Comparison Chart

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Comparison Chart
Ears
Wolves
Husky
small - medium sized; rounded
tip; well- furred
medium;
triangular;
pointed; high-set
almond-shaped; ringed in
black; colors vary: brown,
yellow, green, amber
Eyes
Skull
wedge shaped; orbital angle
(angle between a line drawn
through the upper and lower
edges of eye socket and line
drawn across top of skull) is
very acute; tympanic bullae (2
dome-like protrusions on base
of skull) are convex and
spherical
Stop
not very pronounced
Nose
black, long and broad snout
almond shape;
brown, blue,
amber, green,
parti- or bi-eye
colored
rounded
defined
black or liver
colored
German
Malamutes
Shepherd
medium small - medium;
large;
triangular; rounded pointed or
tips;
rounded
oblique-set eyes;
yellow, brown;
almond
ringed in black;
shape;
reds usually have
obliquely
brown eyes; no
set; dark
blue
eyes
broad skull
moderately
pronounced
black; reds have
brown noses
wedge
shaped
moderately
pronounced
mostly
black
Wolf Dogs
small; well-furred;
rounded tips; shape
& size & furring
can vary w/content
almond shape;
close-set; amber,
green, yellow, etc.
blue only in very
low contents
large in
comparison to the
body; wedge
shaped but not as
strong of an angle
as a wolves
moderately
pronounced
black; slight slope
Teeth
large canines; scissor bite
defined markings;
sometimes
widow's peak;
masks
moderate scissor
bite
furrow between
eyes; distinct
widow's peak;
bulky muzzle
moderate scissor
bite
Weight
males: 45 - 60 lbs;
males: 95 - 100 lbs; females: 80 females: 35 - 50
- 85 lbs
lbs
males: 85 - 125
lbs; females: 70 115 lbs
Height
males: 26'' - 32''; females: 24'' 30''
males: 21'' - 23.5''; males: 25'' - 28'';
females: 20'' - 22'' females: 23'' - 26''
Length
nose - tip: males: 5' - 6.5';
females: 4.5' - 6'
shorter than a wolf similar to wolf
blended coloration; never
Face/Mask widow's peak
white - cream; buff; tawny;
reddish; brownish; black; gray;
usually agouti; never sharp
contrasts, always blended; coat
Coat Color lightens with age
Precaudal
Gland
3'' below the start of the tail,
has stiff hairs tipped in black
white; white with
saddle; sable;
gray; black; light
red; copper;
agouti; variety of
masks
same as wolf
white under body,
legs, feet, and
mask; pronounced
widow's peak;
gray, black, gold,
red, liver
dark muzzle
and ears; no
defined
masks
large scissor
bite
males: 80 95 lbs;
females: 75
- 90 lbs
males: 24'' 26'';
females:
75'' - 90''
longer
length than
wolves
strong rich
brown and
black color;
double coat
with outside
coat wiry &
harsh
same as wolf
same as
wolf; can
blended; can have
some markings but
not defined;
straight-haired
cheek tufts
large scissor bite
males: 80 ā€“ 95 lbs;
females: 75 ā€“ 85
lbs
solid black, gray;
tan and gold with
black saddle; often
sable; blue, liver,
albino; whites
uncommon
see wolf
Shoulders,
Legs,
Elbows
close-set legs; bend at hock;
shoulders set close together;
Paws
front paws angled out; front
dew claws; no rear dew claws;
tight shoulders;
straight legs elbows and paws
aren't angled; rear
dew claws
possible; moderate
bend in hock
oval; compact;
neither turned in
or out; not splayed
Nails
black color
short; black,
white, or opaque
Chest
narrow; deep; keel-shaped;
extends slightly forward of
shoulders
deep; somewhat
narrow, keel
shaped
heavy-boned;
some shoulder
sloping; legs widespaced; both front
and rear dew
claws; moderate
hock bend
show as a
dark ā€œvā€
shape on
tail
pasterns at
25 degree
angle; long
shoulder
blades;
straight
forelegs
large; compact
short;
compact
short; black, white,
or opaque
short; dark
well-filled,
forward;
broad; deep; keel- carried
down
shaped; bulging;
extends forward of between
shoulders
legs
tight shoulder
blades, obliquely
angled; straight
forelegs;
pronounced hock
bend; rear dew
claws uncommon;
short; compact
short; black
deep; moderately
wide; keel-shaped;
extends forward of
shoulders
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