By Max Graham
Chilkat Valley News, Haines 

Genetic testing confirms five young dogs in Haines are part wolf


August 31, 2022

Five dogs born in Haines in February were confirmed this month to be part wolf, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Carl Koch.

The state last month sent samples from six suspected wolfdogs to the University of California Davis for genetic testing. State wildlife managers have received results from five of the samples so far.

Some of the owners and the state suspected the animals were wolf hybrids after one registered as 50% wolf on a DNA home test. “Some of (dogs) were described as difficult to manage by their owners even back in June/July,” Kock said.


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