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Dat iz mah new pet woolfye by woxys Dat iz mah new pet woolfye by woxys
Eurasian grey wolf (canis lupus lupus) from ZOO Chomutov, Czech republic :D


The story of the title: have you also noticed how many dA members pretend to own a wolf? :roll: I can accept daydreamers, who take photos of wolves in ZOOs or parks. But too often, I see people who make up whole long and detailed stories about their real wolf pets and they support such crazy lies with posting famous google photos! :roll: I have met a girl who said she got WHOLE wolf pack as her birthday present and she was absolutely serious about it, posting many stolen shots to proove she really got those animals :XD: yesterday, there was an adult (!!!) woman who also pretended to own a wolf, again posting a stolen photo of the canine. I have met even people who make up stories about petting or photographing wolves, using shots which were in fact taken by me :XD: That is pretty pathetic, people...

P.S.: this wolf is, of course, a ZOO animal and it is by no means my pet ;)

P.P.S.: I do not question keeping wolves as pets in general ;) my point is, that there are many poor liars who make up stories about keeping wolves, posting stolen photos :) so I warn you, better be careful before you start faving such photos and supporting such people with encouraging comments :D



Thank you for your comments and faves :hug:
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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: Eurasian grey wolf (canis lupus lupus)
Location: Eurasia (From Europe, to China and Russia)
Size: 1.6 m long + 50 cm tail, 100 cm high weight: 80 kg
Diet: medium sized ungulates (moufflon, chamois, saiga, wild boar, red deer, roe deer and livestock), smaller prey (frogs, mice, hares) but also fruit
Conservation status: Least Concern in general. But in some countries, there are only few animals. For example in the Czech republic, there are only some 15 Eurasian wolves, so wolves are critically endangered in my country.
Interesting facts: wolves live in the packs with strict hierarchy. Only alpha male and alpha female mate. Femalethen gives birth to 4-7 cubs. Mother and father both take care of them and then whole the pack helps them to rise the pups | wolves were exctinct in the Czech republic, as people successfully killed them all. Now, wolves are slowly returning from Slovakia and some 15 wolves live in Beskydy mountains. Unfortunately, some people still want to kill them, because they are afraid of wolves | fear of wolves is officially called Little Red Riding Hood syndrome | Eurasian wolves are very adaptable | their colourings vary a lot. | wolves have important roles in many myths, legends and fairy tales. They fascinate people.

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To see more, look at my WOLVES GALLERY :aww:



This photo belongs to me and I can very easily prove, that it was me, who took this shot. So please, respect my copyright :nod: if you want to use my work, ask me first to gain my permission, please! Thank you :lol:
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TeamSonic015 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o3o so cute~~


I've always wanted a wolf as a pet >w< Second animal I wanted was a wolf. The first and still is a Kodiak Bear <3

I know that there are wolf-dog mixes, I believe you need a permit of some sort to own a real wolf?

I know my mother says she owned a wolf-dog mix. Her name was Wolf xD She told me funny little stories about all her dogs. I wish I could meet them but sadly they're gone.

My favorite strory about wolf was that they had chickens (it helped, since my mother was one of 15 kids) and they would take in the chickens p, cut them up bury their heads and stuff at the end of the garden to fertilize it. But, Wolf would dig the head and everything up and eat it. So they poured kerosine on the chickens when they buried them. But Wolf continued to dog them up even with the kerosine on them! XD
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
owning a wolf is definitely not a good idea...
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TeamSonic015 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still, I think it woul be fun ;v;
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
probably not for a wolf :(
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TeamSonic015 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:shrug:
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I believe that the pet's good is the most important thing ;)
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TeamSonic015 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True also :aww:
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wolves09492 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is to cute i love wolves
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wasn't even aware people could own wolves as pets... at least legally.

I know that my aunt owned one for all of 1 month. She said it was the smartest pet she ever owned. Funny story, she would take her for a walk around the apartments every night and there was always a man drinking there. He actually poured out some of his beer and... the weirdest thing, the wolf actually drank it. On another day a man walking home had a few pieces of raw meat and after handing it to her, she was able to track and find his doorstep... even though my aunt nor the wolf had actually been there!

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Well now I feel like I'm giving you a bogus story so crap gotta find a family photo of the pet.
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
wow :D
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Loneshadowlynx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
People shouldnt lie about owning wolves...
I don't own one, but I love them all the same.
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BerylAlexandros Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I refer to my dog as a wolf a lot (she's a Husky mix), but have never actually claimed she is one... Silly people. I love your pictures though because they remind me of my sweet pup - especially this one.
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woxys Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
thanks and say hello to your pup ;)
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StormyyWolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Photographer
Know that story all to well.

They really do not make good pets at all, they are a handful, ruin everything and are little terrors. Not only that but they are quiet difficult to train.

The cubs i worked with were so cute, but actually are little nightmares, and the adults are so hard to train.

All i know is that if anyone asks me to prove it i have plenty of evidence XD
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any tips to get them to stop howling at the moon every night? That was my aunt's biggest problem, aside from chewing on corners of stuff occasionally. The apartment complex made her get rid of hers :(. Ever since she's owned wolf-mixes or any dog breed as close as she can get.
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StormyyWolf Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Photographer
They generally don't howl at the moon.. They howl as a pack, and territory marking.
Infact, the ones we work with howl more during the day than night.

Btw, you need a license to own a wolf, but not for a 3rd gen hybrid. They're awful pets, they really are.. chewing corners occasionally? haha! If it was a proper wolf the whole room would be destroyed, i doubt she had a wolf.
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Talked to her again and she clarified she (named Timberly) was part timber wolf, but she doesn't know how far down, thought you could ID the other half. They didn't have her long so this was the only photo they had: [link]

"Howl at moon", she said was just what she thought, she really just howled all night every night.
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StormyyWolf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Photographer
Looks like it could be a cross of 2, but more than likely its a 3rd gen, which is allowed in the UK, may be different for the US.
Could be a cross with a husky or a czech wolf dog. Very nice looking dog.

