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.
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.
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