Thursday, April 23, 2009
Why does anyone breed these? I have met some awesome wolf and wolf hybrids, living a good life in private homes...but I have seen way too many euthanized and living in "sanctuaries". Most that arrive at shelters are euthanized immediately. There are several breeders in the area
I live fairly close to Las Vegas and there are several breeders in the area, always posting on craigslist (another pet peeve). Today's post:
YOUNG BI EYED FEMALE SIBERIAN HUSKY HYBRID- BEAUTIFULReply to: mailto:email@example.com?subject=YOUNG%20BI%20EYED%20FEMALE%20SIBERIAN%20HUSKY%20HYBRID-%20BEAUTIFUL [Errors when replying to ads?]Date: 2009-04-23, 6:54AM PDTShe is Young female Hybrid. She was on My website www.wolfhuskypups.com as a puppy last year and Her Owner can no longer keep Her. She originally came from an affiliate breeder of Mine in Wisconsin but right now She is in Southern UT - 2 hours from Las Vegas 4 from Salt Lake City. We are willing to drive Her as far as Mesquite NV TODAY ONLY! Her Owner told Me She was a housedog, great with kids and very smart. Here She definitely wants to be around People and doesn’t do well with female dogs. She does ok with Males. She is intact and might be less aggressive towards other females if She was fixed. She doesn’t like to be in a dog run. She would do best as a family dog, allowed in and out of the house. She loves water and would be a great camping companion. She knows basic commands. Both of Her parents are registered Hybrids. Her adoption fee is $75 Email Me for more info!
ok, so this animal is probably close to a year...and she's a great dog, so why is the owner getting rid of her? My experience says that if someone is re-homing a dog between the ages of 6 months and two years, often times it is because they haven’t lived up to their responsibility of pet ownership, meaning the dog has behavior issues. In this case it could be because the dog is confused about whether she is a dog or a wolf. Either way, the cycle has begun...dog goes home, dog gets rehomed, dog goes home, dog gets rehomed...and it goes on until the dog is abandoned, or brought to a shelter and euthanized.
The world would be a better place if no one, not even respected responsible breeders made any new puppies this year...but wolf hybrids? the world could live without anyone breeding those forever...
I use the term "get rid of" because people seem to feel their animals are disposable.
Wolf hybrid, by the way, is a misnomer, as dogs and wolves belong to the same species.