The Czechoslovakian Vlcak is the result of a biological experiment that began in 1955 with the deliberate crossing of a German Shepherd Dog with a Carpathian Wolf. These experimental breedings continued for ten years, and in 1965 a plan was created for the breeding of this new breed, which combined the usable qualities of the wolf with the favorable qualities of the dog. In 1982 the Czechoslovakian Vlcak was recognized as a national breed in the former Czechoslovakian Republic. The Czechoslovakian Vlcak was recognized by the United Kennel Club in July 1, 2006.
The spine is straight, strong in movement, with a short loin. The chest is large and flat rather than barrel-shaped. The belly is strong and drawn in. The back is short and slightly sloped; the tail is high set, and when freely lowered reaches the tarsi. The forelimbs are straight and narrow-set, with the paws slightly turned out, with a long radius and metacarpus. The hind limbs are muscular, with a long calf and instep. The coat color is yellow-grey to silver-grey, with a light mask. The hair is straight, close, and very thick. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a typical tenacious canterer; its movement is light and harmonious, and its stride is long.
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is more versatile than specialized. It is quick, lively, very active, and courageous. Distinct from the character of the Saarloos Wolfhound, shyness is a disqualifying fault in the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog develops a very strong social relationship – not only with their owner, but with the whole family. It can easily learn to live with other domestic animals which belong to the family; however, difficulties can occur in encounters with strange animals. It is vital to subdue the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog’s passion for hunting when they are puppies to avoid aggressive behavior towards smaller animals as an adult. The puppy should never be isolated in the kennel; it must be socialized and get used to different surroundings. Female Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs tend to be more easily controllable, but both genders often experience a stormy adolescence. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is very playful, temperamental, and learns easily. However, it does not train spontaneously, the behavior of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is strictly purposeful – it is necessary to find motivation for training.
Uses/benefits of Wolf Dog
Wolf dogs are naturally social animals, so they will long for canine companionship. You do not necessarily need to adopt another wolf dog. A powerful domestic dog with lots of energy that you can adopt from your local shelter can also be a good companion for a wolf dog. It is important to carefully monitor interaction and remove one of the animals if there is a fight. In the wild, when wolves fight, the loser can escape into the wild to start a new pack, but this is not true in an enclosure. While another dog adopted from the shelter can be very affordable, having an enclosure large enough for both of them can be expensive.
Specification of Wolf Dog
|Apartment Friendly||2 starsThe CzW will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. It is moderately active indoors and will do best with a large yard. Well-suited for cold climates.|
|Barking Tendencies||2 starsOccassional|
|Cat Friendly||2 stars|
|Child Friendly||4 starsGood with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.|
|Dog Friendly||3 stars|
|Exercise Needs||4 starsThis breed needs a lot of daily exercise and adequate space. It needs to be taken on a daily, long, brisk walk where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the human holding the lead, as in a dog’s mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human.|
Prices of Wolf Dog
$1,000 – $3,000