This dog’s image comes from a site that says it is 40 percent “Timberwolf” and 60 percent “Norwegian elkhound.”
I don’t know if those percentages are accurate or if this dog has any recent wolf ancestry at all.
But it is said to howl. Norwegian elkhounds really don’t howl. They are know for their barks. I remember my grandpa’s elkhound would rake his back on the lower rung of a split-rail fence in the front yard, and he would bark each time he raked his back against the rail.
I don’t know why anyone would puff an elkhound as being part wolf.
I am skeptical that this particular dog is of recent wolf ancestry. It might be. It looks more like a wolf than the F1 poodle/wolf crosses that Erik Zimen bred.