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Is there a way to be able to own a real live wolf in your home?

like in Michigan

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There was a lady who was eaten by her 'half' wolves last weekend. They are NOT pets. Don't confuse domesticated animals with 'wild' animals that happen to be caught or raised from birth. They are still WILD.

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I thought you were one. You certainly speak wolf!! :-)
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i am and i want a companon lol
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Me toooo! LolXD
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really :D
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Yes! wolves are freaking amazing! :D
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*wags tail* thats awesome i feel the same
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HaahahahaXD Glad some people wants to own one.
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yep :P
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Question.... doesn't you tail get sore from wagging it all the time?????

And another thing. When you pant, does your tongue get tired? You know.... all that flapping around and flipping drool all over?
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NOOOOO it doesn?t... a wolf is used to it. It doesn?t get sore. ^.^
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i love it when you try to be funny
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and no one laughs
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OH, believe me you thought about it..... HAHA After your brain was trying to figure out what I actually was asking..... You did figure that out didn't you? It wasn't a humorous comment, but a provoking one.
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it's an analogy. Maybe not a good one... but, sometimes the answers are not 'wrong' but are a way to make the one asking 'think' about it in a different way,.
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...... Confusing....... but alright.
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BrotherObscura
wolf hybrids are commen and your pets eating you are not common unless their monkeys so the wolf hybrids eating the woman is just a fluke and nothing to be worried about
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THANK YOU! My point exactly.
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No...its illegal

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My girlfriend owns a male wolf crossed with Akita. we live in Mt. Any wild animal is illegal to own.

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in mt. your nebiors dont care
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No, but they no how to speel.
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know* spell*
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In Mt everyone is ready to shoot any wolf they see. wolf hunting is legal here and there are many mixed feelings.
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so your nebiors dont mind?
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No. He said his neighbors SHOOT wolves on sight. Sounds like they shoot first, ask questions later.
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My neighbors don't care about my animals. I've trained 4 different bird dogs, owned a pit bull, and now this wolf cross. The one thing I do know is that this animal will do as he pleases. All though he is a chain dog he has very well mannered personality, but I cannot trust him from running. As far as him and kids go, we have a 2 yr old daughter and she does as she pleases with this wolf. I would never suggest to anyone to get a wolf dog as a pet. They are not like other dogs at all. They are on the edge of being just that a wild animal.
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okay i understand where everyone is coming from and i respect all of it your opinions actually made me kind of change my mind i still want to own a wolf but now if i do il make sure it has a large enviroment and isnt treated like a dog it can leave anytime it wants but id like the wolves company as a companion
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the fact is is you need to ask your authorities first
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You can own one if she is less them 75% wolf. More then that you must have a permit. They are really not like dogs and you really should research them if you intend on getting one. They are not recommended to have around children.

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Welcome
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to get a 75 % one you would need a 50% hybrid at one time or another so how can that happen
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Don't remember. Read about the law on google. Just the messenger:)
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it just does not make sense to me you can't claim its pedigree is so because then you can't know...hmmm
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Wolves are NOT pets. There is no need for anyone to have a wild animal as a pet. These are not domesticated animals, they're wild animals. Wild animal behavior is very different. Just get a dog.

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okay i understand where everyone is coming from and i respect all of it your opinions actually made me kind of change my mind i still want to own a wolf but now if i do il make sure it has a large enviroment and isnt treated like a dog it can leave anytime it wants but id like the wolves company as a companion
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Wolves are WILD ANIMAS they are DANGEROUS. A wolf is not tge same as a domesticated dog. Ownership of wild animals as pets is never recommended. They are very unpredictable, even when raised from a puppy. It could seem fine then one day just turn in you and rip you to shreds. Wild animals are always wild. Which makes it unfair and cruel to the wolf as well, keeping it in a pen or on a leish when its need for freedom is coded genetically. Even the wolf/dog mixes are unpredictable, tho perhaps a little less dangerous.

