Asiatic Wild Dog Skull Replica measures 7.4 inches. Asiatic Wild Dog Male Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Cast from original specimen.
Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Dhole or Asiatic Wild Dog typically weighs 26 to 44 pounds and measures 35 inches in body length and 20 inches shoulder height. The tail measures 16 to 18 inches in length. The Dhole has a broad, domed skull and a short, broad muzzle.
The bones of the forehead and upper jaw are swollen, producing a dish-faced profile. The hooded eyes have amber or light brown irises, and the ears are large and rounded.
It’s skull is convex rather than concave in profile, it lacks a third lower molar and the upper molars sport only a single cusp as opposed to between two and four.
Adult females can weigh from 22 to 37 lb., while the slightly larger male may weigh from 33 to 46 lb. The mean weight of adults from three small samples was 33 lb.
Occasionally, Dholes may be sympatric with the Indian wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), which is one of the smallest races of the gray wolf, but is still approximately 25% heavier on average.
The general tone of the Asiatic Wild Dog fur is reddish, with the brightest hues occurring in winter.
In the winter coat, the back is clothed in a saturated rusty-red to reddish color with brownish highlights along the top of the head, neck and shoulders.
The throat, chest, flanks, and belly and the upper parts of the limbs are less brightly colored, and are more yellowish in tone. The lower parts of the limbs are whitish, with dark brownish bands on the anterior sides of the forelimbs.
The muzzle and forehead are greyish-reddish. The tail is very luxuriant and fluffy, and is mainly of a reddish-ocherous color, with a dark brown tip.
The Asiatic Wild Dog’s summer coat is shorter, coarser and darker. The dorsal and lateral guard hairs in adults measure 0.79–1.18 in. in length. Dholes in the Moscow Zoo moult once a year from March to May.