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Unread 08-01-2008, 03:11 AM   #1
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I was doing some research today and I came across a wolf breeder in Texas that claims to have Mackenzie Valley Wolves. She said that her male is over 300 lbs. I called another breeder that crosses with Mackenzies and he said that he has one that tops 300 lbs. They both said that the internet info is incorrect and that the Yellowstone Mackenzies are Canadian Tundras. The Mackenzie does have an unusual coloring. It has Doberman markings and can come in a red or white variation. Does anyone have any information that might shed some light on the disparity of these breeders' stories and the internet "wiki"-type information? The breeders also claimed that the true Mackenzie was thought to be extinct until a group was discovered 25 years ago.

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Be careful!!!!!
They are just humoring you! Donít trust them! If they tell you they have Mexican Grey wolves, Red Wolves, Mackenzie Valley Wolves , Rare Raven Black Yukon just run faster than you can! They are lying, they have dogs or very low content wolfdogs. If you are well aware of what it means to live with a wolfdog, and you are seriously looking for one, if you want I can help you find a reputable breeder, I know a couple of good lines... But if you are looking for a good wolfdog, with a good line and a good selective breeding behind, Iím afraid youíll have to settle for a timberwolf or a Canadian thundra. Contact me in PM if you want
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Don't worry. I am not making any rash decisions. I waited 7 years before I decided that my breeder was reputable. There certainly is a lot of muck to dig through in the wolf(dog) arena. I found some really good sites that help to separate the truth from the mythology. Sjblues.com gives some no-holds-barred critiques and some recommendations. My concern with those "Mackenzie" breeders was that there was a subspecies that even the mainstream had not organized an effort to save. I would appreciate a list of North American breeders that pass your tests. It seems that becoming familiar with the visible wolf characteristics is the best way to start the filtering process. I must have looked at thousands of pictures of wolves, wolfdogs of different contents, and pseudo wolfdogs. There is no replacement for time spent doing homework. I appreciate the benefit of your experience in this subject.

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About thirty years ago I can remember going to see some "wolves or dogs" that they called Mackenzie River Huskies. They were enormous, had really slanted greenish eyes and looked like wolves. They were chained up and from the look they gave you I would not have walked up to them. I think they were a brownish grey color, but it was a long time ago. I just remember them because of how huge they were.

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Larandy, I have been doing some research on wolfdogs just like you, you are right, there are a lot of shady things concerning the world of wolfdogs!

I guess there are some good breeders out there. First of all, I think it depends from what you are looking for. If you want an high content or a low/medium content wolfdog.
I can tell you, if you are looking for a low/medium content, I would chose a Czech or a Saarloos. Low content American Wolfdogs are not very well bred, I’m afraid. They are often F1 or F2 generation, without any selective breeding behind, so they often have bad temperament and bad looks too.

If you are looking for an high content instead, I'll send you some good high content breeders info in PM
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