wolf dog

noun

Definition of wolf dog 

1 : any of various large dogs formerly kept for hunting wolves

2 : the offspring of a wolf and a domestic dog

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But wolves and wolf dogs are naturally very timid and shy. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Hang out with (and pet) pigs, alpacas, goats, and more at these farms and animal rescues near Philadelphia," 6 June 2018 The farm is home to 18 wolf dogs, which range from being partially wolf to almost pure wolf. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Hang out with (and pet) pigs, alpacas, goats, and more at these farms and animal rescues near Philadelphia," 6 June 2018 Now, Neo's finally settled in at Wolf Connection, a wolf dog sanctuary in California. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "A Man Adopted a Free Puppy and Later Found Out It Was Actually a Wolf," 11 Oct. 2016 Since many states restrict or ban wolf dog ownership, Neo needed a new home, and his owner agreed to give him up to special rescue center. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "A Man Adopted a Free Puppy and Later Found Out It Was Actually a Wolf," 11 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of wolf dog

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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wolf dog

noun

Kids Definition of wolf dog

1 : wolfhound

2 : the offspring of a wolf and a domestic dog

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