geech...i had a ad in our local paper for st benards for 400 with no papers with shots and 300 with out shots...can you imagine giving some pups shots and some not..what fools..and the ones who buy them are also...who would buy from some one so greedy as to not take the dogs health and well being in mind and just a cool hundred bucks for a 3 dollar shot thjey can get from the feed store..you know darn well none of the dogs have been vet tested and it makes me just cringe...
I thought these dogs were a little harder to come across! My little brother was mauled and almost killed by one of these dogs. The dog owner was walking her dog on our property when my younger brother and sister went up to them to say hello (they were our neighbors). Matt was given permission to pet the dog, but the dog attacked. The owner could not call him off and Matt was drug 30 ft. by his head and mauled on his face, head, neck and chest. After 2 mths. in the hospitial he came home to us. Please use this as a warning, please do not give these dogs to children.
Wolves are wild animals that should be left in the wild. They deserve respect as wild beasts, not pets for kids (or even adults). It sickens me how people take animals that should be left in the wild into their homes. It hardly works out, especially for people who don't have special training on how to take care of these animals. Then these animals get put down because they are not "adoptable" (duh, they are not meant to be domesticated animals). It's selfish and irresponsible of people. Go adopt a husky from the shelter or something! Ok, I'll step down from my soapbox now.
A Wolf Hybrid cub should not be considered a dog or puppy. I didn't look at the ad, but am wondering what percentages they advertise. Hybrids are usually listed by their wolf/dog percentages. Most won't sell the higher wolf percentages to the unknowing buyer, but we all know there are disreputable people out there. Anything over 50/50 probably (PROBABLY) won't make a good housepet. I know someone who has a 100% Greys Wolf (Timberwolf) and she does just fine as a housepet, but she is the only pet. There are no children (small or other). She is definitely the exception to wolves as pets.
oh no put the wolfs ,,foxs,,raccoons ,,,ect.... back in the wild do not sell them i agree with everyone on this site put them back and for sure do not have them around any size of kids or hanicap people or around elderlys,, if u keep them cage them dont let no one pet them unless they know about these kind of animals and the chances they are taking a child or children dont know how much damage a wolf or other wild animals cant be i own pitbulls and everyone is scared to death of them so when i have company i do not push them on them my babys are only aloud to be around my family and just a few freinds and i trust them both but hey ya never know what is inside ther minds and u can not tell when 1 is going to attack!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree with shelbyangelhmss. Not saying I would run out and buy one, but I have been tempted to get one that has some wolf in it. : )
A person I worked with had two of them and he had a son and they got along fine with him and his son. They are beautiful.
I think they would need a very advanced person that knows how to handle a dog. If not that then classes to teach the owner and dog. I think that is where there is problems is someone gets one and does not train it. They think it will end up like the golden retriever down the street. They seem to forget the wild blood in them. I think people don't realize that when you have a mix like that you need to take extra care.
a wolf hybrid, is still, a wolf. a wild animal. no "training" is going to take the natural wild instinct completely out of the dog. why would anyone want this animal as a pet for their child is beyond me.even if there is only a small percentage of wolf in the hybrid, it is enough to make this an animal to be considered unpredictable. my husbands friend jerry is a large well built man. his beloved pet, a wolf hybrid, attacked him for his food. an unexpected, unprovoked attack. he had just sat down on the couch to eat a tv dinner and the dog attacked. a small child would never have stood a chance. this dog is four years old and raised from a pup.lives in the house with him, his wife and small son. yes , they are beautiful , as are alot of other WILD animals. but they should be left where they belong and have lived for thousands of years....in the wild.