The Czechoslovakian wolfdog is a mix between the Carpathian wolf and the German shepherd, created in 1955 in a Czechoslovak experiment. Czech engineer Karel Hartl initiated the creation of this breed.
The breed development plan was conceived in 1965 after the experiment was over. The aim was to integrate the wolf’s useful qualities with those of the dog. Having so much a wolf in them, it’s hard for them to bark.
On May 26, 1958, the first Czechoslovakian wolfdogs were born. In 1989 the race consisted of over 1500 individuals. In 1982 it is recognized nationally and ten years later in 1999 it was officially recognized by the FCI.
It is wrong to think that if a breed was created, a wolfdog was used as a shepherd dog. If the breed is framed in shepherd dogs, it is a bad thing for the German shepherd to be mated with the wild wolf. Putting the guard wolf to the sheep is not the best idea.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog’s Food
Food is specific to carnivores, ration will be determined according to daily activity.
Proteins are recommended from beef, chicken, goulash, chicken, sheep and lamb (in not very large quantities). Meat can be disinfected. Hunting it is also accepted.
Other foods of plant origin: rice, bread, pasta, cereal flour, wheat, eggplant, carrots, potatoes, sugar, lettuce, spinach, green beans, celery, leeks, vegetable oils.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog’s Aspect
After careful selection of puppies in the end resulted a dog that resembles the wolf but has the intelligence of the German shepherd.
It is a large dog with a minimum height of 65cm and 26kg for males and 60cm and 20kg for females.
Its original wild-looking fur attracts everyone’s eyes. It is impressive both in appearance and attitude. The colors that characterize it are white and gray.
The head is symmetrical, well muscled. The snout is not thick. The contour of the lips is black. The eyes are small in amber color. The ears are thin and triangular.
The legs are straight and strong. The bite may be in scissors or in the pliers. It has harmonious and elegant moves.
All the senses are well developed. Hearing are among the best. He prefers cold areas instead of hot ones.
It is preferable for the food to be boiled to reach the stage of the porridge and the regular ration to contain both meat, cereals, vegetables, dairy products, eggs and sometimes fruits.
The water must be discreet for the quadrupeder to quench his thirst when he needs it.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog’s Behavior
This dog was made for border guarding. He is obedient and extremely intelligent dog.
It is an active, lively, brave and imposing dog. He is affectionate with the family and reluctant to strangers.
He understands the children well. Females seem to be more social and docile than males.
Although it has active hunter instinct, with proper training and small socialization, it tolerates small animals without problems.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog’s Training
We can say that the Czechoslovakian wolfdog is a race for which the training has no limits. The obedient side and the inherent intelligence will surprise you.
It is recommended not to bother the dog with repeat orders indefinitely. Surprise him and you’ll get his whole attention.
The master must prove he is the leader of the pack. The Czech wolf is a loyal dog respecting the master.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog’s Features
When they are young they tend to explore everything. They are curious and want to see everything and go to every place.
It does not bark. Instead, it grunts, screams or shelves. It also uses a lot of body language.
It is durable, can run smoothly 100 km. In other countries it is used as a cop dog or savior.
It is not recommended for beginners or inexperienced people.
It adapts well in any environment but feels best in a large yard where it can move freely.
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog breed is very rare. Genuine, healthy specimens are quite expensive: a male brought from the Czech Republic at six weeks costs 1,600 euros. In France or Italy, a copy can even be priced at € 2,500.
Czechoslovak Wolfdog’s Diseases
The breed is healthy.
Being a large dog it can have problems with hip dysplasia.
Life expectancy is between 12 to 16 years.