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Old 09-12-2017, 02:14 PM
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Is this a wolf hybrid? Anyone with knowledge on them

I got my puppy about a month ago from a lady who claims she has low content wolf in her, she is now 5 months old. Her dad was a a German Shepherd Husky cross and mom was a Husky wolf hybrid mix... My girl has the personality of a shepherd, very sweet and loving, very submissive, and playful. But her appearance is much more wolfy than German Shepherd's or Husky's I've seen. I just want to know if you guys think she has any content of wolf in her? I will post pictures of the mom too.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:18 PM
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Sorry the quality is not the best....
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It looks like a Siberian Husky. It looks way to small to be an Alaskan Malamute and the eyes aren't big enough to be an Alaskan Klee Kai. I would say Siberian husky it's noise looks like one of mine and it stands just like one. Does the dog howl?? :-):-) Looks very similar to her only darker face and brown eyes. :-):-)
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Your picture turned out good :-)
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Dog on the top (the puppy) looks like a German Shepherd Husky mix.
Dog on the bottom just looks like a Husky.

Embark is a DNA test that has become very popular within the wolfdog community for it's accuracy- the percentages of dog breeds and wolf content coming back from the wolfdog tests are matching the percentages on paper very closely (due to random chance of how DNA is inherited through processes like recombination, there's generally a small discrepancy between what an animal is on paper and what it inherits genetically.) I'd highly recommend checking out their group on FB, "Embark Dog DNA Discussion."

Also, off topic, but it's kind of really bothering me how poorly that prong collar is fit on the husky.
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I would suggest that test also but as far as these pictures are concerned it is a mix breed.
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Question assuming Mum is the B&W?...

I'm presuming the dam is B&W, wearing a badly-fitting prong?

yes, i see several traits that to my eye, look like low-content hybrid.
- snipey nose
- triangular eyes, a little smaller in proportion to the face than a dog's
- eyes set on an angle; inner corner down, outer corner up

A good side-on photo would make this a lot easier - one that shows the whole body, head & tail, with the camera about level with her mid-chest.
That gives us length of leg to depth of chest, tail-set, ear-set, & other overall proportions.

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I don't really know but your puppy is gorgeous ? I want a wolf hybrid so if thats what you have your a very lucky person ?? Good Luck ?
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Question Are U sure?

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... I want a wolf hybrid, so if that's what you have, you're a very lucky person...
as a trainer, & assuming U're an average pet-owner rather than a professional 'keeper' at a wildlife sanctuary / zoo / captive breeding program for endangered species / _____ ,
I'm fairly sure U wouldn't want a hybrid in reality. Wolf-hybrids are a nice idea, but when the idea becomes a living, breathing animal, it's not nearly as nice as the concept.

When i lived in Virginia, i got - on average - 2 phone-calls each year from someone desperate to "find a place" for their hybrid. // Single men living in rural areas who were about to marry & move, older women downsizing from their suburban house with the 1.5-acre fenced lot, new job in another state where hybrids are banned, etc, etc.
Sometimes it wasn't life changes - it was the bog-standard behavior problems of hybrids themselves.
Unable or unwilling to trust new humans, incredibly destructive in the house, self-willed to a dangerous degree [trying to interrupt a destructive activity or change their own preferred direction while walking could cause a serious bite, meaning stitches - not a minor puncture], etc, etc.

The cute 8-WO pup is not the 2-YO adult who looks right thru U, who's sexually & socially mature, & has zero interest in what U're doing or want to do, & even less desire to be TOLD what to do.

Thank God, Massachusetts treats hybrids of whatever content as wildlife, requires a permit & credentials, & dictates what sort of enclosure they may be kept in.
I've lived here since July-2012, & haven't had a single phone-call from an owner trying to find a sanctuary with room for "just one more" hybrid - THEIRS.

In Virginny over the same period, i'd have had 8 to 10 calls, & i'd have told them all the same thing - no, i don't want her or him, & no, i don't know of a single reputable sanctuary in the 48-states that doesn't have a waiting list.

Profiteers keep turning them out, & naive ppl keep buying them. It's a sin.
A hybrid is neither fish nor fowl, & has nowhere in the world that they belong; they can't be turned loose to fend for themselves, & they aren't happy in human homes & spaces.
They're not dogs - who happily tag along with what we want to do, where we want to go, have permeable boundaries, can accept strangers even as adults, & won't jump-up to rip down the running ceiling-fan when left home alone.

A few genes aren't the difference between wolf & dog - behavior is the difference, & the gulf is huge.

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Well I want a friend who has one then but I still think they are really cool. There is a reason it's called a wolf hybrid it still has wolf in it but they are cool :-):-) No I'm not a trainer I work at a radio station and have Frodo and Alla my babies :-):-)
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