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Old 06-01-2005, 01:49 PM
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I think some people are just clueless or are looking for some thing to win the respect of their peers, since they can't do it themselves they try to do it with certain dogs.
Man this comment is right on the money!! Sad to say but true with a lot of pet owners. I knew a guy (not a friend) who was obsessed with owning an African Lion. He finally bought one some place and it lasted about a year and it died. It was all for some Tough guys status thing. It sad but many people with this outlook on life are poor pet owners.
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Old 06-01-2005, 03:01 PM
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I am just curious, not being rude at all But, how do you know Bimmer was a wolf cross? Wolves will not normally mate with a lone dog, especially when travelling in pack. It could happen only if there just happened to be a lone wolf that met upon a dog in heat. That doesn't happen as often as people say it does. Even if the pups looked wolfy, that does not prove any thing, I know one line of Purebred Shepherds that look more wolfy than dog...they don't have any wolf in them at all, you can trace their blood lines.
I think that is the most famous of all lines a country person gives to people looking for a pup. I hear it all the time, the pups have wolf in them when in reality they have no wolf and the person who had the accidental litter uses this ploy to get rid of the pups. There is nothing more romantic to a person, or build up their self esteem than having a dog they can say has wolf in it. This also is bad publicity for people who "heard" that Wolf/Shepherd crosses are wonderful and actually purchase a real one and find they took on a challenge that is much too much for them. It can also be very dangerous.

I never believe a dog has wolf in it by some one who "tells" me the female got loose and was bred by a wolf. How do they know? do they have pictures, or do they keep the wolf on premises for breeding? I would only believe it if the person can produce DNA test, or show me the male wolf on site.

Bimmer definatly has wolf in him growing up as a mushers daughter i ran into quite a few and have owned wolf hybrids. By my experience i have never questioned wether Bimmer had wolf in him or not.

No I do NOT go for wolf/dog cross breeding. It is dangerouse and stupid they are only good as working dogs and even then they are unpredictable. Most do not make good pets. The only reason they ever came into my life was because my dad is a one track minded old Musher and when you see a wolf hybrid you know it will have more power behind it.
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Old 06-01-2005, 04:38 PM
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We had a pretty good idea from the beginning, being familiar with the area he's from. The place is rife with two factions: people with expensive German Shepherds and people who are breeding dog/wolf crosses. It became obvious very quickly that someone's dog/wolf cross got someone's expensive German Shepherd 'in trouble.' That's how the pups ended up being abandoned. Someone didn't want it to get out that their expensive dog had a litter of mutts. Pretty sad . . .

In person, the dichotomy of his personality is fairly obvious. He's had lots of wolfy quirks from the day I brought him home. Some of them have intensified as he's gotten more mature. When he got out on the farm it really became apparent, especially seeing him hunt. No dog hunts or kills like that. Especially no German Shepherd. No dog makes the vocalizations he makes. The oversized teeth kind of give him away too, lol! (But Grandma, what big teeth you have . . .)
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Old 06-01-2005, 04:53 PM
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We had a GSD/wolf cross (supposed to have been 25% wolf) when I was a kid that was an absolute DREAM of a dog, Kane was truly awesome, he was great with me when I was a baby and did well with cats, small dogs, etc. He was obedient and knew the names of specific toys to retrieve from around the house.

That said, I'd never buy another wolfdog and wouldn't recommend one to anybody else, it is just too much of a risk and with all the great dogs out there, it's unnecessary to play with fire and take a chance in raising a wild animal (even if it's not a 'pure' wild animal, it's still much different from a 'regular' dog.)
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LOL! He would almost HAVE to be part wolf to keep those 2 big monster girls in line! The German Shepherd in him keeps him sane enough to deal with them, the wolf in him gives him the edge to not take crap from 2 girls who are bigger than him. LOL! I love Bimmer!
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Old 06-01-2005, 05:15 PM
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Do you have any pictures of Bimmer? He sounds like a great dog, I'd love to see him!
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Old 06-01-2005, 05:24 PM
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If you go on her member gallery there are several pics of Bimmer.
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Old 06-01-2005, 05:26 PM
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This is my favorite of him...

http://www.chazhound.com/pictures/sh...500&ppuser=148
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LOL! And not to get off topic here, but I just found my favorite one of the girls...

http://www.chazhound.com/pictures/sh...500&ppuser=148
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Old 06-02-2005, 04:36 PM
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Wow, he is definitely one handsome dog, very regal looking. And that picture of your girls is TOO cute!
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