Fox vs. Wolf: The Top Differences

If you spotted them in the wild, could you tell the difference between a fox and a wolf? With the help of this guide, you can!

What, though, would happen if a fox and a wolf crossed paths? Would they fight? Who would win? Keep reading as we examine those questions.

Height and Weight

The grey wolf is six times the fox’s size! These differences in size are readily apparent even from a distance or in low light conditions.


The grey wolf and red fox were both named for their fur coloration. That makes it easy to remember that the grey wolf is primarily grey in color, and the red fox is an orangish-red.


Wolves are pack hunters with highly sociable personalities. Foxes, on the other hand, have a solitary personality and are generally only seen in groups when raising young.