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Old 28-04-2011, 17:46   #1
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Just wondering if there are any wolfdog owner in the northern Virginia DC area. I would love to meet one of these dogs in person!! I know there is a breeder here in VA but she lives about 3 1/2 hours from me. So I was hoping some one had one closer to me to meet.
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Old 28-04-2011, 17:55   #2
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We had to travel 6 hours to get our girl from Romania (actual mileage wasn't so high, but the roads were non-existant in places!) - if you really want to do something, nothing is a hurdle...
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I think Marcy & affiliates/Galomy Oak would be the only ones I know of in Virginia.

Three and a half hours really doesn't seem like a long distance, especially with such a rare breed. There are less than a hundred in the states, after all.

We visited Galomy Oak while we were on the east coast as well, from Philadelphia..

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Old 28-04-2011, 18:27   #4
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We had to travel 6 hours to get our girl from Romania (actual mileage wasn't so high, but the roads were non-existant in places!) - if you really want to do something, nothing is a hurdle...
Well when it comes to actually getting the dog I have no problem traveling. I was jet hoping that some one would be near me with a wolfdog. If there is no one, I would drive down to see her dogs if she allows it. I have emailed her about the breed a week or so ago and have not got a reply. Im assuming she gets alot of emails.
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Old 28-04-2011, 18:28   #5
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Well when it comes to actually getting the dog I have no problem traveling. I was jet hoping that some one would be near me with a wolfdog. If there is no one, I would drive down to see her dogs if she allows it. I have emailed her about the breed a week or so ago and have not got a reply. Im assuming she gets alot of emails.
I was just hoping**. I'm typing this on my iPhone and the auto correct hates me lol
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Well when it comes to actually getting the dog I have no problem traveling. I was jet hoping that some one would be near me with a wolfdog. If there is no one, I would drive down to see her dogs if she allows it. I have emailed her about the breed a week or so ago and have not got a reply. Im assuming she gets alot of emails.
Just have patience

We drove to just visit Marcy and meet her CsVs as well. It's worth the trip.. in my opinion.. beautiful countryside, nice dogs, and a lovely human being.
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I think Marcy/Galomy Oak would be the only ones I know of in Virginia.

Three and a half hours really doesn't seem like a long distance, especially with such a rare breed. There are less than a hundred in the states, after all.

We visited Galomy Oak while we were on the east coast as well, from Philadelphia..
Less than 100?!? wow I knew they were rare but I didnt think THAT rare!
Now 3 1/2 hours doesnt sound like a far drive for me. lol
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I think the true number is far less than 100. The real number is about half that, although it might have changed a little since 2 sizeable litters were born in 2011 in the US.

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Old 28-04-2011, 20:23   #9
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Less than 100?!? wow I knew they were rare but I didnt think THAT rare!
I think Marcy found most of them:
http://www.galomyoak.com/Wolfdogs_US.html
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We had to travel 6 hours to get our girl from Romania (actual mileage wasn't so high, but the roads were non-existant in places!) - if you really want to do something, nothing is a hurdle...
We had only 2 days drive 24/7 .... so even 10h drive is not so bad.
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What we will do for our loves!!
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Been meaning to get by Galomy Oaks to visit myself beings they're only about one hour from me, but been super busy this year trying to work and purchase property so I haven't had the chance to yet.
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My wife drove from New York City ro VA to meet up with Marcy and to finalize Luna if needed. She said it was well worth the drive.

Of course that's not as abad as the time we drove from Ft Lauderdale, FL (near Miami) to northern VA and back in 2.5 days to pick up Zorro as a puppy. The crazy things we do for our dogs!
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Even if here in Italy we have really a lot of CSVs and I have the luck to have few of them living near us, to see breeders and knowing people I think we've done more than 2000 km... and our final chance was a 2 hours and a half from home. I went thrice. Once with my parents to go and meet Spettro's mother (who was pregnant at the time ), and twice with my partner to go and meet the puppies (Spettro and his sister Eris) .

Don't be afraid of distance and find a good time to spend with them. Seeing them "live" is the only way to understand if they are really fit for us.
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