Facts About Wolf Dogs

When you hear about a wolf dog, what do you think of? A scary monster like White Fang? A wild creature from the great north woods? Or maybe a mystical animal that reminds you of mythology and your own ancient ancestors (hey, we all have those)? Well, if these are the things that come to mind when someone mentions wolf dogs, they’re not wrong. Wolf dogs can be scary and wild and beautiful. But they’re also domesticated animals that make very loyal pets—if owners know what they’re getting into.

Wolf dogs are a mixture of gray wolf, eastern timber wolf and red wolf.

Wolf dogs are a mixture of gray wolf, eastern timber wolf and red wolf. Wolf dogs are not a different species from domestic dogs, they are simply a type of domesticated dog that has been bred to have traits similar to wolves—like the ability to be self-sufficient outdoors.

Wolf dogs have many similarities with their wild cousins but there are some key differences between them as well. For example, while wolves can run up to 35 miles per hour (56 kph), wolf dogs cannot due to their shorter legs and wider paw pads; this makes them more comfortable on asphalt than in snow or ice.

They’re not a different species from domestic dogs.

Wolf dogs are sometimes called “wolf hybrids,” but that’s not quite right. Yes, they’re mixes of wolf and dog, but they’re still dogs—just like a Husky-Labrador mix is still a dog, or an Australian Shepherd-German Shepherd mix is still a dog. They aren’t any more wild than your average domestic pup.

A better way to understand wolf dogs is to think about other crossbreeds like poodles or German shepherds: Both have been known to produce offspring with different looks and personalities from their parents’ breeds. But unlike those mixes, wolf dogs only come from one breed each side of the family tree—the only difference between them is what genes are dominant in each individual animal’s DNA.

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They remind humans of their own ancient ancestors.

When you think of a wolf, it’s likely that your mind conjures up images of a strong and fiercely independent wild animal. An image of an individual with the ability to adapt to any situation, or as some might say, “one who knows how to survive.”

Wolf dogs have this very same spirit. They remind us of our own ancient ancestors because they share many similar qualities:

  • They are social animals that live in packs and hunt together for prey.
  • They are powerful predators but will scavenge if necessary (like humans).
  • Their intelligence is unmatched by any other species on Earth (just like ours).

They have high metabolisms that make them hungry all the time.

The high metabolism of wolf dogs means they need to eat a lot. They should eat at least four cups of food per day. The amount of food you give your dog depends on their size, age and activity level.

Wolf dogs are also prone to obesity, so it’s important that you monitor their weight and give them smaller meals instead of one or two large ones each day. You can try adding some lean beef or ground turkey to your dog’s diet for extra protein if he tends toward being overweight.

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Because they’re part wild animal, they don’t do well in small spaces like apartments.

If you’re the type of person who lives in an apartment and has a dog that spends most of its day indoors, the idea of owning a wolf hybrid might seem like a bad idea. And that’s because it is!

Wolf hybrids are wild animals with needs that aren’t easily met by our modern world. In particular, they need space to run and time to run it in. They also need stimulation: something interesting to do every day so they don’t get bored or frustrated.

Hybrids who are bred with multiple other canines look very different from one another.

Wolf dogs, or wolf hybrids, are the result of breeding a purebred dog with a wolf. These canines have been around for thousands of years and come in all shapes and sizes. The first recorded interbreeding between domestic animals and wolves occurred in Europe during the 17th century. However, it wasn’t until the 20th century that people began to breed these animals purposefully for companionship.

While wolf dogs are beautiful creatures with unique personalities, they aren’t always well-suited to living as pets—and breeding them is not without its risks. Some breeds will eat your furniture; others may chew up your shoes or clothes; but every hybrid requires training from an early age because they’re just as likely to bite you as lick you if they feel threatened by their surroundings (or even just their owner).

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Wolf dogs can be beautiful, but they’re complicated animals to care for

Wolf dogs are not pets. They’re domesticated animals, but they’re not like other domesticated animals. Wolf dogs—a hybrid species of domestic dog and wild wolf—can be very beautiful, but they’re complicated to care for and require a lot of training and attention from their owners.

The fact that wolf dogs aren’t pets is the first thing you need to understand before getting one as a pet. The second thing you need to understand about them is that they’re wild animals that aren’t different from actual wolves in any way except for size. This means that even if your wolf dog is friendly with humans, it doesn’t mean he won’t attack someone else if they threaten him or his pack (which includes you).

In addition to being loyal companions who love playing games or cuddling up next to their human owners on the couch after work each day, wolf dogs are also predators who belong in nature rather than sitting on top of our refrigerators looking cute all day long! If these facts make you want one even more because nothing says “I’m ready” like a big predator who could rip out your throat at any moment… well then go right ahead!


Though they’re not the right pet for everyone, wolf dogs can be loving companions if you have the space and patience. They’re fascinating creatures who remind humans of our own ancient ancestors, and they’ve been domesticated for thousands of years. But remember that these animals are mostly wild, so don’t take on this responsibility unless you’re willing to put in a lot of research first to make sure it’s right for you!