Wolf-dog is a beautiful canine that’s highly tamable. Hence it’s highly sought by those who want an exotic pet.
A wolf-dog is a result from the mating of a wolf and a dog. The first successful wolf-dog mating was on 1766 in Great Britain where a wild wolf was mated with a Pomeranian dog. The result is an easily tamable canine that’s much less aggressive than a real wolf. This make this type of dog become highly desirable for those who want to have an exotic pet.
There’s only few Wolf-dog breeds existed in the world. This is because only several type of dogs can be mated with a wolf. Usually the mated dogs are those that have a wolf-like features.
Here are four of the Wolf-dog breeds :
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This is a result from mating of German Shepherd dog and Eurasian wolf. The first successful breeding was on 1921. At that year, a dutch breeder named Lended Saarloos aimed to have a German Shepherd Dog that has an immunity to distemper. He succeeded and until now this type of Wolf-dog are highly sought by those who want a dog that’s immune to distemper.
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This breed was first made on 1950 with an intention to make a tamable powerful military wolf. It was first made and trained in the city of Kunming. Although the real breeds of the dog and the wolf are unknown, the wolf-dog’s features mostly resemble a German Shepherd Dogs.
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The first attempt of breeding was conducted on 1955 in Czechoslovakia. Like Saarloswolfhond, this is a combined breed of German Shepherd Dogs and Eurasian Wolf. However, the distinct different is that this wolf-dog can develop a strong social relationship with human quicker and it’s also known that this wolf-dog is very active and fearless.
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This breed is relatively new compared with other wolf-dogs breed. The first attempt of breeding was conducted by Dr. Mario Messi on 1966. This is the mating combination of Upper Latium Wolf and German Shepherd Dog. This wolf-dog is suitable for the aid in the mountain due to its high resistance against weathering, hunger and thirst. It has also great sense of smell which make this wolf-dog suitable for tracking.
Currently, there are about 300,000 wolf-dogs in USA and 500,000 worldwide. Its rarity make the wolf-dogs can only affordable by rich people. The wolf-dogs are great if you want to make a ‘wolf’ to be a pet legally. Remember that a wolf-dog partially retain the real wolf behavior and can sometimes commit a wolf behavior such as howling, digging, or even hunting.
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