Responsible Wolf-dog Hybrid Breeder:
1. Can trace
the heritage of their breeding stock for at least five generations
with truth and accuracy. Breeders cannot reliably trace heritage
back that far with no registration of breeding stock with a
REPUTABLE wolf-dog hybrid registry.
Contact us for
the names of the few registries that really know wolf-dog hybrid
written breeding program which is strictly adhered to - developed
to enhance function, temperament, and conformation. It needs to
be peer reviewed and should stress the best interests of the
breed/type of canine.
should be willing to disclose their breeding program to
prospective buyers in as much depth as required; particularly in
relation to health issues within said breed/type.
3. Has a
professionally formulated temperament testing program - tests all
breeding stock, and keeps pups long enough to temperament test
Those breeders who pull pups from the dam early and send
to new homes to be bottle fed from age 2 to 4 weeks do not fit
homes lined up with deposits taken
a breeding to occur. The homes should be pre-screened to assure
the new owners have the proper containment and facilities to own
such an animal. Makes sure buyer knows the needs of and drawbacks
to owning wolf-dog hybrids.
Never ships a
pup under the age of 8 weeks - it is illegal to ship younger.
pups only in legal areas. Many area have banned wolf-dog hybrids
and/or f1 wolf-dog hybrid crosses. Sending a pup into an illegal
area can be a death sentence. Know your state, county and
State regs can be found here:
only to advance or protect the type - wolf-dog hybrids are not a
breed. Does NOT breed just to produce pups or because 2 animals
live on the same premises. See our
7. Does all
health screens appropriate for their breed, this may include
PennHip or OFA of both hips and elbows for dyplasia; PRA, and any
other genetic abnormality that are known to be a problem in each
of the dog breeds in the wolf-dog hybrid.
argument that wolves don't have CHD and other abnormalities is
fallacious. If dogs are descended from wolf, where would ALL the
genetics have come from?
breed a female more than once every 2 years. A wolfdog normally
cycles once a year.
breeding related health checks done of the breeding pair prior to
allowing a tie to rule out any infections and to ensure good
your breeder test for brucelosis each time the animals are bred?
Provides temperature controlled, draft free whelping and
nursery facilities that are separate from any other animals.
These would preferably be off the ground to help prevent the
transmission of parasites and infections.
of parasites, breeder has a good de-worming and vaccination
program in effect, and can provide dates of all such treatments.
adequate funding available to provide for the unknown medical
needs of the bitch, including C-Sections and/or prenatal
monitoring should problems occur. And
funding available for treatment if veterinary problems arise in
neonatal pups, no matter what those problems/complications might
Provides the new owners with a written, enforceable contract of
sale, that guarantees the health of the pup for a minimum of two
years from genetic health problems.
or replacement during this time. Contract should also offer a
term of 72 hours to 2 weeks period if a pup becomes ill. For
change of mind, with no questions asked, refund/take back period
is typically 30 to 60 days from the date of sale. The refund would
be prorated for time owned and veterinary care needed.
13. Provides the new owners with an educational packet of
information upon sale.
should include heritage and pedigree information, health records
of the pup, and general wolfdog information along with training
and care tips.
14. Provides pups with initial shots, worming, and vet check.
Provides pups with good socialization and beginning training.
allows visits to their facilities and to meet and interact with
the parents of the pups.
active in the rescue and rehabilitation of wolf-dog hybrids.
refuses to help one of their own who has been displaced.
by taking the animal back themselves or by helping to get the
animal into an appropriate rescue and paying for the animals costs
of re-homing, health and rehabilitation while in rescue.
Provides a lifetime commitment to the new owners for education
about the pup.
20. Microchips and/or tattoos any animal that is sold. Microchips
with whatever breed/type of animal the originator chooses (huskyX,
malX), as well as the breeder and current owner. The only way to
INSURE breeder responsibility for the life of the animal is to