Very good tame for both early on and later in game. They are the best way. Other than the Giga, to get Pelt and Hide. Fast, powerful, doesn't require a saddle, and gets loads of meat. Might not be no. 1 for getting meat, but the fastest way too. Bola to make knocking out easier.
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.