Yuki the giant wolfdog

A giant wolfdog's striking looks – and resemblance to a Game of Thrones dire wolf - have led to it becoming a viral sensation.

With a DNA mix of 87.5% Gray Wolf, 8.6% Siberian Husky and 3.9% German Shepherd, it's no wonder giant 'dog' Yuki, has caught the attention of social media.

Amassing over 40,000 Instagram followers, Yuki's fame stems from a photo taken by a volunteer at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Florida, where he lives.

The giant wolf dog, who now weighs 120llbs, was rescued from a shelter where he was abandoned and left for dead as a puppy by his previous owners because of the wolf-like (rather than dog) tendencies he displayed.

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