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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Herding group.

Weight:

Females weigh at least 44 pounds or 20 kg while males weigh at least 57.5 pounds or 26 kg.

Height:

Females are at least 23.5 inches or 60 cm tall at the shoulders while males are at least 25.5 inches or 65 cm at the shoulders.

Color(s):

Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are silver-grey in colour with a light or dark mask.

Coat:

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog has a straight and close-lying coat with an abundant winter undercoat.


Overview

Character:

Energetic and lively, Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are very eager and active animals. These dogs are also playful and are very loyal and devoted to their owners.

Country of Origin:

Czech Republic.

History:

A relatively new breed, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was developed in the Czech Republic in 1955 by crossing German Shepherds with Carpathian wolves. In 1965 a selective breeding program was started and the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was officially recognized by the FCI in 1999.

Name:

This breed is also known as the Cesky Vlcak, the Československý vlčiak, the Czech Wolfdog, the Carpathian Wolfdog, and the European Inuit.

Temperament:

These bold and fearless dogs bond strongly with their owners but tend to be wary of strangers, especially male strangers. Sometimes distant and temperamental, Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs can be taught to live with other family pets but tend to be aggressive toward unfamiliar animals.


Care

Training:

While this breed is intelligent and can learn quickly, Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs can be temperamental and require significant motivation during training.

Activity:

Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are very energetic and active dogs with a high exercise requirement.

Ownership:

Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are not suitable for the average dog owner and require a master with a significant understanding of animal behaviour. Owners also need to be able to provide proper training and socialisation to prevent aggression and to keep these dogs under control. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs should have access to a large yard and should receive regular, daily exercise.


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