I am going to play a druid in Pathfinder and I want to take a wolf as my companion. Is it possible to advance this wolf (or claim a new wolf) with the giant template?
I am aware that at level 7 it would be Large as well, but I am trying to give the wolf the template instead of leveling it the next time we get enough XP to level up. Because the giant template has a CR+1 I think adding it to my beloved companion instead of the bonus he would gain with his next level on the Animal Companion Table is not against the rules.
It would be a Wolf with CR+1 at my Character Level − 1.
Am I right?
Or, if the advancement of my actual companion is not going to work, is there a possibility to claim a new wolf with the Giant Template as my new companion after releasing my beloved follower?
We are just playing with the Pathfinder Core Rule Book, the Advanced Player's Guide, the Bestiary, and the GM book; if the rules for this question are anywhere else I don't know other sourcebooks.