In order to understand what a wolfdog/hybrid is, it is important to know what it is not, as that is considered a NON-WOLFDOG. We will be showing you some standard pure breds. These are not wolfdogs, yet can be easily mistaken by the non educated/trained eye and passed as such.
The largest and oldest of the Arctic sled dogs, the Alaskan Malamute
possesses great strength and endurance. He is not designed to race, but
rather to carry large loads over long distances. Today, many Malamutes
are family pets, but are highly athletic and still capable of enjoying
sledding, weight-pulling, back-packing, jogging and swimming with
their owners. The Malamute coat is thick and coarse, with a plumed tail
carried over the back, it has a curl. The coat usually ranges in color from light
gray to black or from sable to red. Face markings, including a cap on
the head and a bar/mask on the face are often distinguishing features. Forehead has a stopped angle without a gentle slope.
The Siberian Husky, or Husky (Russian: сибирский хаски, "Sibirsky husky") is a medium to large, dense-coat workingdog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly furred double coat, sickle tail, erect triangular ears, and distinctive markings. Huskies are an active, energetic, and resilient breed whose ancestors
came from the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian
Arctic. Siberian Huskies were bred by the Chukchi of Northeastern Asia to pull heavy loads long distances through difficult conditions. The dogs were imported into Alaska during the NomeGold Rush and later spread into the United States and Canada. They were initially sent to Alaska and Canada as sled dogs but rapidly acquired the status of family pets and show dogs. Typical weight is 35 to 55 lbs. The forheads have a angle to them without a gentle slope.
The first impression of a good German Shepherd Dog is that of a strong, agile,
well muscled animal, alert and full of life. It is well balanced, with harmonious
development of the forequarter and hindquarter. The dog is longer than tall,
deep-bodied, and presents an outline of smooth curves rather than angles. It
looks substantial and not spindly, giving the impression, both at rest and in
motion, of muscular fitness and nimbleness without any look of clumsiness or
soft living. The ideal dog is stamped with a look of quality and nobility--difficult
to define, but unmistakable when present, ears are very tall/pointed and erect.
Secondary sex characteristics are
strongly marked, and every animal gives a definite impression of masculinity
or femininity, according to its sex.
It is important to understand that these above breeds are somewhat of what could indeed, be mixed in with a wolfdog/hybrid. Knowing what the above animals look like, help put the pieces of the puzzle together.