Find specific information about all of our current wolf breeds here, including images, physical descriptions, and behavior.
Breed Showcase - Lupin
Description: The Lupin breed is an ancient one. It is said that theirs was the first of the modern breeds to emerge on the lands of Loria. They are a large breed with thick, shaggy coats suited for colder climates, though they are able to shed their winter coat during hotter months. They typically weigh between 80 to 100 pounds and stand 30 to 35 inches tall at the shoulder. They have a deep chest, a broad snout, and a heavily muscled neck, which allows them to take on even the largest of enemies. Their powerful legs are adapted for long-distance running and short bursts of speed.
Behavior: Lupins for the most part are highly social and would prefer to be in the company of others rather than on their own. They are very expressive and enjoy communicating with others. Their congenial personality and trustworthy nature allows them to excel in positions of leadership. Though they prefer to be a part of large social groups, they can be fiercely combative with other Lorwolves they don’t know. They have grown much more accepting in modern times, however their instincts still tell them to be wary of outsiders. But if the proper introductions are made and a friendship is offered, they can become the most loyal of companions.
It is said that the blood of the Elderwolves runs through their veins and gives them the strength of their ancestors. When pushed far enough, Lupins are able to summon almost supernatural power. They prefer to settle disputes through intimidation rather than physical altercations, though they aren’t afraid to throw their weight around when necessary.
Breed Showcase - Jocol
Description: Jocols are smaller than Lupins yet larger than Kits. They have narrow, elongated ears that help them pinpoint hidden prey and act as a temperature regulator. Being highly adaptive, they can have thick or thin coats, depending on the surrounding environment. They typically weigh between 20 and 45 pounds and stand 24 to 40 inches tall at the shoulder. Though not as fast as Lupins during shorter sprints, Jocols can actually out-run their larger cousins over a long distance.
Behavior: Jocols are an incredibly imaginative breed. They have fanciful yet ingenious ideas about how to improve the world and often embark on long, rigorous journeys of study. They are generally a very social breed and open to friendly outsiders, though they aren’t afraid to defend themselves when provoked. Jocols are also remarkably vocal. They can produce a wide range of noises and often prefer sing-song conversation rather than just talking. Melody and song is interwoven with the stories they pass down through the generations, allowing them to store and recall a vast amount of information.
When facing a difficult situation, Jocols tend to find a creative way to solve it. They are able to escape seemingly impossible dilemmas with relative ease. Other creatures consider them to be incredibly lucky, but Jocols attribute their good fortune to resourcefulness and imagination.
Breed Showcase - Kit
Description: Kits are a notoriously crafty breed. They are small in stature and most recognizable by their large fluffy tails. Their coat is typically light, though some Kits grow thicker coats while in colder climates. They typically weigh between 10 and 20 pounds and stand 15 to 20 inches at the shoulder. Their thick tail acts as a counter-balance while jumping or running and their strong hind legs can propel them upwards of 9 feet, making them one of the most agile breeds.
Behavior: Being a smaller breed, Kits are typically reclusive. They tend to be the most active during the night when they can stick to the shadows and remain unseen, though they do love to sunbathe under the midday sun. Kits are also known for their cunning and crafty nature, which lets them get away with all sorts of mischievous deeds. They sometimes can be introverted and wary of others, even those of their own kind, though a gentle approach will eventually convince them to open up. More rambunctious Kits are very outgoing and love to sew disorder wherever they can. It all depends on their individual personalities, which vary wildly.
When put into a difficult situation, Kits tend avoid confrontation rather than engage in a physical altercation. Their smaller stature makes them naturally wary of larger beings as they can easily cause them harm. But whatever they lack in physical size, they make up for with a sharp mind and quick feet.
Breed Showcase - Bracchus
Description: This breed was modeled after the Maned Wolves of South America. Much like their real-world counterparts, this leggy breed is an incredibly fast sprinter and can travel over 50 miles in a single day. The Bracchus has adapted to the warmer climates of Loria and prefers to roam the wide open plains. They have long lifespans and typically weigh 82 - 115 pounds and can grow to nearly 50 inches tall at the shoulders.
Behavior: The Bracchus is a fairly reserved breed. They can be social but tend to choose their friends very carefully and are good judges of character. Bracchus’ are known for their reflective nature and do well in advisory or investigative positions within society. They have excellent memories and can recall past events with surprising accuracy. Having a longer lifespan than the other breeds means they like to think in terms of the bigger picture rather than get caught up in short-term details.
Breed Showcase - Zerda
Description: This breed is modeled after the adorable Fennec fox! Like the Fennec fox, the Zerda is considered the smallest of the wolves in Loria. They are distinguished by their large, hyper-sensitive ears that help them to regulate heat and pinpoint the location of prey. Zerdas can easily adapt to a wide variety of climates and biomes, though they prefer to dwell in the hotter areas of Loria. As the smallest breed, they typically weigh 3-5 pounds and reach about 8 inches tall.
Behavior: Zerdas are typically extroverted and very outgoing. Though small in comparison to the other breeds, they have big personalities and are not afraid to voice their opinions. Zerdas are very friendly and often travel together within large familial groups. The more independent individuals will sometimes leave the group to go off on their own adventure, making many new friends along the way.
Breed Showcase - Volmyr
Description: Being one part bat, one part wolf, and a generous portion of floof, the Volmyr are quite unlike their fellow lorwolves. This rare breed is said to have evolved from an ancient line that diverged from their terrestrial cousins long ago. They traded their forelegs for large, powerful wings that let them take to the skies. They can weigh anywhere between 180 to 220 lbs (82-100 kg) and most adults have a wingspan of over 16 feet (5 m).
Behavior: Their name, which loosely translates to “winged terror,” is somewhat outdated, as many consider them to be gentle giants. They prefer to attack from the air rather than on the ground, utilizing their strong hind-legs and dagger-like claws to pierce and grapple. This breed is also known for their variable natures—some are timid and meek while others can come across as quite menacing. In general, they are very gentle and compassionate with other beings. But, make no mistake, an aggravated Volmyr can easily fly into a terrible rage.