Who would win in a fight between a wolf and a pitbull?

thistexmexisstonecold: Who would win a fight between a wolf and a pit bull?
I asked this question and got various responses. Who in their right mind would want to fight these two. I want to make it clear that I don't fight dogs. A co worker asked me this question and I wanted to know. Who would win a fight between a wolf and a pit bull? Everyone leans more towards the wolf.

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Answers and Views:

Answer by Jenny Manyteeth
Personally, I think it depends on why they're fighting. If the wolf is alone, he won't fight. He'll run. Pits will fight for no reason but wolves can think for themselves. Unless they are defending family or territory, wolves won't fight. Injured wolves can't hunt; if they can't hunt, they starve.

Answer by chris

For anyone out there in doubt.. Allow me to clear things up. I have owned a male timber wolf hybrid before. i received him from a wolf breeder in oregon. I have also owed a champion red nose pit before. I am here to tell you as some one that had both a wolf hybrid and a champion red nose. There is no way on gods green earth would any domestic dog of any type would ever take a full grown timber wolf in a fight.

People don't understand just how aggressive and powerful wolves are. A timber wolfs neck is larger than most pits chest and i mean all muscle with K9s close too a inch and a half in length long enough to easily puncture any dogs wind pipe in one bite. once a wolf bites down it will use that powerful neck to pull flesh from what ever animal its attacking. I can go on all day with the facts and the experience i have on this subject. bottom line is a full grown timber wolf would over whelm the most experienced fighting dog. Wolves are design to chase down very large pray and kill quick. Pack or no pack a single wolf can still bring down large animal. Trust me a timber wolf would make very short work of any type of pit period.

Answer by calicuznatl
At the very least you gotta say that it depends on the dog(s). In this case wolf and dog. Now wolves are wild and often go snout to snout with the best of them, daily even. I’m an avid pit bull enthusiast who has owned pits for years so I have a good idea of what kinds of things they are cabable of, both violently and intelligently. I honestly would give the edge to the pit bull, especially if he’s a red. But only after a long pause, because the wolf has a lot more fur to dampen the bite pressure, which makes it harder to grip as well as punture, so there’s that. But I’ve done a little research on the english bulldog/terrier mixes and I know that people have been breeding these dogs types with others for centuries.

I think I read that in ancient egypt they bred a similar type of terrier like fighting dog. Even if I’m wrong on the last part you can’t deny that the reason they are called pit bulls is because other, more dangerous WILD animals (including bears) got put into pits with them.

One of the reasons they were so popular with the early american settlers was so they could let little billy out to play without fear, (or with less fear) of him getting attacked, dragged off and then eaten by wild animals, such as mountain lions, bears and, ahem, wolves. So, back to my original point, i think it depends on the dogs. You take the best most ferociously dominant of each class and i think its a toss-up, with the edge going to the pit because in this case size actually works to the pit’s advantage being as that it is much easier to go for the throat and succeed when your approach is from underneath your opponents throat to begin with. Can’t get the throat they lock onto legs.

I’ve seen pit bulls break dogs legs that are much bigger in size. Granted they weren’t wolves, but i think the point is still valid. Plus before guns it was arrows and other dogs bred to do just that, hunt down and kill wolves. I also don’t know that a wolf is quicker or more agile than that of an animal half its size; definitely faster over distance in the open but a low center of gravity is the key to agility.

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  1. Matt says

    PB will fit to the death. I watched a program when two of them got out and attacked this poor woman. Upteen guys used crow-bars on them and they still kept coming!! They had to be shot in the end. BUT having said that so would a wolf and one on one Id take the wolf, quicker, more powerful and smarter.

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