Old Yeller contracted rabies after a wolf bit him. Old Yeller defended his family from the wolf; however, due to the fear of infecting the family, Old Yeller was shot and killed by his owner.
"Old Yeller" is a children’s novel written by Fred Gipson. In 1957, Walt Disney released a film based on the novel. The film was a success and received much attention due to the emotional scene of Old Yeller’s death. In 1965, the film was re-released and earned an estimated $2 million from rentals in North America. Gipson later wrote a sequel to the story titled, “Savage Sam.”Learn More
According to the North Dakota Department of Health, people usually get rabies when an animal with rabies bites them, thus injecting saliva into their bodies. In a tiny amount of cases, people contract rabies when saliva or nervous tissue infected with rabies contacts an open wound.Full Answer >
A dog that is a cross between a timber or gray wolf and an Alaskan malamute is known as a wolamute. As with any wolf hybrid, these dogs tend to be more intelligent than most domestic breeds, according to Dog Breed Info Center.Full Answer >
An Alaskan Malamute-wolf mix is called a wolfdog, also referred to as a wolf hybrid or wolf-dog hybrid. Alaskan Malamutes are one of the three most common dog breeds to be bred with wolves to create a wolfdog. The other two are the Siberian husky and the German shepherd.Full Answer >
Wolfhuskypups.com lists breeders of wolf hybrids who have puppies for sale and are searchable by state. Realwolfdogs lists breeders of wolf hybrids separated into high, moderate and low wolf genetic content categories.Full Answer >