Saarloos Wolfhound

Other names : Saarloos Wolfdog, European Wolfdog

Photo: adult dog of Saarloos Wolfhound breed
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Life expectancy

The Saarloos Wolfhound has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 24 and 28 in
Male Between 26 and 30 in

Adult weight

Female Between 75 and 79 lb
Male Between 84 and 90 lb
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Type of coat
Long Hard
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More details about the Saarloos Wolfhound

Saarloos Wolfhound: Origins and history

The Saarloos Wolfdog is quite the enigma. Despite being the cross of two fearless animals, the Wolfdog failed to inherit many of their characteristics. She certainly looks the part, but Wolfdogs have a very different personality from either parent breed. She is more reserved than brave, more shy than confident, and more passive than aggressive. This has lead to her kind being used as companion dogs and assistance dogs rather than what they were originally bred for, which was hunting and herding. 

FCI classification of the Saarloos Wolfhound

  • Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

  • Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Training a Saarloos Wolfhound

In the right hands, she can be well trained, but a relationship of mutual trust must first be established to get this willful dog on board.

Saarloos Wolfhound: Purchase price

Around £800 for a well-bred pedigree puppy. Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £60 to £90 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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