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Greetings all. In the next few months, I will be in search of a low (possibly low-mid) content wolfdog puppy. I'm moving to 8.5 acres of private country land, and have wanted a wolfdog for quite some time now. I've been doing my research, and I do not feel that I have the time/financial stability to devote to a high-content wolfdog right now. However, I am a lifelong dog caretaker, and am looking for more of an exotic look to my next dog.

I am looking for any reputable wolfdog breeders in the KY/IN/TN/WV/VA/IL area. I have talked to a few of my friends, and one recommended Chapparal Farm in OH, linked here -> http://chaparralfarm.com/ . I've looked around, but I can't seem to find any real reviews of them. Have any of you heard of/dealt with them? Another recommended a "private" breeder in Lanesville, IN, that doesn't appear to have a website/page. Also, upon viewing some pictures of that breeder's latest litters, they do not look very "wolfy" to me. So I'd rather steer clear of them.

Any help that you can provide would be great. Thank you in advance.


Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:23 pm
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Chances are, if you're going low-mid, you're not going to get a very "wolfy" looking dog. It will look more like a husky, malamute or german shepherd, maybe with a touch of wolfish-ness.
They don't seem all that reputable to me, considering on the Adults for Sale page, the "high content" they have for sale is mid content, at best. But definitely no high content. However, if you're looking for low to mid contents, they do have some nice looking dogs for LCs. I personally like HCs best.


Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:58 pm
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I'm with Sarajeku: those aren't high content wolfdogs on their site. But if you're wanting a low/mid content one, you would probably be happy with what you got.

I really like high contents a lot--then again, I just like wolves, lol.

But if you feel you're not ready for a high content, then I think you are being very responsible not to buy one. It's good to get experience with other exotics, lower hybrids, or even difficult dogs first.

Congrats on getting your own land! I'm super jealous. You must be happy to have your own place.

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@sarejeku - I should have been more clear. I'm not after a "pure wolf" look. Malamute/Husky/GSD as the main phenotype is fine with me. But some wolfy traits would be my goal. It's really the dog personality with some wolf elements (both physically and psychologically) that I want to work with.

@sarajeku and Ash - I was thinking that their hybrids looked to be more low-content as well. But second and third opinions are always good, when it comes to these things. =) And yes. Someday, I hope to have the proper facilities for a high-content. I'm taking over the family farm, so that's a very real possibility, in a few years. Right now, I'd rather focus on getting experience with lower contents. I've always been the family dog trainer, and we've had quite the mix of dogs - from purebred, well-meaning retrievers to stubborn Heinz-57s. I'm a horse trainer by trade, so I do have a bit of experience with training other, wilder animals as well.

Do either of you have any suggestions of other breeders? That was just one that was recommended to me. I'm very open to other breeders.


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I'll look around. I'm most familiar with high-content breeders and haven't looked around much for low/mid content breeders as much. A good place to search is wolfdog rescue sites. I don't know if you would feel comfortable taking in a rescue, but lots of times most of the ones on there are low/no contents.

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I would recomend staying away from Chapparal, not only are they misrepresenting they're animals. But have sold animals with severe hip displacia. He has numerous animals in rescue also and refusses to take any of his puppies back, he is listed all over this blog if you take the time to go threw it.
http://wolfdogmyths.blogspot.com/search ... results=50

I'd also recomend joining this forum and asking around http://wolfdogforum.com/forum/index.php

There's not a lot of reputable low content breeders out there. But this one is a excelkent breeder thats been breeding low's to highs for years. Vicki Spencer of Southern breeze.

She has a new line called blue bay shepards, which are around F6 35%, here's some pics in this post of last years pups http://www.wolfdogforum.com/forum/viewt ... 81&start=0 another post about the line http://www.wolfdogforum.com/forum/viewt ... f=37&t=928

Here are some of her breeders, these two are the blue wolfdogs she breeds to her blue shepards
http://bluebayshepherd.net/slate.html
http://bluebayshepherd.net/dillon.html
The two sheperds
http://bluebayshepherd.net/jordan.html
http://bluebayshepherd.net/passion.html

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I'm usually not a big fan of low and mid contents, but those blue bay shepherds are gorgeous! If I had the space, I'd want one of those.


