Getting a TLC patch in March 2018 to add howl that will initiate the pack bonus for 5 minutes, will be able to sniff out players or creatures with less than 50% health, and will be able to detect explorer notes.
Vicious and lightning fast, the Dire Wolf is a great all-around mount for adventuring and attacking. I highly recommended to bring packs of Dire Wolves for any hostile situation. Whether it be kill Alphas, or raid bases, it's size, agility, and damage make for a deadly beast.
Since they take damage easily Mix/Breed a damage dealer and high HP wolf also imprint the pups to more than 75%(gives a lot of imprint stat bonus) and you will end up having high stat wolf even its not mutated
For the person who said they don't know why direwolves are the best angler gel gatherers, put ur doggo on the shoreline, go diving and kill an angler, then DRAG THE BODY to the direwolf and have it harvest the angler corpse OR go to the snow cave with a dire wolf and hunt the anglers living in the shallow ponds in the cave