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GENERALBreed group: Working Type: Pure Breed
PHYSICALSize: Large Weight: 40-175 pounds (18-79 kg.) Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Black & Brown, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Gray / Salt & Pepper, Light Brown / Golden, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: About 5 to 10 years in the wild, longer in captivity Rarity: Common Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Not good for warm climate
The Timber Wolf, also known as the Gray wolf, believed to be widely distributed as inhabits of the forested areas of the land of Wisconsin. A timber wolf dog is said to be a genetic cross between a gray wolf and a dog and sometimes referred to as "wolf hybrids". They can be wonderful companions, however there are certain factors that are needed to be considered before deciding to raise these breeds. Wolves both wild and domesticated are a complex creatures in nature. They are highly intelligent, with problem solving skills that go well beyond a simple thinking skills. They normally go in a pack, communicates in posture, voice and scent, and follows an alpha as their pack leader. Raising a timber wolf dog requires commitment and a more challenging care and more intensive time than that of the average dog. These dogs are loyal, smart and can be dangerous in the wrong hands. For inexperienced owners, they do not make a good pet, but make a true friend.
Timber Wolf comes in ranges from nearly white to nearly black, but are usually grayish.
The Timber Wolf has a thick, double coat. Their coat usually grows better in cold climates, where there is snow.
These breeds are shy and will hard to accept strangers. They will not respond to anybody else except their owner. However, they can be managed or handled by anyone else until proven its reliability a hundred times. Their shyness and fear of man is because of their natural wolf instinct, simply of how they survived. They can be territorial and protective to their family members. They used to roam around very large areas to secure their territory. They do not like strangers and are afraid of loud noises. Their being afraid to people makes them not suited as a family watchdog.
The Timber Wolf will need to be groomed and brushed moderately to remove possible dead hairs. Bathing should be done when necessary to always keep them clean.
Training a Timber Wolfdog may require hours per day from puppyhood and an hour or two on the following training days. The more hours of training, the more strong the bond between the owner and the dog. Along the training, it is important to let this breeds know that the owner or the humans are the alpha and not them to refrain future behavioral problems.
The Timber Wolf dogs needs to be raised in a secluded areas and does not fit to be grown in residential areas. They can be dangerous especially when it lacks training, also most people on residential areas are afraid to mingle with these type of dogs and might cause trouble. Timber Wolf dogs loves to swim and drinks a lot of water. They are known to be a 1-family dog but can be socialized to become a willing and loyal family member. They cannot be allowed to roam around freely unsupervised if you don't want them to cause any trouble or be shot by a neighbor.