Another wolfdog owner told me that her wolfdog would bite seatbelts in her car --- after seeing what our wolfdog can do to leashes, I totally believe her!!! Wisconsin (1981 – 2003), but there was evidence for partial compensation from 2004 – 2013. Our dog works well in our family --- really the ideal dog for us!!! My Husky Lab mix is always hyper, but sweet as can be. Stats.) Back when I worked as a dog groomer, I worked on a few wolf hounds. Don A. Hoglund (author) from Wisconsin Rapids on March 20, 2011: I'm glad you found it interesting. In just one season, Wisconsin’s wolf population plummeted 20%, with 17 packs disappearing entirely. It wasn't until the 3rd kid that we started to realize maybe he really looks like one! According to the article, the Humane Society wants to totally ban wolfdogs. I'm glad you found it interesting. Wolves in the wild are very, very timid (unless there is prey around). I need info on greyhounds. They have various designations. He was a male named Jungle who remained in service until 1989. In 1982, the dog was officially recognized as a national breed in Czechoslovakia. For instance, an object she has never seen before. I told the dog groomer that and he said that people don't realize how big wolves are. justmesuzanne from Texas on April 24, 2011: Interesting. Many hybrids are part Malamute so this just exacerbates the problem. I learn much from you and you open my eyes about this animal. I have a Siberian Husky and previously some mixes of Siberian Husky and German Shepherd. on March 18, 2011: Very good, wolfdog sounds kind of scary!!! Thanks for this interesting article. Wisconsin; However, just because a specific state doesn't have legislation regarding the legality of wolfdog hybrids, doesn't mean each country within that state doesn't. Esther Shamsunder from Bangalore,India on March 24, 2011: Thanks for excellent info. Are they the same species of the greyhounds? Thank God he didn't maul her! Don A. Hoglund (author) from Wisconsin Rapids on February 18, 2012: AK'Finest, thanks for your comments.What you say makes a lot of sense and I agree with you.Thanks for adding this information. I never really met any wolfdogs till I got to Wisconsin. I am wanting a wolfdog, but i was wondering if you knew what states don't allow them? One problem with "exotic" pets is that people often get them because they are exotic and often get bored with them and possibly abandon them. If you have other dogs, make sure if you get a hybrid that it is the youngest of your dogs and very clearly at the bottom of the social ladder otherwise you will have a royal fight on your hands that will not end well. carolyn (dingyskipper) on March 26, 2011: My son rehomed a British inuit dog. Always been a wolf lover and a dog lover, never did much research on either. In Great Britain, the first known wolf hybrid appeared around 1766 when a male wolf mated with a Pomeranian, who ended up having a litter of nine pups. Like you I have only met a couple of them and that was when I was walking my own dog. Take care! I loved this animal! This section contains user-friendly summaries of Wisconsin laws as well as citations or links to relevant sections of Wisconsin's official online statutes.Please select a topic from the list below to get started. WYOMING Chapter 10, Section 5 (a) states: "Wolves (Canis lupus), wolf hybrids, and/or wolf/dog hybrids may not be imported or sold in the state of Wyoming." - andycool, Awesome, I didn't know so much about the wolfdogs! I stayed home and cried for two days. There is some evidence that pre-historic wolfdogs date back 10,000 years or more in the Americas. In my own state of Wisconsin, the regulations even vary from one county to another. 2017 - 2018 Wolf Count Brief. The Czech dog seems to be somewhat successful, although it probably requires a more skilled handler that some more traditional breeds. ;D. Don A. Hoglund (author) from Wisconsin Rapids on April 06, 2011: Thank you for your observations. Don A. Hoglund (author) from Wisconsin Rapids on May 06, 2011: Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read the hub. But in 2014, a federal judge placed wolves back on the endangered list, and the DNR says the state's wolf population has been growing ever since, up to nearly 1,000 wolves roaming the woods. MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials have proposed new regulations governing when wolf hunters can train their dogs as they grapple with a lawsuit alleging their current wolf hunt policies will create bloody wolf-on-dog brawls. I can't move back to my home state because I can not have her there. So durning those times I was extra cautious with him as far as strangers went. People have to understand that a wolfdog is still part wild, it will never be the docile family pet. My mix dog tries to heard the cats though. Wisconsin Law Welcome to the Wisconsin Law section of FindLaw's State Law collection. According to Wolf Country, they have special needs—physical and mental. I don''t know if they're all like that but the ones I worked with were friendly. They are probably not very well known outside of Northern climates. Size would depend somewhat on what breed of dog they were bred with. Don A. Hoglund (author) from Wisconsin Rapids on April 24, 2011: Since it is generally believed that the wolf is the common ancestor of dogs, I think there is a certain snob appeal in having a dog closely related to wolves. Don A. Hoglund (author) from Wisconsin Rapids on February 11, 2012: To a large extent your description of your wolfdog could fit our Siberian Husky. Yadkin Wolfden Is A Wolf Hybrid Breeder That Offers Wolf Hybrid Puppies For Sale, Wolf Hybrids For Sale, And Wolf Hybrid Breeder serving the cities of Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee in Wisconsin as well as all locations throughout United States, Canada and Mexico. Thanks for commenting. If you find a wolf dog puppy you fall in love with and want to take the wolf hybrid back to Wisconsin , call Professional Wolf Hybrid Breeder Edye Marin at 530-990-2308 or email: edyemarin@gmail.com I’d like to meet more wolfdogs and get to know them better. Don A. Hoglund (author) from Wisconsin Rapids on July 09, 2012: Thanks for commenting DrMark. No person may take a wild animal with explosives or poison gas. He's about a year and very shy he. Dr Mark from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on July 09, 2012: Interesting article. We have had multiple children call him a wolf as well. Wolfdogs may be beautiful, but not everyone wants them in their neighborhood. Lupii pot fi frumoși, dar nu toată