We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
These animals should be killed. There is no reason on earth to keep such dangerous mongrels alive, and the risk for escape seems obvious. If the story was intended to be heartwarming, it wasn't. Real wolves - fine. But these things are an insult to nature.
I'm not sure how these "breeds" would react if they escaped, formed packs and do what wolves do, eat deer, etc. But to my knowledge there has never been a recorded incident of wolves attacking a human....my caveat again, these are "breeds" and we know how vicious pit bulls and othe "pure" breeds are. They'll kill ya.
Out west, in Montana we have the three "S" solution.Shoot,shovel, and shut up.
But if you hear these are gonna be axed, well give me the sign 'cause I'd sure like a wolf/German sheppard coat.
I have a friend in Carson City, NV, who has three of these. One escaped the fenced yard and went on a fowl rampage. It was bad and the neighbor called foul. He had to put the dog down. He shot it in the head at point-blank range. She ran away, was gone three weeks and came back. Bullet-proof head.
My ex is a veterinarian. He's had these wolves come in and he's had to be careful. He wouldn't call them an insult to nature, but rather an insult to wolves and dogs. But, he is quick to say that pit-bulls and these wolf-dogs should not be allowed to exist because you cannot take the 'nature' out of the beast - no matter what cutesy-pie name you give them.
I think a man would starve to death pimp'n in Montana.
The real money is in sell'n used trick tires and place'n on top the mobile homes. Those winds can get mighty steep and they do a passable job hold'n yur rig to the ground.
But if fancy is yur thang then Whitefish,Bigfork up north and Big Mountain down south near Bozeman. Bozeman is really hot. The best land for the price and view is up at Thompson Falls, way up nothwest Montana. It's actually got a very mild temperature and it is beautiful EXCEPT PEOPLE LISTEN HARD..MONTANA IS NO PLACE TO LIVE, GOT WILD INDIANS,GRIZ BEAR, MILITIA OF MONTANA RUNN'IN WILD AND THE KLAN IS MOVE'N IN SOON....NAW TEXAS IS THE PLACE TEXAS,TEXAS ...PROUD AND WONDERFUL STATE...MIDLAND AND ODESSA..GOD'S COUNTRY.
Well, you're right. The drought, 140 degree summers, duststorms, drought, scorpions and rattlers and coyotes of all form aside, come on down y'all, if I owned Hell and west Texas, I'd sell Texas and live in Hell!
A friend of mine had a 50-50 wolf-shepherd dog who was the sweetest thing. I remember when she went into heat and squeezed out through the cat door. The resulting dog parade through the neighborhood was quite a sight.
On the other hand, he also had a full blown wolf, who was huge and scary and endlessly pacing. It bit some people, escaped a few times, and ended up shot dead by a farmer.
I must say that I don't think this friend was quite the right person to have scary pets.
I read a paper a few years ago about the danger that wolf hybrids present to wolves by introducing genetic defections (the result of inbreeding, such as a disposition toward hip dysplasia) into the wolf population.
Hmmmm.....Little Red Riding Hood BS strikes again.
Wolfdogs. A very misunderstood animal! Just like any other large canine with teeth, in the wrong hands, are capable of doing harm. Don't believe all the hype, there are plenty of people who responsibly own them.
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I don't know where you get you info from. It must be from someone who doesn't know how to train a dog. It's not the dog that's vicious. The owner makes them that way. I have had a wolf/shepherd all my life and they are the best breed out there. I had a female when I was a little boy and she was the smartest and most gentlest dog in the world. All you had to do was snap you finger and she obeyed (excuse my spelling). She would never wonder out of the yard or hurt a soul unless you attacked one of us. Now I have a male wolf/shepherd and he is the same way. All he wants to do is be loved. Again he is trained on snap commands. He has never hurt a single soul in his life. It's people that make dogs the way they are no matter what breed they are. Every single person that has met my dog falls in love with him in an instant. Noone has ever said anything bad about Griffin (thats his name). So I say again people need to learn how to train there pets properly. I would never get rid of my dog. He is like family. I feel that is the only breed I would ever want.
I am about 6 weeks away from recieving my Wolf/Shepard cub. I have a 4 yr old daughter, so upon looking for pictures of this breed on the net, I was alarmed to to find all of the negative things people said about them. I have successfully trained several family dogs throughout my life and they were always obedient. I dont believe you just giv your pets away as an owner if things should get tough. You are making a lifetime commitment when you choose to own one. Please write back, n if possible send me a picture of your wolfdog. tnx, Cristina