Research done on wolf hybrids has concluded that no amount of socialization or training may be sufficient to make all of the wolf hybrids safe to keep as pets. While some wolf hybrids are docile and non-aggressive, a higher percentage of wolf hybrids are likely to be dangerous and prone to attack humans and other animals. In fact, dog bite statistics show that wolf-dogs hold the sixth position in dog bite fatalities by breed.
Why Are Wolf Hybrids Gaining Popularity Despite Their Dangers?
Many think that people are drawn to their novelty and to their majesty. However, many states are banning the animals in an effort to control dog bite rates and keep residents safe from aggressive animals. While wild wolves almost never attack humans, wolf-dog hybrids kill an estimated one dozen people each decade.
Which Dogs Are Wolf Hybrids?
Wolf hybrids are dogs that are a cross between a domestic dog and a gray wolf. Some examples of breeds that may have wolf hybrid ancestry include the Alaskan Malamute, the Siberian Husky, and the German Shepherd.