The Wolador also called a Wolfador is a mixed breed dog that offers an interesting alternative to those who are looking for a unique designer mix of breeds. It’s not a purebred nor is it recognized as an official traditional breed, but it is recognized as a hybrid designer breed. If you’re not familiar with this dog, here are ten things you probably didn’t know about the Wolador.
1. The Wolador is aTimber Wolf cross
According to Dog Breed Info, The Wolador is a hybrid dog that is a cross between a Timber Wolf and a Labrador Retriever. The temperament of a Wolador as a result of these two breeds is a combination of the temperaments of the Timber Wolf and the Lab, but the precise mixture of the two is not something that can be predicted. The Wolador may act more like a wolf or it might have more of the qualities of the Labrador Retriever.
2. The Wolador is recognized by the Dog Registry of America, Inc.
The Wolador is not recognized by the American Kennel Club but it is by another organization. The Dog Registry of America, Inc. has officially recognized the Wolador as a hybrid breed. This unique combination of dog and wolf is an attractive and intelligent dog and it’s beginning to catch on as a desirable breed for some dog owners.
3. The Wolador is not for everyone
Because of the likelihood that a Wolador could have more Wolf traits than Labrador, new owners must become familiar with the behaviors of a wolf along with the dangers that they may present. This breed may not be suitable for those with small children. Wolf behaviors do not have the same behaviors as domestic dogs. If you’re not comfortable with the extra attention required for owning a dog that is part wolf, this may not be the right choice for you.
4. Woladors may vary in genetics
A Wolador is any hybrid dog that is a combination of Timber Wolf and Labrador Retriever. It doesn’t necessarily need to be fifty percent of each breed to qualify. If you purchase a Wolador it may be 75% wolf and 25% lab, or vice versa. It’s always a good idea to check with the breeders as some breed multi-generation crosses for the fifty-fifty purity. It’s not a practice, however, that all breeders practice.
5. Most Woladors are not aggressive
According to Pet Your Dog, Most Woladors are mild-mannered if they are properly socialized from puppyhood. Wolves tend to shy away from humans, even when the puppies are socialized. The mix of Labrador temperament makes them generally friendly and happy dogs. If your Wolador has more Wolf tendencies he may prefer to keep to himself.
6. Woladors aren’t big barkers
While Labrador retrievers are moderate barkers, but not yappy, the Wolf in a Wolador temper any tendencies to bark prolifically. Most Woladors will bark occasionally, but it’s not their go-to response. They’re not yappy dogs after puppyhood. They are generally quieter, although there is a rare occasion when you might get a Wolador that likes to hear the sound of his voice. Every dog has its personality and temperament, but in general, Woladors keep the barking to a minimum.
7. They’re highly trainable
Woladors get a four out of five ratings on the intelligence scale. They’re smart dogs that learn quickly. This makes most of them easy to train. It’s best to start when your Wolador is still a puppy for the best results. These dogs respond best to firmness, consistency, and positive reinforcement. It’s not a good idea to yell at your Wolador or use physical punishment because you may break his spirit and cause emotional trauma. Use his intelligence to teach him that there are positive rewards for pleasing you and this will take you a long way in the training process. Have patience with the puppies because it will pay off in the long run.
8. Most Woladors are family-friendly
The majority of Woladors have the influence of the Labrador Retriever on their temperament. Labs can be stubborn at times, but they are people pleasers. They seek the company of their human masters and have a strong desire to please. They love their families and openly show their happiness when you are near. Most of these dogs are good family pets that get along well with everyone who lives in the house, as long as they are treated with love and gentleness. When you have the trust of these dogs they can be loyal for life.
9. Your Wolador needs his toys
Woladors are intelligent dogs that can easily become bored. They need to have something to do. It’s a good idea to make sure that your Wolador puppy has his toys. If he becomes bored he is far more likely to try to amuse himself, and this can lead to mischiefs, such as chewing up your slippers, furniture, or other personal items. Teach him early in life what he is allowed to play with and what is off-limits. This is an ongoing training process that is likely to continue until he is 2 or 3 years old, so again, exercise patience until he is out of his puppy stage.
10. Wolardors need exercise
Your Wolador has a high energy level, especially as a puppy and a young adult dog. As such, they need a lot of exercise time to burn off the excess. It’s recommended to take your Wolador for a daily walk to let him burn off extra energy. It will also help you to bond with him more closely. Some Woladors are playful, but not all of them are. They get a 3 out of 5 or playfulness, so you never know if your pooch will enjoy chasing a frisbee or not. All Woladors do enjoy their daily walks though.