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i adopted this female mix. and i was told she was a husky mix but they wasn’t sure what with. anyone have any ideas. we are thinking of embark testing her but i wanted to see what other people thought. i personally think she looks wolfy but that might just be me...
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She looks like a Siberian Husky or Sibe cross to me.

Depending on where you live, owning a wolf hybrid might be illegal, or else come with some serious restrictions and requirements, so I wouldn't be calling her one without evidence.
 

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I don't see any wolf features. Looks like a husky to me. Maybe some shepherd - I can't tell what color she actually is with all the filters.
 

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It can be impossible to tell a low-content wolfdog from a wolfy-looking mixed breed dog at times, so no one will be able to say for sure, but I'd err on the side of wolfy-looking dog. Definitely look into the legal requirements to keep a wolfdog in your area, because if you don't or can't meet them and call her a wolf mix anyway, even just casually online or to friends, you could get in serious trouble if it gets back to the wrong people. Be especially careful about her having wolfdog or wolf hybrid listed as her official breed anywhere, such as with your vet or on her microchip, etc.

Some states ban wolfdogs entirely without a license, others require things like a specific amount of outdoor space with eight foot tall double fencing, and will seize any proclaimed 'wolfdog' that's not being kept to these standards. It's also worth noting that the rabies vaccine is currently not legally considered to cover wolfdogs. Even though it probably does protect them from rabies, there hasn't been the right testing done on these hybrids to prove that, and they will be treated as unvaccinated if they (goodness forbid) bite someone, which can be as serious as her being euthanized so they can test her brain for rabies.

Embark will test for wolf content if you want to try that, just know that wolf content is different from their 'wolfiness' score - confusing, I know! But the 'wolfiness' score only tells you if your dog has ancient gene variations closer to their pre-dog ancestors, not that they have recent wolf ancestry.
 

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i adopted this female mix. and i was told she was a husky mix but they wasn’t sure what with. anyone have any ideas. we are thinking of embark testing her but i wanted to see what other people thought. i personally think she looks wolfy but that might just be me... View attachment 265103 View attachment 265104 View attachment 265105 View attachment 265106 View attachment 265107
i don't see a whole lotta wolf, so perhaps it'll make a decent pet pet with proper training and supervision. On the other hand if it is a wolf it'll most likely be miserable in captivity and pose a signifacant threat to those around it...
 

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Looks like a regular wolf-looking husky to me. She's very majestic, but wolf likely isn't recent in her pedigree.

As mentioned above, don't go around calling your dog a wolf hybrid. It can and will get you in trouble. Wolf hybrids do not behave like our domesticated dogs, which is why it can require a special license and housing requirements (depending on where you live).
 

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I don't see wolf.
IF you decide to test her, embark is about your best bet. But even so, there can be some very questionable results.
2 of my dogs were tested with embark. One makes sense, one doesn't make much sense. A 3rd dog was done thru Wisdom and makes absolutely no sense at all.
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Pit Bull/Cattle Dog/Chihuahua
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I don't see wolf.
IF you decide to test her, embark is about your best bet. But even so, there can be some very questionable results.
2 of my dogs were tested with embark. One makes sense, one doesn't make much sense. A 3rd dog was done thru Wisdom and makes absolutely no sense at all.
l to r
Aussie/Pit Bull/Staffordshire Terrier/Catahoula
Pit Bull/Cattle Dog/Chihuahua
Staffordshire Terrier/Chow Chow

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if i were hiking through the woods, i rather cross paths with a real 100% wolf then these three. Don't ask me why, just repeating what my gut instinct is telling me...
 

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if i were hiking through the woods, i rather cross paths with a real 100% wolf then these three. Don't ask me why, just repeating what my gut instinct is telling me...
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The one on the left would bark until she got close enough to lick you to death (her bark is big and scary though).
The one on the right would run if she saw a stranger. She's scared of people.
The little guy in the middle is young (13 months) and isn't always sure about strangers. He's curious, but wary. Once he knows someone, he loves them, but he takes his time warming up to new people.
 
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