“I got both of them from local shelters. When I got her in 2006, the staff told me she was a shepherd husky. I go to the dog park, I’m meeting people with shepherd husky mixes, and they look nothing like her. I get in my car, I’m driving, I look in the rearview mirror, I see these eyes and I’m like, I’ve got a wolf in my car. Then, when she was 10-months old, there was a shepherd breeder and trainer in the dog park, and at the end of the lesson, the trainer came up to me and asked, ‘What kind of dog is that?’ And I’m thinking, Shepherd husky. You should know, you are a breeder. She said, ‘That’s a wolf.’”
Thats mildly hilarious
It might be different in other places, but where I live it’s illegal to have a pet dog who is more than 50% wolf - and, if they have any wolf blood, they are held to a higher expectation on training and behavior. Any sign of aggression (even just barking at strangers in the yard) could mean the dog gets put down. The laws are in place to keep people safe and dissuade them from taking wolves as pets. My family adopted a 3/4 wolf - her mother was full wolf and her father was half wolf/german shepherd. We named her Angel, she was the runt of the litter. When we took her to the vet to get her shots, the vet knew her breed right away - but she didn’t agree with the laws, so she wrote down her breed as ‘Husky/Shepherd’ so that we didn’t have to worry about it. My dad was friends with the person who we adopted from, and he said that as far as he knew - the rest of Angel’s litter was all put down - none, except Angel, died of natural causes.