Florida Wolf-Hybrid Law

(Please note: due to the reclassification of dogs from canis familiaris to canis lupus familiaris, the term “wolf-hybrid” is obsolete – the correct term now is “wolfdog”. The law in Florida has not changed to reflect this yet so the law is still considered the “wolf-hybrid” law).

From the class II section’s footnote:

Note: Hybrids resulting from the cross between wildlife and domestic animal, which are substantially similar in size, characteristics and behavior so as to be indistinguishable from the wild animal shall be regulated as wildlife at the higher and more restricted class of the wild parent.

Source:  http://myfwc.com/license/wildlife/captive-wildlife/

Owning wolves require a class II wildlife permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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