hive if you want check out some wolf rescue organizations. they will be able to answer your questions and will give you honest answers as to whether you would be a proper home for one. unfortunately i am not that computer savvy or i would put some links here for you. one place to check out would be wolf park. they have rescue links on their website that you can click on and also some stories of the reality of living with a wolf/ or hybrid. do not listen to those who are breeding and selling these animals. you will hear only wonderful stories and not the real life situations you may find yourself in and the reasons why so many are up for rescue. also there is a wolf discussion group on yahoo that you should join where you can speak to others who own these animals and share experiences.
here's a site that has info on siberian huskies...did you know that they are actually half wolf half dog? i guess that's why they are in so many rescues.....they are ALOT of work, i think they are worth it though if you really want a wolf/hybrid....cuz that's what they are! :) lol they also have some up for adoption..... http://www.carolinasiberianrescue.org/aboutsibes.htm
Siberian huskies are not half wolf half dog. They're no more closely related to wolves dna wise than a chihuahua is, honestly. STraight from the siberian husky club of america.. http://www.shca.org/shcahp2a.htm
dhunter i am in serious doubt any plice officer would use a wolf/rottweiler mix for police work. the unpredictable nature of a wolf/hybrid would automatically exclude it for police work.the police k9 trainig facilities go with certain breeds because of the predictability of certain breeds in performance work. and even amongst those select breeds not every dog is cut out for police work.
Dhunter_ " i am a big time animal lover and i believe with any animal, respect, loyalty and love, have to be given in order to be recieved. " All animals should be respected and the best way to respect a wolf is to leave it free and in the wild. As I am certain that Zigfried(sp?) and Roy will tell you...tigers as well as other wild animals will never be the loving pets we may desire. These wild animals are not suited, nor will they ever be, as pets. It is a real shame that people are so selfish that they can't leave nature to itself. The potential danger of breed a wolf to a rotti is in my eyes a horrible combination. Using a unpredictable animal for police work is a very outrageous thing to do. I makes as much sense as using an alligator to keep people out of your pool. Sorry if I am offending you, but this seems really irresponsible to me. Starbuck's has now expanded to wolves,too..Coming to a neighborhood near you!
Thanks for all the responses. I understand those that expressed concerns about the aggressive side of these animals, but thatís not forget the most vicious and conning of all animals; Humans. What intrigued me the most about these animals is their personality; the forever challenge to reach their full potential and seeking ultimate dominance while remaining in a tight close relationship within their pack. Fascinating. I am not concern with the danger of keeping wild animals, but rather if I can provide an adequate environment for them. I will contact the rescue agencies to ask questions and adopt couple of pups. Thanks everyone :)
lily, if you go back on that link you posted, it says that huskies are acutally NOT half wolf. I think you misread! :) And I also thought I'd add that I can see what the appeal is, they are such gorgeous creatures. Scout's link shows a picture of the eyes only and they are so pretty.