the_only_lol_king: How would a german shepherd fair against a wolf?
1 vs 1 battle.
I expect a wolf to win but I have heard of golden retrievers fighting a cougar to protect there owners and survive. So since German shepherds are stronger than retrievers how would they fair against a wolf?
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Answers and Views:
Answer by Panthera onca
Are you serious? Have you seen two alpha males fighting?
Answer by G'hound
The wolf wouldn't waste its energy attacking in such a situation unless it was starving and had a den full of pups to feed or protect, and the GSD would need to be the dumbest GSD on the planet to antagonise a wild wolf.
Answer by PT
Depends on the physical condition and age of the gsd and wolf. Many types of dog breeds were breed to kill wolves, so it would not be a surprise if the gsd won. I would not underestimate a wolf though.
Answer by Rayven ~ Here we Go
well first off the GR was protecting her territory and sell not her owner. The only reason the dog lived is was like most predators the cougar decided to go for easier prey.
At the end of the day unless one turns tail and runs the wild predator will have the advantage over the domestic dog.
Answer by James Dean
Depends on the GSD and on the wolf….
Answer by Grady
The size is so close that I’d say half the time the wolf would win and half the time the German shepherd would win. If it was 5 wolves vs 1 German shepherd, then the wolves. 5 German shepherds vs 1 wolf, German shepherds would win.
Answer by george in reply to Grady
ever heard the saying : “it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog that counts”. I’ve read the comments on many of these “gsd vs wolf” forums and have heard some of the dumbest thing. in most cases the “experts” give it to the wolf, citing wild instincts, bite force and the like. a wolf’s strenght is his pack. but all things being equal l’ll give it to the gsd.
even when two alpha males fight it’s never to the death. one always ends up running away with his tail between his legs. therefore, l believe that an equal sized dog with a strong temperament could win the fight. after all, the wolf’s ultimate instinct is to survive.
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