Mr. Saarloos started breeding these wolfdogs in the first half of the 20th century by mating a German Shepherd with a female wolf from the zoo in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The Saarloos Wolfdog is a sociable dog and can be a great partner. He is devoted to his owner and shows his love by close contact with humans. On the other hand, the Saarloos is more of an introvert and his stubbornness must be taken into account. He needs a lot of repetition when learning, but you can definitely teach him the basic commands through positive motivation.
It is a neuromuscular disease causing a gradual muscle weakness on the hindlimb and back, which is manifested by poor coordination of movements, cramped and asymmetric walking, or incontinence.
Canine stress syndrome
It is a congenital disorder of skeletal muscle which is manifested by the significant increase in temperature (hyperthermia) up to 45°C, accelerated and irregular heart rate (tachycardia and arrhythmia), hyperventilation, muscle rigidity and may result in renal failure and death...
L Locus, long hair, short hair
The L locus affects the length of the hair coat of dogs due to a DNA variant in the FGF5 gene...
Pituitary dwarfism (also called nanism) is a disease that leads to a dwarf growth of dogs and is caused by degeneration of the pituitary gland with a consequent lack of production of growth hormones...