• domestic subspecies of the wolf
  • has developed into hundreds of breeds with a great degree of variation
  • heights range from just a few inches ( Chihuahua ) to roughly three feet (Irish Wolfhound)
  • colors can be any variation of white, gray, black, brown, and red, from light to dark
  • tremendous variation of patterns of colors
  • coats can be anything from very short to several centimeters long, from coarse hair to something akin to wool, straight or curly, or smooth