posted on Jan, 5 2008 @ 08:24 PM
Ahh A topic very close to both my hearth and heart.
I currently share my life with 5 full blood wolves ( a breeding pair and 3 of thier offspring)
While i would not have originaly figured a dog/wolf into my life or survival plans, after having this bunch in my life for awhile, I couldn't
imagine getting along without them.
I inherited this family of wolves when a freind of mine was killed in Afganistan. He aquired the parent male as a foundling while doing field work
as a paleoanthropologist. The male was half timberwolf, and half arctic. After reading up on wolves, he felt it would be unfair to an animal that
mates for life to condemn him to a life of bachlorhood, so he found a breeder and was able to procurea female that was also half timber and half
I was " Introduced " to the paira couple of years before my friend died, but even though they accepted me as a friend of thier alpha, I still had
to make the male submit when they came to live with me. The pups have never been a problem since they were born knowing i was thier alpha.
The advantage to the wolves, aside form thier obvious physical atributes is thier loyalty to the pack and the den, so consequently they are loyal to
me. They hunt as a unit, but will only attack or kill based on a sign from me.
While wolves are very vocal they rarely if ever bark, and when in hunt or defend mode, they are silent stalkers.
While they were raised some what civilized, my friend also raised them to be able to survive if they should ever have to in the wild.
They will hunt and kill in the field, but will not devour the kill until the alpha is present.
With thier heightened senses, thier courage and loyalty, I would have a hard time imagining a better squad to have by my side if/when things got
As an aside, I have talked to many breeders about wolf/dog hybred, and they all agree that hybreds are inherently dangerous. They have the
nervousness of a dog, combined with the strength and instinct to kill of a wolf.
[edit on 5-1-2008 by 1ShotDeal]