Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Thinking about purchasing an Czechoslovakian Wolfdog? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.

Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Czechoslovakian Wolfdog owner;

Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.

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It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Czechoslovakian Wolfdog and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."

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Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Profile

Almost indistinguishable from the common wolf, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a picture of strength, grace and ferocity. Due to an experiment in the 1950s, this breed was introduced by crossing the German Shepherd with the Carpathian Timber Wolf. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are a more compact, wolf-like breed. They need an extremely firm and patient hand in training, and may be shy around strangers. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog bonds well with its owner and its family, but not very well with people other than that. The Czech Wolfdog is a lively breed with a versatility to it. They resemble wolves, in fur and body type. They have amber eyes and a rather complete set of teeth. Their tails are long and slightly bushy, and they usually carry them upright. They range from yellow-grey to silver-grey in color on their dense, straight, thick coats. They are elegant while running, with their long and graceful canter. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are courageous and fearless, ready for anything. They are lively, active, and purposeful. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog makes a fearless and meaningful companion.

Other Names: Czech Wolfdog, Ceskoslovensky Vlcak, Slovak Wolfdog, Chien-Loup Tchecoslovaque

Type: Working

Height: 24 - 29.5 inches.
Weight: 44 - 77 lbs.

Colors: Yellow-grey to silver-grey.
Coat: The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog's coat is straight, dense and very thick.

Temperament: Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are intelligent and trainable, but get bored with repetition and often need motivation to be trained. They are lively, active and fast. Although some are shy, this is a disqualifying trait in the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog. They are fearless and courageous, and maintain a pleasant sounding howl. They bond strongly with their owner and family, but not well with other people. They are not adverse to other household pets, as they bond with them as well. Encounters with strange animals, although, may result in confrontation. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs have intense instincts to hunt when they are pups, and this should discouraged early on in order to prevent aggressiveness in adults. Although adolescents may go through a difficult teenage life, females are generally easy to control. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are extremely good at trailing a scent.
With Children: Good as long as they are in the family. Outside the family, beware.
With Pets: Good as long as raised with the other animals and the dog knows they are family. Animals outside of this range may come into conflict with this breed.
Special Skills: Hunter and guardian.

Watch-dog: Low. Although it seems as if a wolfdog would be the best watch dog, they have a low tendency to bark.

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Care and Training: Grooming is not a big issue with this breed. Brushing every so often will help keep the coat clean. Training should begin at a very early age, as puppies will have an intense desire to hunt. This should be discouraged, as adults who still try to hunt become aggressive and harder to handle. Adolescent puppies tend to be a handful, but females tend to be more easily controlled. Motivation is absolutely necessary when training this breed. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs often become bored with repetitious assignments, and need to know why they must do what they are told. Some problems can occur in training when barking is required, as Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs do not usually bark. They make a variety of other sounds to communicate, and may try to communicate this way to their trainer, rather than barking. Special care must be taken to train these animals correctly.
Special Needs: Fenced yard, exercise, training and socialization.
Learning Rate: High. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are very intelligent.

Activity: High. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs have a lot of energy that needs to be expelled with exercise.
Living Environment: Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs need space to exercise. The best owner for this breed would be an experienced, firm owner or family who lives in a rural environment. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are kind to pets of the family, but do not get along well with other animals, including neighboring dogs.

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Health Issues: A sturdy, healthy dog, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog does not suffer from many known illnesses.

Life Span: 10 - 12 years.
Litter Size:
4 - 8 puppies.

Country of Origin: The Czech Republic
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog History: The Czech Wolfdog originated in the former Czechoslovakian Republic in 1955. After an experiment to cross the Carpathian Timber Wolf with the German Shepherd, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was born. Soon after, the experimenters within the ordeal decided to make a wolf-dog hybrid that would exhibit the best traits of both breeds. Initially, the drive was to create a better working dog. Although they had created a new breed with some good qualities of each side, the experiment was not a total success. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog still exhibits some undesired traits of the wolf, including shyness, difficulty of training, and aggression towards strange animals. In 1982 the breed received recognition from the CSSR, and in 1999 was accepted by the FCI in group 1, section 1.

AKC Group: FSS (Foundation Stock Service - not yet eligible for the AKC)
Registries: CSSR, FCI

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