All of the possible colors of Wolf Armor in Minecraft.
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How to make Wolf Armor in Minecraft (1.21)

Protect your puppies!

Wolf Armor was added to Minecraft as part of the 1.20.5 Armored Paws update. I'll show you how to craft and dye it to keep your precious dogs safe and stylish simultaneously.

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How to craft Wolf Armor in Minecraft

Wolf Armor is crafted using six Scutes gathered from Armadillos and a crafting table. Start by placing one Scute in the top left corner of the crafting table. Fill the middle row with Scutes, then place one Scute in the bottom left corner and the last one in the bottom right corner. This will give you one piece of Wolf Armor.

The crafting recipe for Wolf Armor in Minecraft using Scutes.
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How to dye Wolf Armor in Minecraft

Wolf Armor can be colored using any dye. Place the Wolf Armor and one piece of dye onto a crafting table to dye the armor.

Coloring Wolf Armor with dye in Minecraft.
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You can use this to mark your favorite pups, point out dogs meant for different positions, or turn your wolf pack into a rainbow of colors.

All of the possible colors of Wolf Armor in Minecraft.
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Related: How to tame & breed Camels in Minecraft

What does Wolf Armor do in Minecraft?

Wolf Armor can be placed onto any tamed adult dog by interacting with them while holding the armor. It can only be placed by the person who tamed the dog and cannot be placed onto babies.

A Minecraft dog wearing Wolf Armor in the Badlands.
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Wolf Armor will protect the wolf it's on from taking most damage until the armor itself breaks. The armor will change appearance as the wolf takes more damage. The armor has four stages of durability—new, slightly damaged, moderately damaged, and extremely damaged.

The four damage levels of Wolf Armor in Minecraft.
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If you do not repair the armor with Scutes during the final stage, the armor will break completely. The amount of Scutes needed to repair it will depend on how damaged it is. Interact with a dog's armor while holding a Scute to repair it.

Repairing Wolf Armor in Minecraft.
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Wolf Armor can be removed by using shears on the dog wearing it.

Using Shears to remove Wolf Armor in Minecraft.
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For more on Minecraft's Armored Paws update, check out All Wolf variants and where to find them in Minecraft here on Pro Game Guides.


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