Top 10 Wild Dog Breeds In The World

Also known as the African painted dog, these dogs are native to sub-Saharan Africa and are known for their distinctive patchy coat.

African Wild Dog

Dingoes are wild dogs found in Australia. They are known for their adaptability and have been living in the Australian wilderness for thousands of years.


Native to North America, coyotes are highly adaptable and can be found in a wide range of habitats, including urban areas.


While they have various subspecies and are not always considered "wild dogs," gray wolves are the ancestors of many domestic dog breeds and play a significant role in the ecosystem.

Gray Wolf

Red foxes are widespread and can be found in Europe, Asia, North America, and other parts of the world. They are known for their cunning and adaptability.

Red Fox

Native to South America, the maned wolf is not closely related to other wolf species and has a unique appearance with long legs and a red coat.

Maned Wolf

Also known as the Simien jackal, this wild dog is native to the Ethiopian highlands and is one of the rarest canids in the world.

Ethiopian Wolf

Also called the dhole, these wild dogs are found in parts of Asia, including India and Southeast Asia. They are known for their social behavior and pack hunting.

Indian Wild Dog

Native to Central and South America, bush dogs are small and elusive canids known for their short legs and bushy tails.

Bush Dog

Found in parts of South America, particularly in Peru, the Sechuran fox, or maned rat, is a small, nocturnal canid.

Maned Rat