sole ancestor of the dog, which was first domesticated in the Middle East. Dogs are the wolf's closest relative (the genetic divergence between gray wolves & dogs is only as opposed to over between gray wolves, Ethiopian wolves & coyot.
I Love wolfs! There like my favorite animal. But we must understand that wolfs like any creature are wild. So we can't just think that wolfs are any other dog. They are wild and beautiful creatures that we must have a healthy respect of.