Misrepresentation of wolf in wolfdogs
It happens all the time and it goes both ways, some say he is 98% wolf and you find out what you have is 45%, some say no wolf, just a pure Siberian Husky, and you end up with a very aggressive mid content. Be careful in choosing the right content for you and your family. There is a ton of great information out there. Be leery of those who speak badly of other breeders, for they might have something to hide. We know our wolfdog’s family trees, and we know where our babies come from. Loki is a mid content (65%) wolfdog, he has a great bloodline.He is mixed with husky, timber and arctic . We have pictures of his mom and dad and grandfather and uncle. Loki is 5 month old this July 2011. Lakota is also a mid content (52%), and Alaskan Husky, she came from Santa Cruz and is part Timber wolf. Aspen is the daughter of Lakota and Tyson (Alaskan Husky) and Aspen is low content timber wolf (25%) and the rest Alaskan husky. Our new big boy is mid content (60%) mckinsey wolf and Husky. we also have photos of his parents And we also have a female rescue Akita/Chow who is fixed, a male Border Collie/Lab and our old lady Chihuahua Taffy. We do not sell or breed high content wolves. We breed our mids and lows for beauty, temperment and their exotic looks. Our Wolf Dogs are Great Family Members!
Misrepresentation of content in Wolfdogs.
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Do you find your new “Best Friend” a bit overwhelming?, March 5, 2001 By A Customer

This review is from: Wolfdogs A-Z: Behavior, Training & More (Wolf Hybrids) (Paperback)

I can’t say enough about Nicole Wilde’s book. I own a low percentage wolfdog I rescued from a local animal shelter by mistake; That is, I was told he was an Alaskan Malamute, but at his initial veterinary examination, the vet informed me that my gorgeous (but aggressive) 100lb 1-year-old was about 25% wolf! Having had no experience with wolfdogs (and getting recommendations from three animal behaviorists that I destroy him), I realized that this rescue would be quite a challenge. I decided to learn all I could about his species and give him a chance. Through researching the subject on the Internet, I became aware of Ms. Wilde’s work with wolfdogs. It was refreshing to find someone so knowledgeable in the field. I consider “Wolfdogs A-Z” an invaluable resource. While reading it, I found that I could easily apply the data and follow Ms. Wilde’s advice. The chapter about Winter Wolf Syndrome was one of my favorites, as it gave me information I had not found anywhere else. This book provided answers to many situations I needed help with, including diet and housing methods. Most importantly to me, Nicole Wilde employs positive training techniques which have helped my wolfdog become a more gentle, loyal and affectionate member of our “pack”. The book is a perfect blend of humor and instruction. I find it very complete, and a “must read” for anyone who currently owns a wolfdog or is considering the rescue of one. (It’s training section is great for “regular” dogs, too, as my Welsh Corgi has responded very well to the techniques!)

My own 2 cents
I find it alarming that the so self proclaimed experts want to label any wolf dog as “dog” just because it does not look like a pure wolf or even a very high content wolfdog. As you have read above, looks can be deceiving and could be eventually dangerous. There are hundreds of “what if’s” that should be addressed. I am not saying that every breeder out there is an honest one, or maybe they are just misinformed about their linage of their wolf dogs. We know the linage of our pets. As with any large animal it would not be the smartest thing to leave them alone with a small child or a small other kind of pet including a small dog. But What If you had to run to take a pan off the stove and your baby cry’s while laying next to dear old Charley who would never harm a fly, and that cry just happened to upset him and he is turning 2 years old soon and his hormones are at it’s an all time high because a female is in heat down the street…. What If the unthinkable happened? Then what, bad Charley get’s put down. Really who’s fault would that be? At any content level you should always be on the lookout of any signs of his/her “wild side”. Play it safe, and remember that you own a piece of a wild animal, and should be respected and the most important, loved as part of the family pack.


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