Thanks for the replies guys! Although I do appricate the offers she isnt for sale.Besides if you knew how much work they were or how distructive they were you wouldnt want one. Dang things should have to be registered as a destructive device
You got that right. I love wolves, and have lived with a couple of them for almost the past 20 years. But my wife has made it clear that if I bring another one home she'll shoot me.
Wolves have brains 30% larger than dogs of similar size, and they use them. Not always to the advantage of their owners. And they can get into things domestic dogs can't even dream of.
One New Year's Eve I came home and, as I opened the front door, I heard a whimpering in the sky above me. Looking up - way up - I saw my male wolf in a tree. I had to climb up onto the roof and coax the wolf across a branch, onto the roof, and then carry him down a ladder.
One summer morning a neighbor let me know that my wolf was on his roof doing something to the cooler.
I once had a fish pond full of large fish. The fish all got caught and eaten, then the pond got dug up. Ended up letting the wolves use it as a den.
The den they dug in the front yard extended for at least 30 feet - well under the neighbor's yard. I discovered the extent of the burrow when the female wolf stole a bunch of papers and estimates for the house we were building, and dumped them deep within the den.
At one point I decided to electrify my front yard to keep the male wolf from climbing out. He watched me through the entire process of hooking up the wiring. When it was activated, he pushed me into the wire t let me know what he thought of it. I went to the store, and when I got home discovered that the wolf had jammed a scrap of metal fencing into the wire, shorting it out. And he had removed all the wiring past the short.
When the male wolf figured out how to open the front door by turning the doorknob, we had to modify the door and change the doorknob.
One day I came home and the neighbor stopped me outside and said he was concerned. He pointed out that the male wolf had been out of the yard again. I apologized, but he said that wasn't what bothered him. He said that when he yelled at the wolf, the wolf went back into the yard. I thanked him, but the neighbor said he was still concerned. He mentioned that the wolf stood up and unlatched the gate in order to go back into the yard. I admitted that was a bit unusual, but the neighbor again said that wasn't what bothered him. He explained that once in the yard, the wolf stood up and latched the gate behind him. THAT, he said WAS UNNATURAL.
Anyone who has kept wolves for a length of time will have stories to tell. They are great animals, but definitely not for everyone.
(Note - they do not behave as dogs - keeping a wolf is a challenge that not everyone will enjoy.)