Almost a year after I composed the post http://blackgermanshepherd.biz/wolf-hybrid/ , I continued to surf the net trying to find some answers. Wandering, I came across this article which gave me insight as to why Belle is the way she is and what her early life may have been like. Maybe it isn’t in her gene pool after all.
At the gene level, she adds, “the difference may not be in the gene itself, but in when the gene is turned on. The data help to explain why, if you want to socialize a dog with a human or a horse, all you need is 90 minutes to introduce them between the ages of four and eight weeks. After that, a dog will not be afraid of humans or whatever else you introduced. Of course, to build a real relationship takes more time. But with a wolf pup, achieving even close to the same fear reduction requires 24-hour contact starting before age three weeks, and even then you won’t get the same attachment or lack of fear.”
Poor little love of a precious baby girl pup. Glad we found each other. She’ll always be my baby girl.