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Wolfhound can refer to various breeds of dogs that have been bred to hunt wolves or to established lines of (historically crossed, as opposed to ancient) wolf-dog crosses that retain significant characteristics of wolves. Wolf-dog hybrids crossed in recent generations are often referred to as wolfdogs, wolf-dog hybrids or wolf crosses, but not wolfhounds. In addition, dogs have been bred to resemble wolves, and such dogs, though without crosses to wolves, may also be called wolfdogs (but not wolfhounds.)
Wolfhounds traditionally bred to hunt wolves include:
- Borzoi (Russian Wolfhound)
- Caucasian Shepherd Dog
- Georgian shepherd
- Irish Wolfhound
- Kangal Dog Turkish/ Anatolian Shepherd
Wolf-dog crossbreds (crosses between wild wolves and domestic dogs, and descendants of such crosses) include:
"Wolfdogs" that are not crossed with wolves, but have been selectively bred in recent times to resemble wolves, include:
- "Wolfhounds" is a nickname of the 27th Infantry Regiment (United States)
- M38 Wolfhound, a 6x6 US armoured car
- A 6x6 variant of the Cougar vehicle in British service
- The Wolfhounds, an UK indie band
- Wolfhound (1991 film), Soviet action film directed by Mikhail Tumanishvili
- Wolfhound (novel), a 1995 Russian fantasy novel by Maria Semyonova
- Wolfhound (2006 film), Russian fantasy film based on the novel
- The Ireland national rugby league team, nicknamed the "Wolfhounds"
- Ireland Wolfhounds, Ireland's "A" (second-level) national rugby union team
- Boston Irish Wolfhounds, an American rugby union team.
- Limavady Wolfhounds GAC, a Gaelic Athletic Association club
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