Soooo... as some of you may know, I used to own a wolf/german shepherd hybred, Kerby.
I loved him to death, but we couldn't keep him due in part because of our small house and small yard, but the bigger issue was his growing aggression...
he bit the neighbor boy, bit the dog trainer, and was showing a bit of prey drive towards my then learning-to-crawl daughter.
He wasn't a bad dog at all.. he was a wolf! that's what they do.
Anyway we found him a great home and it all worked out... buuuut.. still in the back of my mind I keep remembering how cool he was (when he wasn't doing the bad wolf habits) and how someday it would be so awesome if it ever worked out to have a similar dog...
Well, recently I discovered that there may be a way to have the best of both worlds. A dog who looks like a wolf, but acts like a family friendly dog.
The two breeds I've been looking at are the Northern Inuit:[link]
and the Native American Indian Dog:[link]
Now, I've been researching both a TON and reading as much info as I can find..
The Northern Inuit seems like a more solid breed (they've been around longer than the NAID's), and I've found very little bad press about them. The only problem is that there doesn't seem to be any breeders in the US...
The NAID's i'm a little more attracted to (being of slight Cherokee heritage).. I like the idea behind them, they're bigger than the NI's, there ARE breeders in the USA...
buuuuut i've also found some rather negative info about them... that there is indeed wolf blood in the breed (I do NOT want another dog that I have to give up because it can't be family-friendly!), mostly being my main concern.
Anyways it will be a few years before we move into a bigger house with a bigger back yard, and so I can't get a big dog until then. That gives me a lot of time to think..
So I was just wondering if any of you had heard of these dogs (or similar breeds), have any information, opinions, advice..
I'd love to hear it!