Just like the name implies, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog looks a lot like a wolf.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Czechoslovakian Wolfdog.
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.
3) Wolf Temperament
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog has a temperament which is halfway between that of a domestic dog and a wild wolf. This breed exhibits a number of behaviors common among wolves but very rare among domestic dogs. For example, this breed usually comes into heat after its first birthday and then only once a year after that, whereas most breeds come into heat two or three times a year. Unlike most domestic dogs which breed throughout the year, most Czechoslovakian Wolfdog breeding is seasonal, with the vast majority of puppies born in the winter. This breed also exhibits very strong pack instincts, and is very dedicated to a social hierarchy.
4) They do not Bark
This breed instead makes the wide range of wolf vocalizations including howling. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs actually have to be trained to bark, a skill which is often very challenging for them to learn.
This 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.
6) Hard Training
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a highly trainable breed that has been successfully taught almost any task presented it. However, these dogs are usually extremely challenging to train. This breed is not eager to please, and will only learn a task that it sees a purpose in performing. In order to get one of these dogs to do anything, it must clearly see the reason for doing so. Additionally, this breed bores very easily and often refuses to perform repetitive tasks after a while, regardless of treat incentives to do so. Even after training is complete, these dogs often show selective listening when it comes to obeying commands.
7) Loyal Dog
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is known to dedicate very strong loyalty to its family. This breed’s loyalty is so great than many breed members are very difficult, if not impossible, to rehome. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog has a very strong tendency to become a one person dog, although it will form bonds with all members of a family if raised with them. This breed is not usually openly affectionate, and most of these dogs are quite reserved even with their families.
The coat of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog varies tremendously according to the season. In winter, the coat has a tremendously thick and dense undercoat that often predominates over the outer coat. In summer, the breed’s coat is much shorter and less dense. Regardless of the season, the coat should be straight and close. The coat of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog must cover the breed’s entire body, even places where most modern breeds have no hair such as the insides of the thighs, scrotum, and the insides of the ears. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are found in those coat colors which predominate among the Carpathian Wolves. This breed is usually yellowish-grey to silver-grey.
This breed sheds heavily twice a year. Bathing is most unnecessary, as the coat sheds dirt readily. Dry shampoo occasionally. This dog is clean and odorless.
10) Around Strangers
This is definitely a breed that prefers the company of its family to stranger, whom it is naturally highly suspicious of. Extensive socialization is absolutely necessary for a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog to adapt to life in human society, otherwise aggression and fearfulness issues are likely to develop. Even the best trained examples will probably never be more than begrudgingly accepting of strangers and will almost never warmly greet them. This breed can take a very long time to form bonds with a new person in their lives such as a wife or roommate, and some never do even after years of living together.