- SIZE: 5
- GROOMING:: 1
- EXERCISE NEEDS: 9
- GOOD WITH DOGS: 1
- WATCHDOG: 9
- BREED: Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
- COLOR(S):Gray, silver-gray, and yellow-gray.
Almost indistinguishable from the common wolf, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a picture of strength, grace and ferocity. Due to an experiment in the 1950s, this breed was introduced by crossing the German Shepherd with the Carpathian Timber Wolf. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are a more compact, wolf-like breed. They need an extremely firm and patient hand in training, and may be shy around strangers. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog bonds well with its owner and its family, but not very well with people other than that. The Czech Wolfdog is a lively breed with a versatility to it. They resemble wolves, in fur and body type. They have amber eyes and a rather complete set of teeth. Their tails are long and slightly bushy, and they usually carry them upright. They range from yellow-grey to silver-grey in color on their dense, straight, thick coats. They are elegant while running, with their long and graceful canter. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are courageous and fearless, ready for anything. They are lively, active, and purposeful. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog makes a fearless and meaningful companion.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are intelligent and trainable, but get bored with repetition and often need motivation to be trained. They are lively, active and fast. Although some are shy, this is a disqualifying trait in the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog. They are fearless and courageous, and maintain a pleasant sounding howl. They bond strongly with their owner and family, but not well with other people. They are not adverse to other household pets, as they bond with them as well. Encounters with strange animals, although, may result in confrontation. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs have intense instincts to hunt when they are pups, and this should discouraged early on in order to prevent aggressiveness in adults. Although adolescents may go through a difficult teenage life, females are generally easy to control. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are extremely good at trailing a scent.
Grooming is not a big issue with this breed. Brushing every so often will help keep the coat clean.
A sturdy, healthy dog, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog does better in colder climates but does not suffer from many known illnesses.
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog breed is not recommended for apartment or city living. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog requires a lot of exercise and does best in a rural setting with room to roam and a family property to guard.
Training should begin at a very early age, as puppies will have an intense desire to hunt. This should be discouraged, as adults who still try to hunt become aggressive and harder to handle. Adolescent puppies tend to be a handful, but females tend to be more easily controlled. Motivation is absolutely necessary when training this breed.