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Saarloos wolfdog

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Breed Information
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Name Saarloos wolfdog
Other names Saarloos Wolfhound
Origin Germany Netherlands
Breed Group Herding
Size Large
Type Cross Breed
Life span 10-12 years
Temperament DevotedEnergeticIndependentLivelyProudReliable
Height 24-29.5 inches (60-75 cm)
Weight 79-90 pounds (36-41 kg)
Colors BlackBlack and TanBlueSilverWhite
Litter Size 4-6 puppies
Puppy Price Average $800 - $1000 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 3 stars
Apartment Friendly 2 starsThe Saarlooswolfhond is not recommended for apartment life. These dogs will do best with acreage. They are well suited for cold climates and can live outdoors.
Barking Tendencies 3 starsOccassional
Cat Friendly 3 stars
Child Friendly 3 stars
Dog Friendly 3 stars
Exercise Needs 5 starsThis breed needs a lot of daily exercise and adequate space. They need to be taken on a daily, long, brisk walk or jog.
Grooming 2 starsThe weather-resistant coat of the Saarlooswolfhond should be combed and brushed regularly. Bathe only when necessary as it removes the natural oils in the skin.
Health Issues 2 starsThe Saarlooswolfhond Association is very strict in its requirements against hip dysplasia, spondylosis of the spine and other health and temperament problems. Casual breeding is discouraged.Hypoallergenic: Unknown
Intelligence 3 starsRanking: (#). (See All Rankings)
Playfulness 3 stars
Shedding Level 3 starsModerate Shedding: Expect this dog to shed regularly. Be prepared to vacuum often. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.
Stranger Friendly 2 stars
Trainability 3 starsModerately Easy Training: The Mudi is average when it comes to training. Results will come gradually.
Watchdog Ability 5 stars
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Puppy Names
Rank Male Female
01 Max Chloe
02 Charlie Riley
03 Cooper Coco
04 Duke Pepper
05 Toby Abbie
06 Tucker Ellie
07 Milo Ginger
08 Oscar Stella
09 Buster Lady
10 Leo Penny
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The Saarlooswolfhond has a broad, powerful neck. The moderately broad head is slightly arched between the ears. The erect ears are large like the German Shepherd's. The muzzle has a definite taper to the solid, dark nose. It has long legs with feet that turn slightly outward. The tail is densely feathered and low set. The coat is harsh and not too long with a dense undercoat. Coat colors include agouti, wolf-gray and wolf-brown with limited white markings.

The Saarloosewolfdog is lively, energetic and independent. The breed is devoted and reliable with its master but suspicious of strangers. A natural, wolf-like reserve and desire to flee from unknown situations is typical of this breed.

In 1932, a gentleman named Leendert Saarloos crossed a male German Shepherd Dog with a female European wolf. He then bred the offspring back to their sire, and with that pool of dogs he created the Saarloosewolfdog. The breed was not created for any specific working purpose, but rather to be a hardy, self reliant companion and housedog. The Saarloosewolfdog was recognized by the United Kennel Club July 1, 2006.
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