The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is a wolf-like dog breed with a straight, close-fitting coat, erect ears and amber eyes. It has an active, courageous and loyal temperament.
The breed is of medium size, with a weight varying between 20 and 26 kilograms, and a height of between 60 and 65 centimetres. Its life expectancy is 10 to 15 years. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog belongs to Group 1 of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), which groups herding dogs and cattle dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs).
Breed history in brief
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is the result of an experiment conducted in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s. By crossing the German Shepherd and the Carpathian Wolfhound, it was sought to combine the desirable characteristics of both animals. After decades of selection and breeding, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was officially recognised as a national breed in 1982. These wolfdogs have a majestic appearance and a loyal nature, but require responsible owners willing to provide them with proper training. Their history and connection with wolves give them a unique charm that continues to attract people in different parts of the world.
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is characterised by an overall strongly built appearance. Its body structure, movement, coat, coat colour and mask resemble the wolf. The head is symmetrical, forming a truncated wedge. The eyes are small, slanting and amber in colour, and the ears are erect, triangular and short. The tail hangs straight, but during excitement it tends to rise in the shape of a sickle. The coat is straight, with a dense undercoat in winter. The colouring can range from yellowish-grey to silvery-grey, with a light mask. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, known for its active and courageous temperament, is a distrustful dog showing exceptional loyalty to its owner. It is characterised by endurance, versatility and discipline, but can also be fearless in its behaviour.
Common health problems
They are a very healthy and strong breed, but it is true that they are more prone to diseases such as distichiasis, cataracts, ectropion, entropion and progressive retinal atrophy.
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