Be very careful when you call breeders, they will tell you that the wolf hybrid is just like a regular dog. You have people that are salespeople. They do not care about nature all they care about is making a dollar, and they will run an ad that goes like this: Own a piece of Nature, buy a Hybrid wolf-puppy. 13 week old pups, ½ Arctic and ½ Timber wolf raised by an expert. DNA tested. Not bottle fed. Now that's illegal. So what I can do is I can lie about a wolf, it's not a wolf, it's part dog.
The wolf is the only animal that splits your mind in half.
It's the symbol of the wilderness, and it's also the fear of the animal that eats grandmothers. Their power is unimaginable. I mean, their skin and the way that they're built is, they're a predator, and they're a top predator. Life for a wild wolf is very fast because they're always on the move to hunt. The wolf is the creator of our best friend, the dog. And I think that's why people think that to connect with nature, they should own a wolf puppy, and just doesn't work.
“The gaze of the wolf reaches into our souls,” says writer Barry Lopez,
and that gaze has mystified us for thousands of years. The trouble is,
as humans, we often try to conquer what we don't understand.
These are dogs crossbred with wolves
The problems of owning a wolf-hybrid. When we try to tame Mother Nature, she often turns against us. Thousands of years ago, wolves and dogs took different paths on the road of evolution. Today, their DNA differs by only two tenths of one percent, but there's a world of difference in that tiny fraction. People often assume a wolf-hybrid will act just like a typical dog, but domesticated animal not just a wild creature you bring indoors. The more wolf, in a hybrid, the more wild the animal...and more problems for the humans who believe they can tame them. They have one mission food. And you never take anything away from a wild animal. So of course you bring this animal into your house, it eats your couch, the owner runs up and says. That's my couch, the wolf bares his teeth. It's protecting its property. If somebody comes walking with a dog out of nowhere on their property, the wolves can key into that and they can easily see that dog as prey. They can end up with the neighbors' animals being killed, and the neighbors' children being injured, themselves being injured. Of course the owner goes, it's turning on me. They take it to the shelter and they destroy it. Simply because the animal is protecting its food. Today you've got more wolves in cages than live in the wild. Most wolves in cages die within two to three years because humans are so irresponsible. They see this beautiful animal, and they think they can own it. But in reality, that animal owns them. And so to mix a wolf with a dog, it doesn't help the wolf, it doesn't help the dog. It ends up a very confused animal. Today, estimates put the number of wolf-hybrids in the United States at somewhere between 300,000 to 2.5 million.
Wolf-Dogs belong in the wild not in your home. Just like Mother Nature intended.
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