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How can you tell the difference between a wolf and a dog?

How can you tell the difference between a wolf and a dog?

The difference between a wolf and a dog are vast depending on the breed of a dog.  However, the Northern breeds such as Malamutes and Huskies that come somewhat close to the physical appearance of wolves can be differentiated by their looks, their mannerisms, the way they move to how they sound.  A simple list of differences are noted as such:

  • Wolves and/or high content wolf-dogs run differently than dogs.  They have a special gait about them.
    Wolves and/or high content wolf-dogs are timid by nature.
  • Until a human is accepted by them, they prefer to keep their distance.
  • Wolves and/or high content wolf dogs have larger feet, longer legs than dogs and a large, broad skull than most dogs. Wolves and/or high content wolf-dogs have long, narrow muzzles.
  • The intelligence of a wolf is more often than not, vastly superior to dogs.
  • Wolves instincts are leaps and bounds greater than that of dogs and they can size-up situations and people much faster than dogs.
  • Wolves and/or high content wolf-dogs have straight tails.