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Czechoslovakian Vlcak (Wolfdog)


Overview

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, is a relatively new dog breed that traces its original lineage to an experiment conducted in 1955 in Czechoslovakia. After initially breeding working line German Shepherd Dogs with Carpathian wolves (Canis lupus lupus), a plan was worked out to create a breed that would have the temperament, pack mentality, and trainability of the German Shepherd Dog and the strength, physical build, and stamina of the Carpathian wolf. The breed was engineered as attack dogs for use in military Special Operations done by the Czechoslovak Special Forces commandos but were later also used in search and rescue, schutzhund, tracking, herding, agility, obedience, hunting, and drafting in Europe and the United States. It was officially recognized as a national breed in Czechoslovakia in 1982.

Adult Size

  • Large
  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Apartments
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Working Group

Coat Length

  • Medium Coat

Coat Quality

  • Hard Coat

Colors

  • Gray
  • Silver
  • Tan

Drools

  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic
  • Highly Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise
  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 24-26″

Full Grown Weight

  • 41-45lbs
  • 46-50lbs
  • 51-55lbs
  • 56-60lbs
  • 61-65lbs
  • 66-70lbs
  • 71-75lbs
  • 76-80lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Not a Great Choice for Your First Dog
  • Poor Choice for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather
  • Thrives in Cold Weather
  • Tolerates Cold Weather Well

Good With Children?

  • Good with Kids

Grooming

  • Doesn’t Require Grooming
  • Requires Occasional Brushing

Intelligence

  • Genius
  • Smart
  • Very Intelligent

Playfulness

  • Playful

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Social Behavior with Dogs

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Training Tendencies