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About the Dire Wolf Project

The Dire Wolf Project began in 1988 in order to bring back the look of the large prehistoric Dire Wolf in a domesticated dog breed. The National American Alsatian Breeder's Club governs the project and standardizes breeding practices for this unique large companion dog. Health and temperament remain the highest priority over the look of the Dire Wolf, so this project is slow and methodical. Join us on a historical journey of Dire Wolf memories and watch as we domesticate history one generation at a time.

Dire Wolf Project Mission

The Dire Wolf Project is dedicated to working closely with prominent paleontologists in the field to replicate the exact bone and body structure of the prehistoric Dire Wolf in a unique large breed companion dog.

I realize that all breeds can be trained (modified behavioral training) into companion dogs, but as I have stated, people who have never been into dogs and who have come to me from the neighborhood had dogs that they wanted or needed me to help train. They searched for the right dogs to fit into their homeowner neighborhoods.

These homeowners had several choices: working dogs who herd, draft dogs, toy/companion dogs and the hounds, but some of them wanted a large companion dog. Oh, they liked to do stuff, but not on an "all out" show/trial type business. Heck, they hardly have the time.

So, I had a choice, to go ahead and create such a breed that everyone wanted so that they wouldn't need to bring the dog to training classes or so they could train them easily and not fight with that bird dog or terrier to make him into a companion dog.

Dire Wolf Project Founder,
Lois E Schwarz
Feb. 22, 2005