Skip to comments.TV blamed for 'wolves' trend: Soaring numbers of dog breeds including huskies being abandoned
Posted on 02/24/2014 4:17:57 PM PST by Morgana
Soaring numbers of wolf breed dogs are being abandoned by owners unable to cope with the pets - which have become popular after featuring in cult films and television shows such as Twilight and Game of Thrones.
Charities including The Dogs Trust say hundreds of dogs such as Malamutes, Huskies and Sarloos were given up last year because their demands for attention and exercise are proving too much.
And last week, six day-old Eliza-Mae Mullane was mauled to death by her parents pet Alaskan Malamute at their home in Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire.
Police are currently still investigating the circumstances of the tots death and have not destroyed the dog.
The Dogs Trust, Britains largest dog rescue charity, has experienced a three-fold rise in wolf breed dogs brought to its rehoming centres.
The charity says it is gravely concerned about the situation, saying unscrupulous breeders are also to blame, for selling the dogs to people in town-centre flats who were out at work all day and left them unattended.
Last year the trust took in 261 abandoned wolf-type dogs up from 78 in 2010.
Although known for being friendly, affectionate and loyal, wolf breed dogs are also prone to separation anxiety and extreme boisterousness.
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They are so beautiful!
Yes they are. I won’t have any other dog.
People are such morons.
The worst thing that can happen to ANY breed is to become “popular”.
101 Dalmations was an epic train wreck for that breed.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
Rin Tin Tin.
Turner And Hooch.
It goes on and on.
Keep that vicious beast on a choke chain! Oh, and rub his tummy. BTT
They aren’t being ‘abandoned’. They’re running away, as wolves do.
I threaten to beat him with a stick but he won’t believe me.
Well, it might help if the stick didn’t still have the pork chop attached.
Huskies are about the most beautiful critters on earth, and people fall for their good looks. But they also have more personality, energy, confidence and brains than most people can handle. Do your homework before taking one home; they are not labs.
I raise my hand like I’m going to hit him and it just gives him a case of the whole body wags.
There is a solid white wolf/dog I have seen on several TV shows and maybe movies. I am pretty sure it is the same dog.
Malamutes and Huskies are not wolf breeds, As far as the Sarloos:
The saarloos wolfdog is a dog created in the Netherlands by a dutch breeder named Leendert Sarloos in 1921 when he wanted to create a improved version of the German Shepperd that can be immune to the distemper the first cross that he attempted to create the saarloos wolfdog was a German Shepperd male and a female Eurasian Wolf as far as we know he succeed since the saarloos wolf dog known today is an imposing and strong dog. Only thing is that it kept some of the characteristics from the wolf like cautious, very reserved and lacks ferocity when it comes to attack impulse.
Having been last bred with wolves around 90 years ago I find it difficult to call It a wolf breed currently. You might as well call all dogs wolf breeds.
That’s what science should be working on, how to “labotomize” a husky. :)
More proof that morons shouldn’t be allowed to own dogs
or vote (they’re Rats), procreate, own cars or guns
They name their kids after crappy TV show characters.
They make major life decisions based on the uneducated, inane bigoted ramblings of a celebutard.
I love my giant wolf dog. He’s an oddball who likes to keep his own counsel, and do his own thinking, but he has a gentle nature toward animals and people alike. Someone dumped him on my doorstep when he was a tiny, blue-eyed puppy, and I almost didn’t keep him. I’m glad I did.
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