WOLFDOGS - WHICH TYPE TO GET?

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Random Coyote : I had a coyote-Samoyed mix, long ago. Beautiful dog and easily the smartest dog I had ever encountered. She was super mellow and almost never barked. However, she had the "wolf look" and the angled-out canines, so people were wary of her at first. But she was so lovey that the wariness didn't last. Big, fluffy, waggety tail-- gods, I miss that dog. She died around 2009 or so.

Tiisiphone : I didn't knew that German shepherds had 10% wof DNA. I learned something today!

Joy Harbour : I breed Wolfdogs.. My alpha female is my profile pic.. White German Shepherd and Arctic Wolf Hybrid.. I will not sell a puppy to anyone who has children.. No renters !! They must take my 8 hour class to educate them on owning a Wolfdog... A monthly checkup at their house for the first year.. Responsible owners makes happy Wolfdogs..

Michael Crichton : The correct answer is "Unless you are a trained professional, NONE of them". The trendy idiots who think wolf-dog mixes are 'Kewl' and who deliberately pay people to breed them are the people who are LEAST qualified to actually care for them.

icic5 : what about the samoyed, I was interested

Sophie Buckley : Answer: ABSOLUTELY NONE OF THEM. Wolf dog mixes often end up in shelters and are euthanized (executed more like) because they are difficult and people just like the looks and idea of owning something "wild". The people in these situations don't consider the outcomes of their selfish ways and what happens when their wolf mix won't sit and stay like their lab. And another issue is that shelters are already bursting with hybrids. Hybrids need LOTS of space to roam and are destructive as well as difficult with dogs. They try to form pack hierarchies with dogs that don't understand ans the dogs often get bite wounds from the wolf dog asserting dominance. It is a very bad idea to have one of these as pets and you will end up hurting the wolf dog in the long run unless you are specially equipped and have the experience (i.e. you own or run a sanctuary). I IMPLORE YOU NOT TO GET A HYBRID FOR THE SAKE OF THE ANIMAL. IF YOU CARE AT ALL ABOUT THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THESE HYBRIDS YOU WONT SUBJECT THEM TO DOMESTIC SITUATIONS. I would like to add that this is my opinion backed by fact. I am not referencing any individuals, or calling out others based on their choices concerning this matter.

Suzette Smith : Some of the best dogs I've ever been around or owned have been German Shepherds. I like the big protective but loving and pleasing personality.

Emma Lee : Please don't get Wolf Dogs. They do need homes, in the rare instance that they get created without the influence of human breeding (because they SHOULD NOT be purposely bred,) but that's why there are wolf dog sanctuaries.

NOYBeezwax : Love how the doggo kept licking her.

yo lo : Too much work. I'm just going to get a pet snail

Angela Challita : He killed your Pomeranian 😱

Roderick Balenda : The best wolf dogs, in my opinion, is the Czech Wolfdog and a Siberian Husky, but you have to have knowledge about these dogs before you truly decide to own them, to each his own. Some people love the idea of owning wolf-dogs, other don't, that's just the way the world works.

Bikers Against Drugs and Thieves MC : hahahahahahahahaha @7:46 As soon as you said they have never been bred to respond to people he looked right at you as if to say "mummy shush" I will tell you a little secret about these dogs! To train a Malamute you have to treat them like a cat and get them to think what your asking is what they want to do. You can only do this with reward based training. I got a Siberian trained to recall for an owner with treats stuffed in a sock tied to a piece of rope in a field. Before that the Siberian would never recall. Only problem now is when ever he is called he expects a treat. Like spaniels when they are sniffing the ground they go deaf. Bit like humans when they are reading a good book or watching a good youtube vid haha

Martin Pike : Stop the cross breeding of wild canines and domestic dogs it just causes problems a wild wolf is perfect the way it is same for coyotes and foxes they are wild for a reason leave them in the wild where their meant to be controlling the balance of nature when you mix them they loose natural instincts to fear man which leads to attacks and diseases introduced to wild animals born free leave them that way

josh lee : and ppl dont realize that the dog breed with the most bites on record is the infamous chihuahua...

