I've actually never looked at it that way. Or at least, I've never really seen it before. I have only one dog and we've recently moved into a home with two other dogs (older dog passed away not long ago). I've seen a few signs, the younger dog was certainly more dominant than the older dog but now with my dog here, she's submissive.LupaValdo2001-2014 wrote:This is quite true, domestic dogs do seem to have stricter hierarchy's than that of the wolf. As wolves are just a breeding pair and offspring with maybe a few non-related ones and Domestic Dogs are generally not related to each other.CakeWolfy wrote:Yeah, that would definitely make life easier. Another wolf topic I find interesting, is their hierarchy. I was quite surprised that wolf packs really are just one big family, whereas dogs (their domestic counterpart) live in packs with Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas, Subordinates, and Omegas, it's quite interesting that domestic animals have a stricter hierarchy but wild ones don't.
It's actually kind of strange. But oh well.
I still think wolves have a way more interesting hierarchy, though.