I think the selection is fine-- remember, we're talking about cubs! They truly do not know what's going on with what, and must discover these things :)
So, did you decide between MD or NY, or some other place, Krysia?
Can I make a couple small mechanics suggestions? Tribes, auspices, and breeds determine base rage, gnosis, and willpower, if I recall correctly? I never liked that, because it supports metagaming. Would you like to houserule a baseline for these instead? Of course, that does beg the question-- who was thinking about making a lupus red talon ahroun, hmmmm?
Additionally, metis: are you allowing them, since they're invariably raised by garou if they're not slain outright? I'd beg that be a big 'no'?
(side note: I've never, ever played a lupus character. I think the mindset doesn't relate well enough and the novelty of wolf-perspective humor wears thin really, really quickly)