9 Dog breeds closely related to Wolves

9 Dog breeds closely related to Wolves


National Geography did a study recently. They wanted to find out which Dog Breeds are most closely related to Wolves. In the study participated 414 dogs from 85 different dog breeds. According to them, dogs have descended from wolves and other wild canids, therefore they kind of are still related to each-other. Many dog breeds still have their primitive looks and temperaments today still. Below I will list 9 dogs closely related to Wolves  nowadays.

1- Shih Tzu

Originates from China in 800BC, looks nothing like a Wolf, but it is considered to be the closest dog breed related to Wolves!

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  1. Just a correction, don’t mean to be rude. The picture you have for Tibetan terrier, is actually a Lhasa Apso, Tibetan terriers are bigger and not as old a breed as the Lhasa Apso, which is a more ancient breed and closer related to wolves than the Shi Tzu(which was bred using Lhasa Apso and other breeds centuries later), the Pekingese and the Tibetan terrier.
    Also the Alaskan Malamute is a more ancient breed than the Husky.

  2. I too am not trying to be rude but you might wanna check your facts…The Samoyed is the only breed not related to a wolf at all.