|Barked: Thu Sep 29, '11 1:35pm PST |
|To the OP before I get "off" topic. Look into the legalities in your area and go with your instinct. The clinic I work at that has a full time groomer will groom any dog breed (or cat)- it all goes by the individual animals temperament.
I do know of some local groomers that will not groom Chows, Akita's or certain other dog breeds, regardless.
I can assure you that MOST "wolf hybrids" people claim to have are misrepresented, low-no content DOG mutts...in all honesty, you actually getting a real wolfdog walking thru your doors with any significant amount of wolf heritage is going to be slim-none.
Second, and I will do my best to keep this short and on topic, being a wolfdog owner, there is A LOT of just plain bad/wrong and misleading information on these animals- from both ends. I am sure plenty of people will disagree...most of those have never had any real experince with wolfdogs of different content ranges.
The whole rabies vaccine thing is a load of wolf poo!
It does work and an informal study was done on about 600 animals proving that it does work, JUST LIKE IN DOGS, without any adverse reactions. It was presented to the USDA in which a comment period was held (I believe it was 60 days) and there was so much fire from the AVMA and anti-wolf "hybrid" people the proposal was rejected, leaving many good animals in danger.
I won't even go into the whole "they are confused, feral, wild animals..." If there was an eye-roll face on here, *insert here.* I will mind my manners for now.
EDIT: And I would like to make it know that my animals are treated at my work the same as any other dog. I can do just about anything I want to my animals- though Peto is not too crazy about baths. I can clip their nails, clean their ears, look in their mouths, take stuff out of their mouths, poke at their tummies, hug and cuddle, brush them...you get the point.
Do you know how many regular dog owners bring their dogs in for the above because they try to bite them or are super squirmy or just not very well behaved in general? Do you know how many dogs I see at work, that for even some of the most basic things, have to be muzzled?
Just as a side note- all of my guys are rescues. The only one I had the pleasure of raising from a fairly young age was Reagan at 3 1/2 months. All of my other woofers- Peto I got at a little over 2 years old and he had just been neutered. Lu I have only had for about 3 months and he is 1 1/2 yrs. And my old man that passed away that was THE BEST DOG EVER, was 5 when I rescued him of completely unknown background.
Are all wolfdogs this good. NO!!! Are all dogs this good...?
Edited by author Thu Sep 29, '11 1:49pm PST
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