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okay i understand where everyone is coming from and i respect all of it your opinions actually made me kind of change my mind i still want to own a wolf but now if i do il make sure it has a large enviroment and isnt treated like a dog it can leave anytime it wants but id like the wolves company as a companion
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Living with Wolf, that's his name, is like dealing with a 20 year old kid. His sense of humor is more like a human then that of a feared and resented predator. All of my other dogs had human- like traits and actions. However he has not stopped learning as the other dogs had done. He learned to adapt faster then the other dogs as well. He goes as far as even tripping you on purpose while laying down. And as far as him being vicious towards people, he has never possessed anger or fear with a need to retaliate back. Our daughter from day one was his. He allows her to do pretty much what ever she wants. If I were a dog I would of most likely of bit Liz for the abuse a child puts animals through. As she learned to walk, and that was mainly on him, she was learning more of what he is as her pet and friend. As far as him and I go, well like I said, I don't trust him. His honor for staying in the yard is about the same as a bird loose outside flying around. He comes home but when he is done doing what he wants. Infact, he showed up at my house before my girlfriend moved in. I was surprised though for the fact of him finding her without ever coming over before. Not just a coincidence. He plain and simple hunted her out until he found her. I was surprised over that. I suggest that a wolf be at the top of the list for experienced trainers to handle or raise. Not because of them being dangerous but because of the times they are loose on their own, they will do exactly as a wild wolf. Kill, chase, breed, run, dig, eat how they choose. No matter what the consequence's are. They will learn how to move around humans to exist as they want. Bottom line is I'm at the top of the food chain and his hide would be plenty soft and warm in these Montana winters. I was thinking a vest and slippers!
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Wolves are wild animals and it is not right for anyone to domesticate them. Domestication is a process that takes centuries within an animal species. It is unfair to the wolf because they will stripped away from their natural habitat not able to run among their species, hunt and produce off springs and the simple fact is they are dangerous natural born predators. The only reason anyone should have raising any wild animal in captivity is for conservation purposes.

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ill respect your opinion
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Just remember if you still want to despite the danger follow the guidelines and don't raise a wolf like a dog. They need more socialization, larger space, and real food. Dog food is inadequate, they need meat daily along with bones, skin and fur to meet its nutritional requirements. It takes a lot of work, training and caution. Even domesticated wolves can bite and attack people because as far as they know people are wolves too. They can never be trusted around children. I don't support it but I know there are people out there who want an exotic pet and it's not enough to say no so I just want to help and make sure you follow the guidelines correctly. :)
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okay i understand where everyone is coming from and i respect all of it your opinions actually made me kind of change my mind i still want to own a wolf but now if i do il make sure it has a large enviroment and isnt treated like a dog it can leave anytime it wants but id like the wolves company as a companion
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Gotcha! Thanks for listening to what I had to say. Good luck!! :)
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If you live somewhere people wont take him away from you...

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It may seem exotic to own a wolf, but it is not. They are genetically different from dogs after all the centuries we've been domesticating dogs; that's a fact. You would never be completely safe, nor would your family, guests, or other pets. It's a fun dream, but don't try to make it come true, please, for your own good.

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okay i understand where everyone is coming from and i respect all of it your opinions actually made me kind of change my mind i still want to own a wolf but now if i do il make sure it has a large enviroment and isnt treated like a dog it can leave anytime it wants but id like the wolves company as a companion
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I wish you luck. I'm glad you were open-minded, it's probably what's best for you and for the wolf! I love wolves, in fact, my husband's Native American name is Wolfbrother. You can be active in saving wolves, there are many groups who want them wiped out, and endorse hunting by air, which is so cruel. Maybe you could put your energy into those kinds of activities. I've also been told that there are people who track wolves for a living. These trackers don't hunt the wolves to kill them, they do it so they can keep them away from ranchers' herds, thus saving the wolves' lives and helping the ranchers keep their valuable stock alive. You might look into that.
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Nope

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Sure. He lives in and you live out

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IN many states in the USA people do keep full bred and wolf/dog hybrids all the time. Sometimes legally, sometimes illegally. Every state's law is different. It's generally not a great idea. Though I'd trust a well trained wolf more than a well trained Pitt Bull.

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my mother as a child had an orphaned deer and they fed it pickels and sugar cookies. all was well and they raised it to maturity then a neighbor was mean and reported them and the deer got released into the wild. they also had pet raccoons and were admirable pets. raccoons are severly misunderstood and are good pets but my moms grandfather loved his hunting dogs more and decided to train them with the raccoons :(. not all wild animals are bad to have but if raised from a very young age then are accpetable and only if the authoriies are aware

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