Which dog breeds are closest to wolves?

Asked By: Kaelyn Shields
Date created: Sun, Feb 21, 2021 6:33 PM
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Dog Breeds Closely Related to Wolves

  • Afghan Hound.
  • Alaskan Malamute.
  • Siberian Husky.
  • Shih Tzu.
  • Pekingese.
  • Lhasa Apso. Another hard to believe breed is the Lhasa Apso.
  • Shiba Inu. This Japanese breed may be small, but it is also very similar to the ancient wolf ancestors.
  • Chow Chow. The Chow Chow is very similar looking to the wild ancestors of wolves.
Answered By: Jessy Hegmann
Date created: Mon, Feb 22, 2021 8:36 PM
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Dog Breeds Closely Related to Wolves

  • Afghan Hound.
  • Alaskan Malamute.
  • Siberian Husky.
  • Shih Tzu.
  • Pekingese.
  • Lhasa Apso. Another hard to believe breed is the Lhasa Apso.
  • Shiba Inu. This Japanese breed may be small, but it is also very similar to the ancient wolf ancestors.
  • Chow Chow. The Chow Chow is very similar looking to the wild ancestors of wolves.
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They found that the four dogs closest to their wolf ancestors are the Shiba Inu, chow chow, Akita and the Alaskan malamute.

However, this study was done on 85 breeds.

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Although wolf-like in appearance, huskies are no more closely related to wolves than poodles and bulldogs are. While they're all dogs, some huskies may be crossed with wolves, producing a wolf hybrid. That's an entirely different animal from a purebred Siberian husky or its cousin, the Alaskan Malamute.
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Although wolf-like in appearance, huskies are no more closely related to wolves than poodles and bulldogs are. While they're all dogs, some huskies may be crossed with wolves, producing a wolf hybrid. That's an entirely different animal from a purebred Siberian husky or its cousin, the Alaskan Malamute.
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National Geographic – Shiba Inu is Most Wolflike.

The chart states that the Shiba Inu breed is genetically closest to the wolf.

Chow Chow and Akita came in second and third, Malamute 4th.

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Dog Breeds Closely Related to Wolves

  • Afghan Hound.
  • Alaskan Malamute.
  • Siberian Husky.
  • Shih Tzu.
  • Pekingese.
  • Lhasa Apso. Another hard to believe breed is the Lhasa Apso.
  • Shiba Inu. This Japanese breed may be small, but it is also very similar to the ancient wolf ancestors.
  • Chow Chow. The Chow Chow is very similar looking to the wild ancestors of wolves.
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Dog Breeds Closely Related to Wolves

  • Afghan Hound.
  • Alaskan Malamute.
  • Siberian Husky.
  • Shih Tzu.
  • Pekingese.
  • Lhasa Apso. Another hard to believe breed is the Lhasa Apso.
  • Shiba Inu. This Japanese breed may be small, but it is also very similar to the ancient wolf ancestors.
  • Chow Chow. The Chow Chow is very similar looking to the wild ancestors of wolves.
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