Common Wolf Dog Breeds
Eastern Timber Wolf
This is the most common type of wolf used in wolf dog breeding. Eastern Timber Wolves usually weigh 50 - 70 lbs. They are known as the more vocal species. Their beautiful howls can be heard for miles in the wild. They are a smaller sub species of the Gray Wolf and like the Gray Wolf the average lifespan is only 3-4 years in the wild. Luckily in captivity or as We have seen in Wolf Dog crosses mixed with Timber Wolf they can live 15-17 years.
Canadian Timber Wolf
This type of wolf is also known as the Mackenzie Valley wolf. They are one of the larger species ranging on average 100 to 130 lbs. though much larger have been documented. They are strong pack animals. Colors are often a sable, white, gray , red. Markings vary even more so when mixed with dog. Many Owners of wolf dog crosses mixed with Canadian Timber claim this mix is much more loyal and intelligent than others offered.
Known as the Western Wolf, this species is larger in size ranging from 80-100 lbs. While usually a beautiful sable gray coloring they can also end up nearly solid white, red or brown and blacks have also occured. When mixed with dog sizes and colors can vary greatly. The Gray Wolf is one of the worlds most researched animals. They are very social. Their intelligence is unmatched. Their pack bonds are strong.
Wild Arctic Wolves are found in Alaska, Canada and Greenland. Wolf dog mixes containing true Arctic Wolf lines used to be rare but have become more available in recent years. Arctic wolves range in weight as small as 70 lbs to as large as 130 lbs. They are generally white in color but when mixed with dog the colors can vary greatly. While still a pack animal, this species can be slightly more solitary than other wolves. They are more suited to colder temperatures with a multilayer coat and thick padded paws.
Mexican Gray Wolf
One of the smallest subspecies of the Gray Wolf. They have dwindling wild numbers .They range in colors but most take on a almost Coyote look. They are actually thought to have been the only Gray Wolf to have hybridized with Coyotes. These are rarely used in Wolf Dog breeding lines due to the smaller size and this wolf dog mix has proven to be less tractable.
Also known as the Florida or Mississippi Valley Wolf. Usually reddish in color, though when mixed with dog a much different variety can be produced. They were originally thought to be a Coyote breed but have been proven to be their own independant species. They weigh up to 90 lbs. The red wolf is much more social than the Coyote but less so than the Gray Wolf.
Alaskan Malamutes are some of the most loved working dogs. They are strong and seem to love hard work. They are still used as sled dogs as well as they are now some of the top competitors in weight pulling competitions. The breed is very fond of People, making them good for families. However, because of their intelligence they can be stubborn and will need to be kept motivated for proper training. Standard Alaskan Malamutes range from 75-85 lbs but there are also Giants that are well over 100 lbs and Super giants from the M'loot lines reaching 140+lbs. Alaskan Malamutes come in a variety of colors from sable, gray and white, black and white, red and white and solid white. Coats come in standard as well as woolly.
A beautiful Arctic breed of working dog, thought to be one of North America's rarest canines. Only 300 purebreds are estimated to remain. We have a breeder that lists here that owns 2 of them. Not to be confused with the American Eskimo, the Canadian Eskimo is a powerfully built and athletic. Average size of the Canadian Eskimo ranges from 45-90 lbs.
German Shepherds are the preferred breed for many types of work because of their strength, intelligence, trainability and obedience. They are wonderful protectors and are considered one of the most loyal breeds available. They range in size 50 - 90 lbs and are usually a tan/black color but can also come in red/black, solid black or solid white. When mixed with wolf You get a beautiful, intelligent, large and loyal pet.
While similar in coloring to the Alaskan Malamute, this breed is smaller, with purebreds ranging in size 35-60 lbs. Hybrids can be much larger. The Siberian Husky is a working dog, with ability to pull with ease. They are a very active breed and can sometimes be distructive if bored. They tend to love most anyone they meet and can be great family pets for an active family.
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