If you too read the tales of J.O. Curwood and J. London with a pounding heart for their rough, wild and spectacular grounds, for their deep forests filled with wolves and grizzlies, almost feeling the crisp gusts of wind sting your nostrils, or hearing the creaky sound of snow just under your feet, then you might find these sensations again while gazing into the eyes of a Saarloos wolfdog.
This breed started with an interbreeding between a german shepherd dog and a female siberian wolf and was created by Leendert Saarloos, a nature loving man who felt that dogs had been overly humanized.
Indeed, the Saarloos wolfdog does keep an overall wolflike appearance and behavior, inheriting their mesmerizing beauty : it is a lively dog with a proud and independant temperament. It is in no way submissive yet very attached to its human partner, and deeply trustworthy. It stays however quite suspicious and reserved toward strangers and maintains a strong fleeing instinct typical of wolves and inherent in the breed.