Skeleton - The skeleton of the wolf is well adapted to its lifestyle. Their bones need to be strong, for power in bringing down large prey such as caribou, deer, elks or moose. The narrow collarbones, interlocked foreleg bones and specially adapted wrist-bones give the wolf streamlining, strength and speed. The radius and ulna bones are 'locked' in position. This inability to rotate the forelimbs gives superb stability when running.
Long Skull - Wolves have long skulls which is a typical carnivore skull, housing extensive and strong cheek muscles, necessary for holding onto prey, killing and consuming.
Large Brain Capacity - Skull capacity allows adequate space for an advanced cerebral cortex (brain) necessary for coordinating group social activity.
Wolfling Cufflinks are also available in Matte Black and Gold. As well as with a bone in its mouth.
The ring above left, is inspired by a dog chewing on a bone, converted into the skull of a nocturnal wolf! This ring is available in many other colours and with gemstone encrusted sparkling bones.
How Wolves Differ From Dogs
A wolfs long, powerful muzzles help distinguish them from other canids, particularly coyotes and golden jackals, which have more narrow, pointed muzzles. Wolves differ from domestic dogs as they have a comparatively larger brain capacity. Larger paw size, yellow eyes, longer legs and bigger teeth further distinguish adult wolves from other canids, especially dogs. Also, precaudal glands at the base of the tail are present in wolves, however, not in dogs.
The Wolfling Necklace (above right) is inspired by a dog taking itself for a walk, wearing a Violet Darkling diamond collar on a leather lead, and holding the handle of the lead in his mouth. Here i have translated this into a wolf as I thought it was quite macarb and funny. The Skeleton is in proportion to a real wolf.
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