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The Wolf Hybrid Myth
Wolves and wolf dogs have an undeniable appeal. Beautiful creatures, the animals have come to represent strength, solitude and resilience in our culture. They’re represented in movies, on TV and in our favorite books. Because of their popularity in pop culture, wolf dog hybrids have become a popular pet. Unfortunately, though, lots of myths surround wolf hybrids, including the idea that they are good to have as pets.
Take, for instance, an attack that occurred in Lee County, Virginia earlier this year. A newborn was mauled to death in her bassinet by her family’s wolf hybrid. The family adopted the dog four years earlier from a kennel specializing in wolf-malamute hybrids. Other similar attacks have occurred across the country, casting doubt on whether or not anyone should be adopting such animals.
Ultimately, the personality of a hybrid dog is incredibly unpredictable. It’s impossible to know which trait an animal inherited from their wild side versus their domesticated side. Because they fit neither in the wild nor in the human world, the animal is likely to be inherently unhappy. If you’re considering adopting a wolf dog hybrid, familiarize yourself with the drawbacks of this kind of pet and be sure you know what you’re getting yourself into.
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