This is the first thing I hear of a greyhound being used for this purpose. The size would depend a bit on the breed of dog they were bred with. Thanks for the comment. As mentioned in the introduction, the definition of a greyhound is a hybrid between an ordinary domestic dog (Canis lupus) and gray (Canis lupus), red (Canis rufus), eastern wood (Canis lycaon) or Ethiopian wolf (Canis simenisis). However, this definition can sometimes be quite vague. The years of inbreeding leave the breed due to its pedigree only with the appearance of a wolf, but can not be classified as such. In general, the amount of wolf content in a greyhound can be classified as follows: In many other states, greyhound ownership is regulated at the county level, so local laws determine whether greyhounds are legal. Greyhounds are subject to local laws in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Experts have found that wolves and dogs share more than 99% of their DNA, but these few strands make a big difference. As a wild animal, a wolf must be autonomous, able to find (and kill) prey), fend off enemies, and generally preserve its own life, essentially the opposite of what you expect from an animal that shares your home. Greyhounds may exhibit some or all of these behaviors to some extent, including: I`m sure wolf and dog hybrids are dangerous – whenever an irresponsible person “owns” such a beautiful animal. However, someone with understanding and time to devote themselves to such an animal would definitely have a wonderful experience. Our dog works well in our family — really the ideal dog for us!!! She LOVES walking and sniffing everything.

And yes, people stopped his cars and asked me if it was a wolf! Interestingly, she loves every person (she had to be socialized as a puppy) and has lived with cats, but doesn`t seem to like being around other dogs. Not sure why!!!! — However, this means that the rest of the dogs should accept the greyhound`s position as an “alpha dog.” The question of hierarchy is an essential element in packs. Certainly, at the puppy stage, the greyhound will accept its caregiver as male or female alpha, but this acceptance does not necessarily last forever. At some point, when they are adults, the Wolfhound may rethink his hierarchy. This won`t always happen, but if the Wolfhound decides to be the alpha member of the pack himself, you`re going to have a big problem. Some counties in Wisconsin prohibit wolf hybrids (for example, LaCrosse County). Others do not. According to an article in the Lacrosse Tribune, wolf hybrids, which are neither wolves nor dogs, do not fall into the legal categories, making it difficult for animal control agencies to know how to deal with them. There are also no state laws to regulate them.

Since they are not dogs, they are not regulated for dogs and they do not correspond to the regulations for wolves. According to the article, the Humane Society wants to ban greyhounds altogether. Great, I didn`t know much about the Wolfhounds! Is it the same species of greyhound? Anyway, thanks for sharing! – andycool In other states in the United States, it is completely illegal to own a greyhound as a private pet. These are: Hi Alex! Saarloos are considered domestic dogs. Wolf was reintroduced into their lineage a long time ago, so the impact of this reintroduction is relatively questionable. There are a few other dog breeds where the wolf has been reintroduced into “recent” history, which are also considered domestic dogs, even though “greyhound” is in their name. This led the community to call them other nicknames to avoid confusion. When I moved to Wisconsin, I had a German shepherd/Siberian husky mix, and currently I have a Siberian husky with an unknown mix. In both cases, people often told us that they looked like a part of the wolf. Many would believe that a greyhound is a mixed breed created by mating a normal dog (usually a German shepherd, Siberian husky or Alaskan malamute) with a wild wolf to create a greyhound hybrid, but this is usually not the case.