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Let me clarify something. I do not support people owning or breeding Wolf Hybrids. Wolves are not pets and shouldn't be kept as such. Most people usually wish to own Wolf Hybrids for a "status" symbol and aren't responsible enough let alone educated to care for one. These two I have were taken from Oregon, Koda was actually rescued because his previous owner had bought him with out consulting his GF and as a result, she told him it was either the dog or her. Its quite obvious his choice, we found him in the walmart parking lot being sold to any random person.

Both Spirit & Koda are in a loving home and are living in an environment where they are understood in their behavior and aren't treated like "dogs". They're not 'dogs'. People have tried to breed Wolves for a long time to have as a domesticated and loyal pet. They have their own will and their own spirit and will do as they please because they don't have the breeding trait to be 'domesticated'. They will always be 'wild' in some sense or another and people don't know how to handle or deal with that so as a result, so many needless animals (wolf hybrids included) are killed or euthanized because they cannot go to another home or family like any other dog. They're "pack" animals and will be loyal to one pack and can't adjust or often wont.

I get a lot of questions about Wolf Hybrids and this is just a little insight as to how I feel about it.

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ShadowHedgieGal Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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ghostwolfen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Even if I could I wouldn't, my house (well anyones house) isn't really a good environment for a wolf/hybrid. I prefer to either see them in the wild or I simply go and visit my adopted wolf at the wolf trust, where they are treated as wild animals as possible :).
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well if have a house that can house them then I see no problem. Ie enough yard space and acreage but also knowledged on how to take care of them. Wolf hybrids tend to act wild but I wouldn't imagine them doing well in the wild by themselves sense they are mixed with a domesticated dog. But survival pushes all things to adapt or die.

Thanks for your comment :)
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ghostwolfen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Not a problem but still I'm a bit iffy with the whole "wolf hybrid" concept, not saying your a bad owner no-no (not at all) but I've always had this firm belief we shouldn't mess with nature in that respect or that wild animals should be kept as pets but thats just my opinion on the whole subject, XD please don't view my opinion as personal attack on yourself or your animals I can tell you look after them really well :). What puts me off is whole process in order to make a "wolf hybrid" some breeders are really creul to the animals in the process and some of the captive wolves have no life and many (not all) people do it just get some cash in their wallet. Thats what puts me off the concept I know some breeds are good to their animals blah blah I get you on that but for every good breeder theres a few bad ones. Which I think the ownership to any wild animal mixed or not should be restricted.

Again just my view :) not a personal attack on yourself.
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well, as stated in my description I don't think anyone should own a wolf hybrid ;) But in essence we all are in some way or another as wolves where domesticated. Its almost hard to believe that the modern "dog" is really a descendant of the Wolf. But yes, I see where you are coming from and I agree, I didn't take this as a personal disrespect =>. So no worries.
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ghostwolfen Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I agree to what you have stated here :) thanks a lot for your time to comment back :).
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liger0schnider Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Dogs are one responsibility but Wolfs are a whole different ball game.

The closest Id get to a wolf would be an Alaskan Malamute(Sp) but keeping them fed and housed would break my budget!!

Another faithful and loyal Border Collie or the Courageous Jack Russel would suit me just fine.

Cheers
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I've actually heard that they are VERY close to fully domesticating certain bred wolves. Should be interesting to see if it happens. ^_^
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
really? Honestly... wolves are meant to be wild (despite dogs are descendants of wolves anyways) but only because people don't know how to take care of them :/
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jmillart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. You can't expect them to act like dogs, or wolves even. They are a whole different ball game, and boy are they smart!
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nope but people don't really seem to care about that factor :/
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jmillart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
If they respected them as individuals (as I think one must with dogs and wolves) that need their space as well as attention we wouldn't have as many problems. I'm not against people owning wolf-dogs IF they are able and not incompetent, which has it's own list of big requirements few fit into.
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Sindaj Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
One of my best friends has a wolf hybrid, she is a lovely animal with a sweet nature. Though it did take her a while to accept me so my friend parents felt comfortable allowing her inside when I was over.

