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Hello all,
I'm new here. I have a question regarding a dog that I may adopt either tomorrow or the day after. I felt in love with this dog when I saw his pictures on the shelter's website. They labelled him as "wolf hybrid", but I am not sure about this. I read a lot of info online and I think he might be just a wolf looking dog, maybe malamute mix or some mix, but I'm not an expert. I hope there are some people here who can help me to identify this animal. Thanks very much! D2.jpg D3.jpg D1.jpg D4.jpg
 

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I think he looks like a hybrid. There's just something wolf-like to me sbout his stance and look. I highly doubt they would ever mismark a dog as a wolf hybrid purposely ad they are harder to adopt out. He's beautiful either way.
 

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I think he looks like a hybrid. There's just something wolf-like to me sbout his stance and look. I highly doubt they would ever mismark a dog as a wolf hybrid purposely ad they are harder to adopt out. He's beautiful either way.
Thanks Boxerlover. He's definitely beautiful. I will ask for more info when I meet him.
 

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I think he looks like a hybrid. There's just something wolf-like to me sbout his stance and look. I highly doubt they would ever mismark a dog as a wolf hybrid purposely ad they are harder to adopt out. He's beautiful either way.
You'd be surprised how many dogs get mislabeled as Wold Hybrids.

I'll see if I can get our resident Hybrid rescuers to ID this one.
 

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You'd be surprised how many dogs get mislabeled as Wold Hybrids.

I'll see if I can get our resident Hybrid rescuers to ID this one.
Oh wow, I would think they would just make it a husky mix so they would potentially be easier to adopt.
 

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I have zero experience with wolf dogs but I will say this dog looks more likely to be a wolf dog than the majority of dogs posted asking if its a wolf dog. Odds are it's just a husky/mal type mix though.
 

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I am by no means an expert, but that dog looks a Malamute mix to me. The last photo looks like part wolf, but the rest look like a GSD/Malamute mix. He is a cute though.
 

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You'd be surprised how many dogs get mislabeled as Wold Hybrids.

I'll see if I can get our resident Hybrid rescuers to ID this one.
cshellenberger, it would be nice if your resident Hybrid rescuers can help me ID this one. I appreciate your help!
 

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I am by no means an expert, but that dog looks a Malamute mix to me. The last photo looks like part wolf, but the rest look like a GSD/Malamute mix. He is a cute though.
Ya, he's very cute. He caught my eyes right away. I will meet him in person tomorrow. Maybe I can get more info tomorrow. Thanks for helping!
 

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Thanks Dagwall. No matter what breed he is, I will probably take him unless the shelter requires a lot of things that we are not qualified because he is a wolf hybrid. It would be a lot easier if he is some kind of mix.
 

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He looks like a Malamute mix to me, but I'm no expert on hybrids.
 

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Looks like a good looking boy. There is one picture in which you see a hint of wolf but for the most part this boy is all malamute. Some of the malamute traits include the shorter legs, stockier muzzle, longer tail, pointier ears, wider build, etc.. I hope all works out and the adoption goes through, we have a 4 rescues ourselves and we love them all.
 

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All malamute to me! This boy needs to be brushed though. That blowing coat/needs a bath on him is driving me crazy. lol. As soon as I saw his face I was like oh mallie!! If you get him hehe come to me for mal questions!
 

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This boy has been posted all over facebook with other people asking the same question. There does not appear to be any wolf in this animal, but mostly malamute if not all
 

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My first thought is a Malamute mix just by looking. I have always said that "Behavior Never Lies". Should you adopt this dog, you will know in a short order just how much wolf verses Malamute there really is.
The OP can't adopt the dog, nor could they when they posted. The dog was adopted July 17th.
 

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Actually, everything you've described can be said for purebred Siberian Huskies as well. None of the things you've said are indicative of determining whether or not a dog is a wolf-mix or not.
 
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