Feel the call of the wild...

If you have ever read the tales of J.O. Curwood and Jack London, your heart beating to the harsh, wild and spectacular wildernesses and dark forests, home to wolves and grizzlies, feeling the chill air sting your nostrils and hearing the crunch of the snow under your feet with each turn of the page, then you will discover the same thing when you look into the eyes of a Saarloos wolfdog.

This amazing animal which is the offspring from the cross-breeding of a German shepherd and a Siberian she-wolf has the general appearance and behavior of a wolf from which it has inherited the beauty and power to fascinate. The dog has a proud and independent character. It is very attached to its human family and always trustworthy without ever being submissive. Towards strangers, it is discrete and wary, always ready to flee. To finish, this dog requires a rich social life which means that it seeks out your presence and that of other large members of the canine family. It is only fulfilled when its other ethological needs are also taken care of. For example, these dogs thrive on a varied diet based on raw meat and meaty bones which require more effort, and which also afford them far more pleasure. They also need to regularly go on long walks in a natural environment where they can sniff, follow trails, mark their territory, explore, gnaw, run, swim and play. This way, you will have a faithful, well-balanced friend without losing sight of the fact that the forest is far more beautiful when you visit it with them and the accompanying rhythm of their running far from the beaten track.

Full members of our tribe...

Our three wolfdogs, Atala, Diurach and Alanis, live together as a family unit as part of our family surrounded by our children. There are no leads / leashes, no cages and no wire mesh fences. Their days are made up of long naps, cuddles by the fireside, shared moments around the ranch activities and hikes to discover our territory. They are among a very small number of Saarloos wolfdogs to live in Canada. They are also globe-trotters which have accompanied us on our year-long road trip around Europe visiting twenty odd countries over a distance of more than 50, 000 kms which proves beyond doubt that the Saarloos is highly adaptable when he is happy. As well as by plane, our dogs have traveled by train, by boat and lived in trucks. They have relished evenings next to bonfires and, nights under the stars. They have swum in the ocean and many seas (the Baltic, the Barents, the Mediterranean…), they have admired the aurora borealis, the ballet of dolphins in the fjords, they have slept peacefully on the backseats when it rained and trotted along all kinds of tracks from the Algarve to the Arctic, from Sicily to the Scottish Isles, from the Peloponnese beaches to the Alpine summits. All of these trips are so much more beautiful when you share them with a wolfdog.