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Saarlooswolfhond (Saarloos Wolf Dog)

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Rarely if ever seen outside of the Netherlands, the Saarloos Wolfhond was established early in the 1900s through cross breeding of zoo-kept wolves and German Shepherd Dogs.  Maintaining much of its wolf demeanor it is NOT a suitable companion for children, and is too independent for many types of training.  With its very strong pack drive, the breed club recommends and requires a home of two dogs to help with addressing the pack requirement.
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Group(s): HoundsSighthound Height: 24-29.5 inches
Weight: 75-90 pounds Longevity: 10-12 years
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Overall Appearance: very wolf-like including similar wolf coloration
Personaility - Behavior - Training
Energy Level: moderate to high
General Nature: strong willed, intelligent and independent
  with Children: not recommended
  with other pets: not ideal - strong prey drive
  with dogs: if raised with, particularly of its type
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Questions to ask Breeder:  - The Breeder Questions as listed here provided with explanations and answers you will want to be looking for!
  • How long have you had Saarlooswolfhond?
  • Why do you have Saarlooswolfhond  (show, performance, hunting, etc.)?
  • What do you consider to be the most important single characteristic of a Saarlooswolfhond ?
  • What health issues have you seen in the breed?
  • What criteria do you set for your breeding stock?
  • Do you plan to keep a puppy from this litter?
  • How often do you have puppies?
  • Do you have a written contract and puppy guarantee?
  • At what age do you send your pups to their homes?
  • How would you describe the ideal Saarlooswolfhond?
  • How would you describe the ideal Saarlooswolfhond home?
  • Are your puppies whelped in your home?
  • What advice would you offer someone in raising and training an Saarlooswolfhond?
  • How do you assist or help Saarlooswolfhond in need of rescue?
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