Wolf Hybrid Breeders--Disturbing Pt.II

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Wolf Hybrid Breeders--Disturbing Pt.II

Post by Julie Adam » Sun, 03 Dec 1995 04:00:00



I recently heard of a breeder advertising wolf/Great Pyrenese pups with
a Christmas ribbon around the ad, seeming to suggest giving these pups
out for presents.  Someone who called her said the breeder even
suggested that, though the pure wolf sire hated people and the dam was
very shy, that these pups would make great pets for children.  The
possibilities in combining a Livestock Guardian dog with a wolf is very
unnerving.  Many other breeders are telling potential buyers that they
are "wonderful family pets".  

Some local breeders have made no bones about the "wolf market" being
lucrative, and few if any are doing any health testing.  I can see
between 3 and 10 ads every weekend in my local papers.  For all the
discussion on the "magic" of wolf owning, it just leaves me with the
impression of some very selfish people interfering illegally with wolf
reintroduction programs.  Please inform yourself on this subject so that
you can discourage impulse buyers!  I wonder how many are set to run
"free" when they don't work out? Or sent to a shelter where the pretty
"husky" mix is adopted into  a family home?  Could this problem of
non-disclosure provide fodder for anti-vicious dog legislation?  Think
about it....

I am strongly against breeding dogs with these endangered creatures, not
because they are potentially vicious, but because we should respect them
as a part of our natural wildlife heritage and not expect to crowd them
into tiny fenced yards and homes.  

julie adams

 
 
 

Wolf Hybrid Breeders--Disturbing Pt.II

Post by wolf » Sat, 16 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Note: There should be absolutely NO Breed specific bans on any
canine !!

Those of you with Pitbull terriers, Rottweilers, In some cases German
Shepherds, and many other breeds, should understand what is at stake.
Many of you have been fighting bans and regulations for many years.
How many canines have been killed because some uninformed AC mistook a
northern breed dog for a hybrid and they have a preconcieved notion
they are dangerous.  The hybrid is NO more dangerous than any large
breed when raised and socialized properly by an educated individual.

We ask for your help in stopping unnecessary regulations and breed
specif bans on all canines including hybrids.

The following was posted for:

 Cliff Mortimer
 Michigan Guardian
 Guardians of Wildlife    

 Web page at:
 http:www.geopages.com/CapitolHill/1248/

    In an effort to combat some of the lies put out by Beth Duman &
Randy Lockwood I have compiled the following stats on fatal attacks by
wolfdogs vs "standard" breeds of dogs.  The following stats were
compiled using the  # of reported attacks per breed vs total
population of breed for a 15 year period (1979-1994) and is shown as a
yearly average.

     1.  Pitbull terriers -  0.35 percent
     2.  Siberian Huskys -   0.0012 percent
     3.  Alaskan Malamutes - 0.0007 percent
     4.  German Shepherds -  0.0005 percent
     5.  Rottweilers -       0.0003 percent
     6.  Wolfdogs -          0.00025 percent

    The above stats were compiled using HSUS wolfdog population
estimates of 300,000 wolfdogs.  All other breeds were compiled from
AKC population estimates for registered & unregistered animals.
Numbers of fatalities are from CDC reported fatalities for the 15 year
period.  An average population density % was used for wolfdogs based
on AKC population changes for all breeds.
    The Michigan "Humane" Society is planning on trying to get a
wolfdog ban passed in Michigan (WJBK tv report) which could result in
owners being given 30 days to dispose of their companions.  The MHS
has stated that wolfdogs are the most dangerous dog breed in Michigan
(2 fatalities in 16 years).
    We need Michigan people to write their state reps & the governor.
If any one wants to join in the letter writing campaign please e-mail
me privately.

 Cliff Mortimer
 Michigan Guardian
 Guardians of Wildlife    

 Web page at:
 http:www.geopages.com/CapitolHill/1248/

YOU'RE EITHER PART OF THE PROBLEM
OR YOU'RE PART OF THE SOLUTION
(for Storm - my heart still cries)

 
 
 

Wolf Hybrid Breeders--Disturbing Pt.II

Post by David Bradl » Mon, 18 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>they are dangerous.  The hybrid is NO more dangerous than any large
>breed when raised and socialized properly by an educated individual.

The problem is that few people are educated in handling dogs much less
equiped in dealing with wolf behavior.  The problem is you can end up
with an animal that has the behavior of a wolf to the behavior of a
domestic dog.  I would say that a person fully educated in handling a
wolf would be adequately equiped to handle such a mix.

David

 
 
 

Wolf Hybrid Breeders--Disturbing Pt.II

Post by wolf » Tue, 19 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:


>>>they are dangerous.  The hybrid is NO more dangerous than any large
>>>breed when raised and socialized properly by an educated individual.
>>The problem is that few people are educated in handling dogs much less
>>equiped in dealing with wolf behavior.  The problem is you can end up
>>with an animal that has the behavior of a wolf to the behavior of a
>>domestic dog.  I would say that a person fully educated in handling a
>>wolf would be adequately equiped to handle such a mix.

There is a bit to learn about their psychology but they are as gentle
as most dogs in the trained hand. It is the human element that is the
primary factor.  Proper education about the animal is or should be
obtained before getting any medium to large cainine.
I find the hybrid to be far more affectionate than our dogs. We lost
ours recently and hope someday to get another and hope she will be as
well mannered as the one we lost.
wolf46