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This Minecraft tutorial explains all about wolfs with screenshots and step-by-step instructions. Let’s learn about wolves in Minecraft.


The following is a picture of what a wolf looks like in Minecraft:

Hostility Level Neutral Mob
Health Points 8 health points
x 4
Where to Find In the Forest, Taiga, Old Growth Spruce Taiga and Grove biomes
Weapon None
Attack Method Jumps at you and tries to bite you
Drops None
Experience Points 1-3 experience points
Special Skills A wolf can be tamed into a pet dog and will defend you.
A wolf can swim.

Hostility Level (Neutral)

A wolf is a neutral mob. The term mob is short for mobile and is used to refer to all living, moving creatures in the game such as chickens, creepers, and wolves. Because a wolf is a neutral mob, it will only attack you in Survival mode if you attack the wolf first. It will never attack you in Creative mode.

Health Points

In Minecraft, a wolf has 4 hearts  for health. This gives a wolf 8 health points (because 1 heart = 2 health points). To kill a wolf, you need to inflict 8 points of damage to the wolf.

Where to Find Wolves

In Minecraft, you can find wolves in Forest, Taiga, Old Growth Spruce Taiga and Grove biomes.



Old Growth Spruce Taiga


If you are having trouble finding a wolf, you can summon a wolf using a cheat or you can use a spawn egg.


A wolf does not carry a weapon.

Attack Method

In Minecraft, a wolf jumps at you and tries to bite you when it attacks. What is unique about a wolf is that if you attack a wolf and it doesn’t die in the first strike, all of the wolves in the area will get angry and their eyes will turn red. Then all of the wolves will attack you as a pack.


When you kill a wolf in Minecraft, it will not drop anything. It is one of the few mobs that when killed, does not drop any items.

Experience Points

As you play the game, you will gain experience. The most common way to gain experience is by killing mobs. When a mob is killed you will see tiny green and yellow balls appear and move towards you.

These orbs represent experience points. When you kill a wolf, you will gain 1-3 experience points.

Special Skills

A wolf is a unique mob in that you can tame a wolf into a dog. This makes a great companion in the game as the tamed dog will defend you in a fight.

Wolves also have the ability to swim in water.

If you have tamed a wolf and it is following you, it will swim across water. When it gets out of the water, it will shake itself off.

Spawn Egg for Wolf

You can spawn a wolf using the following spawn egg:

Wolf Spawn Egg

Things to Do with Wolves

Here are some activities that you can do with wolves in Minecraft:

How to Tame a Wolf

Command Examples

Here are some game command examples for a wolf in Minecraft:

How to Change the Collar Color for a Tamed Wolf

How to Summon a Tame Wolf

How to Summon a Wolf

NBT Tags for Wolf (Java Edition)

Here are the NBT tags (formerly called data tags) that you can use in game commands for a wolf in Java Edition:

NBT Tags for Wolf

Spawn Events for Wolf (Bedrock/Education)

Here are the spawn events that you can use in game commands for a wolf in Bedrock Edition and Education Edition:

Spawn Events for Wolf

Wolf Seeds

You can use a seed to create a world where you spawn in a biome with wolves:

Wolf Seeds (Java Edition)

Wolf Seeds (Bedrock Edition)

Other Mobs

Here are some of the other mobs in Minecraft:

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