Danielle Davis : I have a German Shepherded Rottweiler mix! He is so sweet, if anyone goes near him, he tries to lick their face!!! (Even me!)

巨人の肩 : Non-human animals... You don't *own* them, you *care* for them. You're not their *owner,* you're their *carer.*

News that matter : Breeding two f1 will produce something even more unpredictable than 50/50 split. You can actually get a pure wolf fom f1 crosses and a full dog out of that f1 as well.

Steven Dawood : THIS IS WRONG I DO NOT LIKE PEOPLE BREEDING WOLVES WITH DOGS BECAUSE MANY WOLF SPECIES ARE ENDANGERED

bububububak : So the UK is fine with somebody owning a borderline wild animal, a dog that kills other dogs is fine as well, but anything resembling a pitbull will get gassed as soon as it's discovered to exist on the island...

Ellie Xoxo : What about akita’s?

Hey Stopthat : Now if we can breed NEWFOUNDLAND dogs to look like small bears😍😍😍

RainyWolf : OMG! The facts about Malamutes are so not true unless I'm a special kind of person who is very good with Malamutes (I'm biologist and I've trained dogs when I was studying at the university but you don't have to be a special person to raise a Malamute. You need to choose a breed which is compatible with your lifestyle and personality and know at least something about that breed). They are not aggressive at all, although they can be dominant. Agression is a natural response of every dog which is dominant or afraid of something. Dogs always give you signs, always! (Malamutes and huskies do too), unless they were previously abused or they natural reactions are not usual due to the disease or brain disfunction. The fact that you can't always read them properly is the problem! You need to bond with your dog to be able to do that which takes some time. With commands you can do anything with a Malamute because they are highly inteligent! That are bored very easily (It's a common problem of almost all breeds which genetic material has not been modified that much from one of a wolf) so don't expect them to do the same tricks many times all over again and if they don't think you are their alpha they may not do the command. The last Malamute I got memorized my commands on second try, which was better than Labladors, German Shepherds or even some Border Collies I've trained previously. You can't train every dog in the same manner and expect them to respond in the same way. Dogs are like children (3-4-year olds maybe) - You need to use a different approach for every dog. The best way to train them properly is to start very early and use they natural instincts and desires eg: Malamutes are sled dogs and you can't expect a Malamute to walk next to your leg obediently - It's not in their nature. It's just like I will never run a marathon as I hate long-distance running. It's more wisely to let a Malamute walk in the front with you giving him commands from the back - command to stop, turn left, right, speed up, run, slow down etc. It works but you need to be their alpha! They are also excellent with children if they got used to them at early age. My malamute can do amazing things with disabled people or eldery although he was never trained to do so. They really love people and they are very gentle - this one is true. The last malamute I've trained reacted very positively to compliments or toy balls and less positively to food. Malamutes were actually raised by Inuits and the agressive ones were never breed so they less agressive than huskies. Also, Malamutes served during II World War, rescuing wounded soldiers and carrying the equipment for the troops.

Aoife 12 : I want to get a malamute 🐺

Chainsaw Kitten : I can't understand why anyone would encourage people to get this breed, knowing that it is often a death sentence for the animal. We have a local wolf dog rescue, and the guy who runs it says he is overwhelmed with requests from people trying to get rid of theirs. There just aren't enough rescues to keep up with the breeders pumping these dogs out. Really sad.

Coconut Coconut : German shepherd is the best

flyingrabbit : What's the point of getting a wolf dog. Get a domesticated breed that looks like a wolf— like a Belgian shepherd cross husky— that will look like a wolf. People should appreciate that domestic dogs where bred to be perfect companions for people for 100,000 years and its so nice to have a dog you can take anywhere and trained to do anything— because its not a wild animal its domesticated.

