Maybe if you found a tute online for a full-bodied dog & then did it in the gray ribbon & then add a head on. I think just the gray ribbon in and of itself would help make it distinguished as a wolf and not just a dog (as long as you don't add like floppy ears that are definitely a regular dog).
After looking on etsy, I know you are looking to do a ribbon sculpture but these clippies are just too dang cute: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24586227&ref=sr_galler y_10&&ga_search_query=ribbon+wolf&ga_search_type=h andmade&ga_page=&order=date_desc&includes=tags&includes=title
The same lady has these too, and they are dang cute: Handmade Accessories on Etsy - RED RIDING HOOD.....................2 BUTTON HAIR CLIPPIES by CuckooBoo
If anyone on this forum has this store, your items are so dang cute!!