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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.:help:
 

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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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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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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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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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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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The GSD's wolf lineage ended over a century ago. While they resemble grey wolves, there is nothing "wild" about them beyond the looks.
Actually, I remember reading years ago pedigree evidence that a couple of GSD breeders had researched, showing wolf blood being infused as late as the 1920s. Not that it makes any difference...
 

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Every true wolf/gsd cross I've known has been HUGE. 130+ lbs huge. Also they've all been very fearful, skittish.

You have an older dog with a graying muzzle. Is it possible? Yes anything is. But likely? Np

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Actually, I remember reading years ago pedigree evidence that a couple of GSD breeders had researched, showing wolf blood being infused as late as the 1920s. Not that it makes any difference...
Scary thing is, that IS 100 years ago. Well 95.


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Those fake wolfdog breeders need to be stopped.
I agree. The fake wolfdogs can give people false expections & a badly mistaken understanding of what wolfdogs are about. If these misguided people wind up with a high percentage wolf cross it can be disastrous. The wolfdog almost always loses. Tragically children can, too. Not to mention friends, neighbors & other pets...
 

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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.:help:
Yes he does.

In the original German Shepherd studbook, Zuchtbuch für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SZ), within the 2 pages of entries from SZ #41 to SZ #76, there are 4 Wolf Crosses.[9] This is the first 'documented' use of pure wolf genes to create a domestic dog breed, the German Shepherd, which is historically thought to be the first documented intentionally bred wolfdog.

As surely the original GSD had wolf in him all GSD have wolf in them. I don't think you asked how much did you?

So, yes he is part wolf. Every GSD is part wolf.
 
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