The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog (also known as Czechoslovakian Vlcak and Czech Wolfdog) is a relatively new breed of dog. He was developed in Czechoslovakia by crossing the German Shepherd with a Carpathian Wolf. Originally, Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs were used for military service, tracking, hunting and herding. Today, these dogs are reliable guards and watchdogs. This breed is a true rarity.
Height: 24-26 inches Weight: 44-54 pounds Lifespan: 12-16 years
Externally, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is very reminiscent of a wolf. He is strong, hardy and docile. This breed is fierce and graceful at the same time. Moreover, Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are absolutely fearless and they show extreme loyalty.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are not suitable for people who do not have sufficient experience in dog breeding. Also, this breed is not recommended for families with small children or other pets. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is very protective of his home and territory, he is active, energetic and has an independent mind. As a rule, this dog breed gets very attached to one family member.
Coat / Care:
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are covered with a dense, straight hair, which is close-fitting to the body. The coat consists of two layers. This breed sheds abundantly twice a year. Therefore, the dog’s coat requires special attention and careful maintenance during the shedding season. Make sure to include periodic cleaning into your routine, using a stiff brush. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog tends to clean himself, so bathing is not required.
Since this breed is classified as rare, there is no specific data concerning diseases. However, like any other breed, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is prone to certain health problems, such as hip dysplasia. Also, these dogs cannot bear living in countries with extremely hot climates. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs live about 12-16 years.
Weight / Height
The male Czechoslovakian Wolfdog breed’s height is around 25 – 26 inches and weighs around 50 and 54 pounds. Female Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs can reach a size from 24 – 25 inches and weighs between 45 and 50 pounds.
Intensive, ongoing socialization and obedience training at a young age are crucial for this dog breed. Training course should be built in a variety of short lessons so that the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog would be interested in learning. Moreover, education should be based on respect, firmness, fairness, patience and consistency.
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is not suitable for keeping in a city apartment. Since it needs constant physical activity, this dog can only live in the countryside, where it will have his own cage and quite familiar work on the protection of family and property. Ultimately, these large dogs require well-balanced diet and exercise in order to stay healthy.
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