Originally Posted by CreamyGoodness
Are wolfdogs goofy and cuddly when they spend time with people, or do you have to constantly keep them active and remind the of their place in the pack?
Goofy and cuddly most of the time, as far as ones that we raised from cubs. We have taken in a couple of feral Wolfdogs that push the envelope. They will challenge us, we have been bitten, there have been a couple of instances that were a little disconcerting. So far we have managed to keep a lid on things.
I can tell you this, if you get one as a cub, you will do fine as long as you do what needs to be done. Get an adult, especially one that has been independant or abused, and you will be in for a ride. We do not adopt out independant (feral) or abused wolfdogs unless they are going to another sanctuary (this has happend once).
That being said, wolfdogs, especially high content wolfdogs, can be amazing companions. Way above and beyond what you can expect with a domesticated dog in terms of loyalty, communication, and character.