Olipotatoe ShadowCadet : I have a Germán shepard/Husky mix:)

Slyencer : umm no, please don't breed wolves with dogs.

Smartassdroid : Working at a shelter, the biggest issue I saw were young women buying Huskies and Malamutes with no real dog experience. They usually work all day and keep the dog in an apartment or small backyard. So the dogs become untrainable, aggressive and end up becoming seized by Rangers for attacking other dogs or people. Unless you are willing to run at least 5km a day, dont get a sled dog.

john hoyt : Malamute. Hands down!

SiberianHusky Lover : siberian husky for life!

AstekOst : I really hope someone answers this comment with their own opinion since I'm VERY MUCH CONFUSED... I was actually really, but like REALLY REALLY surprised to find out about the supposed aggressiveness of malamutes since I owned one for a long time and she was the LEAST agressive dog I've ever had in my life and I'm not exaggerating I swear... The thing with protecting her food - non existant, she never even complained or growled, not when she was little and not when she got older... Attacking other dogs? UNPROVOKED?! Nope, never...There was this one incident where three stray dogs were barking at her and one of them clearly wanted to attack and jumped towards her a couple of times barking and growling and showing his teeth and I released her leash so she can protect herself in the worst case scenario...She tried to sniff the agressive stray dog who then tried to bite her on the neck but failed because of the fur and only after that did she quickly catch him with her teeth, hit him with force against the ground once like he was a toy and let him run away (the other 2 ran away with him)...And she didn't growl at him before that or anything, only after his attack did she react... I also had another dog (a mix) and a cat at the same time and they never had any problems with each other... My neighbour actually gave me this malamute as a present because he keeps only this breed and none of his dogs ever showed any sign of aggressiveness... To be clear here - I'm not trying to ''defend'' the breed or anything, if they're naturally more prone to aggressiveness and this is a known fact then okay they are and I would accept it (like my amstaff is for example) but I am just SO CONFUSED since I see and always saw malamutes as one of the least aggressive breeds EVER, friendly with dogs, other animals and humans alike and very very gentle, to the point of being not cautious enough around other dogs and being TERRIBLE guard-dogs (they obviously never bark, just howl and in my experience they would never attack an intruder)...My neighbour always used to say ''they would sell you for a cookie'' because of how friendly they are with strangers... So is this a Europe/USA thing where the same breed can be different depending on the continent or what? I live in Serbia....I just had to leave this comment since their ''aggressiveness'' is really stressed in this video... Sorry for any mistakes, English is not my mother tongue...

Abs : I wouldn’t get a wolf-dog because if it runs away, somebody could think it’s a wolf and shoot it.

Frank Black : Getting a wolf-dog is such a bad idea for a multitude of reasons. The vast majority will be purchased by someone without the slightest idea of what they are getting themselves into and the animal ends up getting put down. If you really love wolves, go to a zoo or go work at a rescue facility. A "wolf" is NOT a "dog". Please put the animal's well being ahead of your fantasies.

Hashiyan : I have a husky Laika/Czech wolf dog. Great hunter

Hey Stopthat : Kumi kinda looks like a coyote actually.

George Ramos : That wolf is majestic

Me 2 : bs and more utter bs.

Marrowbones : In the mid-70s I knew a guy who owned an Alaskan wolf in Placerville, CA. He and his wife had done it right and raised him from a pup, sleeping with him in their bed, etc. They had a German Shepherd as a companion animal. One day, the wolf decided to go on a picnic adventure. He chewed through the 4X4 that he was tied to and then loosed the German Shepherd. They went down the hill to the local Safeway store, went in and got straight to the meat department where they selected a nice cut each, carried them outside while people just watched, too scared to intervene. Once outside, they ate their lunch and then went back up the hill and waited for their owners to come home. No kidding.

ManaFan : My family has owned two male alaskan malamutes and they were both very affectionate, and gentle. They never ever attacked other dogs, or had any food aggression. At that time we had 6 dogs (mostly toy breeds) and two cats and they never so much as growled at them. This video was a bit shocking to me because I've never seen a Malamute be aggressive or aloof.

