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3/12/2014 7:44:31 AM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  

autumnsmile
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (16,449)
Counce, TN
53, joined May. 2009


Why?So many people have misconceptions about them.Id like to try to clear some of them up.Ask away,if I don't know the answer I'll find it.I also have a very low content wolfdog for adoption.She's a VERY well behaved and sweet girl,she needs placement asap but I won't let her go to just anyone.

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3/12/2014 9:07:36 AM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  

autumnsmile
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (16,449)
Counce, TN
53, joined May. 2009


I was typing my comment when you were typing this!

3/12/2014 11:17:52 AM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  
onemoretime2c
Over 2,000 Posts (3,258)
Boca Grande, FL
63, joined Apr. 2012


A wolf is a wolf and a dog is a dog.......they have different mannerisms!

Once you come to grips with that.......they are still social animals...

I have a friend that has a pure wolf and a wolf/husky hybrid. His wolf is better behaved than most peoples dogs...thousands of hours of socialization and training has gone into these two animals.

Both have been certified as service animals and my friend (a Viet Nam vet) takes them to the VA hospital to brighten the days of some of the people being treated there.......



100% dedication is needed,,,,if you aren't prepared to give it, they can become a nightmare........


If you consider one, be prepared to put countless hours in raising them. Properly raised and socialized they make a fine companion............

3/12/2014 2:47:39 PM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  

autumnsmile
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (16,449)
Counce, TN
53, joined May. 2009


Sholoh is not certified but serves as a service animal for me.Reese ima look again at your baby.I may need some specific pics.

3/12/2014 10:46:56 PM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  
anthonytra
Over 2,000 Posts (3,659)
Fort Worth, TX
39, joined Mar. 2013


Had one as a kid..Cody..hybird 98% wolf, 2%dog.. beautiful. But at 2yrs it started to act more like a wolf than a dog. It started to scare my parents, especially after it latched on to my head one day. The next day my father took it out to a field and shot it......case closed. I liked my sheep dog better anyways

3/13/2014 8:19:17 PM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  
onemoretime2c
Over 2,000 Posts (3,258)
Boca Grande, FL
63, joined Apr. 2012


Quote from msreese63:
You did not say whether your friends dog provides assistance to him.

This can be confusing to people and cause a misunderstanding of the difference between a Service Dog and a Therapy Dog.

A Therapy Dog is a dog that is allowed to go to hospitals, convalescent centers and Hospices to comfort the patients. That's their primary purpose, to help others. This is wonderful, rewarding, and honorable, but as they are not necessary for the owners health and needs, they are not allowed in public venues outside of those type facilities. They are used as a comfort to others, so encouraged to interact with people.

Guide/ Mobility Dogs are Service Dogs. They are specially trained to assist their owner with their owners needs, and are necessary for their owners health and well being. I personally trained my own Service Dog (or else, she trained me, I haven't figured that part out yet). She is state licensed as a Service Dog.
She knows when my attacks are coming on and alerts me. She picks things up for me, and helps me stand up as needed. She also assists me with stairs and knows and assists me if I go into an anxiety attack.

While Therapy Dogs are encouraged to socialize and interact with others (to comfort people) Service Dogs are necessary for their owners well being and should NEVER be spoken to or distracted by others.


My friend suffers from PTSD and suffers seizures and the wolf responds to that.........but he still allows the animal to socialize with other vets in the VA hospital with problems....



[Edited 3/13/2014 8:21:45 PM ]

3/13/2014 10:46:51 PM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  
onemoretime2c
Over 2,000 Posts (3,258)
Boca Grande, FL
63, joined Apr. 2012


My friend is trying to talk me into one after watching me relate to his over the past couple years,,,I feel honored that he thinks that much of me...( he usually tells people not to get one),,,but I don't know if I have enough time to invest to raise one properly........it's a major obligation.........

3/16/2014 10:43:45 AM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  
onemoretime2c
Over 2,000 Posts (3,258)
Boca Grande, FL
63, joined Apr. 2012


When I played this video, my guys started to howl along with it!!!

3/16/2014 6:30:08 PM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  

janet5360
Pittsburgh, PA
64, joined Dec. 2013


Wolfhounds are best left outside. They are obedient and loyal. Hunt for themselves mostly. Not family pets to be adopted. They adopt you. I wouldnt trust them around children or livestock, or small pets. They are pretty vocal at night especially when moon full. We had two of them in the mountains and sometimes they would be gone for days.

