sole ancestor of the dog, which was first domesticated in the Middle East. Dogs are the wolf's closest relative (the genetic divergence between gray wolves & dogs is only as opposed to over between gray wolves, Ethiopian wolves & coyot.
Wolves are beautiful creatures, but they should not have to give up their beauty for you. Yes, fur coats are warm, but they can be replaced with faux fur instead. Wolves and other animals shouldn't have to have their fur taken away for you.