|Barked: Wed Sep 28, '11 6:06am PST |
|Mika&Kai - this isn't about breed profiling though, true wolfdogs aren't dogs. They are semi-feral to very feral, and that's not something that can be trained out of them.
They are not a domesticated animal in the same sense a dog is and need to be handled much differently.
Would you take a tiger raised in captivity and compare it to a domestic shorthair? Of course not! Which is why in the same respect you cannot take a wolf "hybrid" and compare it to a dog.
For that reason I can't believe any with actual wolfdogs would even bring them in to be groomed by a stranger. Most would know better than to expect them to tolerate that even remotely well.
If I were you, being in a position to educate, if someone brings in a malamute proudly proclaiming it's a part wolf I'd turn them away explaining the regulations and laws in your state prohibit you from grooming the equivalent of a wild animal. Direct them to the nearest wolf sanctuary if they need advice on how to groom themselves because I highly doubt anyone with a license to operate and half a brain would ever try to interact with one on such a personal level...something true wolfdog owners often struggle with themselves.
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