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Howling For Trouble: Before You Move With Your Wolf Hybrid, Check The Laws First

by Miriam Peters

If you are moving to another province or municipality, you are probably not thinking about whether or not you can bring your pet wolf hybrid along with you. You can save yourself a lot of heartache and even legal trouble if you first research the provincial and local laws of your chosen destination.

What is a Wolf Hybrid?

Basically, a wolf hybrid is the cross between a North American wolf and a domesticated dog; however, not all wolf hybrids are the same. A wolf hybrid can have one domesticated dog parent and one full-blooded wolf parent, but a wolf hybrid can also have two wolf hybrid parents, as well.

When two wolf hybrids are bred together, the offspring may inherit more dog genes than wolf genes, or vice versa. Offspring with more dog genes will exhibit more domesticated dog characteristics, and those that inherit more wolf genes will act more like a wolf.

Legislation Regulating Wolf Hybrid Ownership

Provinces restrict the ownership of dog-wolf crosses. If you own and love a wolf hybrid, you might wonder why these laws exist. One of the biggest reasons why these laws exist is because wolf hybrids are frequently unpredictable. This is because you have no way of knowing, short of performing a genetic test, whether or not your hybrid is predominately wolf or predominately dog. The more wolf genes that a hybrid inherits, the harder the animal will be to train, socialize, and contain. In an inexperienced owner's hands, these characteristics can mean trouble.

As a result, many Canadian provinces prohibit or place restrictions on the ownership of wolf hybrids. Some provinces, like British Columbia, do not have provincial laws prohibiting you from owning a wolf hybrid. Other provinces, like Ontario, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Quebec restrict private ownership, but offer special zoo permits. Alberta also prohibits the ownership of wolf hybrids without a permit, but the prohibition is not strongly enforced.

What You Need to Know Before You Move

If you own a wolf hybrid, do yourself and your pet a favor and first research the laws regarding hybrid ownership. Start with the province; determine whether you need a permit, and if so, give yourself ample time before you move to submit the paperwork. Do not stop there, however; many municipalities and local laws place additional restrictions on the ownership of wolf hybrids even if the province itself does not.

Keep in mind that, even if you are legally allowed to bring your wolf hybrid with you, you will probably face stiffer consequences if your pet misbehaves. Consider, for example, that if your wolf hybrid bites someone in British Columbia, the "two-bite law" does not apply to your pet. You could even be criminally liable for your wolf hybrid's wrongdoings.

As hard as it may be, if laws prohibit you from moving with your wolf hybrid, you might need to leave your pet behind. If you re-home your pet where wolf hybrids are still legal, you can avoid civil and criminal liabilities, and your pet could even be euthanized. Ultimately, do your research first so that both you and your wolf hybrid survive the move and stay happy and healthy. To learn more, contact a company like A-Zip Moving & Cartage Inc.