Dogs and Wolfs, Behavior Conclusion, thespiritdog wordpress

Regardless of the breed, Wolves must be categorized as another breed of dog, or viceversa. The following is a twenty year study, by the CDC on human fatalities caused by dog attacks.

The importance of this being, there is no such thing as a pre-domesticated dog. The domestication process is the responsibility of that new puppy owner. So a potential puppy buyer should have a decent understanding of an animals needs and behavior in regards to a predator species.

Click on graph for larger view. I would like you to look at the 6th dog listed, from the top.

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People have been telling us for ever, that dogs and wolves are different, without themselves ever meeting a wolf. I have cared for and lived with wolves and wolf mixes. I’ve been telling people for the last twenty some odd years dogs and wolves are the same species.

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Side Note. A “hybrid”, is offspring from genetically different parents. We don’t call a Husky-German Shepherd mix a hybrid, neither should we call any wolf breed mix a hybrid.

For you biology geeks out there, Dogs, Wolves, Dingo’s and Coyotes, all have 78 chromosomes arranged in 39 pairs.

For you non bg’s, that just means there the same species.

The Spirit Dog

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  1. http://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com/2009/03/darwin-drives-hybrid-animal.html
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    There are hybrid Brewer’s × Black-chinned sparrows and hybrid Grasshopper X Savannah sparrows, and hybrid House X Tree sparrows, and … the list is quite long.

    Birds hybridize all the time. Ducks and geese are particularly proficient at it. Go to any major lake during duck migrations, and if you glass the water carefully, and for a long enough time, you will eventually see a free-ranging duck hybrid.

    If you go “past the feathers” into the DNA of the birds, however, you will find that there are even more hybrids than at first meets the eye. A lot of duck species are not entirely “pure.” Most mallards, for example, seem to have a little Black Duck coursing through their veins, while in Europe the Ruddy Duck and the Whiteheaded Duck hybridize so frequently, that there is some danger pure Whiteheaded Ducks may be pushed into extinction.

    Geese too will naturally hybridize, of course. Canadian geese, for starters, will naturally hybridize with Greylag geese and Barnacle geese and White-fronted geese and … well, you get the idea.

    Here in the U.S and Canada, Dusky or Blue Grouse very occasionally hybridize with Ring-necked Pheasant, and Sharp-tailed Grouse very occasionally cross with Prairie Chickens, while Willow Ptarmigan will occasionally cross with Spruce Grouse.

    In the bird-watching world, naturally occurring (and quite fertile) hybrids occur all the time between spotted owls and barred owls, as do crosses between Yellow-shafted and Red-shafted Flickers, and the various species of Amazon parrots.
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    Lynx and Bobcat will naturally interbreed in the wild where their ranges overlap and the population of Lynx is low (as it always is in the U.S.). These Lynx X Bobcat hybrids are fertile, and have been found from Maine to Minnesota, and confirmed by DNA analysis.

    In Europe, hybrids between feral cats and European Wild Cats are so common that it is now very hard to find a pure European Wild Cat at all outside of an island sanctuary in the Outer Hebrides.
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  2. Hello Johan

    You may also be interested in this article I wrote.

    https://thespiritdog.wordpress.com/2008/07/06/dog-and-wild-dog-breed-comparison-the-importance-of/

    Not only have I raised wolves since they were puppies, I have had the opportunity to work with somewhere in the vicinity of 100 wolves. I try and get people to understand that behaviorally dogs and wolves are identical.

    That domestication, is something that has to be taught to each new young animal we bring into our lives. The one thing I do know about science, and correct me if I’m wrong. Science teaches us that only the same species can propagate and have fertile offspring.

    Alan

  3. How does this “sound” to you?

    http://archaeozoo.wordpress.com/2007/09/23/the-origins-of-the-domestic-dog/

    Been working on the matter for some years now

    Greetings

    Johan

  4. Just like any large breed of dog, or small for that matter. It depends on our abilities to understand and train the animal. When you mention wild in response to different things, can you or your sister give me an example, of the behavior.

    Whatever the behavior you describe. I’m sure if you think about it, what you will find out is every breed of dog will display the exact same behavior.

    Unfortunately most people that I have helped out with this breed of dog, leave their animals outside. Hopefully your sister wasn’t one of them. Part of the reason why we have problems with our dogs, has to do with us not allowing them to of part of our family, (pack).
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    You may be interested in these two articles, they have some pictures on them.

    https://thespiritdog.wordpress.com/dog-and-wild-dog-breed-comparison-the-importance-of

    https://thespiritdog.wordpress.com/your-dog-domesticated-or-wild-animal

  5. My sister had a wolf mix. Their behavior is not like a normal dog. They have a tendency to become wild in response to different things. Perhaps they are just not as easily domesticated as we would like to think.

  6. Hi Barbara,

    I love the coyotes. Where our sanctuary is located in northern New York. You can here them yipping and yowling, just about everyday. And once in a while, you even get lucky enough to see a pack crossing one of our pasture’s.

    How long did you work with them ?

    Have a wonderful day.

  7. I agree with you on the close corrlelation of dogs and wolves and would add that all wild canines belong in this group as well. I worked with coyotes and they really are a wild dog.

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  9. […] Dogs and Wolfs, Behavior Conclusion, thespiritdog wordpress Regardless of the breed, Wolves must be categorized as another breed of dog, or viceversa. The following is a twenty year study, by the CDC on human fatalities caused by dog attacks. Click on graph for larger view. I would like you to look at the 6th dog listed, from the top. img_cdc_dog_bites039 People have been telling us for ever, that dogs and wolves are different, without themselves ever meeting a wolf. I have cared for and lived with wolves and wolf mixes. I’ve been telling people fo […]

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