3/17/2014 9:23:24 AM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  

autumnsmile
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (16,449)
Counce, TN
53, joined May. 2009


I trust mine as much as possible but don't leave them together with other species unsupervised.Whenever Lump{a crippled chicken} was in her wheelchair,I supervised.I know Sholoh can be trusted,but I supervised anyway.I will leave the house with the cats and little dogs together,but not the bigger ones and not Dad's dogs....which neither are wolves or wolfdogs.
My Six pack have a large enclosure but do come in the house quite regularly.A minimum of 2ce daily.Exept Zen,the omega.That's the packs rules...not my own.Zen must eat and sleep outside or Liberty and Sholoh will beat him when they get outside.We even have to brush him out of the pack's view.
Untrained and socialized, just plain bored or stressed wolves and wolfdogs can be quite distructive.A couch can become confetti and splinters within 10 minutes.They don't dig holes...they dig CAVES.They can hear mice borrowing under ground and deep snow...they can also hear water running through your pipes to the septic tank...and they are very curious!

3/17/2014 2:37:33 PM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  

autumnsmile
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (16,449)
Counce, TN
53, joined May. 2009


She didn't wake up one morning....I could find no cause but didn't preform a necropsy.Instinct tell me it had something to do with whatever crippled her to begin with.I miss that bird!Seems strange my toes havn't been run over in furever!She was great though...and while her life was what it was when I found her,I know she was happy here for almost a year.


Oooh!The weather channel is playing Dulamon,by Celtic woman!One of my favs!Dad's asleep again.Romeo is has been glued to him since he got here.The canids are outside and Puff n' Lexie are running laps through the house.Lefty was in here earlier and wouldn't ya know the bag of catnip has been stolen again...I think Lefty is dealing the stuff to those girls.I still havn't gotten those dresses sewn.Still havn't mailed the wolf molt or feathers Ive promised.I am however thinking a hot bubble bath while Dad's sleeping sounds awful inviting...as does a nap...but ya know the minute I lay down Dad will wake up or something will wake me.I am worried for Dad.

3/20/2014 9:46:01 AM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  

autumnsmile
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (16,449)
Counce, TN
53, joined May. 2009


I dunno who the father is but that was most definately a hind paw the pushed on my hand lastnight...all hopes for a false pregnancy are off...I have no idea what date those pups willbe due...the one I felt did feel well developed and strong...feels like she has more amniotic fluid than puppies though.Im hoping for the sake of birthweight their are more than one and they are Gilligans...and I don't think so...I think Gilligan's pups would have much smaller paws at term.She's not due yet.

5/23/2014 9:03:54 PM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  
hit_
Miami, FL
37, joined Aug. 2013


yes

5/24/2014 2:40:32 AM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  

biggeazzy
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (73,119)
Tupelo, MS
36, joined Aug. 2013


I would have to spend a little time with one first.

7/25/2014 7:43:56 PM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  

ilovetohuntman
Commerce, GA
53, joined Jul. 2014


O Yes i have a wolf pup her name is sky

7/26/2014 12:46:59 PM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  

ilovetohuntman
Commerce, GA
53, joined Jul. 2014


I have a wolf pup she very Good with all my dogs n kids she acts like a mother to them will not let anyone hurt them Good with,all people likes everone to pet her n play

10/9/2014 6:05:18 PM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  

look4me2ndhalf
West Richland, WA
47, joined Jul. 2014


a wolf mix dream dog but in mynot 100% ssure if people should own 1 unless u have plenty space 4 your pet. I mean if it'shalf wolf Iits half wild it's toucher 2 keep it ???? on a chain 24 7

10/10/2014 9:26:44 AM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  

notlikeurex
Over 1,000 Posts (1,176)
Lincolnton, NC
40, joined Aug. 2012


I am not sure if my Peaches is a coyote or a wolf mix but she is definitely mixed with something extra. And she is the most obedient dog I have ever had. Even the local police dept.like her. I found her close to Clemson University as an abandoned pup...she was sitting in a ditch. I couldn't leave her there. She is an awesome pet and a very good judgment of people's characters. If she doesn't like you...some5hing is wrong.

10/16/2014 1:12:25 PM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  

saruman256
Over 2,000 Posts (2,990)
Belleville, IL
61, joined Jun. 2007


Wolf hybrids are not for most people, I have raised 2 and I can tell you they are wonderful companions to anyone that takes the time to train them, My grandkids loved them and the wolves loved them back, couple of things to remember:
1)Prey drive never goes away completely.
2)They need lots of room to exercise and a lot of attention, they are very social animals and will most likely bond to family members.
3)They need a high protein diet with real meat, their metabolism is very efficient so without the exercise they can get overweight.
4)Any fence should be 6 feet hight and have steel bars in the ground at least 2 feet, wolves love to dig so don't be surprised if they create a cave in your back yard.
5)Check local ordinances and state regs, they vary greatly from state to state and county to county.
Okay, okay.... that's more than a few.
Recommended Reading:"All the loving Wolves", might be out of print but available on Amazon or a used book dealer. It's a book on raising wolf hybrids and gives important insight on their behavior.

10/21/2014 2:34:26 AM Would you adopt a wolfdog?  
starr_so_happy
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (10,846)
Perry, IA
33, joined Jun. 2014


No