Günther Bloch has observed wild wolves in Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Italy, and North America. He is the author of six international bestselling books and several hundred magazine articles on wolf and dog behaviour. He has been the owner of the Canid Behaviour Center, a research facility in Germany, since 1977. In 1999 he founded the International Symposium on Canids, where scientists from around the world share the latest research findings on canid behaviour every three years. Günther first came to Canada to watch wolves in 1986. He did den-site observational research in 1993 in the Northwest Territories and studied wolf behaviour in the Bow River Valley of Banff National Park for Parks Canada from 1992 to 2003. He continued observing Bow Valley wolf behaviour independently from 2003 to 2014. Günther lives on an acreage on the south side of the Porcupine Hills in Alberta with his wife, Karin, and dogs, Timber and Raissa.