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What is the difference between Wolf and Husky?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Jan 17, 2020

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L. Agate

L. Agate

Answered Oct 11, 2019

A general term used for sled dogs is husky. So, it might look similar, but it is a different animal from the wolf. In the olden days, people usually use huskies as sled dogs, especially in the northern areas, but they are even used as a pet nowadays. It is originally referred to as "Eskie," but its dubious manner made it be called husky. The famous breeds of huskies are the Alaskan and Siberian husky breed. Conversely, the wolf is the largest animal of the canine family.

This genus escaped the Ice Age, and their existence can be traced back to about three hundred thousand years ago. Scientists claim that wolves and dogs have similar ancestry. In its ecological system, the wolf is the prime predator, but this is not applicable to the husky. Huskies cannot survive hot temperatures; they only have thick furs on them that protect them against cold. The wolves, on the other hand, can survive several climatic conditions, ranging from temperate zones to tundra, grasslands, mountains, and taiga.


L. Gibson

L. Gibson, Science Professor

Answered Sep 17, 2019

Many people use the words “gypsies” and “Romanians” interchangeably because they think they mean the same thing. However, these words are far from being the same. Gypsies are people that roam from one place or one country to another. They wander. They do not have a place of their own. Another word for is Romany (plural form – Romanise). Romany is the language of the Gypsies. It is an Indo European language which is closely related to Hindi. This is likely the cause of confusion with the word Romanians.

Although history has it that Gypsies spent some time in Romania, it does not make them Romanians. On the other hand, Romanians is an ethnic group of people living within the borders of Romania. They do not wander. Romanians comprise the nation Romania but Gypsies do not have a nation of their own. Hope you find this helpful.


C. Jackson

C. Jackson, Content Developer, Austin

Answered Sep 11, 2019

A husky is a type of dog that is generally bred to pull a sled on ice and snow. The dog has thick fur which is well adapted for ice-cold temperatures. They possess a double coat as a means of insulation to keep their body heat. They are very athletic animals with two different colored eyes. Most of the time, they have one pale blue eye, and the other eye is typically brown.

Wolves are larger animals with an exceptionally keen sense of smell. They are social predators that live in families. Wolves are known for pack hunting, in which the pack follows the prey and surround so that the animal has no option but to fight alone for survival.


I. Klose

I. Klose, Accountant, Franklin

Answered Sep 04, 2019

It can get confusing for a lot of people to know if they are looking at a wolf or a husky. A husky is considered to be a large dog that is normally used to pull the sleds in very cold places wherein there I ice everywhere. Wolves can sometimes be found in cold areas and some of them may be found in the forest wherein there is no ice.

Wolves come with paws that are more likely to walk on different types of terrain as compared to the husky that has paws that can be used to walk over the ice. Huskies are known to move very fast while Wolves are known to be very strong.


L. Bonadio

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L. Bonadio, Teacher, MCA, PhD, Toledo

Answered Aug 27, 2019

Some people are sometimes unable to know the difference between the wolf and husky because they seem highly similar to each other. Take note that there are differences that will make it easier for you to differentiate the two. The wolf is the largest member of the canine family.

The husky comes in two types, which are the Siberian and the Alaskan Husky. The husky is known to be sled dogs, and they usually live and thrive in cold places. Over the years, this type of dog has started to become more domesticated, but people are saying that they still have their wild side sometimes. The wolf cannot be domesticated at all, and they usually come in packs.


Paschal Pete

Paschal Pete

Answered Jul 27, 2019

A wolf and a Husky may seem the same but there are some differences between the two animals. First(an probably the most notable), is that Huskies are more tamed and behaved than wolves. Though they live in the same terrain, Huskies are tamed thanks to human influence. Secondly, Wolves are bigger than huskies. As a matter of fact, Wolves are the largest in the whole canine family. Other differences between a wolf and a husky are:

  • A wolf's head is slightly larger than a husky's
  • Wolves have straight tails even when held up but huskies tend to curve theirs
  • A wolf's muzzle is larger
  • wolves never have dewclaws on their hind legs

These are some of the notable features between a Wolf and a Husky.


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