There’s nothing more wildly striking than wolf-like dogs with grizzled thick coats and piercing eyes. While wolves and wolf hybrids can come with behavior problems and legal issues, wolfdogs and dogs that look like wolves have become increasingly popular.
Corgis are known for the cute fluffy butts and adorable fox-like faces. As such, they have rightfully become the darlings of the internet, where cute Corgi pictures abound.
When thinking of dogs that look like wolves, one would be remiss not to mention the powerful Greenland dog. Although not a wolf-dog like the Czechoslovakian Vclak, these sled dogs are so ancient and unchanged through millennia that to see one is to glimpse a part of ancient human history.
The Teacup Bichon Frise is a miniature version of the normal Bichon Frise. An adorable ball of fluff with a huge personality, it can weigh four pounds or less when full grown. This miniature Bichon can make an excellent companion; however, some concerns do come with the breed.
The Dalmador combines two of the most beloved canine companions: the Labrador and the Dalmatian. This Dalmatian Lab mix should be a devoted, outgoing, and active pet. Although crossing these popular breeds may seem foolproof, it is always worth researching adding any new member to the family.
The German Shar-Pei, also called the Shepherd Pei, is a German Shepherd Dog mixed with a Chinese Shar-Pei. This Shar-Pei and German Shepherd mix is a courageous, confident, and loyal companion, but his watchful instincts mean he may need an experienced owner to shape him into the ideal pet as he grows.
The Teacup Havanese, or the miniature Havanese, is a big-eyed puffball bred to be an even smaller version of the Havanese. Cute as a button, the mini Havanese puppy is irresistible to even the hardest of hearts. Despite this, the mini Havanese may have health and ethical issues that require investigation before you bring one of these into your home.
Nowadays, some of the most famous Pit Bulls are Red Nose pits, such as Cesar Millan’s Daddy or the biggest Pit Bull in the world, Hulk.
To many who hear the name, the first question that comes to mind is “what is a Tamaskan?”. The Tamaskan dog is a wolf-like dog breed and an offshoot of Northern Inuit Dog, which is also bred to look like a wolf. The Northern Inuits are famous as the dogs used to play the dire wolves in Game of Thrones. In fact, some Tamaskan puppies are the spitting image of wolf puppies!
Few breeds are more breathtaking or striking than the Northern Inuit Dog. Although they are mistaken for wolfdogs, this canine has been carefully developed away from being a true wolf hybrid.
Courageous, fearless, and strong-willed, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, Czechoslovakian Vlcak (CSV), is not a dog for the fainthearted or inexperienced. A wolfdog derived from mixing the German Shepherd with the Carpathian Wolf, it is one of the dogs that looks the most like a real wolf.
Among the wolfdog breeds, the Saarloos Wolfdog, or Wolfhound, is one of the most lupine or wolfish of all the dogs that look like wolves. A 2015 study showed these dogs had a high genetic association with the Eurasian Wolf in particular.
Although the Shiloh Shepherd Dog looks like a giant German Shepherd, much of their gene pool is, in fact, far removed from the Shepherd Dog line. Shilohs are indeed impressive and striking dogs in both size and looks. But, they are bred to have a heart of gold and make excellent family dogs and therapy dogs.
The Welsh Corgi’s distant relation, the Swedish Vallhund, is a short-legged, jolly working and companion dog. Their stocky frames, high energy level and tenacious attitudes make them great at herding cattle as they were once the herding dog of choice for the Vikings.
The Canadian Eskimo Dog is one of the most iconic Arctic breeds. Often generalized as ‘huskies,’ it is actually a distinct landrace with a heritage spanning millennia. Since there is some confusion around the various arctic and subarctic breeds, you may be wondering, ‘what does a Canadian Eskimo Dog look like?’ And the answer to that is something between a husky and a wolf.
You may have first come across the name ‘Imperial Shih Tzu’ when searching for teacup breeds. With the breed’s popularity, you would be forgiven for thinking that the adorable pictures of Imperial Shih Tzu puppies popping up were no different from the standard Shih Tzu.
The Taigan dog is native to Kyrgyzstan, where it is a highly prized national treasure.
The Kyrgyz people are secretive and guarded about their best dogs. So much so that if you are looking for a Taigan dog for sale, you need to gain the respect of village intermediaries just to be shown a dog.
The American Blue Bay Shepherd is an extraordinary new wolfdog breed. It is a mix of the very rare old-world Blue German Shepherd dog and the equally rare blue wolfdog. It retains a distinctive wolfish appearance but thrives as an active companion animal.
The Kugsha Wolfdog, or Amerindian Malamute, was first called the American Husky.
The King Shepherd is a giant dog bred to be a working guardian, watchdog, and loyal companion. This breed originated in the Shiloh and German Shepherd Dog, but with the King, a shepherd dog was created to be healthier, sturdier, and more even-tempered than its GSD ancestors.
The Alaskan Noble Companion or ANCD is undoubtedly a beautiful animal with enigmatic pale eyes and a rangy, tall build. Considered a wolf-like dog breed, this stunning dog has attracted interest as more people have become attracted to dogs with the signature dire wolf looks such as the Northern Inuit Dog or the Tamaskan.
The name may strike you as familiar, being a popular Nordic breed, but what is a Finnish Lapphund? With increasing interest in the breed and ever higher asking prices for every Finnish Lapphund puppy sold, they are clearly growing in popularity in the US.
The Laika dog is a landrace instead of a breed. Like the Greenland Dog, it developed naturally alongside native people to fulfill functions such as hunting, keeping predators at bay, and pulling sleds.
The St. Bernard Bullmastiff mix, or the Saint Bermastiff, is a giant, slobbery ball of love. It may be the size of a tank, but it has the heart of a lapdog. The designer dog craze started in the 1950s with the Cockapoo, reaching the height of their popularity with the Doodles. Still, new and exciting mixed breeds such as the Saint Bermastiff are increasingly common.
The Alaskan Malamute German Shepherd mix, also known as the Alaskan Shepherd, is a large wolf-like dog that combines the German Shepherd’s intelligence and courage with the strength and imposing build of the Malamute. Designed to turn heads, these dogs make loving and devoted companions at home.
The Deer Head Chihuahua is one of two types of Chihuahua; namely, the Deer Head and the Apple Head. While only the Apple Head is accepted by the AKC for show dog purposes, the Deer Head is still quite common. It is also a purebred Chihuahua that dates back as far as the Apple Head.
The Teacup Min Pin is the latest teacup version of the toy Miniature Pinscher. Sometimes called micro-dogs or pocket-sized dogs, Teacup Miniature Pinschers are bred to sit neatly in a teacup or a flashy designer handbag and are usually the most adorable big-eyed puppies that could fit in the palm of your hand.
The Dalmadoodle is an all-loving, devoted medium to large breed dog. It is a cross between a Dalmatian and a Labrador. This article tells all about this special mix.