Since dogs come from different breeds and sizes, it is impossible to identify the average weight and size for all dogs. Weight and size may also depend on the dog’s sex and whether they have been spayed or neutered. Although many resources provide an average weight and size range for different breeds, it is usually significant. These ranges often don’t consider other factors.
Talking about breeds that naturally impacts the size of a dog, let us talk about wolf dog. Wolf dogs are crossbred dogs, with one parent as a domesticated dog and the other a gray wolf. They often referred to as hybrids, but wolves and dogs are all members of the same Canis species.
Most wolf-like dogs tend to be pretty big, or at least medium-sized. It is both understandable and surprising that people want to take a bit of wildness home in the shape of a wolf-dog. Please take a look at this wolf-dog who snatched the spotlight with his size!
Yuki, the wolf-dog
Yuki, a human-sized dog, weighs 120 pounds at 5 foot 4. We all agree that he has such an enormous size! In 2008, Yuki came to the Shy Wolf, an animal sanctuary devoted to rescuing wolf dogs. The sanctuary evaluated him, and they were able to pull and give him a home.
Yuki is 87.5% Gray Wolf, 8.6% Siberian Husky, and 3.9% German Shepherd. His mixed breed resulted in his enormous size. He spends most of his time with volunteers, eating, and barking, things a wolf-dog should do.
Yuki also spends his time with a female wolf-dog named Bella. Yuki is larger than Bella and is by far the dominant one. Sadly, for the last year, Yuki has been living with blood cancer, and the volunteers devote their time to Yuki as possible as they can.
Is a wolf-dog dangerous?
Many would argue that wolf dogs are perhaps the most misunderstood and mismanaged animals in America. Some say that they can be wonderful pets, while others say they are unpredictable, untrainable, and inherently dangerous. Together with pit bulls, they belong to dangerous ones, which are permitted in some places and forbidden in others.
If you are planning to take care of a wolf-dog, take note that there are measures you need to take as wolf dogs are not comfortable pets. Wolf dogs also differ significantly from one to the next. You should always take into consideration the diversity of wolf dogs.
See the photo below!
Yuki: “Sorry everyone, but I am not available for adoption. I am 12 years old and terminally ill so I will be staying at…
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