|Barked: Sun May 29, '11 7:28am PST |
|People often feel this way about me. They think I'm a mean German Shepherd or wolf. Actually, there are many purebred elkhounds being sold as wolves (used to be in petstores, but now advertised privately as wolves for sale, because pet stores no longer sell "wild animals".
There are many "Wolves" being sold with purebred "papers" (Wonder who keeps the stud book on wild animals?) But surprisingly, those names in the registration papers are ELKHOUND names. People want the great pet temperaments, with the designer pet status. When i try to tell these people, what they have is not a wolf at all, but rather an purebred elkhound, they flash their "papers" to prove he's a wolf AFTER all!
I had a man with a purebred elkhound (male) try to convince me that i should breed my purebred wolf to his wolf, because they were obviously identical. I explained my dog was not a wolf, he was a champion Elkhound, and he said I was wrong, because his wolf had papers (as if mine did not) proving he was a wolf. Although unmistakeably, they were the same breed. (Oh, and his dog and my dog were both males, so I don't know how he planned to pull this off anyway)
This is the kind of ignorance and myths we all deal with. Rather than be upset about it, laugh at them. It makes your days go by much easier.
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