Name: Czechoslovakian wolfdog
Other names: Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, Faithful Wolf, Československý vlčiak (Slovakia), Československý vlčák (Czech Republic)
Country of origin: Czechoslovakia
Size Type: Large Breed Dogs
Group: Herding dog breeds
Life span: 13 – 16 years
Temperament: Active, Sociable, Fast, Courageous, Lively, Fearless
Weight: 20-26 kg
Color: Gray, Silver-gray, Yellow-gray
Price of puppies: $400 – $1,400 USD
The Czechoslovakian wolfdog (czechoslovakian vlcak) is a relatively new breed that emerged after the 1955 experiment in Czechoslovakia. Initially, 48 German Shepherds were crossed with 4 Carpathian wolves. The task of the experiment was to breed a breed with a gregarious instinct, temperament, and learning ability of the German shepherd, the structure, endurance, and strength of the Carpathian wolf. The dogs were bred to participate in military special operations but were later used in the search and rescue and protective guard services of Czechoslovakia, for herding and tracking work, sports competitions in obedience, agility, towing, and hunting. The dog was recognized as the national breed of Czechoslovakia in 1982. And already in 1999, the International Cynological Federation recognized it (standard N332, group 1, section 1).
Fearless and brave. Suspicious of strangers, but extremely loyal to the owner. Very hardy. Versatile to use.