Intelligent animals both, crows(ravens?) and wolves have been known to play together in the wild and it has been observed that crows(Ravens?) will sometimes alert wolves to potential prey in order that they might share in the food it would provide.
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.