This giant creature has gone viral for his seemingly big stature for a dog. Yuki, a mix of Siberian Husky, German Shepherd, and Gray Wolf, was dumped by his owners at the killing center because they could no longer bear with his size.
At eight months, the inter-bred dog was already bulky in his size, which prompted his owners to give him up at the center because they taught that the dog could pose a danger to human beings.
The dog’s genetic makeup is made of that of Gray Wolf (87.5%), Siberian Husky (8.6%), and German Shepherd (3.9%). This explains why he appears to be larger than other dogs his age.
According to a recent study, Gray wolves like Yuki are common in Eurasia and North America, where it is cold most of the time. Around 300,000 Gray wolves are in the wild to date, and while people would think that they are vicious animals, gray wolves tend to stay away from human beings.
Because of their rather big size, wolf dogs are not good for being house pets. Yuki’s former owners taught that the dog was just a normal pet, so they agreed to take him in.
During his eight-month, though, the dog massively increased in size and weighed at around 160 pounds (73 kg). This prompted the dog owner to cease Yuki as their house pet.
Good thing, there is this Wolf Sanctuary where Yuki eventually found refuge from.
Now terminally ill, Yuki is under the supervision of Shy Wolf Sanctuary for twelve years already. According to the sanctuary, Yuki is one of the most visited wolf-dogs after his video went viral online.
— Shy Wolf Sanctuary (@ShyWolfSanct) February 5, 2019
The dog, however, is no longer getting any younger and is already feeling several illnesses within him, which prevents him from doing the things he usually does.
Despite this, the wolf-dog remains in the center and tries to recuperate each day. He is asking for some donations to kind-hearted individuals for his day-to-day medication.
Credits to Shy Wolf Sanctuary.