Two wolf hyrbids i have experiance with wouldn't make very good pets, walking them is out of the question unless you are super strong, they drag. (These have an outdoor enclosure) They're jumpy and arn't affraid to jump up to your face, and definately arn't afraid to give you a good nip or growl. Generally, less nervous and skitzy than wolves, but definately would not be good with children, although im sure with an experianced handler,wolf gens would make alright pets. Also, they suit raw meat better than a regular canine diet, but really most working/big dogs (aka not toy breeds because of the bones) should have some part of a raw diet.

Well, from what i've got (as experiance as a keeper that is), our ones generally make more noise during the day, i live on site when working at the zoo and you can hear them at the other end of the zoo, and my trailer was only really a few foot away.
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We live in the State of Texas, where purebred wolves aren't allowed to even be transported, received, or given, much less owned. But any hybrid (any generation) is generally allowed ownership no problem.

They received her as an extremely young puppy and just tried to raise her like a dog. My aunts/mother were experienced with a variety of weird pets outside the farm (including sheep, pigs, strays, chipmunks, and ferrets). Timberly in particular wasn't the tamest canine she had owned, but wasn't overly destructive nor horrifically aggressive.

When the apartment complex owner found out he nearly made them kill her or he would kill Timberly himself. His fear was her attacking and killing somebody's kid or something.


I've heard worse from pit bulls though; but turned the wrong way and any canine is dangerous.
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TheBlackFistofDoom Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
some people actually own them or wolfdogs, not talking about educational or refuge places but individuals as pets.

Needless to say they are usuay not good pets which leads them to be given to refuges that are strapped at capacity.

So things can be worse than people just making stuff up.

Some things I hear that happen I wish people were making up.
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Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
And it's such a sweet looking wolf too :)
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RabbyoSaberwolves Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
#x-Wolf-Paws-x has chosen to feature your piece. This has been placed in our featured folder at this time.
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
thank you so much :aww:
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RabbyoSaberwolves Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Welcome
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mydoglulu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
aww its soooo cute! I looove animals!
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FaolanEternal Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nawmnawmnawn teh stik
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horsesarethebest123 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it!!!!
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milovanf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are always so full of good information and description on this, I just simply love it.:blowkiss:
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pjenz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww, he is adorable :iconhellokittybounceplz:
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A-Spirit-of-Roses Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Considering that wolves and dogs may technically be the same species (or extremely close...they can interbreed, btw) it's quite possible that a LOT of people own wolves, but just don't really know it or think of it that way. ;D
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Draycros Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
There are differences between wolves and domesticated dogs. I mean you can't really call a domesticated dog a wolf anymore, they are merely dogs.
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A-Spirit-of-Roses Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know there are obvious difference. ^^ I am NOT implying that they ARE the same thing, (you obviously can't adopt a wolf and expect it to have the same level of trainability and/or temperament as a domesticated dog. Though some dogs are more trainable then others...)

However, in general animals may be considered the same "species" if they are able to interbreed and produce fertile offspring. Wolves and dogs are able to do this. (I do NOT encourage it, though. Just so you know...)

Dogs aren't the same as wolves but they are both part of the Canidae family. One could possibly argue that dogs are a sort of sub-species of wolf that have been intentionally (by humans) mutated and specialized.
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amiga-32 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
lol so cute :)
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sui-kyatto Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
People really say stuff like that? :rofl:
I mean, I know that here in Australia there are people who have dogs with some dingo genes in them (some of them look so much like purebred dingoes that I used to think they were real purebred dingoes), but I don't know anyone (besides the people at the local wildlife sanctuary) who actually own a purebred dingo or wolf. :icondingoplz:
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ViragoWerewolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bathed a few Dingos where I work in the grooming salon. They aren't shy or skittish like wolves. The Dingo was actually used to develop the Australian Cattle Dog so that breed of dog already HAS wild dog in it. The Dingos I bathed are really smart and make the weirdest sounds...but they are nothing like a wolf or wolfdog.
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Shirakei Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Now way i'm calling PETA!!!
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StormyyWolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Photographer
I hope your joking.. PETA kills more animals than they save, they should be ashamed to call themselves charity for animals.

Their ultimate aim is to stop pets, zoo's or keeping any animals at all, and a lot turn to violence which is not the right way to go about it.
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Shirakei Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
No shit.
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StormyyWolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Photographer
Whoa you aren't rude at all.
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Shirakei Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Really?

First time someone actually tell me that.
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StormyyWolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Photographer
After looking at your profile really it's a wonder you have friends with an attitude like that.

But i really don't care or want to waste time speaking to someone with an attitude like that so whatever.
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Shirakei Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
So why did you watched me then :) ?Like the "rude" type?
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StormyyWolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Photographer
I forgot you couldn't block people, but don't worry, i unwatched straight away, if i was to watch it would be to look at the pity stories/journals.
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sock-eating-ninjas Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
it's legal to own wolves? ;o MINDBLOWNNNNNN
lovely shot!(:
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sock-eating-ninjas Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
oh, nvm I feel stoopids now(,:
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madugongmaria Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
"moi gums err itchy nggrrrrr..." XD
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ApatheticKunoichii Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww. Precious baby chewing on a stick. Nice shot.
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DeviantDarkAngel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so precious, I can believe why someone would want to keep one as a pet. Never a good idea, but your picture is wonderful! ^.^
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SmokeyMitchell Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
" omg guiz i hav a pet wulf!!!!!!!!! "
Lol I hate that so much xD
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Weaselhatter Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Precious
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