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Dogs are a domesticated form of the Grey Wolf, so they are essentially the same species. They are different because dogs are domesticated, or tamed, and wolves are just wild a…nimals. Although they do have a lot in common, they are not exactly the same.
Species-wise, there is no difference between a dog and a wolf. Both dogs and Grey wolves belong to the species Canis lupus. The domestic dog is a subspecies of the Grey wo…lf, that has overtime been artifically bred to produce various traits to help serve humans.
Wolves howl, dogs bark Wolves are generally taller than dogs Wolves live in packs in the wild, dogs live by themselves Wolves are more intelligent than dogs, but are also… more aggressive towards humans. Wolves hunt for prey, dogs usually eat leftovers and are not much of hunters of live prey. Wolves and dogs can interbreed. The German Shepherd is one of the best examples of a wonderful house dog that can be trained to be a guardian dog, has the fierceness of a wolf, and the gentleness/faithfulness of a dog.
Both jackals and wolves are wild dogs unlike their domestic cousins, such as the Husky and the Collie. It all depends on how a person defines the word "dog." The Dachshund and… the Chihuahua, for example, are domestic dogs that can and do live in people's houses every day. Wild dogs, such as jackals and wolves do better living in the wild where they can roam around and enjoy nature.
Dogs are actually a subspecies of the wolf. Notice their scientific names are similar. Dogs are Canis Lupus Familiaris and Wolves are Canis Lupus. Another sign they are nearly… the same species. They can not only produce offspring, but their offspring are able to reproduce, something hybrids such as mules, tigons, and zorses cannot do. As well, some wolves contain at least one dog characteristic, beta defensin 103 at the K-locus giving black color, apparently a useful survival trait. This unique dog mutation has spread fairly evenly among subarctic North American wolf populations, all now part dog. No one knows what other physical or behavioural traits, if any, may have been useful and retained from the dog genome, but this one trait is openly displayed.
Dogs: they are hose-trained and have better attitudes Wolves: they hunt naturally. they live in the wild. they are not house trained any thing you think wolves are, they are w…ay different to dogs. Wolves hunt their prey freely for their food Dogs are completely domesticated and their senses are no longer acute enough and their not strong nor fit nor big nor vicious enough to hunt prey so they wait for their human master's to present it to them... Biologically speaking, however, dogs are simply domesticated Gray Wolves (Canis Lupus).
The difference between dogs and wolves is the genetic makeup. The genetics refer, in a basic explanation, to the characteristics in the animal. Wolves are simply the "Original… copy" of a dog. Refer to this situation if you don't quite understand: if you scan a picture through a printer enough, the image becomes different and changes. Natives were probably the first people to start domesticating wolves. The earliest forms of domestication weren't nearly as complex in nature as the methods used today. The way wolves were domesticated, early domestication was based on the behavioral or aesthetic traits found naturally in a wolf (which are now possible to find within the DNA thanks to certain parts of the genetic structure), which was then bred with another wolf of close to the same nature, and continued in this pattern. Eventually, the wolves began to emphasize certain overlapping genetic traits. This includes hair length & shape, size, shape, skin, eyes, behavioral patterns, ect. this eventually comes down to the dogs of today. so, in a simple answer, the difference between dogs and wolves is that dogs are domesticated animals, and wolves are not. don't be fooled, they're still both canines! :)
Well i think that dogs and wolves are different because dogs are decended from wolves. And wolves are decended from dogs. (i am just guessing.(sigh.)
\n"Wolves" is the plural of "wolf." \n. \nOne wolf, two wolves.
Dogs at an adult age continue to behave like puppies. Wolves at adult age behave like adults. An example would be barking and face licking. Adult dogs do these things, adult w…olves do not.
Wolves are stronger eat different food
Not much at all the basic instincts are the same There has to be an alpha (leader) The alpha is the decision maker The alpha leads the hunt (the walk in a domestic situa…tion) The alpha eats first The pack needs to establish pecking order after every time they reunite ( same as when we get home ) The alpha is the one that decides on what to do and perceiving if danger is approaching (e.g. the postman in a domestic situation) The main difference is appearance due to humans controlling breeding. www.thewolfwithin.co.uk
They are from different species. Wolves are actually members of the canine (dog) family, although most people don't associate them with the domestic or friendly behavior of a …dog. The lion is in the cat family, and in the same species as panthers and tigers. Wolves tend to be smaller than lions; wolves have a coat of fur, and do not have the mane that a lion has. Wolves often live in forests, mountains, and even in the Arctic. Lions tend to live in hot, grassy places, and they can also be found in the bush; these days, they generally live in Africa. Communication-wise, most wolves tend to make howling noises, while lions tend to growl loudly. But both wolves and lions are predators and meat-eaters, and kill smaller animals for food.
Although dogs are direct descendants of wolves, dogs have been domesticated since 1100 B.C. In cave paintings from Neanderthal days, wolf-like creatures are depicted running a…longside the hunters and helping them. In the Medieval Ages (1300 to 1600 A.D.), dogs were a vital part of hunting, and many lords and ladies enjoyed having dogs as companions. Wolves are basically undomesticated dogs. They are completely wild, and they hunt for themselves. They live in packs and are anything but tame. They take care of themselves and fight off offending wolves. If you ever see a wolf in the wild, avert your eyes and back away slowly, watching the wolf out of the corner of your eye. Although many breeds, such as the Chihuahua and Yorkshire terrier, don't resemble the wolf in the least, this has to do with genetics, DNA, and selective breeding. Huskies look a lot like wolves, and this is often on purpose. Breeding has everything to do with your dog and how she looks.
"Wolf" is a somewhat vague term. There are several species called "wolves" of some kind or other, but usually the term refers to Canis lupus. There are several subspecies of… Canis lupus. One of them is the domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris). In other words, dogs are wolves, though wolves are not necessarily dogs. Another subspecies of Canis lupus sometimes referred to as a dog is the Dingo, Canis lupus dingo.
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Wolves are different from domestic dogs because wolves are much more disobediant,more stonger than dogs,and have a boiling point.Plus they may kill a human suddenly when tempe…red.
If you've ever lived with wolves the differences are pretty obvious -- 6, not 5. 1. Intelligence -- look in a wolf's eyes and it's a completely different critter. 2. Teeth… 3. Fur 4. Body Structure 5. Pre-Caudal Gland 6. Reproduction