In Gladius for XBox, we're playing through Nordagh. It seems like our opponent wolves are fairly tough, so we got a wolf of our own. To put it bluntly, he's awful. Lacking most equipment slots, we outfitted him with a collar of force (the stupid thing came with a collar of rage) to up his power.
Frankly, we are unimpressed. There's really nothing he can do that a berserker couldn't do better, and most of the battles we've found that require non-humans would accept a berserker just as readily as a wolf.
Is there any point in the game where wolves are actually useful?