Dogs that Look Like Wolves

American Alsatians are wrapped in varieties of brown, black, and white fur. Shaggy with piercing yellow eyes, American Alsatians bear a striking resemblance to wolves.

Northern Inuit Dogs — also known as Kugsha — were explicitly bred as wolf-looking canines for both work and companionship.

When asked to list dogs that look like wolves, most people immediately shout, “Siberian Huskies!” The medium-sized canines — bred by the Chukchi people — originally hail from northern Asia.

A mix between German Shepherds and Eurasian grey wolves, Saarloos Wolfdogs have large, upright, pointed ears and long thin legs.

Called “qimmit” by some Inuit peoples and the Canadian Inuit Dog by the Nunavut government, Canadian Eskimo Dogs were bred for work.

Alaskan Malamutes fall squarely into the “dogs that look like wolves” category. They’re near-identical to Siberian Huskies — except bigger and fluffier. 

The second most popular dog breed in the United States, German Shepherds are one of the most common wolf type dogs.

Our last pick for dogs that look like wolves is the Swedish Vallhund. Averaging about 25 pounds and 12 inches high, Swedish Vallhunds are the pipsqueaks of  the wolf type dog pack.

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