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If you have any information about wolf-dog crosses to add to this collection, or
suggestions for what should be included here, please e-mail (Kwewu7@inetdesign.com) with 'TALES' as subject.
- Wolfdog FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about wolf - dog crosses, responsible "ownership" and
breeding practices. The information and opinions expressed reflects the collective
howlin' responses of the Hybrid Wolf Mailing List aka. Wolfdoglist membership
- Nicole Wilde's WHATE
(Wolf Hybrid Awareness Through Education) package details the ins and outs of
Wolf Hybrid ownership. Examining everything from the genetic, physical, and
behavioral traits of Hybrid Wolves, to the day to day considerations of keeping these
animals as pets, Nicole contributes personal advise and information on what you need
to know before buying a puppy.
- Thinking about breeding your wolf-dog ?
A candid message from Nicole Wilde, author of the book "Living with Wolfdogs; an Everyday Guide to a
Lifetime Companionship", to potential breeders.
- Wolfdog Containment Solutions - A Variety of Fencing Types for Large Kennels, Pens & Enclosures
'Owners' show how it can be done ! Responsible wolfdog 'ownership' entails having adequate and appropriate containment fencing for your animals. This photo-guide shows a variety of fencing types for safely and adequately housing wolfdogs in large kennels, pens or enclosures, without the use of chains or aerial cable runs. Mostly-wolf to mostly-dog, no chained animals here !
- What Wolves Could Be.... False heritage claims abound. This page pokes fun at the wacky ideas we sometimes have about wolves. You've heard of The Big Bad Wolf. Well, have you ever heard of the Buffalo Wolf ? Or the Russian Black Wolf ?! How 'bout the "Louisiana Swamp wolf" or the "Mountain wolf" ? MacKenzie Valley and Red Wolf heritage claims too. You'll be amazed at what you learn with this tongue-in-cheeck educational tool.
- Working Activities with Wolfdogs
A unique new section showing a variety of activities 'owners' and their wolf-dogs engage in. Answers the questions, "what are wolfdogs good for?", and "what can you do with wolf-dogs?". Detailed is everything from ambassador wolves in schools, to therapy animals interacting with ill or elderly patients in hospital settings... onwards to working-dog competitions, weight pulls, and canine packing in the backcountry (Unfinished, work in progress).
- Wolfdog & Wolf-like Dog Breeds.
A brand new section showcasing breeds known to have recent wolf inheritance.
Here in the U.S., most of our wolfdogs are some combination of wolf subspecie(s) and dog breed(s). In general, our animals are wolfy-mutts. However, there are certain lineages which have been selectively bred for multiple generations with the intention of creating stable new breeds. Others to incorporate (non-recent)
wolf-inheritance to improve existing recognized dog breeds, and still more developing wolf-like dog breeds. This section is a celebration of those accomplishments. Plus, a very special showcase of two fully regognized European wolfdog breeds, the Saarloos Wolfhound and the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog !
NEW ! Featured Site:
A coalition of wolf-dog organizations, rescue facilities, individual owners and enthusiasts, dedicated to responsible wolfdog ownership. Join the National Wolfdog Alliance.
- Exclusive to The Wolf Dunn, Jerilyn Monroe shares her secrets of carding
and spinning her wolfdog's fur, in a four-part series,
Turn Wolf Fur into Yarn.
Demonstrating the process in 13 color photos, Jeri not only shows how to get started,
but provides tips on how you can turn your hybrid wolves' fur into yarn too!
- Wolf Tales Bookstore.
A large collection of 'recommended reading' books on wolves & wolf-dog crosses, children's
stories, DVDs and videos available for purchase through Amazon.com. Titles carried
"Wolfdogs A to Z",
and the classic wolf bible
"The Wolf: The
Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Species".
Many wolfdog 'owners' may not be aware that in several states and counties/localities,
wolf-dog crosses have been banned or their ownership restricted. The National
Wolfdog Alliance provides a listing of Current
State Laws as well as periodic Legislative
Updates to help you determine the legal status of wolfdogs in your general
area (be sure to check your local county/town ordinances too, don't just rely
on state law! Hint: do some research at your local library, county records
office, or animal control agency).
The Wolf Dunn has a Colorado Legislative
Alert. It's an outdated, but still useful special alert for Colorado residents.
Fight BSL is a small collection of helpful
information for fighting proposed restrictive legislation / ordinances against wolfdog
'ownership'. To find out more about how you can get involved or ask for help with an issue
affecting ownership in your local area, contact the National Wolfdog Alliance's
- Rabies Vaccination:
Why are wolfdogs banned or restricted in certain states/counties/towns ? The main reason
cited is the lack of approval for usage of standard canine rabies vaccine in all members of
the species. It works (!) but for "political reasons" the USDA doesn't want to officially
approve usage of canine rabies vaccines for all canines.
The Wolf Dog Coalition provides
a wealth of information on the history of the fight to gain approval... lots of documentation
is online at their website. Also, learn more about the
Rabies Vaccine, the Wolf and Wolf
Dog, in this article by Diana Bendit and Gene Sydnor of the Wolf Dog Coalition.
The Rabies-vaccine Approval Finding Team has also been involved in this battle, and provides
information about their participation and the issues online at
You can also learn more about the current status of this battle by going to the National
Rabies Vaccine Status
and History page.
[ Visit: rabies vaccine approval information ]
* In the Detroit News of Nov. 8, 1995, Cliff Mortimer's Letter
to the Editor Regulating Wolf Dogs Would be a Waste,
puts the responsibility of wolfdog ownership in 'our' hands. He asks, "Since these animals are indistinguishable from several other dog breeds, isn't it a little foolish to try and regulate something you can't identify? Isn't it another useless regulation and waste of the tax payers' money?".
- Wolf and wolfdog, Non-Internet Addresses and Resources
A listing of contact addresses for wolf and wolfdog magazines, newsletters, organizations,
clubs and facilities. Many of these listed here do not have web sites, but those that do are
also listed at our separate...
- Wolf Dunn Links page - a comprehensive
listing of wolf and hybrid wolf resources on the web.
This page was created
by ( Kwewu7@inetdesign.com ) as part
of -The Wolf Dunn-'s "Wolf Tales" online wolf & wolfdog educational section.
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Last updated: May 2004