That can vary widely depending on the breed of dog(s), the bloodlines and individual genetic temperament, as well as the upbringing. Overall wolfdogs may have a much higher prey drive than most dogs. Wolves are very predatory and many of the breeds of dogs used in creating wolfdogs are as well. No matter how you raise such an animal it can be hard to totally erase that instinctive prey drive, so wolfdogs are often very deadly for small animals, livestock and such. Sometimes that prey drive is also directed at small children who may move or make noises similar to that of prey.
Wolfdogs are not always aggressive in the way a trained guard dog may be. They are usually more shy of strangers and strange things, so they make bad guard dogs. If they are well socialized to adult humans they may attempt to include familiar humans in their rank order, and that is another form of social aggression or dominance.
As always, I direct you to www.wolfdogproject.com
Answered by paws4hisglory - 4/4/2011 5:36:41 PM