Danielle Fisher : I have a 5 year old German Shepard lab mix named Buddy. He is kind, Loyal and, obeys commands. He sometimes acts like a big puppy who wants to lay in your lap and be petted. He is very sweet, adorable and follows my Mom around the house to be protective. We got him from the humane society a little over a year ago.

notsosilentmajority1 : I enjoy your channel very much and think you do a wonderful job educating and entertaining your audience. I do wonder why, with all of the different breeds that man has already created, people still feel a need to mix dogs with wolves, coyotes, etc.. Soooo many times it ends badly. It usually ends badly for the animal but sometimes humans are injured severely. There are dogs out there to satisfy just about every need imaginable. These wolf crosses seem to be made just to satisfy those people that want to have something different than everyone else. Yes, there are always people writing on YouTube about their great dog and how it was excellent and perfect and the best and smartest dog they have ever owned, etc., etc.. While some of these stories are true, many are not and on top of that we aren't hearing much from the overwhelmingly amount of poor experiences that people and families have had with these animals. I just think, in general, people should be discouraged from ever owning these animals. There are far too many breeds that already exist that can do whatever people may need. The amount of suffering for the majority of these animals just doesn't seem to be fair compared to so few people that actually get an animal that meets their needs and works out in the long run. People should get a Husky or a Malamute or a GSD, or whatever else is out there. Why have an animal that you have to fear will run away from your home?? That isn't so much a pet as it is a prisoner.

Kylie West : I have a quarter wolf Siberian husky and she is the sweetest dog I’ve ever had, she loves people, and is great for children! I agree with most of the information with the Siberian husky/ wolf

Jean Wang : my alaskan mal was the most loving, gentle-giant, patience, and affectionate dog i've ever had. he was so smart and responsive to us. he's never been aggressive as he's a lover. he's also very disciplined and never touches his food without our permission -with the right training it's not difficult! they're such beautiful animals, will be getting another one! i've also seen malamute/timberwolf mix that was extremely tamed, loyal and calm and was my mal's friend. timberwolf were known to be very dangerous and protective.

AngoraHM 970 : Where do you think I can go about getting a Wolfdog, and how can I tell it is legit? Or can I not tell without DNA tests?

David Hernandez : A wolf-dog they say can be unpredictable in their behavior some places they are outright banned or outlawed.

BionicBear : I grew up with a Hybrid that looked very similar to the Bluebay Shepard. His name was Shaft (because he was a bad mother-shut-yo-mouth) and he stayed mostly black for his whole life. He lived outside on our family farm in Tennessee, and he was the most loving animal to anyone he considered family or a member of his pack. He was an amazing protector, especially for me and my twin brother. I think we were around 8 or 9 when we rescued him, and even when he was very young he would try and protect us like we were his puppies. We had 3 seperate family houses spaced out on the farm and he would always wait outside the door of whatever house we were at to walk us safely to the next house, especially in the dark. I'll admit that he could look pretty scary, but I always felt so much safer with him around. I wouldn't recommend hybrids if you don't have a large plot of land for them, but they can be such great animals if you know how and are willing to care for them properly. Shaft lived until he was around 18, and he did his very best to safely walk and protect our family's little ones until the very end.

Caz Thompson : I have a red and white malamute nanook and he has unpredictable personality towards strangers and sometimes other dogs his so amazing with kids they are normally a bit scared of him coz his size he used to drag me across the road if he saw a child on the other side he is extremely stubborn to his the best dog in the world

Danny Snarski : Hey. Don't get or support the "Wolf-Dog" mentality. It is a human motivation to feel powerful through these creatures, It is only frustrating to the animal that truly does'n;t know what it is or where it belongs. Go to the pound, adopt a big breed mix, lead, train and love it to death, but don't blend species. Not fair to the animal.