|Barked: Mon Feb 25, '13 12:22pm PST |
|I fully agree with what everyone else has posted. Especially for a first time pet do NOT get a 'wolf dog'. Beautiful as they may be, they are often torn between their doggish side and their wolfish side and its hard to be predict what type of behavior they will show. wolf behavior, despite what you may hear, is a lot different than dogs. Yes there are similarities, but generally if you mis-signal to a dog they wont take it wrong and literally try to kill you. Again, not saying all will, but it is possible. It is part wild animal. They are not for inexperienced, as mentioned they need LOTS of space ( think many acres just like a full wolf), tend to have more wild insticts ( such as hunting down your neighbors dog, cattle, etc). I know theres some awesome wolf mixes out there, but they are not for everyone. in my opinion, not to urt your feelings, but especially not a 16 year old. These are very powerful and large animals.
A while back I read an interesting book called " Part Wild ", maybe it will give you a better perspective on the idea as well. Again, please don't be offended, but it is not a smart decision. Even if your wolf dog loves you to death and theres never a problem towards you, you will most likely only end up causing suffering for your 'pet'
http://www.amazon.com/Part-Wild-Journey-Creature-Between/dp /1451634811/ref=sr_1_35?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361823408&sr=1-35&keywo rds=wolf dog ( remove any spaces dogster may have added )
Edited by author Mon Feb 25, '13 12:25pm PST
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