Wolf Dog Wolf Hybrid Puppies for sale
While they're certainly not for everyone, Wolf dogs or "Wolf dog hybrid," as it is often referred to, can make a wonderful choice in pets for those who are looking for a dog that's a bit exotic. Of course, the appearance and temperament of the dog will depend partly on the breed of dog the wolf is bred with, but in most cases larger domestic dog breeds make up the 'canisfamilians' side of the mix. In most cases, the Wolf dog hybrid mix is beautiful and exotic, considering that arctic or timber wolves are typically used in breeding.
Wolf Dogs’ History
In America, evidence exists that indicates domesticated Wolf dogs have been around for at least 10,000 years. In Europe it is believed that Wolf dogs were used for hunting mammoths due to fossil evidence that points to this conclusion.
Wolf dogs or Wolf dog hybrids were first purposely bred in 1766 in Great Britain; it was believed that a male wolf had bred a dog that was at that time said to be a Pomeranian, although it is not known if the dog breed was what we know today as the modern Pomeranian. This union produced nine Wolf dog puppies.
Today, cross-breeding the German Shepherd with a wolf is common; in fact, this is the first crossbreed to be intentionally bred between dogs and wolves. In recent years, experiments have been conducted in Germany crossing the wolf with the poodle. The Alaskan Malamute has also been bred with the Timber Wolf to produce a breed known as the Wolamute.
In 1921, Dutch breeder LeendertSaarloos began efforts to produce a German Shepherd Dog that would be less prone to canine distemper; he cross-bred the German Shepherd to the Mackenzie Valley Wolf, resulting in a breed known today as the Saarloos wolf dog. The Czechoslovakian wolf dog was created in the 1950s, and is today recognized by the United Kennel Club among other organizations. It is used for herding purposes both in the U.S. and Europe, as well as for therapy, search and rescue, and police work.
Wolf Dogs’ Appearance
Wolf dog hybrids are available in a variety of colors, but any combination should be well blended. Most are white, black phased or grizzled sable (also known as agouti). The coat is typically dense and heavy.
Because Wolf dogs are bred to various dog breeds (German Shepherd, Malamute, Siberian Husky, etc.) their exact appearance cannot be described as specifically as other breeds can. Generally speaking, the higher the content of wolf, the more your pet will resemble a wolf. In most cases though the adult male will weigh approximately 80 to 125 pounds and be 26 to 33 inches tall at the shoulders, while the female Wolf dog hybrid will weigh about 70 to 100 pounds and be 25 to 32 inches tall at the withers.
Wolf Dogs’ Temperament
Because of the varying percentages of wolf versus domestic dog in the wolf dog, it's hard to pinpoint temperament, as some may be mild and calm while others are a bit more aggressive. It is important that you establish that you are the "alpha," and that your pet is not. The wolf hybrid has a temperament that leans toward dominant, and is not a good choice for families with small children.
Many Wolf dogs also have a high level of energy, and get along well with other pets you may have in your home, particularly when properly socialized or even raised together from a young age. Because of various mixtures of genetic traits of the domestic dog used in breeding and percentage of wolf, behavior patterns are less predictable. Many people believe that wolves as a whole are aggressive, fierce animals that will attack; however, the reality is the wolf is more timid and shy toward human beings than most breeds of dogs.
Overall, the temperament of the wolf dog depends largely on how it is raised, trained and disciplined; there has been no conclusive evidence to prove that the Wolf dog hybrid is more dangerous to or aggressive toward people than other dog breeds which are considered a bit aggressive, such as Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds. Most are fairly independent.
As a former wolf-dog owner myself, I can testify that my Ladywolf was one of the kindest, gentlest, and certainly the most intelligent of any of the dogs I have ever raised. She was 90% Alaskan Grey Timberwolf, and 100% pure magic. Our bond was deeper than that I have had with any “dog,” and she lived fifteen happy years.
