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Old 05-23-2005, 09:51 AM
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DNA testing won't show any differences, according to what I've been told by people who deal with these creatures and what I've read on the subject. You have to have an idea of the dog's background, and there are often some subtle differences in behaviours and even some physical characteristics. It would be much more difficult to tell with a breed like a Malamute, Akita or Husky than with a German Shepherd, and size isn't necessarily a differentiating characteristics. Some wolf breeds are actually rather smallish.
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Her's a site that will give you some idea of what wolfdogs are all about

http://www.wolfpark.org/wolfdogs/guidelines.html

Also read this..http://users.aol.com/wolflvr3/help/rescue.html

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It seems like a situation ripe for con artists, if there's no real way to definitively tell if the animal has any wolf blood.
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:10 AM
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It seems like a situation ripe for con artists, if there's no real way to definitively tell if the animal has any wolf blood.
You're exactly right !
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We have situations whereby Malamutes are crossed with GSD unscrouplous breeders claime they are wolf hybrids.

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Just curious - how do you tell if your dog is really part wolf, or a big Mal/Akita/etc mix? DNA testing?
You just have to trust whoever is selling you the dog...in our case we saw both of the parents with the litter, and it was obvious the mother was a purebred GSD, and they told us the father was half wolf and he definitely looked it, so we took their word for it. They do have DNA tests for breed 'purity' now, but they don't cover all breeds and can't identify a mix, it can just give you a yes/no on whether it is a purebred of a certain breed. I don't think the tests are commercially available anyway, though, although I could be wrong.
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Someone who is as far as I am concerned that will cross a wolf with a dog, is irresponsible, so I would not trust what they say on buying an animal from them. there are MANY reall education sites regarding hybrids, they will all tell you the same thing they are totally unpredictable.

read this along with the other links I posted, to know the seriousness of crossing these animals.

http://www.workingdogs.com/vccrywolf.htm

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Why would anyone want a part wolf? Wolves are a wild animal.
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I've always wanted a wolf/standard poodle mix.
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LOL... just kiddin'!!!
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