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@Cindy23323 - Thank you for the suggestions. Vicki's Blue Bay Shepherds are GORGEOUS! I'd seen her name brought up somewhere else as a good breeder. She's actually the first breeder with multiple good reviews that I've found, so I will definitely check her out. Any idea what it costs to get on her waiting list for a puppy?

Thank you to everyone else for your help/suggestions. If anybody else has any suggestions for a reputable low/mid content breeder, please let me know.


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Sorry i have no idea. I did see on the one post that they said she had the pups reduced for a price of $800 to $1,200 so I'm guessing they must be higher then that. I'd contact her and ask, here's a link to her old site that has all her contact info on it. http://www.wolfhybrids.com/main.htm

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I emailed Vicki a few minutes ago. =) Thanks for all of your help Cindy!


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You're Welcome.

I actually met Vicki a couple years ago. There was a wolf/wolfdog get together at Full Moon Farm in N.C. that I attended she was pretty nice.

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Greetings again everyone. I've been researching breeders some more. I am still learning how to ID content levels, so I'm asking for a little help here. The following are a list of ads/breeders that appear to be possibly what I'm looking for (low-mid content WD puppies). If you have any experience with them, positive or negative, please let me know. Also, if you don't mind taking a look at their pictures, please help me ID their mating pairs/puppies. I've checked these against the Bad Breeders Lists here: http://wolfdogforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=1035 and here: http://wolfdogmyths.blogspot.com/ ,and they are not on them. That does not, however, mean that the lists are 100% up-to-date, as we are all aware of the ever-changing nature of the internet.

Oh, and I have contacted Vicki Spencer with the Blue Bay Shepherds. She seems very knowledgable and authentic. I am still in the searching phase of acquiring a puppy, and want to see if there are any other options. Thanks for your help!

First up, 1.) Watson's Wolves (Stewart, TN) -
(ad) http://www.hoobly.com/0/0/1915985.html -and- (website) http://www.watsonswolves.com/
Advertising mid-contents being born in April. His "Wolf Facts" page doesn't seem to hold much back in the way of describing what it's like to "own" a wolfdog. However, it doesn't exactly discourage it either. The website doesn't have a whole lot on it.

2.) Harvest Moon Wolfdogs (Indianapolis, IN) -
(ad)http://www.hoobly.com/0/0/1926359.html -and- (website)http://harvestmoonwolfdogs.weebly.com/
Older ad, but "taking deposits for 2012", so not sure when pups are/were born. Informative website.

3.) Private Breeder (North Judson, IN)
(ad) http://www.hoobly.com/0/0/1954802.html
No website, taking deposits for 2012. Ad mentions pups "only going to excellent homes". Parents look somewhat wolfy to me.

4.) Private Breeder (Mansfield, OH)
(ad) http://www.hoobly.com/0/0/1951701.html
No website. Doesn't offer any hint of Content, but there is a picture of both parents. Father looks somewhat wolfy to me, mother is obviously husky.

I found many other ads that were advertising high contents that obviously were not, but could be low/mids. I have excluded them here due to pictures of poor containment, gross misrepresentation, etc. I will add to this if I find any others. Thank you all again for your thoughts.


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The last one that doesn't offer any hint of content, is very low content. They're low/no. To me, I believe those people are just trying to get more money out of you by calling it a wolf hybrid. But it could very well have a TINY bit of wolf in it.
The third one, that is calling them mid/high, they are some very nice looking mids (maybe upper mid?) but definitely not high. I really don't trust anyone on hoobly anymore. I've run across some ridiculous ads on there.
I do like that the first one advertises that they are mid content and isn't BSing you about content. But other than that, I don't know anything about those first two breeders.


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Vickie got her blue bay shepard site going now, here's the link

http://bluebayshepherds.weebly.com/index.html

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