Yes, I'm at work and slightly bored at the moment, but I couldn't help but see my Kaze in this Dire Wolf fossil image:
So I'm currently fascinated with the Dire Wolf through my wolf studies. I read and absorb all I can, and scroll through images, fossils and artwork. That's how I found the first image.
Kaze is my heart dog. He's the dog I've always wanted (no offense to my other dogs), even with his challenging OCD nature and (lack of) training issues caused by previous ownership. He might still be our ODIE (from Garfield), but he has come a LONG way in his training and calming of his spastic issues.
Funny to think that, as large as he is at 26" and 90 lbs, he is nearly half the size of the average Dire Wolf. I'm following the Dire Wolf Project in Oregon, where they are attempting to recreate dogs who look like Dire Wolves without the wolfy drives. Fascinating. I'd never own one, but some of them look cool. I'd rescue a wolf dog or pure wolf over a Tamaskan or Dire Wolf wannabe. Ha!
Anyways, yeah, boredom...