Livestock Guarding Dogs
The portal for information about the Cão de Gado and other methods of protection

  Visit our Store
The place for great Iberian wolf gifts

  Become a friend of Grupo Lobo

  Follow us on Twitter



Main Menu: The Iberian Wolf » Description



This large mammal is currently the largest wild canine species.


The species is characterized by a large head with rigid triangular ears which are relatively short and slightly pointed. The eyes are front facing, slanted and topaz (yellow) in colour.

The Iberian wolf is a subspecies of the European grey wolf and is of smaller dimensions and weight (height at the shoulder - 70 cm, weight - 25 to 40 kg).
It has a yellowish brown coat on its body. The muzzle has reddish brown tones, and its throat is off-white, the colour running obliquely to the outer corner of eye. The back is marked by a black stripe, which extends from neck to tail.
The limbs are strong and robust, and are a brown/beige colour - with brown on the inner side and ocher on the outer side. In addition, there is a well-defined black stripe on the front legs which is more visible in the winter. The Latin name signatus was assigned based on this feature, which means a mark or sign.

The winter coat is darker than the summer coat.



Life Med Wolf Project

Please, click on the image

Visit the Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre



Please help and share the campaign "Don't let our wolves become homeless".