Giant Wolf Dog Yuki Fights Cancer | BIG DOGZ
INTERNET sensation Yuki the giant wolf dog is fighting cancer. Giant wolf dog Yuki resides in the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Florida. The wolf dog currently weighs over 120lbs and his DNA is a mix of Gray Wolf, Siberian Husky and German Shepherd. With his striking looks, Yuki has been building up a social media following. He has over 100K followers on Instagram and his previous contribution to the Beastly channel has amassed nearly 2 million views on YouTube. Game of Thrones fans often compare Yuki to the fantasy drama’s popular dire wolves. Sanctuary Director Jeremy Albrecht agrees that Yuki has been a wonderful public ambassador for the sanctuary. However, it’s this shot to fame that might have gotten to Yuki’s head a little. The temperamental wolf dog used to accept a mix of male and female carers into his enclosure, he has recently become a bit pickier. Volunteer Judy explained: “To watch Yuki kick somebody out of his enclosure, it's not a good thing. He will show those big pearly whites and growl and let you know that you need to back up and leave the enclosure.” Slowly the star decided which of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary volunteers have the X-factor, and Yuki seems to prefer the female kind. Despite this, each and every volunteer at Shy Wolf have a special place in their heart for Yuki. Which made it all the more difficult when they found out the animal is terminally ill. Jeremy explained: “Yuki has a form of blood cancer that we've seen before, where it manifests as a nerve sheet tumour on the leg. And so we had a large lump removed from his leg, that’s when we found out that he was ill in a way that we weren't going to be able to fix.” Since his diagnosis a year ago the team monitor Yuki closely, making sure he’s not limping or showing any other signs of worsening of his illness. Surprisingly, Jeremy actually thinks Yuki looks healthier now than he did ten months ago.