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wicklowdave t1_j8ujy3k wrote

If I was a wolf I'd be so disappointed with what dogs have become.


jp-oh-yo t1_j8usdke wrote

We were wolves once. Wild and wary, stealth and cunning. Then we noticed you had sofas.


eendjest t1_j8vojhz wrote

Dogs have definitely come a long way from their wolf ancestors.


real_bk3k t1_j8urs90 wrote

If you were a wolf, you might just see the dog as more food.


wicklowdave t1_j8uua44 wrote

That's probably most likely. And if you were a dog you'd know it. Dogs are instinctively afraid of wolves.


kirkoswald t1_j8v233x wrote

That's why they put spike collars on dogs that have to protect livestock. The collars prevent the wolves biting dogs neck and gives them the upperhand


wicklowdave t1_j8v5416 wrote

Dogs don't have any hands tho


Legumez t1_j8vblxj wrote

That's why they need the collar.


Definition-Ornery t1_j8vgu3f wrote

what about the lower hand?


Beautifulblueocean t1_j8vs9o9 wrote

The dogs still have the lower hand even with a spike collar because wolves are pretty badass I believe.


Cybtroll t1_j8vu0nd wrote

They don't. Not against proper pastor dog that are usually (much) larger than wolves and extremely territorial.

The spiked collars is used because dogs are in inferior numbers against even a small pack of wolves... but on the other hand any predator is easily dissuades to search for an easier prey when faced with even minor resistance.


Beautifulblueocean t1_j8xaibx wrote

They do. That is one breed of dog. I'm pretty sure a wolf would eat my weenie with a spike collar or not. But I'd want my weenie to win for sure. Go Rosie!


sfibsdhbsfd3432 t1_j8wycnm wrote

Dogs don't have lower hands, but some breeds are better equipped for protection than others.


harishahuja t1_j8wnwur wrote

It's true, the collar gives the dog an advantage in fighting off wolves. But ideally, we should strive for coexistence with wildlife.


paul84279 t1_j8vsuvg wrote

Very true, dogs don't have hands, but they do have paws!


Adm_Kunkka t1_j8vn1kx wrote

I mean, a wolf could easily kill a dog by biting elsewhere


kirkoswald t1_j8vpga3 wrote

True. I just saw it on some show once talking about how the guard dogs beat wolf's in fights because of the spiked collar


Ainar86 t1_j8w3wsk wrote

Yes but their instinct is to go for the neck as the quickest method.


absoluteq t1_j8vqkd5 wrote

Dogs and wolves may have some instinctual behaviors, but their interactions are much more complex than just fear.


HybridVigor t1_j8vcfjz wrote

But not coyotes, unfortunately.


dancingmarc t1_j8xgbvj wrote

Coyotes are another challenge for dogs in rural areas, where they may prey on livestock or small pets.


kurburux t1_j8wc3pv wrote

It depends. I read that when a wolf meets a dog they either see them as a rival, a potential partner or as food.

Because of interbreding there may also be many wolf-dog hybrids.


Regyshka t1_j8vut4k wrote

That's a possibility, but domestication has led dogs to see humans as their pack leaders.


abaram t1_j8vm737 wrote

You are anthropolizing wolves, wolves probably aren’t prideful of being wolves


Intrepid-Ad4511 t1_j8vy3lp wrote

I think it's mostly lions who feel pride in their group. :P


GM_Kori t1_j8wb0c8 wrote

That's why they are called a pride. Wow


maraca101 t1_j8v9hkh wrote

I think it’d depend on what breed of dog. I’d claim a golden retriever or a malamute as my cousin but I don’t claim that bug-eyed pug as my relative.


Jasarora6207 t1_j8xmb1d wrote

Different breeds have different instincts and characteristics, but all dogs deserve love and respect.


RadTimeWizard t1_j8vyg7p wrote

Golden Retrievers are the Steve Carlsburg of the canine world.


Bananasonfire t1_j8w399j wrote

Why? Dogs are living the life of luxury compared to wolves! There's a reason wolves were domesticated in the first place.


theloosecanon t1_j8w65rl wrote

Look at it as going against your own kind.


EmpyreanFantasy t1_j8wkdw6 wrote

As a result of dog domestication they are the most successful species of canine by THOUSANDS of miles. There are millions and millions of dogs. Nowhere near that many wolves. This mutualism was mutually beneficial for humanity and canis familiaris, more than their ancestors could ever dream of.


ActualMis t1_j8w75yd wrote

If you were a wolf you wouldn't understand the concepts.


wicklowdave t1_j8yf63v wrote

No I actually would because I was a wolf in a past life and I was very bright.


loverevolutionary t1_j8x9b4h wrote

Why? Wolves are animals that live in packs. Dogs were just wolves who found the most kickass pack to join. They perform a service for their pack and get a great life in return. No shame there, as most wolves probably aren't pack leaders anyway.