The resemblance between dogs and wolfs is obvious. Especially some dog breeds look more alike wolves that others. But even if we go back centuries in time, will see that dogs are descendants of wolves. Actually they are classified as subspecies of the grey wolf. For a fact dogs are originally descendants of an extinct genus that diverged from what is known as the grey wolf nowadays.

Therefore the genetic similarity among these two species is inevitable. However wolves are way stronger and have higher stamina than dogs. Not only are they different in strength and durability but in temperament as well. Wolves are born to live in packs and on the wild therefore training them is very difficult. They tend to be erratic, stubborn and a danger to other small animals and children as well. Wolves appear almost majestic in our eyes, and maybe that is why many people raising one as their pet. Since wolves would be a poor choice to keep as pets, consider getting a dog that looks like one.

#1 Alaskan Malamute- they are strong and durable in long distances. Alaskan Malamute is as friendly as he is powerful and best of all this breed does not bark, making them an excellent choice for pet owners. They are loyal, intelligent and can survive in harsh conditions. Although they wouldn’t fit perfectly in families that have other small pets due to their fairly developed prey drive. They have big fluffy fur and come in varies colors such as gray, red, white etc.

#2 Siberian Husky- huskies have thick fur that comes mostly in shades of gray, black, white, silver etc. They ears are  triangle shaped and they fall into the category of medium-sized dogs. All these characteristics make them very similar with wolves. Although Huskies might be hard to train and quite stubborn just like wolves are they are very loyal and friendly on the other side. Even they barking comes more in the form of a howl and have a strong need to belong somewhere and be around other dogs or people. Huskies are well behaved around children and are considered as good family dogs, but they do require a lot of activity and special needs.

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