Re: Do not fear the wolfdog!
I agree about the breeding - most likely these people do not know what they are doing. Diablo and his sister were dropped off at the SPCA when they were 6 mos. old and I'm very happy to have him in my life. Fortunately, he is low enough content that he blends well into our human existence. But, as you stated, he is definitely wired differently than a 100% dog - especially the "stranger" fear factor, the nocturnal tendencies, etc. - but, he also rides well in the car, plays, loves to be hugged and loved, is more obedient than my female, who is pure GSD (she is bossy and a drama queen LOL), and is a total velcro dog with his humans. Of course, he is well socialized as I take him everywhere. Fortunately, Ohio is not regulated and there is no fear of him having to be PTS.
Riley - 8 yr. old GSD
Schatzie - GSD - at the Bridge
Raven - GSD - at the Bridge
Diablo - WGSD/Arctic wolf/GreatPyr Mix - at the Bridge
If dogs aren't in heaven, why would we want to go there?