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Wolves are susceptible to the same infections that affect domestic dogs, such as mange, heartworm, rabies and canine distemper, and such diseases can become epidemic, drastically reducing the wolf population in an area.
Beta wolves are the most likely to challenge their superiors for the role of the alpha, though some betas seem content with being second, and will sometimes even let lower ranking wolves leapfrog them for the position of alpha should circumstances necessitate such a happening (death of the alpha, etc.).
Wolves are bred for their fur in very few locations, as they are considered as a rather problematic animal to breed, and combined with the low value of the pelt, it has driven most of the fur farms to change to utilizing other animals, such as the fox.
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Wolves of the high arctic represent an exception to this rule, however, and are smaller than the wolves of northern Canada and Alaska.
Gray coloured wolves often have coats that consist of hairs that are white, fl, chestnut or gray, and some gray coloured wolves have a saddle shaped patch of colour on their back that contrasts with the rest of their coat.
Wolves can be territorial, and the size of a wolf pack's territory may vary from 60 square kilometers (25 square miles) to 1300 square kilometers (500 square miles), depending on the availability of prey.
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