CZECHOSLOVAKIAN WOLFDOG

History

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a crossbreed of the German shepherd dog and the Carpathian Wolf in the year 1958 by a Czech breeder Karel Hartl. In 1982 it was recognized as an independent breed and was previously used as military dogs, but nowadays it is seen as home pets.

Interesting Facts

  1. In the UK, one needs permission from the local council to own the Czech dog because it is listed under ‘Dangerous Wild Animals’ license.
  2. Like other wolf dogs, they can stay without food for 2-3 days.
  3. In 1982 it was recognized as a national breed in Czechoslovakia.

Temperament and Personality

The breed is fearless and protective towards its territory and home and is intelligent which makes them an excellent companion for right owners and can risk its life for its masters if bonds very well. They are wary of strangers and would not attack without any cause. Their excellent sensing ability makes them excellent watchdogs, but they rarely bark which makes communication difficult with family members as barking is a primary way to communicate with dogs.

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Characteristics

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level

Exercise

Since wolfdog puppies are highly energetic, they require a lot of activity for about 2 hours to avoid its restless behavior. They can be suitable for apartment life if an adequate amount of exercise is provided. Take them for long walks or jogging or let them run and play in a fenced area.

Grooming

The dog sheds twice a year heavily, so it needs thorough brushing with a thick bristled brush. However, they do not produce body odor but need bathing as their hair contains dirt. Other cleaning includes brushing of teeth, checking of ears and trimming of nails as and when necessary.

Health Problems

Because of its large size, they are prone to hip dysplasia, but usually, they maintain good health. Like other dogs, this dog can also have some health issues like elbow dysplasia, pituitary dwarfism, cardiac problems, lens luxation, dietary problems and vision problems.

Training

They are quick learners but tend to lose motivation if repetitive work is made to do. If they are raised with other dogs, they tend to become less aggressive with them. It requires an efficient and experienced trainer who knows how to be affectionate and firm at the same time.

Feeding

As they are large in size, they require a diet rich in protein and nutrition especially raw food like raw meat and bones. During their puppyhood, serve them three meals a day and when an adult provides two meals. Change its food items to maintain nutritional balance and bone per day can keep its teeth clean. Also include organ meat, seafood, raw veggies, brown rice, potatoes and ripe fruits in their diet.

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Facts

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Breed Type:

Characteristics:

Other Names:

Slovak Wolfdog, Czech Wolfdog, Ceskoslovensky Vlcak

Height & Weight:

Female: minimum 24 inches, Male: minimum 26 inches & Female: minimum 44 lbs, Male: minimum 54 lbs

Color:

Yellow, grey, silver

Competitive Registration / Qualification Information:

FCI, APRI, ACR, DRA, NAPR, AKC/FSS

Shedding:

Heavy Shedding

Hypoallergenic:

No

Average Litter Size:

4-8 puppies

Lifespan:

12-15 years

Coat:

Straight, dense, double

Price:

NA

Origin:

Czech Republic,[Europe]

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level
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