#2: Alpha Hierarchy Isn’t Real
Alpha culture is a prevalent misconception, so much so that there are thousands of books written and hundreds of movies made based on the concept. The truth is that wolves don’t battle for dominance of the pack. Instead, they throw down over slights and plans. I read a lot of shifter romance, and this breaks my heart just a little bit.
Still, it’s really neat that they run their packs like giant families. They’re a true community! Side note: Wolves are incredibly intelligent even though they don’t perform well on the intelligence tests humans have given them. This is because they honestly don’t care to impress us, so they don’t jump through proverbial hoops.