Wolf Dogs’ Environment
What is the ideal environment for those who desire to own a wolf dog as a pet? If you are an apartment dweller, this is not an ideal situation for a dog that is frequently highly energetic and large in size. Your pet will need plenty of mental stimulation and physical exercise in order to be happy and thrive.
Even if you have a larger home, you will want to let your pet stay outside a large part of the time, or even year-round as the Wolf dog hybrid dog does not conform well to being cooped up inside. A large fenced yard where your pet has plenty of room to roam and romp is ideal, or even a rural area with plenty of acreage for your pet to explore. Wolves love to have caves and tubes and perches to play on, so it is good if you put a little time and money into building a kind of “playhouse” in your yard.
Wolf Dogs’ Health
The Wolf dog hybrid is generally a very healthy animal, in fact healthier than most other dog breeds. They are generally less affected by inherited diseases such as hip dysplasia than most breeds. In fact, the wolf dog is usually healthier than either of his/her parents because of an outbreeding enhancement called heterosis, which simply means the increased function of any biological quality in a hybrid offspring.
Wolf Dogs’ Grooming
Like most other aspects of theWolf dog hybrid, grooming needs depend greatly on what breed of dog was crossed with the wolf or wolf dog. Generally speaking, brushing the coat about once per week will be sufficient. During shedding stages, brushing two to three times per week should be enough to remove loose hair and keep coat healthy.
Bathing is required only once or twice per year; clip nails once or twice per month, and clean your pet's ears on a regular basis.
Wolf Dogs’ Special Considerations
Because a wolf dog has at least a percentage of wild, undomesticated animal in its makeup, some say that it is impossible to predict whether your pet will be docile or aggressive. Additionally, some states in the U.S. do not permit hybrid ownership, so it is important that you check to be certain you can legally own a Wolf dog hybrid dog in your state or municipality if you are considering one as a pet.
It is of extreme importance that you train yourWolf dog hybrid puppy using positive reinforcement and give him/her firm rules, but never be harsh. I found myself that shunning Ladywolf when she had misbehaved was very effective, as that is exactly what the pack would do with a wayward member.
Wolf Dogs For Sale. Wolf Dog Hybrid For Sale, Wolf Dog Puppies For Sale, Wolf Dog Breeders
We hope you like this Wolf Dog information and the Wolf Dog pictures and please enjoy searching our great selection of Wolf Dog puppies from our excellent Wolf Dog breeders!
Puppies Available Now! Registered puppies from 35% to 98%. Breeding since 1972. Domesticated lines, written lifetime guarantee, family raised, parents are sociable. Puppies raised naturally, not bottle fed. Stud service, boarding and shipping available. Professionally certified trainers. Also has White German Shepherd, German Shepherd Dog. Hillsboro, Ohio
Now Accepting Deposits! For Selectively bred High Content, Quality American Wolf Dog puppies. Bottle fed, Healthy, well socialized with excellent temperaments. Ambassadors for education & film. Call 806-938-2612 for responsible ownership discounts. Hart, Texas
Now accepting deposits for Bottle fed, Selectively Bred, High Content Puppies. These pups will make excellent models & ambassadors for photography and educational programs. For more information call or email us. Reno, Nevada
HIGHLY SOCIALIZED AND TRAINABLE WOLF DOGS! Parents are on site, come see their endearing qualities, majestic look and docile temperament combined with the train-ability of a high percentage hybrid wolf. Whitmore, California
Tell the Breeders you found them on the Pets4You® Website!
Gorgeous puppies for sale! 283 Dog Breeds & 1000's of puppies available now!
Pet Finder: If there are no breeders currently listed, this is likely a difficult breed to find or a rare dog breed. In addition, those breeders who rely on word-of-mouth advertising are not aware of your interest. However, Pets4You.com knows all breeders who have puppies available now or those that will soon be available. Locate the puppy you want using Pets4You Pet Finder.