Our wolves are 98% wolf, the game and fish her in Texas have told us to say they can only be 98% or 99%. This is because if you say 100% then they are led to believe you took them right out of the wild, we received ours from other breeders..
The game and fish here know what we have, I can tell you they are 98% and 99%. They are first generation and second .. now saying 98% and 99% is not enough.
Tundra (Canis Lupus Albus) may also be the Bernardi an extinct species , come from Northern Europe, Asia, Boreal Region Russia and North Arctic.
Mackenzie Valley Arctic (Canis Lupus Mackenzie) a species of red wolf they don't look like a gray wolf but are every bit wolf. comes from the Mackenzie valley, Alaska , the Northern Rockies and Western Central Canada. The largest subspecies of wolf.
Mexican Gray (Canis Lupus Baileyi) the rarest, most genetically distinct subspecies of the gray wolf, found in areas are Texas, Northeast Mexico and also other North America areas.
Canadian Wolf (Canis Lupus nubilus) also known as Eastern Canadian Wolf, or Eastern Canadian Red Wolf or Red Nosed Canadian. They come from the area in and around Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, also parts of Quebec, Canada, Minnesota and Manitoba. There are only 7 to 10 extinct species of wolves, the classification for wolf is (Canis Lupus) the grey wolf, also known as the Timber (Timber is not a type of wolf).
It takes about 6 years for the wolf to grow to full height, color and maturity (both mentally and emotionally).
Wolves seem to have no inherited health problems. This is why they live longer then a dog, they can live to be about 25 years or longer. Of course care has a lot to do with this, they need the correct food and shots. The wolves life may be shortened if they suffer an injury when growing or if you breed them all their life.
In the wild wolves may not get as big because they often do not live long enough to reach their full growth and size. A dog is almost fully grown in 6 months that is one reason why the life span is different. When a wolf is 6 months old they are not nearly done growing. When you have a one year old wolf you have a one year old like a child, but they will mature rapidly as they get older. When a dog is 6 months old, it is close to done growing.
Wolves in the wild are smaller and don't live as long as in captivity. This is because they eat raw meat and over time raw meat will give them the diarrhea because of their high metabolism, it can also give them worms. If you study nutrition for animals you will find that you get more fat and nutrients from cooked meat then raw. So on a raw diet they will be hungry and in turn make them more aggressive in the wild. They also do not get their proper shots and care in the wild so they are living with worms and are not as healthy. Sometimes wolves in the wild will go days to weeks without food or a kill. They live out in the elements, with out shelter, all these things cause the wild wolves to be smaller and not live as long as ones in captivity do. That is why my wolves and other breeders wolves are bigger and live longer then the ones in the wild. Here they have the right shots, they are not on raw meat and we feed them a high protein diet, they do not have worms so they will get bigger and live longer. Not all breeders give their wolves the special attention, if they don't then their wolves, like in the wild, will not get as big or live as long.
The size of a wolf has to do with the type of wolf, some are larger than others. It also has to do with the health of the wolf, what you feed them and how happy they are with you. There is a standard for every type of wolf, but since they are not inbred for certain sizes like dogs are you can have a larger or smaller wolf then that type should be.
Like people, you can have two large parents and a small child, or two small parents and a large child. Normally the size goes along with the type because they are that size to survive in their place of origin. becky now show size and weight chart here. Their coat type, color, ears and muzzle size all so go with the type. For example short, thin coat, larger ears in the color grey for mexican grey. The tundra is smaller and comes in light colors to white and has smaller ears. The canadian is bigger than the tundra and comes in darker colors and a more square muzzle inlooks.
The arctic is the largest, is black or red with white markings, a narrower head and muzzle.
If you mix two or more types together you will get different sizes and colors and they will not look like they should look.