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BRADY BEE

by BRADY BEE on 25 August 2020 - 03:08

Sunil very, I can't do a live link 😯 just google Wolfzone Kennels !

BRADY BEE

by BRADY BEE on 25 August 2020 - 03:08

Sorry typo lol I meant Sunsilver!

Hundmutter

by Hundmutter on 25 August 2020 - 03:08

I just had a look and my Norton protection flashed warnings all over the place for my selection of choices ! Andre Tanner also has a FB page, tho'.

She breeds a number of Breeds - and wolf hybrids. Seem to be some complaints about 'dogs' she has sold, also.


Baerenfangs Erbe

by Baerenfangs Erbe on 25 August 2020 - 04:08

Brady Bee, where did you find that link? I can't find Wolfzone. I DID find the kennel that imported Wolfzone's Master of Devon: http://vonsilakennels.com/male-german-shepherd-finn/

They are local to me. Had many of their dogs in class. Most of them on the thinner nerved base and highly reactive. One or two that were nice. They also breed for color. I believe there was a time where they were involved in actively titling etc. I don't think they are anymore. This is basically the prime place where military families get their dogs from.


Sunsilver

by Sunsilver on 25 August 2020 - 10:08

I found it. Very interesting what they say about the temperaments of the dogs with different wolf content:

 

Having bred both for 15 years, I find the Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs more difficult puppies – they are very mouthy and high energy, needing a lot of training, mental stimulation and work for the first 2 years. Hard work pays off though – if you are educated on how to work these dogs, and train consistently, when you have reached the 2-year milestone you will have a very balanced nice all-round dog. There are many fields the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog will excel in, such as search and rescue, agility, running in harness, tracking and many more.
The low-content American Wolfdog puppies are not as high energy, much less mouthy and in some respects easier to train at first. However long term, as adults, they are far from the domestic dogs we are used to and will not have any interest in the activities mentioned above, certainly not competitively.
Mid-content American Wolfdogs are a different ballgame altogether and require very experienced handlers as they can be very shy, and thus very difficult. As the mid content matures, they are unlikely to enjoy the same life as a domestic breed – everything can be a drama, even things as simple as friends coming in to the home can really scare them, traveling to the vets can mean elevated levels of stress, weeing and being very sick. Even with patience and training some animals may never grow out of this. If you are not prepared to the lifestyle changes required for this type of pet, it isn’t right for you.
The high content American Wolfdogs have an exceptionally high prey drive, will be very shy and not want to ever leave the home. They can be exceptionally destructive and unhappy living in the house, so require a high security enclosure. I don’t believe a high content should be purchased as a pet dog – please ensure you know what you are purchasing if you are buying a puppy.

Makes me glad to know they are being upfront about the temperaments of these mixes! 


Koots

by Koots on 25 August 2020 - 14:08

If they are breeding dogs that are admittedly not great pets, for the pet market.....just why?

Never mind....the answer is obvious - for the $.   The ruination of many breeds/animals.


by Rik on 25 August 2020 - 16:08

it's been many years ago, but a guy in my area used to do this. A buddy and I thought "how cool", wolf dogs. so we went to check them out.

probably one of the saddest things I've every seen. the hybrids were in a perpetual state of motion, back and forth in their runs.
the natural tendency of "flight" present in all wild animals kicked into full time, non stop motion. and these were whelped in domestication.

the wolf is certainly majestic in it's element, but I just can't come up with anything it has to offer to the domestic dog.

jmo,
Rik

Baerenfangs Erbe

by Baerenfangs Erbe on 25 August 2020 - 17:08

What gets me is that these people just don't put stock into quality dogs to begin with. They take dogs from breeders with questionable breeding practices and then mix those dogs, with wolves.

It just makes me want to bash my head into a wall because people just give zero fucks....

by hexe on 25 August 2020 - 21:08

Baerenfang's Erbe, keep in mind that if 'these people' were to reveal what their plans were for a dog they were looking to purchase, an ethical breeder of truly quality stock would be unlikely to sell to them. Not that I'm excusing or condoning the train wreck type of breeding that's being discussed, just noting that it would--and SHOULD--be difficult to impossible for them to start out with well-bred dogs as their foundation.

Hundmutter

by Hundmutter on 26 August 2020 - 03:08

Good point Hexe; but I fear BE is still right when she says they just don't give a fuck, anyway.

Presumably this particular greeder is operating on BOTH sides of the Pond ... and people wonder why I go on so much about how to get buyers educated away from this sort of thing ???





 


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