Czechoslovakian Wolfdog FCI Standard
In the following years several similar breeding experiments were conducted by Czechoslovakian breeders. Their goal was to determine whether the resulting scions from crossing a dog with a female wolf and a bitch with a male wolf could be raised prosperously. Three separate lines of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog with the direct participation of a wild wolf were developed in order to guarantee the genetic diversity of a budding breed. Experimenters found out that the most hybrid pups had desirable traits essential to proceed with the breeding process. Mental and physical characteristics of these dogs were scrupulously studied and the plan of its further development was created. It consisted in maintaining appearance and hardiness of its wild ancestors while preserving all positive qualities of a companion dog.
After the split of Czechoslovakia the Slovakia was made responsible for promotion and breeding of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog. In the 70s of the XX century majority of crossbred dogs were brought to a new breeding station close by in Malacky. Since the necessity in patrol dogs for the army reduced considerably the Slovakian breeders could dedicate more efforts in enhancing the exterior of the new breed. Major Frantisek Rosik made the greatest contribution in the development of Czechoslovakian Wolfdog in its native country. In 1982 it was officially declared as a national breed of Slovakia. Presently the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog has official recognition of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) and the American Kennel Club (AKC).
Strangers are always perceived by the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog as something suspicious. Moreover overall human aggressiveness can be oftentimes met in its specimen. It makes a splendid personal guardian because of its strong natural desire to defend the members of its human pack. Despite its constant alertness and sensitiveness to its environment this dog isn’t a barker and shouldn’t be trusted with the job of a watcher.
Generally speaking the attitude of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog towards other canines depends mostly on its early up-bringing. However this breed more than others requires knowing its position in a pack hierarchy as its specimen can provoke brutal fights with unknown dogs in order to find it out. Make sure to keep this dog securely leashed and muzzled in public places. It’s usually relatively good with other types of pets (including cats) provided they have been reared together since a young age.
• canine hip dysplasia.
The rest grooming comprises of periodic nail clipping, teeth brushing and ears cleaning. The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog sheds intensely twice a year so this breed isn’t recommended for allergic sufferers or neat freaks.
Negative reinforcement and rude handling should be avoided at all costs since it usually responds to them aggressively and can even bite. It’s also worth to emphasise that vast socialisation and obedience training is an indispensable condition if you plan to keep the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog as a family pet.
If you fail to provide your Czechoslovakian Wolfdog with enough physical stimulation it will eventually develop such nasty behavioural habits as hyper activity, nervousness and extreme aggressiveness.