Canine-Wild Animal Hybrids
Canine-wild animal hybrids in Pima County must be registered effective October 21, 2006. If a dog is part wolf or part coyote it must be registered. For information on registration requirements go to Pima County Animal Care Center: http://www.pimaanimalcare.org/phs/
In the middle of this web page you will find the information under two headings:
Canine-Wild Animal Hybrid Press Release
Canine-Wild Animal Hybrid FactSheet http://www.pimaanimalcare.org/phs/docs/wolf-hybrid_facts.pdf
Pima County has not had major problems with wolf-dogs, but the breed has certain risks. Pima County responded to 29 calls regarding wolf or coyote hybrids from 1999 to 2005. Five calls involved bites and two of the dogs were put down.
"Every wolf-dog has his day - now he needs papers, too." Tucson Citizen Morgue (1992-2009). http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue/author/brad-branan/page/2/ (accessed October 11, 2011).
"Pima Animal Care Center." Pima Animal Care Center. http://www.pimaanimalcare.org/ (accessed October 11, 2011).