Do Wolfdogs Make Good Pets?

Wolf-dog hybrids have sầu been produced by crossing wolves with wolf-like dog breeds. The neftekumsk.com wolf-hybrid test consists of 3-4 types of assays (depending on whether animals are female or male) and analyses & is powerful enough khổng lồ detect hybrids within 3 generations.
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A wolf-dog hybrid

Wolf-dog hybrids have been produced by crossing wolves with wolf-lượt thích dog breeds such as Siberian Husky, German Shepherd, và Alaskan Malamute. Occasionally natural wolf-dog hybrids occur, usually when a female dog in estrus strays và is mated by a wild male wolf. Many states in the US restrict wolf-dog hybrids as pets, due to lớn the unpredictable temperament of these canids. It has been estimated that there are upwards of 300,000 wolf-dog hybrids in the US.

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The neftekumsk.com wolf-hybrid kiểm tra consists of 3-4 types of assays (depending on whether animals are female or male) and analyses: Y-chromosome haplotype, X-chromosome haplotype, wolf-specific DNA markers and population analysis of DNA markers. Below is a more detailed description:

Males are tested with Y-chromosome markers and results compared to lớn our database of known wolf & dog haplotypes. Results are reported as Dog, Wolf, Inconclusive (if found in both dogs & wolves) or Not-Applicable (if female).Males và females are tested with X-chromosome markers và results compared to lớn our database of known wolf và dog haplotypes. Results are reported as Dog, Wolf, Hybrid (if female).We kiểm tra for 22 DNA STR (short tandem repeat) markers that have sầu variants specific lớn wolves. Results are reported as Present (if wolf variants are detected) or Not Detected (if no wolf variant is observed).Because of their cthua genetic relationship, dogs & wolves giới thiệu most alleles in STR markers used for this demo. Wolf-specific alleles in our STR marker panel are also infrequent in wolves such that not all wolves possess these alleles. Although our kiểm tra is powerful to lớn detect hybridization, absence of wolf-specific alleles is not a guarantee that there is no wolf ancestry.

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 Population analyses are done with panels of 38 STR and 30 SNPhường (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) markers. Genotype data is compared khổng lồ a database for Alaskan Husky, Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Inuit dogs, Belgian Malinois, German Shepherds and North American Wolves. The dog breeds were chosen because they are commonly used khổng lồ produce hybrids in North America. Population assignment & admixture analyses determine the likelihood that the subject animal is a dog, wolf, or hybrid. Results are reported as Dog, Wolf, or Hybrid.

The dog-wolf hybrid chạy thử is powerful enough lớn detect hybrids within 3 generations. Because of the cđại bại genetic relationship among muốn dogs & wolves, wolf ancestry beyond 3 generations may be undetectable by these tests.


Note: The chạy thử does not provide an analysis of breeds contributing to lớn the animal tested nor does it provide percentage of wolf ancestry.