there's all these people out there claiming they have a wolf-dog and they are just the sweetest things ever and basically act just like a dog. I feel like this is very misleading as to the true nature of wolves and wolf-dogs which only perpetuates more uneducated people wanting one... ugh...
Agreed. I actually think it's very dangerous because then you get people who totally knew a wolfdog who was the nicest dog ever and so they want one, and if they manage to get their hands on an actual wolfdog, then things get really dangerous really quickly. Very few people are qualified to own a Husky in my experience, much less an actual wolfdog!
12-08-2012 06:02 PM
Syaoransbear Here's another picture of the supposed wolfdog in case anyone is interested:
12-04-2012 05:02 PM
Anthony8858 Yes. That's Sookie Lee.
Amazingly beautiful.


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12-04-2012 03:08 PM
Syaoransbear
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A big OOps to me on the above post ^^^^

After googling, I noticed that the image above is a North American Indian Dog.

Sorry, my mistake.

Still cute, regardless.

I researched the owner, and in some posts, he refers to a "wolf-dog", and in others a "North American Indian Dog"

Draw your own conclusions.
Is that maybe a Mark Klemperer(Wildcat Canyon Ranch) dog? Because he's been breeding high content wolf dogs for so long that he was able to get his wolfdogs registered as North American Indian Dogs. So if it's him, both can be true.


Here's the explanation:

"This line of wolf dogs is unique enough in terms of the degree of selective breeding and the resulting combination of wolf appearance and good temperament that back in 1996 I took dogs from this line and met in person with the founder of a major, national dog registry (NOT AKC because they would never be willing to be associated with a project like this). We discussed the possibility of a breed designation for this line of selectively bred wolf dogs. The registry founder was impressed with the line and agreed that these animals are unique enough to warrant a breed designation that sets them apart from "wolf hybrids". The name North American Indian Dog (NAID) was chosen because of early accounts by Europeans of a Northern, "wolf type" Indigenous Indian dog that they encountered that was indistinguishable from a wild wolf in physical appearance."

EDIT: I just realized that pup is Sookie Lee, who is a Mark Klemperer wolfdog. She is a high-content wolfdog.

Here she is just a little more grown up(but I think she's still a pup in this picture):
12-04-2012 02:38 PM
sashadog
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Just for general information, I mentioned this thread to a friend of mine who works with the BLM on wolf-related stuff and also volunteers with some wolf sanctuaries around me. She said that probably 90% of "wolf hybrids" she's come across are actually just northern breed mixes. A lot of people even breed and sell these supposed hybrids knowing that they're actually just Malamute mixes or whatever, because they can convince gullible people to pay a good sum for them. Others just assume they're wolf dogs based on erroneous information or because the dog looks unusual. I have to say, I've met a bunch of "wolf dogs" and I believe her. If they were hybrids, the wolf content was so low as to be almost nonexistent.

Around here, coydogs are another big hybrid that everyone supposedly has. I've been around coyotes and high content coydogs and yeah, you can tell. I have to laugh because everyone thinks that Scooter, my border collie/ACD cross, has to be a coydog because his mannerisms are unusual and kind of coyote-like, and he's built a lot like one. But no, just a herding breed mix. Can't tell you how often I've had people insist that he's got to be part coyote though, including two vets over the years.
This drives me crazy because then there's all these people out there claiming they have a wolf-dog and they are just the sweetest things ever and basically act just like a dog. I feel like this is very misleading as to the true nature of wolves and wolf-dogs which only perpetuates more uneducated people wanting one... ugh...
12-04-2012 02:26 PM
Anthony8858 A big OOps to me on the above post ^^^^

After googling, I noticed that the image above is a North American Indian Dog.

Sorry, my mistake.

Still cute, regardless.

I researched the owner, and in some posts, he refers to a "wolf-dog", and in others a "North American Indian Dog"

Draw your own conclusions.
12-04-2012 02:00 PM
Anthony8858
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Here's a picture of the little guy.

Just for the heck of it.....

Here's a picture of a 45 day old wolf-dog:

12-04-2012 12:27 PM
RowdyDogs I'm glad to hear that. I hope it all works out. She should probably start working with a trainer right away as they are still difficult dogs and particularly since they're planning on introducing a child into the family, it's important that they get a really good start.

Just for general information, I mentioned this thread to a friend of mine who works with the BLM on wolf-related stuff and also volunteers with some wolf sanctuaries around me. She said that probably 90% of "wolf hybrids" she's come across are actually just northern breed mixes. A lot of people even breed and sell these supposed hybrids knowing that they're actually just Malamute mixes or whatever, because they can convince gullible people to pay a good sum for them. Others just assume they're wolf dogs based on erroneous information or because the dog looks unusual. I have to say, I've met a bunch of "wolf dogs" and I believe her. If they were hybrids, the wolf content was so low as to be almost nonexistent.

Around here, coydogs are another big hybrid that everyone supposedly has. I've been around coyotes and high content coydogs and yeah, you can tell. I have to laugh because everyone thinks that Scooter, my border collie/ACD cross, has to be a coydog because his mannerisms are unusual and kind of coyote-like, and he's built a lot like one. But no, just a herding breed mix. Can't tell you how often I've had people insist that he's got to be part coyote though, including two vets over the years.
12-04-2012 12:13 PM
Anitsisqua
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This she needs to stop barking her head off about having a wolf or she will get it killed. Its like keeping a leopard in your apt.
In my last post, I said that she had accepted that he is not a wolf hybrid and plans on keeping him as a mixed northern breed dog.
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