As mentioned,it鈥檚illegalto keep true wolves as pets in America. However,a wolf must be more than 98% pure to count as a wolf,which leaves a lot of room for hybrid animals under federal law. That doesn鈥檛 mean you can go out and get a wolf-dog today as a pet. Each state has its own laws regarding the ownership of hybrid animals.
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Can you own a wild wolf as a pet?
Wild wolves also have a natural fear or wariness around humans that captive-born pups lack. Talk to an expert. If you are still interested in owning a wolf or wolf hybrid, visit a wolf sanctuary. Many sanctuaries have both wolves and wolf dogs that you can observe.
Do wolf hybrids make good pets?
FACT: Due to the shy nature of wolves, hybrids usually make poor protection dogs. Aggressive tendencies, if any, in the hybrid may be fear induced and as such, can be unpredictable and hard to control. MYTH: A wolf hybrid will live longer than a dog. FACT: The life span of a wolf in captivity is 12-14 years 鈥?the same as a large domestic dog.
What do you need to know about a wolf dog?
Wolves and wolf dogs need a lot of room to run and play. Socialize the wolf dog. Wolves are social, pack animals, so they require canine companionship. Just as important is socializing your wolf or wolf dog to people and places at a very young age.
Do dogs make better pets than wolves?
Frankly, it鈥檚 not news that dogs make better pets than wolves. As the proud owner of an actual wolf told this author many moons ago, 鈥淥ne doesn鈥檛 want to get so drunk that you pass out with him in the room.鈥?Because he might eat you, the owner elaborated.