lumea îi vrea în cartierul lor. I'm going to start school to be able to actually study wolves and other animals. WI - Fur - … According to an article in the Lacrosse Tribune, the wolf hybrids, being neither wolf nor dog, don’t fit the legal categories, making it difficult for animal control authorities to know how to deal with them. Now is your chance to help Wisconsin make real historic change to save the Republic! The dog was beautiful looking but huge...the size of a small pony. They are typically a cross between a pure wolf and a dog or a wolf hybrid. One day, I was walking by his house and one of his neighbors told me that the man had died. Section 29.088 (1) and (2) prohibits the use of bait containing poison in forests, fields, or other places where it might destroy wild animals or birds. This dog was usually quite mellow but thought it was protecting the family's child. P Scott Loomans Wildlife Regulations Policy Specialist Bureau of Wildlife Management Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (*) phone: (608) 267-2452 (*) fax: (608) 267-7857 Owners and breeders claim that this is a political attempt to discourage wolfdog ownership. Thank you so much for sharing and take care. Mrs. Menagerie from The Zoo on March 26, 2011: My husband had a very beloved wolfdog named Kimo when he was a teenager. I want to help them not get them completely banned from every place. Many people think that a wolfdog behavior is similar to a Pitt Bull, when just the opposite is the case. In 2002, the breed was recognized in the UK. When I moved to Wisconsin, I had a German Shepherd/Siberian Husky mix, and presently, I have a Siberian Husky with an unknown mix. The owner has to show superiority, but it can lead to a constant battle. By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press. But the risks of not being able to properly train one are too great for me to take. We have a cabin in the woods, and a neighbor there had wolfdogs --they would come by and investigate when we were around, but they were always in the shadows! The greyhound is a breed largely bred for dog racing. I mean if people keep tigers, bears, and other sorts of animals as pets or even perform with them on stages in huge audiences I hardly think wolf/dog hybrids are something to be scared of. **Anyone suspecting a wolf attack in northern Wisconsin should call USDA-WS immediately at 1-800-228-1368 (in state) or 715-369-5221. He is a beautiful dog but I would not recommend a wolf-dog to most people in America. Apparently, kimo was very smart, loyal, calm and beautiful. (Note: This is a minimum count and many believe the number is much higher.) This wolf/dog mix was a very smart animal. I hope to help him out one day. also it might depend on what breed of dog they are crossed with. WindyWinters from Vancouver Island, BC on March 25, 2011: I really enjoyed reading you hub about wolfdogs. În unele locuri, cum ar fi Cehoslovacia, lupul este recunoscut ca o rasă și înregistrat ca unul de către clubul canisa. Since my most recent dogs have been Husky mixes people think they are wolves or part wolf anyhow.It is a controversy even among professional dog people about the feasibility of mixing dogs and wolves.Thanks for the comment. I'm sure, just as with bully types, there are no bad wolf dogs, only bad people. But, these animals are great for those who have the knowledge and inclination to keep and train them. There are good even great ones and there are incredibly dangerous ones. And what great discussions in the comments! Don A. Hoglund (author) from Wisconsin Rapids on April 03, 2011: It has been awhile since I have. However, she will kill possoms, rats, or small wild animals in the back yard. Another great hub in this series and as with the others I really did enjoy it. I wouldn't give her up for the world. Both are the sweetest dogs ever, and wouldn't trade them for the world. Maybe it was the silver from the elkhound coloring that he gets in the winter along with the 8 pounds of fur! People tended to mistake them for wolves. swb64 from Addingham, UK. Caution areas, dogs and wolf behavior. Animal Cruelty Laws for Wisconsin and other States (produced for George Washington University Animal Welfare Project) Animal Legal & Historical Web Center (Michigan State University -- Detroit College of Law) Web library of legal & policy materials related to the welfare & preservation of animals. 1. Did the Czechs find that their mixture really had the characteristics they were looking for? The Wisconsin wildlife laws require a license to take a wild animal from the wild or to import one into the state. There are some breeds such as Siberian Husky, that are gentically close to wolves according to fairly recent DNA evidence. I think a wolf/dog hybrid can be just like any exotic pet. By Margo Peron http://www.zperonowki.com/ [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. If their claims were true, it seems we would have a real problem with wolves venturing out of their far-away and dramatically reduced natural habitats for the purpose of seeking out German Shepherds and Huskies to mate with! At least 520 wolves were killed in Wisconsin alone. By Margo-CzW (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. By Margo-CzW (en wikipedia) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Hybrid Law Hybrid Law tracks laws concerning ownership of hybrid cats and dogs in the United States, and where possible other countries. The website recommends a Malamute or Husky for people who want something that resembles a wolf. Don A. Hoglund (author) from Wisconsin Rapids on March 19, 2011: The world of canines is a large one with a long history. Thank you for the comment. I would encourage only very dedicated and physically fit dog owners to take on such an animal. around here that is likely to be one of the sled dog breeds.our Siberian Husky is often taken for a wolf or wolfdog.In an old film version of Jack London's "Call of the wild" I thought it funny that they used what looked to me like Huskies to play the part of wolves. Thanks! Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 03, 2011: I don't know if I have ever seen a wolfdog in person. Wolfdogs definitely are not for everyone. We have a Siberian-wolf that is a VERY sweet tempered 7 year old dog! Some established breeds were bred specifically to improve the health and vigor of working dogs. I think i have the same feelings you do in that I don't really have an opinion for or against them. Great hub! Every individual animal is different. Rated up and useful. 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