Indiana Wolf/dogContributors to this thread:
Rut Nut 22-Jul-19
320 bull 23-Jul-19
This trapper was called out to eliminate predators that had killed over $22,000. in livestock. The big one is in excess of 100 pounds. People have been known to try and make pets of them. When they get too hard to handle they release them.
From: Rut Nut
I found out some guy up the road had a wolf/dog as a pet. I told him he better keep a leash on it if he ever took it off his property because if I saw that thing running loose I would put it down.
IMHO there is NO good reason to have a Wolf (or pitbull for that matter) as a PET!
Ive seen Coydogs before, had one brought in to my Deer check station years back, weighed 80lbs ... had the coloration of a 'yote, but the face/muzzle/body/paws was that of a dog .... when I was a skinner for a fur buyer, a coyote/fox trapper caught a handful of 'em ... similar characteristics ......
Definitely large critters.
that is similar to the one brought in to be weighed ... glad it is dead .... more of 'em need whacked !! ... I had trail cam pics of a German Shepard that ran with a pack of Coyotes, got multiple pics of it with that pack, I'd have killed it in a heartbeat if I could have ever trapped it or got a shot at it ....
That hung is less dangerous than a pit bull
Know some people who had an American bulldog for quite a while as a family pet. I got hit by a car and was never the same. They came home one evening and found it covered in blood, got to looking around and discovered that it had killed their full grown horse. They had to put the dog down. Strange things happen.
A friend once had a wolf pup as a pet. While traveling through western Kansas and stopping for fuel, the 6 month old pup escaped the car and ran off.
I’ve often wondered who killed the wolf and what they thought about that
From: 320 bull
When I was in my early 20's I though it would be cool to have a wolf or hybrid as a pet. I went to look at some posted in the local paper. The first was a breeder of sorts and they looked like dogs more or less. Not what I had pictured. Second was an owner giving the animal away. When I got there and saw it my thoughts on wanting one changed. This thing was giant, looked just like a wolf. It never stopped pacing and looked at me through the cage like it was wondering how I tasted. Scariest dog of sorts I had ever seen and there was no way I was taking it. Pretty sure it was mostly if not all wolf. I wonder where that monster ended up. Or where it came from.
I worked for a guy that had a 1/4 wolf. He was marked like a shepherd but huge and no tail. That was a good dog. He liked to play rough but as soon as he got too rough you raised your voice and he cowered. The farmer would turn that thing out on armadillos digging in his fields. That dog would crunch them to pieces in his jaws like it was nothing. He was a cool dog but hell on the neighbors goats.
Bull Terrier's are great dogs.....I would not, however, recommend having more than one. Smart, fast, obedient, generally healthy.
"Coydogs" are a rare thing....
A fella that wired for me for a short time in the 80s had a “Pet” Wolf. One day while driving he had the wolf in the back seat. He turned around at some point to look at his pet and it decided his face was a chewy toy.
Pitbull a are just fine, it's the owners that's the problem. Half wolf dog is just stupid to try to have as a pet and just like any dog left in the wild it will go feral.