Wolf Dog

A Wolfdog is a canine that contains a mix of both wolf (Canis lupus) and dog (Canis lupus familiaris) DNA. While it’s entirely possible for wolves to mate with dogs in the wild, their behavioural, territorial, and mating tendencies usually deter them from reproducing. Realistically speaking, a dog probably wouldn’t meet a wolf’s standards out in the wild and would most likely be rejected. The vast majority of wolfdogs come from humans intentionally crossing two species to create hybrid animals that are sold as exotic pets. This can be problematic because of irresponsible, backyard breeders and the inconsistency in wolfdogs’ personalities and behaviours. Some of the more common dog breeds found in Wolfdogs include the Siberian Husky, German Shepherd, Alaskan Malamute, and other Northers Spitz-type breeds because they share many physical attributes with wolves (cue thick coats, body size, upright ears, and elongated muzzles).