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All royalties from book and DVD sales are donated to the non-profit organization, Living with Wolves, by our founders, Jim and Jamie Dutcher.


Selected four times nationally as a “Must Read” for 2018

  • National Geographic Hardcover Book
  • 224 pages
  • Size: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″


After living among the wolves of The Sawtooth Pack for years, Jim and Jamie Dutcher present their book, The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack, providing groundbreaking observations of their unique experience.

As strong, and just as immediately recognizable as the ties that unite a human family, the emotional bonds shared among wolves are far more complex than ever realized, and now are detailed in this exceptional book.

The Dutchers’ unparalleled involvement with wolves in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho shows beyond a doubt that reason, caring and emotion are not unique to human beings. In this fascinating new book, the Dutchers go beyond their own studies to share the work of experts in the field, from Denali to Yellowstone, clearly confirming their unique personal observations.

The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack will fascinate anyone interested in the inner social lives of wolves while sharing important information with wildlife conservation advocates of all ages.

Look for it in your local bookstore or purchase online below.

Now available in Kindle and Audiobook.

National Geographic: The Hidden Life of Wolves

Now available in 7 languages!

  • National Geographic Hardcover Book
  • 192 pages; 120 color photographs, 150 illustrations
  • Foreword by Robert Redford
  • Size: 10″ x 7″
  • Copyright 2013 Published by National Geographic

The Hidden Life of Wolves, continues to be a hit with audiences eager to learn more about wolves. Filled with striking color photography based on the Dutcher’s personal experiences with and study of the Sawtooth Pack, the book is a trove of important information, clearly presented and emphasizing scientific studies and facts.

Wolves Book | Living with Wolves

Includes a companion CD of wolves howling!

  • Mountaineer Books, Hardcover, or Paperback
  • 172 Pages; 180 Color Photographs
  • Copyright 2005 Published by The Mountaineers Books

Living with Wolves, a coffee table book, delves into the many aspects of why wolves howl, illuminates the reasons they live in packs, explains why wolves are different from family dogs, and investigates why one wolf becomes the alpha, while another becomes the omega. Includes an audio CD of vocalizations from the Sawtooth Pack!

Wolves Book | Wolves at our Door

The story behind the films…

  • Pocket Books / Simon and Schuster, softcover
  • Copyright 2003 Published by Touchstone

Wolves at our Door – This memoir is more than a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a wildlife documentary, and more than an exploration of animal behavior. It is the story of two people, brought together by their devotion to wildlife and held together by their belief in each other. It is about their struggle to keep the project alive amid marauding mountain lions, forest fires, subzero temperatures, and the never-ending storm of controversy that surrounds the wolf.

The story of a unique wolf pack…

  • Hardcover, 191 pages
  • Size: 9″ x 12″
  • Copyright 1996, Published by Rufus Publications, Inc.

In The Sawtooth Wolves, the complex and profound dynamics of wolves and the wolf pack are shown as never before. Hundreds of color photos offer a uniquely intimate portrayal of each wolf as an individual. Hierarchy, dominance, submission, play, nurturing, bonding and communication are revealed in close-up detail.

Children’s Books

Running With Wolves | Living with Wolves

Our Newest Book! 

  • National Geographic Hardcover
  • Released January 9, 2019
  • 158 pages; 23 illustrations, 38 color photographs
  • Two maps
  • Published by National Geographic Kids

In the Dutcher’s latest work, Running with Wolves, middle school students will discover that wolves aren’t the fearsome beasts that many believe them to be; but are social, complex, and incredible creatures that deserve our protection.

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Wolf | Living with Wolves Kids book

Finding the Friend of a Lifetime

  • National Geographic Hardcover Kids Book
  • 30 Pages; 25 color photographs, 2 illustrations
  • Size: 10″ x 10″
  • Released September 29, 2015
  • Published by National Geographic Kids

A Friend for Lakota, tells the incredible true story of a wolf named Lakota, who braved bullying.

Living with Wolves

  • National Geographic Softcover Kids Book
  • Released September 29, 2015
  • 112 pages; 27 color photographs
  • Size: 5″ x 8″
  • Published by National Geographic Kids

Imagine living with a pack of wolves. For National Geographic wildlife documentarians Jim and Jamie Dutcher, that dream came true. Join the Dutchers as they discover what life is like among wolves in the western wilderness. Filled with engaging photos, fast facts, and fascinating sidebars, readers will be howling for more.


Wolves | Living with Wolves DVD set

Two DVD Set

  • A Discovery Channel “Classic”, Video Documentary
  • 1h 40m
  • Copyright 2005 Published by The Discovery Channel

Join the Dutchers in Living with Wolves and Wolves at Our Door as they reveal the innermost details of life in a family of wolves. Watch as the wolves of the Sawtooth Pack share with you the unique social structure of their pack and how the closely bonded family depends on each other and even works together to raise pups. Overcoming forest fires, marauding mountain lions and sub-zero winters, the Dutchers and these majestic and intelligent animals share their heartwarming relationship.

Bonus Feature: Wolves at Our Door — Winner of two Emmy Awards! This emotional adventure follows Jim and Jamie Dutcher as they raise a pack of wolves, bottle-feeding them as pups and being a constant presence in their lives. Gaining unprecedented acceptance into the world of the wolf, the Dutchers’ closeness to this pack allows you to see intimate scenes of the wolves playing, settling disputes and caring for their young.

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