The Husky Wolf Mix also known as a Husky Wolf hybrid is a cross between a Wolf and the Siberian Husky. Sometimes it is an Artic Wolf and Alaskan Husky mix.This is of course a bit of a complicated animal. First, owning something of this magnitude should be taken seriously by someone who realizes it is not just for the “cool” factor. Wolves are traditionally wild animals and dogs have been domesticated from the wolf for thousands of years. Creating a smaller (typically), more docile animal meant to live and interact with people. The vast majority of the time they have been selectively bred to work and help people. This gives a dog a job and a sense of purpose. The wolf has not had this domestication and still has much stronger wild instincts. A half Husky half Wolf will be a combination of these traits. One of the most beautiful animals you will ever see is the black wolf husky mix. Continue reading below to learn more about the powerful and majestic Husky Wolf Mix.
While we really recommend that you acquire all animals through a Husky Wolf rescue, we understand that some people might go through a breeder to get their Husky Wolf Mix puppy. That is, if they have any for sale. Always screen your breeders as much as possible to ensure that you are getting as high a quality dog as is possible.
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Husky Timber Wolf History:
Wolves are the building blocks of all domestic dogs. That is easy to see in a breed such as the Husky, the Malamute, or the Akita. But the Chihuahua? Pretty crazy to think that the Chihuahua somehow descended from a wolf, but it is true. In 2010, experts announced that they had found the remains of many wolf-dogs that had been kept by the warrior class of the Teotihuacan civilization in Mexico's central valley about two thousand years ago, and that, in light of this evidence, certain animals commonly depicted in the art of that culture, which had been thought to be strange dogs or coyotes, were likely instead wolf-dogs. Tales like this are prevalent throughout the world. Both in Europe and Asia too there is evidence of people domesticating wolves bringing rise to all of the domestic dogs we have today. Wolves and people quickly started to learn that they could help each other in both hunting for food and protection. This started the great relationship between man and dog today.
As with many things, reality is not so simple. Wolfdogs are perhaps the most misunderstood — and, many would argue, mismanaged — animals in America. Advocates say they can be wonderful pets, while opponents argue that they’re unpredictable, untrainable and inherently dangerous. They’re permitted in some places, forbidden in others and are showing up on breedban lists, along with Pits and other so-called “dangerous breeds.”
Height: 20 - 23 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 35 - 60 lb.
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Height: 26 - 34 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 60 - 180 lb.
Lifespan: 12 - 14 years
Alaskan Husky Wolf Mix Temperament:
Wolf-dog hybrids are a mixture of genetic traits, which results in less predictable behavior patterns. A wolf’s behavior is typically more socially shy and timid toward humans than that of a dog. The adult behavior of hybrid pups also cannot be predicted with comparable certainty to dog pups. The behavior of a single individual wolf hybrid may be predictable, the behavior of the type as a whole is not. The majority of high wolf-content hybrids are very curious and are generally no more destructive than any other curious or active dogs. The view that aggressive characteristics are inherently a part of wolfdog temperament has been contested in recent years by wolfdog breeders and other advocates of wolfdogs as pets. Proponents of wolfdogs as pets say that the higher wolf-content animals are naturally timid and fearful of humans, but that with proper human association, training, and responsible ownership nearly all wolfdogs can become good companions. These husky wolf hybrids are going to need a lot of exercise. Both of these animals have very high energy levels and you will get much better behavior out of them if they are properly exercised.
An Alaskan Husky Wolf mix is generally said to be a naturally healthy animal. Like many mixed breeds, they are affected by fewer inherited diseases than most breeds of dog. Some of the established breeds of wolfdog that exist today were bred specifically to improve the health and vigor of working dogs.
However, there is some turmoil over the effectiveness of the standard rabies vaccine and the impact it has on a wolfdog. The USDA has not approved any rabies vaccine for use in wolf-dog hybrids. They do however recommend an off-label use of the vaccine. Many Wolf hybrid owners and breeders purport that the lack of official approval is a political move to prevent condoning their ownership.
Do not purchase a puppy from a breeder who cannot provide you with written documentation that the parents were cleared of health problems that affect the breed. A careful breeder and one who truly cares about the breed itself, screens their breeding dogs for genetic disease and breed only the healthiest and best-looking specimens. One of the most common health problems with dogs is obesity. Keeping this under control is your responsibility.
The Arctic Husky Wolf mix is going to shed a lot and is more than likely do better in cooler climates. The Husky was bred to withstand very cold temperatures and depending on where the Wolf is from, it will probably do better in the cold. So get ready to have a vacuum ready and brush him a few days a week. Give him baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out his skin. I’ve already talked about how he needs a lot of exercise. Never tie your dog or hybrid up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him. They can be great escape artists so if left in the backyard (temporarily of course,) they will be tough to keep in. You will need to make sure the fence is extremely secure and buried a couple of feet in the ground. Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down.
A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.
Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.
A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.
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