Being into Game of Thrones and being a dog lover almost go hand-in-hand… and who doesn’t love both? In the very first episode of the show, each of the Stark children (which the series revolves around) each get an adorable Direwolf puppy, which grow to become fierce protectors of the kids they’re paired with — a display of the human-canine bond that all dog lovers can identify with.
What are direwolves?
If you’ve seen GoT, you know direwolves are very loyal and powerful animals that look very much like huskies when they are young and giant wolves when fully grown. And believe it or not, direwolves are based on an animal that actually lived tens of thousands of years ago, scientific name Canis dirus.
Dire wolves lived in the Americas and were on average twice as large as the gray wolf, much like in the show. There’s no concrete evidence that the real dire wolves were ever tamed, but in Game of Thrones they stick with their masters til the end, protecting them from rivals, assassins, and jerk princes. Sounds pretty awesome, right? But you can’t actually get your hands a real direwolf like the ones in in Game of Thrones (the species went extinct long ago), but you can have the next best thing, no matter what kind of dog you have.
Game of Thrones-themed dog tags
The perfect Game of Thrones gift for fan of the show, each tag can be customized with your dog’s name and your contact info… simply fill in your information in the custom “gift message” field when you order on Amazon.
House Stark custom personalized dog tag
House Stark Direwolf emblem dog tag (personalize on the back)
Game of Thrones dog collar
Not a fan of your direwolf jingling like a reindeer in December? If dog tags aren’t your thing, you can also get a customizable dog collar to show your love for House Stark. And even if you don’t have a dog at all, but like the idea of having a direwolf, this adorable plush will have you feeling like Jon Snow.
House Stark personalized dog collar
Jon Snow’s Direwolf – Baby Ghost plush
House Targaryen Dog Tags
More of a fan of Daenerys and house Targaryen? Dog or cat owners with a more active imagination can pretend that their furry friends are fearsome dragons with these customizable dog tags that would make Dani proud.
House Targaryen custom personalized dog tag
House Targaryen dragon dog tag (personalize on the back)
The next time you need a gift for your friend who’s obsessed with GoT and puppies, any of these would make a present, whether they are team Dani, or team Stark, whether that means Sansa, Jon Snow, or team Arya.