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200px-Wolf (Wild)
Health Points
8HP (4x Heart)
Attack Strength
2HP (1x Heart)
Drops Nothing But drops 1-3 exp
Spawn Grass Blocks, in Forests, Tundra, and Taiga biomes
First Appearance Beta 1.4
Network ID 95
Savegame ID Wolf


Aggressive Wolf
200px-Wolf (Aggressive)
Health Points
8HP (4x Heart)
Attack Strength
2HP (1x Heart)
Drops Nothing, But drops 1-7 exp
Spawn When a Wolf is attacked
First Appearance Beta 1.4
Network ID 95
Savegame ID Wolf

[view][talk] Wolves, commonly known as dogs when tamed, are a type of tamable animal mob that will most often spawn naturally in Taiga Biomes. If attacked, all nearby wolves, including the attacked wolf, will turn into aggressive wolves, meaning their eyes will turn red and they will attack you. If all players leave the game, when they come back all aggressive wolves will become passive again, though the aggressive texture remains and they cannot be tamed.


Tamed wolves will only attack mobs (except Creeper )that are attacking or were attacked by its owner while wild wolves will naturally attack Sheep, Rabbits and Skeletons. Tamed wolves can be right-clicked to alternate them between sitting and standing: When sitting, they will stay in the same place unless their owner is attacked, in which case they will teleport to them. When standing, they will wander around within a certain range of their owner.

Taming and Feeding

You can tame a wolf by right clicking it with bones, and it could take anywhere from 1 to 6 bones. Black particles will appear each time you feed the wolf a bone, except for the last one, when you have tamed it, in which case there will be heart particles. Aggressive Wolves cannot be tamed until they become back to normal. You can breed them by feeding 2 adult wolves a piece of any type of raw meat (Including Rotten Flesh). If you hold the meat within a certain range of a wolf, it will rotate it's head and beg for it, and it is then that you can feed it the meat to engage Love Mode, when heart particles will appear. Tamed wolves can be fed any type of meat to heal them, and while untamed wolves can be fed, only tamed wolves can be bred. Tamed wolves will attack anything or one you attack.

200px-Wolf (Tamed)
Health Points
20HP (10x Heart)
Attack Strength
4HP (2x Heart)
Drops Nothing
Spawn Right Clicking a wolf with bones



Wolves were introduced in the Beta 1.4 patch, but it was not until 1.1.0 that the breeding mechanic was added, or 1.4 that their collars could be dyed. Wolves existed in TU1 in Console editions and were added to Pocket Edition in 0.9.0.


  • If a tamed wolf attacks a wild wolf, it will growl at its owner.
  • If you shoot an arrow straight up and hit yourself in a previous version of Minecraft, your own tamed wolves will attack you.
  • Wolves do not attack Creepers.
  • Tamed wolves will keep their tails up high if they have full health, and down low if they are low on health, because the angle between their back legs and tail is how much health they have.
  • A lighting glitch may sometimes cause a wolf to turn all black when it is wet.
  • Unused wolf sounds, such as howling can be found in the Minecraft source code.
  • Untamed Puppies actually exist. They can be made if you right click on an untamed wolf with a Wolf Spawn Egg in your hand.
  • Tamed wolves will attack Skeletons without being prevoked.
  • There was once a glitch in MCPE where Wolves/dogs could die while touching Carpet, similar to some other mobs. However, this was fixed in patch 0.12.3.


200px-Wolf (Wild)

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SheepFace Sheep Snowgolemhead Snow Golem Squidface Squid Villagerhead Villager
Neutral Mobs
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Magma Cube Face Magma Cube SilverfishFace Silverfish SkeletonFace Skeleton SlimeFace Slime
SpiderFace Spider Spider SkeletonFace Spider Jockey 50px-WitchFace Witch WitherFace Wither
WitherSkeletonHead Wither Skeleton Spider WitherSkeleton Wither Skeleton Jockey ZombieFace Zombie Shulker
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