And yes these animals are not pets and shouldn't be considered as such. Having that pack nature in them makes it that they might not accept outsiders well.

I do not want one, I don;t have the means to care for one, and if I wanted to see one I can always go to my friends place.
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aye :) it does take a while for them to get used to people who arn't "in the pack"
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Sindaj Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
When I first met her I was kinda scared of her. But during the week I had to stay there she was basically like "Eh, you ain't hurting my people your ok, I guess." Lol xD
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
*smiles* Aye
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FallDeere Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for putting that in the description! I wish more people would realize that wolves and dogs are not the same and should not be interbred. There are so many perfectly good dogs in shelters and such and these people are trying to breed dogs that will most likely never be able to fit into a good home? >.<

By the way... it doesn't seem that everyone that commented read what you said XD.

Thanks for informing people about this! =D
~Fall
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Its my pleasure. I enjoy educating people and especially on such a sensitive topic. I know there are many people who would love to own a wolf hybrid, but don't have the knowledge or education to raise them comfortably as they're not your average pets.

No, not everyone reads the description unfortunately lol but hey.. I'm glad you have, thank you for doing so :)
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I just found out my cousin is going to breed their wolf dog next year, and they said they would let us choose a puppy! I can't wait! :D
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
That's awesome - I do hope the other pups go to people who have a respect and knowledge of wolf behavior such as yourself :)
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sassawj Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
I really commend you for trying to educate people on the topic and for that, I will fav this.
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dragonicwolf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this, it has been a LONG time since i have found someone else who feels the same way about this.


"Quote: Most people usually wish to own Wolf Hybrids for a "status" symbol and aren't responsible enough let alone educated to care for one."

Those who want to keep wolf hybrids will often argue saying that " Omg, it wont be my pet, it will be my FRIIIEND!". And whether they like it or not, if its in their property, cared for by them, its their pet. Same as my maltese. She is my best friend, but still a pet. I think most of all it is the romantic notation people have for keeping a wild animal, especially the wolf, as a pet. The wolf fad has become very overwhelming, and is very well part of the wolfdog problem we are having bow.

Ive also had someone say to me that " But the wolfdog behaves just like any other dog, its all the owners fault." or something similar. True, but not quite so true. Wolfdogs cannot be raised like an ordinary dog, as they still have their wild instincts. And of course, every hybrid differs in terms of personality. Just because one person managed to raise one perfectly without a problem, does not mean the rest of the litter will.
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
A very good quote indeed. As far as what people say about it, aye. I usually tend to point to the description when people comment about the pictures I used for the stamp. I usually get "OMG I WANT A WOLF TOOOOOO".

Most people don't realize that Wolf Hybrids are not "pets" nor should be taken as such. Usually, people don't have the knowledge to even care for them let alone understand them. As far as it being the owners fault? The only fault that lays on the owner is buying a "dog" they think will boost them for status, fad or just because they want to 'fit in'. Whatever they're purpose, it is never the wolf hybrids fault who picks them up but the owners later down the road when they cant take care of them.

Yes, indeed. Both mine have complete different personalities from one to the other... not all are the same and not all should be treated the same either
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TheWaffleFox Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Thank you for saying you don't support the breeding of these animals. I began to foster a five week old (I know, way to young, hence why it was in my care) puppy, come to find out she was a hybrid. We were going to adopt her out, but I couldn't be responible with what happened to her as she grew. I'm a training and certified behaviorist, so I felt she had the best home with me. And while we still have dominance issues, she's flourishing.
Your babies are lovely, by the way.
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very nice to hear and more so, being able to be responsible enough to ensure the pup has a good chance at a good life. :hug: Thank you for the compliments!
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thedukeofweasels Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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FreeSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Me too! =) :+fav: I'm hoping to become a volunteer wolf-hybrid trainer someday. ^.^
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engelkatze Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Wolf hybrids are beautiful, but they are not meant to be pets.
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Moonsong1126 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Cool!
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Sketchy-McFly Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
I love wolf hybrids too :)
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roguewriter13 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Student Writer
Very nice! :love:
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