The Dire Wolf Project
  created by the National American Alsatian Breeders Association

American Alsatian ...
domesticating history.

The Dire Wolf (Canis Dirus)

The largest wolf ever to roam our planet, the Dire Wolf.

Dire Wolf Project - Dire Wolf skull - Dire Wolf fossil - Dire Wolf display

The Dire Wolf lived during a time when large glacial ice covered much of north America. This prehistoric wolf, the cousin to the modern gray wolf, was a completely different species of wolf that mysteriously went extinct along with many other giant mammals of the pleistocene epoch. Myths shroud this mysterious large wolf, but although the Dire Wolf was not six hundred pounds of sin, it was certainly the largest wolf known to mankind. It is our pleasure to present the real Dire Wolf in all its glory. 

* Prehistoric Predators. [DVD ASIN-B00120TJFE]. National Geographic. Retrieved 2011-05-21.