Will the dogs of Minecraft hunt?

Wolves in minecraft can be tamed by right clicking them with 1-5 bones (or so this is from memory). They will fight monsters for you, but can be killed in combat just like you can be! Heal them with food items (Rotten flesh, steak, ect.) They can be named with name tags. They will attempt to follow you, and will instantly teleport to you if you get too far away. You can stop them from following you by right clicking them with an empty hand, which makes them sit. They will teleport back to your side if they take damage. NOTE: They will not attack creepers for you! However, ocelots or cats will scarce creepers away (But do not do physical damage). NOTE 2: Wolves also attack sheep. They will attack the player if you punch them