Biologists such as Adolph Murie, Gordon Haber, and David Mech have studied free ranging wild wolves throughout North America for decades. Scientists have also thoroughly studied captive-born wolves since Rudolph Schenkel began his studies in the 1940s, however very little research has been done on wolfdogs. So we began a long-term Wolfdog project at Indigo Mountain in 2005 which focuses on development, social behaviors, learning, training, enrichment and nutrition. Our studies are carried out through observation and documentation and use no aversive methods or invasive procedures. It is our hope that the information gathered will help wolfdog owners gain a greater understanding of their companion animals and raise the bar in animal care and husbandry.
Yepa is the last remaining wolfdog that was part of our study. This petite little girl is a verified 87% F4 wolfdog. Yepa eagerly climbs in laps, scent rolls and slobbers all over her caregivers. While she is a senior wolfdog she sure doesn't act like it.