Buck is presented as a small town living farm dog and lives with other animals. He is a city dog that is given everything he ever needed, rarely goes inside and despises weak yappy dogs. The conflict is does he belong to be wild or tamed by domesticity.
Buck and his team get sold between different owners every time they get desperately tired. They either get neglected or well treated, all the men care about is money.
Buck and his crew find gold but once they found it buck realizes there will be no more adventures.Buck has to choose between his perfect owner and a terrible life and a perfect life without an owner.
Buck comes back to camp and sees that John thorton has been killed. Buck later finds that the yehats are the killers and chases them.
The story ends with buck going off into the wild and living In nature. The resolution is that Buck does not belong with modern day luxuries he belongs out in the wild.