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.
Questions you may want to ask an Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Breeder:
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."
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
Height: 24 - 29.5
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.
Watch-dog: Low. Although
it seems as if a wolfdog would be the best watch dog, they have a low tendency
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
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs have a lot of energy that needs to be expelled
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Health Issues: A sturdy, healthy dog, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog does not suffer from many known illnesses.
Life Span: 10 - 12 years.
Country of Origin:
The Czech Republic
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