do you have any tips for differentiating between wolves and agouti dogs? I can usually tell the difference naturally, but I can't really back it up because I don't know what the differences I notice actually are. I just see a lot of people with GSD/malamute/husky mixes claiming that they're wild wolves and I don't want to correct them without having my own shit together first.
I’m so bad at explaining this too, but I’ll try! :)
Firstly, the agouti color is very unatural type of gray for a wolf. It’s way too plain gray. Instead of having just one shade of gray, wolves usually have a lot more brown, black and/or white in their fur.
Another way to distinct a wolf from an agouti dog can be the charachteristic back markings of the wolf. Some dogs (including agouti dogs) might have something similar, but it’s never quite the same! Below is a picture of a wolf where the markings are quite distinct and easy to see. Some wolves have less distinct markings, and summer coats tend to be more blaze than winter coats, so they might not always be so easy to see. Anyhow, most wolves have it so just look closely.
However, I think what is best is to learn the differeces in body type between wolf-like dogs/dogs and wolves rather than color differences. Especially when it comes to wolfdogs seeing as the mix can have the color of a dog, but still have wolf in them. How people indetify wolfdogs is to look for wolfy traits in the body building rather than the color. Like this wolfdog below that has a agouti-similar color which is not a natural color for a pure wolf. Still, the dog has some wolf in him.
The wolfy traits I see on the wolfdog above is mainly in the head. The head itself is very slim, and the facial feautres as well is pretty wolfy - long narrow snout, yellow wolf eyes etc. Agouti dogs that are often mistaken for wolves are typically huskies and malamutes. These dogs have shorter more compact head shapes, shorter legs and a more compact body, curled tails or wavy tails (wolf tails are always straight and they are hanging straight down for most of the time. Lips are more droopy, ears are a little longer whereas wolves have shorter ears, and they stand a little more outwards on wolves rather than straight up. The fur on these dogs also look more dense, probably because wolves have a lot more and a lot longer cover hairs. Facial markings are also very different from wolves and huskies/malamutes which is a very easy way to determine whether the animal is a wolf or a dog.
German shepherds of working lines are also often mistaken for wolves, but once you learn the difference they don’t look like wolves AT ALL! There’s no similarities whatsoever. Yes, both have standing ears, but that’s about it. Wolves have small ears pointing outwards, while GSDs have big ears pointing upwards. The backs on even the working line shepherds are more slope than with wolves. Head/neck are placed very different. Shepherd muzzles are wide and shorter than the wolf’s narrow, long snout, their tails are too long and often have a swing at the end.
Differing wolves from dogs is one thing, but differing wolfdogs from pure dogs can be even trickier as the dog and wolf traits melt into one another. It takes a lot of knowledge and training to see the difference sometimes. You have to know the charachteristic of the body types and body features of not only wolves, but a lot of different dogs too. If you want to learn how to separate dogs from wolfdogs I recommend that you follow blogs such as yourdogisnotwolfdog. They consists almost entirely of posts explaining how they know the animals is a wolfdog or a pure wolf.
holy poo!! that pixel is so good!! how do you do your pixel art?? ive never been able to figure it out?? maybe some tips? if you dont want to thats fine but holy sweet jesus that is a really good art i like it a lot uvu
I am so sorry for taking so long to reply to this but I figured it’d be easier for me to show how I do pixel art rather than tell ahah
I’m not gonna call this a tutorial since past experience has told me I suck at those so I guess this is just ‘here is how I do the thing’
Side Note: Since it’s nearly Christmas I thought why not do a festive mini imagines for some of the handsome guys of Teen Wolf :)
Theo Raeken - Christmas Morning
The alarm beeped and you couldn’t of leaped out of bed fast enough, rushing down to the living room and seeing all the presents underneath the tree made your heart flutter. Running on back to the bedroom you shared with Theo, not only had Christmas day finally arrived which just happened to be your favourite holiday, but it was also your first Christmas with Theo. Jumping excitedly onto the bed, you poked your sleeping boyfriend. “Wake up Theo, it’s Christmas!”.
He groaned, tossed and turned a few times before slowly opening his eyes and letting them adjust to the bright light. “Babe it’s still early, how on earth are you this awake at 7:00 in the morning?”, his husky voice asked. You found it extremely adorable that Theo was still half-asleep. “Because like I said it’s Christmas, come on we have presents to open”. You bounced off the bed. When it was evident Theo wasn’t following you paused and then had an idea that would have him sprinting downstairs with you. “If you don’t get your butt up and downstairs in the next 5 minutes, you can forgot about doing you know what with me in the bed, shower or anywhere else in this house for the next month”.
Smirking at how easy it was to get Theo to do what you wanted, once you took sex off the table never got old. He rubbed his eyes and pulled back the bed covers, following you downstairs. By the time Theo had entered the living room you had already made yourself comfortable on the floor, surrounded by all the presents. “One of these days threatening to take sex off the table won’t work, babygirl”, he stated.
“Stop being dramatic, I didn’t threaten no sex just simply gave you an option. Now come sit down and open your present”. Telling him, patting the spot next to you. Theo did as you instructed and you handed a gift wrapped in sliver paper with snowflakes on it, and a nice blue bow tied around it. “Babygirl you didn’t have to get me anything. All I want and need is you”, he explained. As sweet as his statement was, you were impatient for him to see the gift. “Just open the present, please”.
Tearing open the paper, once he saw what was inside he stayed awfully quiet and you didn’t know if it was a good or bad thing. “Theo, do you like it?”. Inside was a watch that had engraved on the band ‘I’m you always and forever". It might be a cliche gift for some, but you needed Theo to know you were his and now he could wear that reminder whenever he goes. “I love it Y/N, I love you so much babygirl”, he finally responded. Leaning across he handed you a small gift, wasting no time in opening it you were met with a box and instantly you knew jewellery had to be inside.
As you lifted the box a wolf pendant laid neatly before you, “Theo it’s beautiful”. He took it out of the box and pulled you closer so you were sitting in between his legs. To make it easier you grabbed your hair so it was out of the way and Theo placed the necklace around your neck, then after kissed the side of your neck. “I guess we had the same idea with the engravings, take a look on the back”. Twirling the necklace over, it had 'I love you’ written in beautiful writing. Speechless was the best word to describe you, so you kissed him because words weren’t going to be enough to tell him how much his gift meant.
“How about we open all the other presents later? Because I have something way more fun in mind for the rest of the morning”, Theo flirtatiously asked. “I thought you would never ask. I’d much rather unwrap you anyway”. Both lips collided and boy was it a Merry Christmas indeed.